International Women's Day

Raelyn Lachapelle and Cassie Walters of The Nom Shuswap, a holistic meal prep business in Salmon Arm, pledge to @BreakTheBias in keeping with the theme of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022. (Photo contributed)

International Women’s Day prompts Shuswap business women to pledge to break bias

SAFE Society holds social media campaign to raise awareness of and eliminate gender bias

 

Afghan parents carry their children, as they leave the malnutrition ward floor, at the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Blood drive to mark Women’s Day halted, Afghan activists say

Organizers say the event was viewed as a protest by Taliban authorities

 

CFUW members at a September 1965 meeting: G. Coursier, E. Towgood, C. Grundy, R. Stewart, M. Anderson, M. Olmstead. (Vernon News)

Breaking barriers to the advancement of women

International Women’s Day 2022

 

International Women’s Day is March 8. (Contributed)

COLUMN: Celebrate all women this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is March 8.

  • Feb 26, 2022
International Women’s Day is March 8. (Contributed)
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a media availability in Ottawa on November 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Low-wage women hit hardest by COVID-19, report says

Meanwhile, the shortfall for low-earning men is 12 per cent

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a media availability in Ottawa on November 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The goal of the group is to help women owned businesses recover from the pandemic and to assist women to become angel investors and women owned or co-owned businesses to better access capital.

Okanagan women’s investor fund launched to aid women-owned businesses

Twenty-five women have formed a new Okanagan angel investment fund

The goal of the group is to help women owned businesses recover from the pandemic and to assist women to become angel investors and women owned or co-owned businesses to better access capital.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa on March 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rolling back progress for women should not be COVID-19’s legacy: Trudeau

Trudeau noted the pandemic’s toll on women, with many leaving the workforce at a higher rate than men

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa on March 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Dawn Low first moved “upstairs” to the administrative department of the City of Revelstoke in 2009. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

120 years later, first female CAO appointed in Revelstoke

International Women’s Day was first celebrated on March 19, 1911, in Austria,…

Dawn Low first moved “upstairs” to the administrative department of the City of Revelstoke in 2009. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)
Software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, has been forced to re-skill during the COVID-19 pandemic after more than six years of unsuccessfully applying for jobs in B.C.’s tech industry. (Submitted photo/Shaimma Yehia)

Why skilled immigrant women continue to be shut out of B.C.’s booming tech sector

Experienced software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, hasn’t found a job since she migrated to Canada 6 years ago

Software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, has been forced to re-skill during the COVID-19 pandemic after more than six years of unsuccessfully applying for jobs in B.C.’s tech industry. (Submitted photo/Shaimma Yehia)