March 8, 2019 | by admin
It’s more than your average ‘social media holiday’. International Women’s Day is a global celebration of women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements. It also dates back to 1911 and while we can also 100 per cent get behind National Wine Day (May 25 if you want to celebrate that one too), this one holds a little bit more weight.
The theme behind this year’s International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter. A gender balanced world is one that we can all thrive in. So, we thought in celebration of International Women’s Day, we’d share some women and organizations that are helping to balance the scales or inspiring us to be better every day!
Aeryon Bela Ashlie
In a world of airbrushing and perfect angles, many of us have struggled with our self image at one point or another, and Aeryon is no exception. She has transformed her battle with bulimia and yo-yo diets into a thriving business focusing on holistic health and wellness. She’ll also be on our stage April 6 and 7 to help you become the best you can be.
So much more than the Sole Survivor from Survivor: Philippines, Denise also works as a registered sex therapist helping clients to develop a greater sexual health. Together with Malcolm Freberg, she’ll be on the Chatter Fashion Stage at 2:30 on April 6.
No one plans to be a single mom, but The Nest is there to help if that’s where you are. They’ve adopted the age-old adage, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and will help you build a new one if you’ve lost yours. The Nest ensures that becoming a single mom doesn’t mean giving up your own hopes and dreams to raise your little one and gives you the support and community needed to have both you and the kiddos thriving. It’s for this reason that The Nest Calgary is this year’s charity of choice.
Taryn is all about empowering you through fitness and fashion, two of her biggest passions. She’s built a strong community of women that band together in a positive space to help motivate each other and grow their inner spark. Her passion and commitment to healthy living (mentally, emotionally and physically) shines through when you speak with her, and it’s something you will be able to see as she speaks on the Chatters Fashion Stage April 7.
They are our presenting sponsor but do so much more for the community that your average medical imaging lab. Mayfair is a strong partner in the Calgary community, taking part in many local events and worthy causes like the annual Bras for a Cause campaign. They’re mission is to improve people’s lives, one focused image and one caring compassionate human touch at a time, and we think that’s worthy of an International Women’s Day shoutout.