IWD2017-MARCH 5: Meet our Speakers!

CLICK IMAGE - MEET OUR SPEAKERS TICKET OPTIONS LUNCH Included $40.00 CAD ENTRY ONLY $20.00 CAD SPONSOR A WOMAN with LUNCH/SEAT $40.00 CAD SPONSOR A WOMAN - WALK AROUND $20.00 CAD … [Read more...]

History of Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country. Several martyrdom stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to February … [Read more...]

The Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017

The Ocean Conference will be held at UN Headquarters in New York on 5-9 June 2017, seeking to spur action to ensure the continued health of the world’s oceans. The conference will comprise of plenary meetings, partnership dialogues and a special event commemorating World Oceans Day. To prepare for this major event, the President of the General Assembly will be organizing a two-day preparatory meeting on 15-16 February in New York. The preparatory meeting will consider the elements of the … [Read more...]

Thank YOU to our Exhibiting Sponsors – IWD2017

EXHIBITOR SPONSOR TEAM Please join us in welcoming Sharon Walsh onto our Exhibiting Sponsor team! Quantumwave is a visionary company with a guiding message of Light as the Medicine of the Future. Our mission is to help all mankind unwind from stress, tension and dis-ease and to provide a new reference for Quantum Wellness as we enter into the new season emerging here on Planet Earth. PROBLEM: 85% of all disease is a result of STRESS - Managing the physiological responses to … [Read more...]

UN Women, First Regular Session 2017 – FEB 14

Documents for the first regular session of the UN-Women Executive Board, on 14 February 2017. Advance copies of session documents are posted here and on the PaperSmart portal in the original language, and are replaced by official documents once available. AGENDA In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s … [Read more...]

Celebrating Year of the Fire Rooster, 2017

Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade. The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven … [Read more...]

Be A Counselor: How to Get Started

There are plenty of ways you can give back to the community. Becoming a counselor at school is a great way to drive changes and help students deal with problems. We’ve all been there; school and teenage life can be very challenging. The experience and knowledge we already have are among the best resources to use as a counselor. There are other skills and traits to develop to. To get started, you can now pursue online counseling degrees from top names such as Wake Forest University. These … [Read more...]

3 Ethical Business Strategies You Can Use to Maximize Earnings

There’s a stereotype in the business world that ethical companies are typically less profitable than their peers. But in today's world, this stereotype doesn't really ring true. Good ethics are good for business, plain and simple. Here are five ways you can maximize profits, the ethical way: Consider Insourcing and Reshoring It’s fine if you don’t get it right at first. Amway, an American company that sells products ranging from beauty items to vitamins, didn’t get it right. Six … [Read more...]

Why Finance Needs More Women

It’s no surprise that the world of finance is male dominated, especially at the leadership level. While there are lots of women graduating from college with finance degrees, there still aren’t as many women CEOs and women on Wall Street as you might think. In fact, 4.4% of Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies have female CEOs, according to Catalyst. While about 74% of the industry's assets are run by men alone, only 2% of these assets are handled by women alone. The remaining 14% is made up by a … [Read more...]

Giving Girls in Uganda an Equal Chance

“I want to be a nurse.” This comment was made in response to my age old question of, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” I’ve asked this question to children in the United States, but this time I was in Uganda, speaking with a 14-year-old girl, Malacondia, who attends St. Luke’s Primary School in the northern part of Uganda, near the border with South Sudan. The school educates children from Uganda as well as refugees from South Sudan, displaced by the horrific unrest there. Not … [Read more...]

The Five Benefits of Gratitude

Self-care has always been an important skill to have. In fact, self-care for social workers is an actively taught and trained skill. This is due to the fact that self-care leads to better care for others. There are many ways to express self-care and one of them is through gratitude. As studies complied by the Case Western Reserve University show, gratitude leads to five major benefits. Those with a high level of gratitude have fewer health issues and feel more positively about the future. On … [Read more...]

Women in Film and Television Vancouver’s national English language Contest

Women in Film and Television Vancouver’s national English language contest, From Our Dark Side, is seeking Canadian women writers and their best genre film ideas! Submit your 3-5 page genre film outline by January 6, 2017 and you could be selected to join the 2017 incubator program designed to help you get your idea for a feature length project to the next stage. Winners will also attend workshops at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival AND receive a transportation subsidy … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Finding a Safe Place to Live in a Big City

After thinking about it for some time, you are going to take the proverbial plunge and move to a major metropolis. Maybe it’s a new job that’s inspiring the move, or a desire to give big city living a try. No matter the reason, you are now in the process of finding a place to live, and you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. While you wish you could spend a week or two touring the city and determining the safest places to live, you simply don’t have the time or money to do that. As a result, … [Read more...]

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