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International Women's Day Calgary : Speaker & Vendors

International Women's Day Calgary : Speaker & Vendors

Join us for the largest International Women's Day event in Calgary dedicated to celebrating, empowering and inspiring women. 

This Women's Day event in Calgary is dedicated to celebrating and empowering women in a meaningful way!

This International Women's Day presents an opportunity to empower women in this city in a meaningful way. SHE[EMPOWERS] is an event where women can be reminded of their strength and power in society.

SHE [EMPOWERS] will feature a female-entrepreneur marketplace, live performances by up and coming female performers, a keynote speech by an inspirational woman leader in the community

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KeyNote: Is Balance Obtainable? 

Shashi Behl

shashi joyrdrop

About Shashi

Shashi’s first foray into entrepreneurship was as a partner with Body Blocker Co,  a manufacturer of state-of-the-art sun wear for children, which dramatically decreased the effects of the sun’s UV rays. This business set the course for her to pursue her own business and later opened Twisted Goods, Retail stores that specialize in funky, eclectic personal and home accessories, with storefronts in key malls in Calgary & Saskatoon.  With the knowledge and love for retail, Shashi launched a 2nd retail banner in 2012 – Joydrop.  2018 brings on another retail banner – Fernweh, which will open its first store April/18

She has been on the Profit 200 list, W100 profit list, represented Canada at G8 Business Summits, spoken at various retail panels across Canada, been awarded Leader of Tomorrow and in 2013 was named Retailer of Year for Canada  She is passionate about the retail business, member of EO Calgary, volunteers with Futurpreneur & The Haskayne School of Business, sits on the Board for Alberta Women’s Entrepreneur and is a strong advocate for women in business.

Shashi Says  "I love what I do and every day has a Hell Ya in it!  A big reason for that is my husband and my son. They show me every day what is important and rest is just the icing on a very delicious cake.  When I am not with them or with my business - I am studying Spanish, reading, getting a cycle in, planning our next trip and just generally trying not to be sore from core class. "

If you’re growing, you’re always going to be out of your comfort zone.  Embrace that state!

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International Women's Day Calgary Vendors

Velour Clothing Exchange

velour clothing exchange

Velour is Calgary's first buy/sell/trade store specializing in vintage and pre-owned clothing. We are aware that women globally are directly impacted by the garment industry. We strive to reduce the environmental impacts of the clothing industry by recycling clothing and providing an affordable alternative to buying new items. We are also striving to lessen the impact of unfair labour practices in the garment industry by not selling fast-fashion brands in our store.  

Myra Says "As a mother-daughter team, we deeply value the relationships between women and understand the amazing things that can happen when women come together and support one another. We are so grateful to be involved with She[Empowers] Market and to all the amazing women who are part of it."

Andrea Blais

andrea blais jewelry

Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, where she lives and works today.

In addition to her inspired jewelry collections, Andrea creates custom work, collaborating with clients to evoke and embody their individual aesthetic.

Her original designs are available for purchase online and in boutiques and galleries across Canada.

Rachel Meckling

rachel meckling

Rachael Meckling is a fashion illustrator with a focus on feminine expression. With a degree from the Fashion Communication Program at Ryerson University, she has made a career out of art and fashion. Rachael began live sketching runways in early 2009, but has finally made her craft available to the public.

She can be found at select markets and exclusive events for a fashionable portrait or figure sketch at an affordable price. She is always taking commissions and open to collaborations with other fashion brands. She is based out of Canmore, Alberta where she has lately been inspired to create patterns and surface textile designs.

Light Journey

light journey

Let me guide you on your journey of healing, love, and growth. I will help you to obtain your intention so that you may take back control of your health! The Light Journey offers confidential Reiki healing sessions in the comfort and privacy of your own home where you are the centre of attention for whatever your healing needs.

Shayleen says "International Women's Day is important to me because it is an opportunity to meet with other women from all walks of life, to connect with and inspire so that we all may continue to heal, learn and grow. It is important to lift each other up so that all women feel strong, recognized and empowered!"

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