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"Women are agents of change, we're drivers of progress, we are makers

of peace - - all we need is a chance." - Hillary Clinton 

There has never been a better time to Press For Progress. 

Women are making positive gains every day. We are speaking our truth. We are sharing our personal stories.

#PressForProgress is a call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues, and whole communities to think, act, and be, gender inclusive. Because we know, equipped with the right resources, today's girls and women are our future leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers. 

That's why, when we speak up, when we #PressForProgress, we're pushing forward the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. 

On International Women's Day, join Women in Communications and Technology, in partnership with Ladies that UX and The London Club Speaker Series, for an evening celebrating the unity and harmony between women, the strength of our collective voices, and why we need to continue to Press For Progress. 

Sponsored by the OE Canada Inc., Fanshawe College, CareWorx, London Economic Development Corporation and The London Club, our prestigious line-up of speakers include; award-winning spoken word artist Holly Painter, Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, and President, Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy, as our keynote speaker. These incredible women will share their stories and key learnings in and out of the boardroom, and leave you inspired. 

Let's spark conversation on International Women's Day, March 8, 2018, at The London Club.

Event Time 5:30 - 8:00pm
Registration & Networking 5:30 - 6:00pm
Speaker Event 6:00 - 7:15pm
Post-Event Networking      7:15 - 8:00pm

Tickets price is $10.00 and includes light refreshments. Cash bar will be available. 

 All proceeds go to Anova. 

About our speakers: 

Holly Painter
Spoken word artist, public speaker, and certified teacher, Holly Painter is passionate about sharing her stories, inspiring audiences, and advocating for important causes through poetry. Holly has spoken to over fifty thousand youth in school and community settings and performedon stages across the country. 

Kate Young 
Best known as the first female news anchor on CFPL-TV in London, Ontario, Ms. Young has had a distinguished career in journaism and public relations both in the private and public sector. Formerly the Manager of Public Affairs and Community Relations for the Thames Valley District School Board, Kate’s department helped spearhead The Pledge—the first Canadian anti-bullying initiative to be recognized with a National Exemplary Bullying Prevention Program Award by the U.S.-based Schools Safety Advocacy Council. Ms. Young served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport from December 2015 to January 2017. 

Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy  
Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy is in her second year as President of, global manufacturer of IT solutions based in London, ON. She is the leader of the Executive Team and overall operations in three continents. Prior to joining, Lynn was Executive Vice-President for North America at Westcon-Cornstor in Oakville. Among her many accomplishments there over 18 years was the founding of a global diversity committee. Women at Westcon, that boasts over 400 members. 

Lynn has been featured many times as one of U.S. and Canada's Top I.T. executives including the "Power List", "Channel Chiefs", "Top 100 people you should know" and "Top 100 Most Powerful Women" in Computer Reseller News, Computer Dealer News and IT News. Ms. Smurthwaite-Murphy has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph. She actively sits on a number of advisory boards and has been involved in a variety of charitable activities. 


Sponsored by: OE Canada Inc., PLATINUM, Fanshawe College, GOLD PLUS, CareWorx, GOLD, 
London Economic Development Corporation and The London Club


If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach out WCT London at 




March 8th, 2018 5:30 PM   through   7:30 PM
The London Club
177 Queens Ave
London, ON N6A 1J1
Ticket $ 11.30 (includes taxes of $ 1.30)
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