Happy International Women's Day! We hope you enjoy this passionate panel discussion between three dynamic, gracious, and smart Canadian women who will, at different points in the episode, reassure you, inspire you and encourage you.
This globally recognized day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It also serves as a call to action to accelerate women's equality! First, where it all started: The United Nations; who established and celebrated the first IWD in 1975. The UN’s theme this year is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing women and girls who are leading the charge on climate change. But today, IWD also belongs to all groups collectively, everywhere. It’s not country, group, or organization-specific.
In that spirit, internationalwomensday.com has raised the theme #BreakTheBias.
They invite us to imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. We are honoured and excited to change up our format and engage in a panel discussion with three incredible women who embody this day, and BOTH these themes, in their own unique, authentic way.
Meet: Erin Falconer. Erin is a digital entrepreneur; editor-in-chief and co-owner of PickTheBrain, an online self-improvement community. She’s also the author of How to Break Up with Your Friends: Finding Meaning, Connection, and Boundaries in Modern Friendships. She has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is joining us from L.A. Connect with Erin on Instagram!
Next, we have Afiya Francisco. Afiya is a Style Advisor, TV and fashion personality, speaker and brand ambassador. She is also the founder of The Style House, a multi-media platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. Connect with Afiya on Instagram!
And finally, we welcome a past Millie Podcast guest, Jenn Harper. Jenn is an award-winning social entrepreneur and Founder of Cheekbone Beauty, an Indigenous-owned and founded cosmetics company created to help Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand. Connect with Jenn on Instagram!
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