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International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day

March 8, 2022, VIRTUAL



About International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world. It recognizes and celebrates women’s accomplishments and the work that still needs to be done for women to be considered equal in community and in business.

The LGSBC has been celebrating IWD for over a decade highlighting female entrepreneurs and celebrating women in business.

This year’s theme is #BreaktheBias and we will create our own unique take and feature female entrepreneurs from other countries and cultures in our community.

Our keynote speaker will speak about challenges that women of other cultures face running a business and the challenges of women in general and she will provide us with the tools to share our stories as females so that we are showcased at our best.

LADIES and GENTLEMEN (yes, men are invited too), JOIN us for a celebration of strong and vibrant females in Leeds Grenville County!


We have over $1500 of door prizes to give away! These consist of spa days, makeovers, pedicures, gift baskets, gift certificates, and more.

Grand Door Prize

‘Salt & Pampa’ Day  donated by Laberge Lavender Lane

Enjoy 90 min massage in the Salt Cave (includes reflexology and an Indian Head Massage), 1 hour of Cranial Sacral Reflexology, hot Himalayan Salt Foot Soak, and a French Pedicure!

‘Revive’ Makeover

Donated by Mint Wellness

This package includes Hair (cut, foils, and blow dry), Makeup, and Nails. Come out of the salon looking like a new you!! 

Gift Baskets & Gift Certificates

Spa Gift Basket ($250 value) from Mint Wellness

2 Bee Products Gift Baskets  ($50 value each) from Made By Bees

Flowers of the Field Gift Certificates ($25 each)

…and MORE!

*Check our Facebook page for a complete list.



There will be breakout room sessions for you to get to know each other and network. This is a very important part of the event because more than ever we need to work together to overcome all the new challenges in our lives and businesses. We are stronger together! 

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize a woman who has been in business for many years and to celebrate her achievements as a business leader in our community.

Keynote Speaker: Suzan Hart

Suzan Exists To Inspire, Influence and Impact! 

Suzan Hart is known for her breakthrough strategies that help entrepreneurs, leaders and busy professionals overcome fear, navigate change and develop the mindset to respond and innovate when faced with change, conflict and crisis. The Mindset Mastery Mentor, Suzan, is also an author, inspirational speaker and master trainer.

With over 15 years of experience leading and developing teams, Suzan has delivered training in leadership development, diversity, equity and inclusion, and crisis and change management.  Five words that best describe Suzan are Integrity, Health, Freedom, Leadership and Community. Her core message is the first person we each must lead is ourselves.

Suzan knows what it takes to help her clients develop an Unstoppable Mindset!  She has created 7 Mindset Mastery Principles to equip individuals and teams with the tools to reset their thinking. Her goal is to help you develop the emotional intelligence, habits and communication skills needed to create massive results.

Suzan is committed to building a team culture where collaboration is encouraged.  She believes that our differences and unique gifts make teams stronger, and our mindset and character are the catalysts that ignite skills, shift attitudes and build relationships.   Suzan challenges teams to access the brilliance of their people by creating a culture that encourages employees to give up perfection, embrace vulnerability, and unlock their leadership potential.

Visit http://www.suzanhart.com to book Suzan for your next keynote,                                        Mindset Mastery training or national conference.


This year’s event will be streaming LIVE from North Grenville in the studio of Live Stream Junkies. We are excited about working with Live Stream Junkies in delivering this event and know that you won’t be disappointed.




3:00 – Welcome including  Welcome from Mayor Peckford, Municipality of NG
3:10 – Networking
3:30 – Keynote Speaker, Suzan Hart
4:00 – Breakout Rooms
4:10 – Keynote Speaker, Suzan Hart
4:30 – Lifetime Achievement Award
4:40 – Katie Nolan, Executive Director, GFCDC
4:45 – Door Prizes
5:55 – Closing Remarks



First 20 to register will receive a beautiful leather portfolio and $10 gift certificate for Beauty Inside Wellness Spa.

Plus SWAG BAGS for everyone with some surprise items inside!!



Cyndy Batchelor – Grand Door Prize- Salt & Pamper Day Package ($500 value)

Sarah Chisholm – Makeover Package from Mint Wellness ($300 value)

Diane Cere – Gift Basket of local business and artisan products (over $250 value)

Judy Utman – $225 Gift Certificate for Kemptville Painting

Taylor Connell – Smile & Glo Gift certificate and products ( $170 value)

Shannon Liscumb –   $50 Gift Certificate for No Go Coffee Co.

Ashley Beland – $50 Gift Certificate for No Go Coffee Co.

Tracy McDonald – $90 Gift Certificate from Caramia Holistic Healing

Lesley Hubbard – $125  for Reiki and Reading from Ashley Tilson

Jennifer Fournier – $50  Gift Certificate for Lamb’s Pond

Teanne Laroque –  $50  Gift Certificate Jemmen Photography

Shannon Sweeting-Woods  – $100 Gift Certificate for Sound Therapy

Kelly Gardiner –  $25 Flowers of the Field Gift Certificate & Chamber Coffee Tumbler

Dawna Christy – $25 Flowers of the Field Gift Certificate & Chamber Coffee Tumbler

Jill  Sturdy – $25 Flowers of the Field Gift Certificate & Chamber Coffee Tumbler

Marjorie Cromwell – $25 Flowers of the Field Gift Certificate & Chamber Coffee Tumbler

Maureen Keeler – Birch Tree Painting by Nancy Holmes ($75 value)

Pamela Robertson  – Suvramanya Yoga Centre $70 Gift Certificate 

Keeley Patterson – Suvramanya Yoga Centre $70 Gift Certificate

Charlotte McArthur – Suvramanya Yoga Centre $70 Gift Certificate

Natalie Castellas – Pure Lutus Wellness Retreat $90 Gift Certificate

Kelly Frampton – VB Bookkeeping $75 Gift Certificate

Trish McNamara – Saima’s Cake Parlour Gift Certificate and Mug ($50 value)

April Hughes – Arbonne Gift Set from Dawna Christy ($185 value) *Please note: Pickup for the door prize is in Kemptville. Please email dawna@targeinnovations.com to make arrangements.

Karley Legros – Gift Set from Burdock Nettle ($50 value)

Lesley Todd – Gift Certificate and products from Inner Compass ($125 value)

Chelsea Kerr – Gift set from Soul Venture ($85 value)

Cathy Shephard – Gift set (Garden art by Laurie Sponagle & BeCalm Balls from Jess Collins Physio – $60 value)

Jan Murray – Tea gift set from Zen Acres ($130 value)

Wendy Merkley – Gift set from Made By Bees ($50 value)

Amy Fogo – Gift set from Made By Bees ($50 value)

Danielle Plant – Splash She Acrylic Painting ($75 value)


Please come by our office at 3 Market St East to collect your prize.

Congratulations to all the WINNERS!!!



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EVENT  Registration

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