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Wed, Mar 08


Hilton Garden Inn - Toledo Downtown

Annual Forum: International Women's Day

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day annually celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

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Annual Forum: International Women's Day
Annual Forum: International Women's Day

Time & Location

Mar 08, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn - Toledo Downtown, 101 N Summit St, Toledo, OH 43604, USA


About the event

Women of Toledo celebrating the 6th Annual 2023 International Women’s Day Luncheon

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, 11 am to1 pm

Hiltons at Downtown Toledo

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women of Toledo (WOT) is hosting a luncheon on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Hiltons, Downtown Toledo. The International Women’s Day Luncheon will feature a panel speaker, #EmbraceEquity in workplace, marketplace, community, and family.

International Women's Day is a global day annually celebrating women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day(IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

· celebrate women's achievements.

· raise awareness about issues of women's inequality.

· lobby for accelerated gender parity.

· fundraise for female-focused charities.

For International Women's Day and beyond, let's all fully #EmbraceEquity. Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA. And it's a critical call to understand the difference between equity and equality. Read more about this here. Give equity a huge embrace.

Equality versus Equity: What's the difference as we #EmbraceEquity for IWD 2023 and beyond?

The words equity and equality are often used interchangeably. The IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme seeks to help forge a worldwide conversation about this important issue and its impact. Let's start with a basic definition of each word. Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.

Preliminary Agenda:

Welcome by Women of Toledo & Fashion Presentation by Ila Shankar with Satrangi, India 

(**Traditional Ethnic Wear From India)

Opening Remarks: Dr. Ardenia Jones, CEDAW, and Councilwoman, Dr. Tiffany Whitman on Gender Equity Commissioner

Moderator: TBA

Featured Speakers/Storytellers:

Negarina Cooper, Negarain

Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, Anthropologist, and Founder of Enliven Your Soul

Closing: TBA

RSVP your seat: | Info on No Women Left Behind: NWLB


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    Admission to the program and lunch for 1.

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