International Women’s Day 2019: #BalanceforBetter

International Women’s Day is Friday, March 8. This year’s theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world.

Each year, we publish a list of International Women’s Day events happening in and around Edmonton. Our staff and Board of Directors attend these events in force to help mark this important day and celebrate our community — and we encourage everyone to do the same.

Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day together! Join us at one or more of the following events:

If you know of an additional event, post the details in the Comments section below!

March 5

Junior League of Edmonton
Latitude 53
Film screening and panel discussion
6 to 9 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25

March 7

Women In Film and Television Alberta: Celebration of International Women’s Day in Edmonton
ATB Branch for Arts and Culture
Live music, panel discussion, and arts industry networking
4 to 7 p.m.
Free with registration

ACT Spero Gala
ATB Financial Arts Barns
6:30 to 10 p.m.
Tickets: $50

EnggTALK 2019: Diversity & Inclusion in Engineering
Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering, 8th Floor, Fred Pheasy Commons
University of Alberta
5:30 to 8 p.m.

March 8

Stantec: Balance for Better Networking Event
Stantec Tower, 4th Floor
Networking event and panelists
9 to 10:30 am
Tickets: $10

City Hall: Balance for the Better
City Hall City Room (Main Hall)
Keynote address Dr. Wanda Costen, Dean of Business at MacEwan University
10 to 11:30 a.m.

International Women’s Day at NorQuest College
Norquest College
Crafting and presenters
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Free with registration

Cities from Her Perspective
Panel on city development
Noon to 1 p.m.
Register and donate

Her / Self II: This Woman
Women’s Art Museum of Canada
Pav II, La Cite Francophone
Opening reception, art exhibit
6 to 9 p.m.

IWD & Official Launch: Black Canadian Women-in-Action
9620 109 Ave. NW
Launch of Black Canadian Women In Action organization
6 to 10:30 p.m.
Free with registration

International Women’s Day Dinner and Discussion
Select Restaurant
Dinner and discussion
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Kick It Up: iHuman Youth Society
ATB Financial Arts Barn
Fundraising Gala
7 to 11 p.m.
By donation

March 9

Afrocentric High Tea: The Africa Centre
Varscona Hotel on Whyte
High tea
2 to 6 p.m.
Free with registration

International Women’s Day Celebration
The Shaama Centre for Seniors & Women
Live entertainment, activities and a panel
6 to 11 p.m.
Tickets: $15

March 10

Parity YEG: Political Campaigns for Newbies
An event to help women participate in the next provincial election
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$30

Soroptimist International Club of Edmonton: International Women’s Day Celebration
Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre
Full brunch with Keynote Speaker Gem Munro, Amorak Society and Guest Speaker Bonnie Randall
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets: $40

Rally, March & Cultural Forum
Cosmopolitan Music Society
2 to 5 p.m.

Outside of Edmonton

Harmony in Life & Wellness for Women
Park Integrative Health
Sherwood Park
March 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$15

International Women’s Day: Dinner & Keynote
Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre
Sherwood Park
Reception, Gala Dinner and Keynote
March 8, 5 to 8 p.m.
Tickets: $75