To celebrate International Women’s Day and make a difference in women’s lives, Richmond Women’s Resource Centre (RWRC), a local non-profit, will host a virtual event this Saturday.
The upcoming event, titled “International Women’s Day Virtual Banquet and Auction,” will focus on two themes: women in leadership and being a leader through COVID-19.
“We are not an activist centre. We are a support centre. We are trying to help women to empower themselves. I know the word ‘empower’ has been used hundreds of thousands of times,” said Tammi Belfer, RWRC president.
She added, their organization has served as a stepping stone for many women.
“We are helping people one at a time and we also want to make sure that we could get to the point of gender equality. We are going to challenge society to help us get there. Women alone can’t do it, and men alone can’t do it. It has to be a combined effort.”
There will be several guest speakers to deliver speeches at the meeting, including Annie Lo and Savneet Sandhu, founders of Boss Lady Collective, a modernized women’s workwear brand.
They will talk about transforming obstacles into opportunities.
This event will also include an auction program to help raise funds to continue to support and empower the women of Richmond.
Current auction items can be browsed and bid on at https://auction.rwrc.net. For more information, contact the RWRC office at 604-279-7060 or email email@example.com.