2024 International Women's Day Workshop: Women in Leadership – Validating, Celebrating and Strategizing

Each year, the HSA Women’s Committee marks International Women’s Day with a workshop to explore issues impacting those in the union who identify as women. This workshop is open to members who identify as women and gender-diverse members.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Virtual – Zoom details to follow

We will begin the day by providing a supported opportunity to share frustrations, anger, and disappointments in a way that ensures participants feel validated. This will provide an enhanced ability to name experiences related to systems of oppression such as patriarchy, racism, ableism, and more. We will move on to celebrating our strengths, our accomplishments, and our collective brilliance. The day will then focus on how we can build a better world for those who come after us.

This strategizing session will focus on supporting women and gender-diverse people who are bravely taking on leadership positions in our communities. It will involve a discussion hosted by Hummingbirds Rising.

  • An understanding of our shared experiences in relationship to larger systems of oppression.
  • A sense of accomplishment and pride in what we have done together.
  • Inspiration ideas of how to support women and gender minorities in leadership in the coming year.<

Facilitator Biographies:
Ablaze Services is a consulting service owned by Nadine Nakagawa and Trudi Goels. We offer communications and campaigns support, workshops, facilitation, and anti-oppression training to organizations whose work uplifts others and challenges systems. We value Decolonizing our work and the systems we work within, and ground ourselves in anti-racism, inclusion, accessibility, intersectional feminism, acts of allyship working toward solidarity and eventually co-conspiratorship. And we can’t forget joy, whimsy, and laughter.

Hummingbirds Rising Consultant Rhiannon Bennett is Musqueam and is well known for asking tough questions in a manner that encourages engagement and dialogue. She is actively working to create a more equitable world for all. Professionally, she has worked with Indigenous youth and families with overarching themes of her work being Decolonization and Reconciliation. In 2014, she was the first Indigenous person elected to the Delta Board of Education.

Registration Information: Participants will receive wage replacement and pre-approved dependent care expenses in accordance with HSA policy. Members must be able to attend the full day. Space is limited.

Members who are interested in this workshop will complete a registration application by logging into My Events Registration using the prompts provided. Workshops are listed under “Other Events.” Please select ‘create a login’ through the Event Registration and click on the ‘here’ to receive your member ID by email or call the HSA office at 604.517.0994 or 1.800.663.6119 if you do not know your HSA member ID number.