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On Saturday, March 2nd, the Edmonton Convention Centre buzzed with enthusiasm and solidarity as it hosted the BCW International Women’s Day event, themed “Empowering Innovation: Women Redefining Tech Trends.” This vibrant gathering showcased a lineup of leaders, innovators, and champions for gender equality, celebrating progress while recognizing the ongoing efforts needed.

The event was graced by The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Mayor of Edmonton, a staunch advocate for gender equality and inclusivity. His presence highlighted Edmonton’s dedication to fostering a supportive environment that applauds women’s achievements and addresses their challenges with tangible actions.

Furthermore, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault represented the federal government, extending messages of encouragement and acknowledgment for the advancements in women’s rights and opportunities in Canada. His remarks emphasized the critical need for ongoing collaboration at all government levels to maintain the drive towards equality and inclusion.

Jeanne Lehman, the CEO and Founder of Black Canadian Women in Action (BCW In Action), leads a bilingual, registered charity organization dedicated to positively impacting the lives of families within Black Canadian communities across Western Canada.

BCW In Action is driven by a vision to empower Black Canadian women, girls, and families across all societal sectors. It aims to foster self-esteem, leadership, and confidence through a variety of initiatives, including conferences, workshops, and programs.

Additionally, BCW In Action champions cultural activities tailored to their communities, fostering a strong sense of belonging and identity among girls and women.


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