When we reflect on the journey of women and girls throughout history, we acknowledge the progress made but recognize the substantial challenges that still lie ahead. Bonded child slavery, human trafficking, gender discrimination, and financial inequality continue to persist, particularly in developing countries. Yet, we are not powerless in the face of these issues. Together, we can make a difference.
Education stands as a vital instrument for poverty reduction and risk mitigation. In Nepal, a mere $425.00 can provide a scholarship for a girl to attend school, while her mother can participate in a year-long mothers’ group. This support is not just about empowering her but also her family, her community, and her future. In Kelowna, the dedicated professionals at the Child Advocacy Centre work tirelessly to mitigate the impacts of child abuse and provide children with a safe space for healing and recovery.
Together, we can rewrite the narratives for women, children, and, ultimately, ourselves.
Join us on November 15th for “Elevate HER: An Evening of Empowerment and Inspiration.“ This exceptional event features two world-class speakers, me 🙂 Linda Edgecombe and Hugh Culver, along with the musical talents of Ellen Churchill. The evening promises a captivating blend of entertainment and enlightenment, including silent and live auctions, updates from representatives of the supported charities, and, of course, a delightful spread of champagne, wine, appetizers, and pie!
Featured Speakers & Performers:
- Linda Edgecombe: An award-winning celebrity humourist, leadership and change expert, author, and Hall of Fame speaker. Linda will ignite your passion and inspire you to embrace change.
- Hugh Culver: An MBA and CSP, Hugh co-created the world’s most expensive tours to the South Pole, presented to over 1,200 audiences, built and exited three businesses, and authored “Give Me a Break: The Art of Making Time Work for You.”
- Ellen Churchill: With a life filled with song, Ellen has performed in Canada, the US, and Japan. She takes pride in her ability to interpret classic songs, conveying the essence of their lyrics and sharing the stories they hold.
About the Charities:
HER International: Their mission is to empower women and girls through education. Their vision is a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and thrive. They advance education and educational opportunities for individuals living in poverty in Nepal and Canada, focusing on girls, mothers, and female youth through scholarship programs, mothers’ groups, micro-credit initiatives, and leadership training.
Child Advocacy Centre: This not-for-profit organization serves as a haven for highly skilled professionals dedicated to collaborating on cases, preventing re-victimization, and ensuring the long-term well-being of children and non-offending caregivers. They strive to lead in the fight against child abuse by providing services, research, training, and education, creating a united community response to protect children from abuse.
In the spirit of elevating others, we invite you to join us for “Elevate HER.” Your participation will not only make a profound impact but also inspire the empowerment and education of women and children in need. We believe in the potential of each individual to create a brighter future, and together, we can make that belief a reality. Mark your calendars for November 15th and be part of this transformative evening. Together, we can Elevate HER, and in doing so, elevate us all.