IWD Virtual Gala 2021
IWD Virtual Silent Auction

Keynote Speaker:

Patricia France

Patricia France
President, St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology

Patti France is the sixth President of St. Clair College. President France’s board and committee involvements are extensive, reaching beyond education to include the enhancement of healthcare, social services and technological infrastructure in our community. Patti encourages the use of the term “community college” to demonstrate St. Clair’s efforts to enhance the well-being of citizens throughout southwestern Ontario.

President France’s chief concentration remains St. Clair’s delivery of exceptional, employment-ready education and skills to students. The fact that she was, when appointed, the first President in Canada whose preliminary education was obtained within the college system (Computer Programming, St. Clair, 1994) made her an example of the far-reaching value of a college-based education. The fact that her original education was in a technical field has made her an example – and advocate – of “Women in STEM” educational pursuits and careers. Indeed, female enrolment in science, technology-and-trades, engineering and math-related programs has increased significantly during her Presidency.

President Patti France prides herself on her transparency to ensure that St. Clair College remains on the cutting edge of academic programming.

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Monday, March 8th, 2021

Networking Starts at 5:00 pm

Program Starts at 6:00 pm



Join us for: Networking, Silent Auction and Entertainment

Tickets ($25):

Tickets can be purchased online or directly from the WEST office. For more information, email iwd@westofwindsor.com.

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International Women’s Day Virtual Gala 2021 Program

Please click the button below to view and download this year’s International Women’s Day Virtual Gala program:

International Women's Day Virtual Gala 2021 Program (PDF)

Sponsorship Opportunities:

There are different sponsorship opportunities at this event. Click on the button below to find one that is right for your company and show the people of Windsor-Essex that you support women and equality!

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All contributions are tax deductible and WEST is able to issue charitable donation tax receipts as allowed by Canada Revenue Agency. Your donations will positively affect WEST and the women we serve.

Our Sponsors:

Biz X Magazine
Champion Products
CPA Ontario
Erie Shores Health Foundation
Erie Shores Healthcare
Green Shield
Hiram Walker
HUB International
Odette School of Business
RBC Royal Bank
Roth Mosey
Small Business Centre
St. Clair College
University of Windsor
Windsor Regional Hospital
Windsor Star

Past Programs

Please click the button below to view and download our past International Women’s Day Gala programs:

International Women's Day Gala 2020 Program (PDF)

Past Galleries

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