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Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual global campaign on March 8 to recognize women’s economic, political and social achievements. March is also recognized as Women’s History Month in many countries. This year, the United Nations’ theme for IWD is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.” It aims to recognize and celebrate the women and girls championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education, addressing the gender digital gap, protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces, and addressing online and ICT-facilitated gender-based violence.

How can you get involved?

●        Use any of the IWD ZOOM backgrounds during your virtual meetings.

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●        Test your knowledge by participating in the IWD Quiz. Then, share some facts with your colleagues. 

●        Recognize a woman who is a friend, mentor, family member, an important person in history or the present day, or even yourself, and share with us what they mean to you! This can be done through a poster, painting, write-up, poem, etc. (get creative!). Then, submit your entry to celine.wong@mohawkcollege.ca or drop it off in Social Inc. F114. Submissions will be displayed in Social Inc., and those who provide a submission will be entered to win a prize!

●        Learn and participate in Women’s History Month Bingo on March 17 from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm. To register, email socialinc@mohawkcollege.ca

●        Colour outside the lines. Pick up a free coloring page from F114 of inspiring women worldwide who have worked to create positive change throughout history and the women who are reinventing our world today. 

Join Speakers’ Corner Drop in to Social Inc. Office F-114 on these dates and times noted below to share your thoughts on the following:

1.   What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

2.   What power do you have within you and how will you use it to change the world?

3.   What historical or current woman inspires you?

4.   How can I contribute to gender equity?

●  March 15        12 noon – 1 pm

●  March 16        11 am – 12 noon

●  March 22        12 noon – 1 pm    

●  March 23        11 am – 12 Noon

Training, Discussion, and Workshops

●        March 17 – Join us for a Critical Conversation with Rabia Khedr

At the intersections of Gender, Race, Disability and Poverty

Join us for a light-hearted, inspiring journey with Rabia!

12:00-1:00 pm, Zoom. To register, email equityandinclusion@mohawkcollege.ca

●        March 13 – Breaking Barriers over Tea and Cookies

(For Employees only) F114, Fennell Campus, 11:30 A.M-1:00 p.m.

Towards More Equitable Workplace: Breaking down Gender Barriers in the world of Hybrid Work.  

Hear the stories and share yours as we celebrate Mohawk's inspirational women faculty and staff. All attendees will leave with a free women empowerment mug. To register, email equityandinclusion@mohawkcollege.ca

●        March 31- Join us for a Critical Conversation with  Fadwa Mohanna                                        The Power Within: Thriving in a Male-Dominated Industry.  Fadwa Mohanna, as the CEO of ONE37, is changing the rules and practices in the tech world to enhance digital trust, data privacy, and gender equity.                                                                                                        12:30-1:30 pm, Zoom. To register, email equityandinclusion@mohawkcollege.ca