The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. This day carries the clear theme of female empowerment, with a special focus on raising awareness of social and political issues affecting women.
With recent media drawing to light hidden narratives, the strength and courage women are displaying to stand up and speak up is incredibly admirable. Now more than ever, there is a calling for support from women everywhere. In honour of Women’s Day, TITIKA had the opportunity to participate in Immigrant Women in Business (IWB) at Toronto City Hall.
We had a speech about our brand’s inspiration and vision on women empowerment, as well as organized a fashion show with multicultural women.
IWB is a new non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to help members increase their business through an authentic referral program, unique marketing initiatives and improve the world through positive leadership, compassion and commitment to learning, growing and giving.
“Female leadership is different, it is a natural relationship, one where you lead with your heart,” Svetlana Ratnikova, founder and CEO, expressed. The logic of IWB stands on the foundation that women are stronger together than against each other.
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Starting over in a new country can be a challenge, the language may be different as well as the customs, however, once you are given the perfect slate on which to craft your story nothing is impossible.