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International Women’s Day Gala – March 8th, 2015

posted Feb 21, 2015, 10:06 AM by Almohajer Aljadeed   [ updated Feb 21, 2015, 10:07 AM ]
Windsor, ON – Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) will be celebrating our annual International Women’s Day Gala on Sunday March 8th, 2015 at St. Clair Centre for the Arts. 

For more than 26 years, WEST has been providing training to visible minority and immigrant women who are trying to champion their situational barriers and reach their employment goals. Each year WEST provides training and support to approximately 2,000 women and their families within the Windsor & Essex County area.

On Sunday March 8th, 2015 WEST’s IWD Gala will be an opportunity to commemorate our participants, businesses and community partners within the Windsor & Essex County area, who demonstrate a commitment to embracing diversity in our community. This year theme is “Working Towards Women’s Equality Today and in the Future.” The event will highlight the accomplishments achieved by women in the past, present, and future; advancing women further towards equality.  
During the event, WEST will recognize Journey Towards Success Recipients. The Recipients are WEST clients, who have gone on a challenging journey and been successful in achieving their goals, as well as Community Partners that have demonstrated a belief in the WEST mission and continue to actively support women on their journeys toward success.

WEST is pleased to announce Saadia Muzaffar as the Keynote Speaker for our IWD Gala 2015.

Saadia is the founder of TechGirls Canada (TGC), a national organization focused on building community and amplifying ideas around women’s leadership in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. TGC provides leadership and community to hundreds of non-profit and industry groups working to engage more girls to pursue a career in Technology. The organization is continuously working to break down silos; advocate for resources, funding, private and public sector partnerships opportunities along with catalyze joint programs.

In addition Saadia is the Senior Director of Marketing for AudienceView. AudienceView has been providing business solutions to the entertainment industry for more than 10 years. “It is a complete
 e-commerce solution that enables organizations to offer a true shopping experience.” 

For more information about Saadia Muzaffar visit: 
TechGirls Canada at , or AudienceView at

All proceeds will go towards providing training to women in Windsor & Essex County, as a result ‘investing in our community’.  

Tickets are $85 person and includes a full dinner. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact us at 519.256.6621, or via email at Also, tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite at

We look forward to you joining us at this year’s celebration! 

Media Contact & for more information, please contact:
Rose Anguiano Hurst, Executive Director
Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST)

Phone: (519) 256-6621, ext. 222

Fax: (519) 256-3963