Catherine Zahn, CEO CAMH – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this Canadian woman leader drawing from her personal experiences, she spoke about the power to end the discrimination that people with mental illness and addictions face everyday. Dr. Catherine Zahn "We Are All Mentally ill" In order to make this change, she urged the audience to do thee things: "Discover the truth, Discuss it openly and Demand attention to this critical issue."       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

National Day of Remembrance/Action on Violence Against Women

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known informally as White Ribbon Day, is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which fourteen women were singled out for their gender and murdered. It is often marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections on violence against women. The women murdered were Anne St-Arneault, 23; Geneviève Bergeron, 21; Hélène Colgan, 23; Nathalie Croteau, … [Read more...]

Maria Eitel – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of Maria Eitel, president and CEO of the Nike Foundation, discusses how to increase the economic opportunities for adolescent girls and young women during the Adolescent Girls Initiative in Washington DC in 2010.  Maria Eitel may be at the helm of a multi-million dollar corporation, but she's also a woman passionate about changing conditions for girls and women in developing countries. She's putting the needs of disadvantaged … [Read more...]

Montreal, 10 Great Men are Standing Up for Women

December 6, 1989 Montreal. Violence against women had been an issue that had affected many women and children long before this date. As we know, this day is marked in history because of the horrific murders that took place at The Ecole Polytechnic when a 25 year old male entered a school in Montreal, targeting women and vocalizing his hatred of feminists, and ending up killing 14 just because they were women . The truth of the matter is that although the man was sick for doing that he … [Read more...]

IWHC – Celebrating Françoise Girard Named New President‏!

    The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) has named Françoise Girard, long-time women’s champion in the fields of global health and human rights, as its new President. Girard has a distinguished history in these fields with a particular focus on women’s health, sexual and reproductive rights, sexuality and HIV/AIDS. Girard will work closely with IWHC’s staff, board, partner organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, international agencies … [Read more...]

Will guilty verdict in Canadian ‘honor killing’ trial be a turning point for justice?

Family convicted in Canada 'honor murders' On January 29, after a ten-week trial and fifteen hours of deliberations, a seven woman, five man jury returned with a verdict of guilty to first degree murder for all three Afghan-Canadians who were charged in the pre-meditated murder of four female members of the polygamous Shafia family. The convicted are each facing 25 years without parole. Mohammed Shafia, 58, Tooba Yahya, 42 (his second wife), and Hamed, 21, their son, were found … [Read more...]

Marsh Engle, The Feminine Entrepreneur – JULY 8/9 in Montreal!

A Celebration of Women is elated to spread the news ... !!! ... for all the Women of our World that cannot attend the Event in Toronto, Canada on June 23rd with Marsh Engle's Amazing Women, YOU have another Amazing Opportunity to network and Get Your Message Out in a Massive Way, this coming July 8-9, 2011 in MONTREAL, CANADA Amazing Women! Join Me in Beautiful Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 8-9th! You're Inspired. You're On A Mission. You're Filled with … [Read more...]

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