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Interactive Panel Discussion with Inspiring Women Leaders
March 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Interactive Panel Discussion with Inspiring Women Leaders – in Celebration of International Women’s Day Navigating the Paths to Power, Politics, and Potential Hosted by Junior League of Halifax Wednesday, March 8th @ 6:30 PM in the Paul O’Regan Hall at the Central Halifax Library. This event is free to attend but seating is limited. Personal Care donations are being accepted in support of Adsum House for Women and Children. Panelists include: >Cmdr. Heather J. Armstrong, CD, RCN (retd) >Donna Smith-Darrell, one of the 1st Nurse Practitioners in Nova Scotia >Lisa Roberts, MLA. The event’s moderator will be Susan Simpson, the Canadian Federation of Junior Leagues Coordinator Press Release Below For Immediate Release February 24, 2017 Interactive Panel Discussion with Inspiring Women Leaders – in Celebration of International Women’s Day Navigating the Paths to Power, Politics, and Potential Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Junior League of Halifax is recognizing International Women’s Day with an exciting interactive panel discussion with women leaders in our community. The event will take place in the Paul O’ Regan Hall at the Central Halifax Library (5440 Spring Garden Road) on International Women’s Day – March 8th, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Open to the public and free of charge. Space is limited. Donations of personal care items are welcomed for Adsum House for Women and Children. The evening will kick off with a video of a TED talk (Sapling Foundation’s non-profit forum of globally inspiring ideas) given by Ms. Halla Tómasdóttir, Iceland’s recent presidential nominee, which aired last October, and which ends with a Call to Action to continue challenging the gender divide in the world of politics. This will be followed by a discussion with Inspiring Women Leaders, who will discuss their reasons for becoming involved in leadership; their views and reflections on the process; their perspectives on differences gender may bring to positions of leadership, and how society can encourage the ongoing involvement of women in leadership roles – now and in the future. Panelists include Cmdr. Heather J. Armstrong, CD, RCN (retd), Donna Smith-Darrell, one of the 1st Nurse Practitioners in Nova Scotia (and a former Junior League of Halifax President), and Lisa Roberts, MLA. The Panel discussion will be followed by an interactive question and answer period with the audience. The event’s moderator will be Susan Simpson, the Canadian Federation of Junior League Coordinator. “We want to celebrate the limitless potential of women as agents of change, civic leaders, and challengers of the status quo” says Carole Thompson, the Junior League’s Chairperson and organizer for this event. “The essential foundation of making beneficial change is being able to positively influence opinions and viewpoints in a way that catalyzes effective action. Vibrant and visionary thought-leaders make this happen!” Thompson’s hopes for this event are that it will “create an environment which will inspire the women leaders of the future!” Jennifer Murray, the 84th President of the Junior League of Halifax, is pleased the League has the opportunity to host this event for the community, noting that International Women’s Day in particular fits so well with the organization’s mission, which “strives to support and enrich the lives of women, children and families in Halifax and develop opportunities for women in our communities.” The Junior League of Halifax (JLH) is a member of the Canadian Federation of Junior Leagues. For over 80 years, this local organization of women have been dedicated to a mission of developing the potential of women, improving communities and promoting voluntarism in Halifax. Through the talents of their membership, they strive to support and enrich the lives of women, children and families in Halifax. In addition to improving the local communities, the JLH is focused on training their members. JLH members receive training on an assortment of topics such as leadership, organizational development skills, strategic planning and advocacy. As well, the JLH provides informal training through serving on JLH committees and volunteering with community programming. The Canadian Federation of Junior Leagues is comprised of five leagues across Canada in (Halifax, Toronto, Hamilton-Burlington, Calgary and Edmonton) who are busy tackling several critical issues in their communities. There’s no doubt that Junior League members are making a difference and contributing to Canada’s position as a leader in voluntarism. Since 1912, when the Junior League of Montreal became the first League in Canada, Canadian Junior Leagues have been instrumental in initiating and funding new and innovative community programs, providing hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours and several millions of dollars of financial support. Contact: Carole Thompson, Event Organizer — Email: email@example.com Junior League of Halifax: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.juniorleagueofhalifax.org