If you are a Women for Women’s guest, please click ‘Live Event’ in the menu and enter the required password to watch the formal program. The live broadcast will start at 12:00 p.m. EST on March 8, 2021.

If you are joining a Zoom room in advance of the broadcast, the link to your room can be found on the Live Event page as well.

Login information for the event has been sent to all registered guests. If you have not received your information, please check your spam folder for an email from [email protected]. If you have not received your login information, please contact Amanda Tran, Events Assistant ([email protected]).

About Women for Women’s 2021

International Women’s Day – Monday, March 8, 2021

The hospital that reimagined healthcare also reimagined Canada’s premiere event for advancing women’s health and health equity for everyone: Women for Women’s went virtual! On International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8, 2021, we celebrated with purpose, empowerment and inspiration!

With online networking rooms and a live broadcast, Women for Women’s 2021 continued its goal of connecting champions of health equity in support of the mission and vision of Women’s College Hospital. An incredible $560,000 was raised by our sponsors, ticket purchasers, Marketplace supporters, and donors to advance equity in healthcare for women and for everyone.

Of that amount, over $157,000 was raised during the event to support The Emily Stowe Society, a revolutionary program with a mission to engage, retain and advance the next generation of bright young researchers from underrepresented communities through scholarships, paid internships and mentorship.

For more information about The Emily Stowe Society or to make a gift today, please visit www.emilystowesociety.ca.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Rosary Spence and Kateri Gauthier for opening Women for Women’s with a special drum and song prayer. To learn more about the meaning behind the song’s powerful teachings, you can view the extended version here.

Save the date for next year’s Women for Women’s!

The 11th annual Women for Women’s will be held virtually on International Women’s Day once again. Save the date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022. We hope you can join us!

Thank you again for joining us at Women for Women’s 2021, to celebrate with purpose, empowerment and inspiration!

Speakers & Entertainment

Women for Women’s guests were informed and inspired by the women’s health information shared by Women’s College Hospital leaders Dr. Ruth Heisey and Dr. Aisha Lofters. Guests also enjoyed uplifting musical performances by Divine Brown, Jackie Richardson and Powerhouse Fellowship Choir.


Chief, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Primary Care, Women’s College Hospital
Medical Director, Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers, Women’s College Hospital

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Chair, Implementation Science, Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers, Women’s College Hospital

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Chief Client Officer, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Women for Women’s Honourary Chair, Trailblazer Award Recipient

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Use the hashtag #WomenforWomens2021 to join the conversation.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Thank you to KPMG for 10 years of partnership as our Presenting Sponsor!

Virtual Community Sponsor

Talk Sponsors

Surprise & Delight Sponsor

Visionary Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Equity Sponsors

Ally Sponsors

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Carol Cowan-Levine
Corporate Immigration Law Firm
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Delaney Capital Management Ltd.
Economical Insurance
Fengate Asset Management
Gowling WLG

Integricon Property Restoration and Construction Group Inc.
Lifestyle with Purpose / Quintessentially Canada
McCarthy Tetrault LLP
National Bank Financial Markets
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Reliance Home Comfort
Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd
Torys LLP
Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp.

To discuss partnership opportunities, please contact Shez Puri, Manager, Philanthropy – Corporate Partnerships at [email protected].

Thank you to our incredible Women for Women’s committee

Honorary Chair: Colleen Moorehead
Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Fanjoy, Jennifer Ocampo-King

Hania Amad
Dori Christie
Victoria D’Silva
Jessica Gilbert
Lori Heller

Joanne Mealia
Katie McGarry
Paul Melville-Gray
Michelle Myers
Roxana Sultan

Get in Touch

For general enquiries, please contact Janet Patterfung, Manager, Signature & Community Events at [email protected]

To discuss partnership opportunities, please contact Shez Puri, Manager, Philanthropy – Corporate Partnerships at [email protected]

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