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#BalanceForBetter IWD 2019 with WCT London & The London Club Speaker Series

Be part of the movement as we Balance For Better. Women are championing new ideas, leading award-winning teams and making million-dollar deals in the boardroom. 

#BalanceForBetter is a call for collective action in driving a gender-balanced world—because today’s girls and women are our future leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers.

Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 7, 2019 with Women in Communications and Technology and The London Club Speaker Series. Make meaningful connections and listen to the stories of influential leaders who are making a difference for women—both locally and beyond.

     When: Thursday March 7, 2019 (5:30-7:30pm)
     Where: The London Club (177 Queens Ave)
     Cost: $20.00 + HST with proceeds to My Sisters’ Place
 which includes light appetizers, networking, speakers and entry to our door prize draw. A cash bar will be available. 

Let’s spark conversation on International Women’s Day!


     5:30-6:05pm, Registration, cocktails & nibbles, networking
     6:05-6:10pm, Greetings from WCT London, Laurie Hause, Board Chair
     6:10-7:10pm, Formal Program 
     7:10-7:30pm, Event conclusion, door prizes, networking 

Event Proceeds to My Sisters' Place in memory of former WCT London board chair and member, Jodi Orr. Optionally, we are inviting you  to bring a pair of new underwear for donation to My Sisters' Place as these very basic necessities are often forgotten or overlooked. 

About our speakers: 

MC: Rachel Ettinger, Morning Show, 97.5 Virgin Radio, Founder, Here For Her                                Rachel Ettinger is a part of Jeff and Rachel in the Morning with Backstage Ben on 97.5 Virgin Radio London. Straight out of university, Rachel did the morning show in Halifax, NS on Virgin Radio Halifax and then moved into her current role in London two years ago. Along with working full-time, she is doing her MBA degree at Wilfrid Laurier University part-time. Rachel is also the creator of Here for Her, a social enterprise that aims to reduce the stigma around women’s health through awareness, education, discussions and charity work. Through social media (@ShopHereforHer), Here for Her challenges norms and provides a safe, non-judgemental place for people to discuss both mental and physical health. HFH consists of a network of health professionals that give tips on how to take control of your health. When Rachel is not working or doing schoolwork in some capacity, she is riding her horse Gidget, doing pilates or reading!

Rachel's Here For Her 
clothing will be available for purchase at the event.




 Keynote Address: Dr. Susan Mumm, Principal, Brescia College University Mumm became Principal of Brescia University, Canada's only women's university, in July 2016. Prior to that she was the Dean of Arts and Science at Queen's University (2013-16), Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand (2009-13), Dean of Arts and Science, Mount Saint Vincent University (2006-2009), Senior Lecturer/Department Head at the Open University, United Kingdom (1996-2006), and Assistant Professor of History at York University (1992-96). 

She received her doctorate in History as a Commonwealth Scholar at the University Sussex, and studied for her BA and MA at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Her publications have engaged with a number of aspects of women's history (religious and philanthropic, leadership, sexual politics) in Victorian Britain. 

Book publications include Stolen Daughter, Virgin Sisters: Anglican Sisterhoods in Victorian Britain (Leicester UP); All Saints Sisters of the Poor (Boydell & Brewster, Church of England Record Series). Her favourite journal article is "A Peril to the Bench of Bishops: Sisterhoods and Episcopal Authority in the Church of England, 1845-1908", Journal of Ecclesiastical History (2008) and her most recent publication is a chapter in the Oxford History of the Anglican Church (2017) on the feminization of Anglicanism. 


Door prizes graciously donated by:
Downtown London - $75 Downtown Dollars, Junction Climbing Centre - 4 Pack Passes with Equipment 

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please reach out to for details/sponsorship package.
Custom options available.

Platinum Event Sponsor: O/E Canada Inc. 

Graphic Design Event Sponsor: London Ontario - Ladies that UX 

Media Event Sponsor:  Fanshawe Broadcast Radio and the School of Contemporary Media


WCT London Regional Sponsor: London Economic Development Corporation 





March 7th, 2019 5:30 PM   through   7:30 PM
The London Club
177 Queens Ave
London, ON N6A 1J1
Attendee $ 22.60 (includes taxes of $ 2.60)

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