Awareness Starts With Us:

Improving the Lives of Girls and Women

BPW London's Speaker Series: 2018 - 2019

Windermere Manor
200 Collip Circle
5:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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  • September 18, 2018 - If You Only Knew. Kelly Franklin Executive Director, Farmtown Canada/Courage For Freedom and Doris Hall, London Anti-Trafficking Committee will discuss their two organizations. #KnowHumanTrafficking

    Are you prepared for the October 22 civic election? Get the inside scoop on who is running where in London so you can look into voting responsibly. London even has a new way of voting this year so information on that will be included. #LDNPoli

    Dinner: Casual Food Stations and Dessert/Fruit: $30 members; $35 non-members. 

    ***September Speaker Series Sponsored by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Munn Conflict Resolutions***

  • October 16, 2018 - The Bare Necessities - Turning Periods Into Pathways | #DaysForGirls. Hana Figueroa of Days For Girls Lakeside Chapala, Mexico will discuss the Days for Girls program which provides reusable menstrual kits to girls who would miss school or work without having any capabilities of managing their periods. Learn how Days for Girls, is turning a simple distribution of menstrual products into a learning experience for girls and boys about sexual assault/abuse/violence, relationships and what it means to have respect for each other."Every Girl. Everywhere. Period."

    Buffet Dinner: $35 members; $40 non-members. 

    ***October Speaker Series Sponsored by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Anita Watkins Photography***

  • November 20, 2018 - 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence | #LeaveNoOneBehind. Kate Wiggins, Retiring Executive Director of Anova (Women's Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London) will lead a workshop about the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence which occur from November 25th to December 10th. Did you even know there was such a campaign that it is worldwide and includes activities programmed by various worldwide organizations including  United Nations Women and World Health Organization (WHO)?

    Appetizers and networking followed by the speaker and a workshop. $20 members; $25 non-members. 

    ***November Speaker Series Sponsored by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Independent Sales Director, Mary Kay Cosmetics***

  • December 11, 2018 - Holiday Social Fundraiser | #BPWLSeasonsGreetings. Silent auction, wine bucket raffle and more. Invite friends, co-workers, significant others!  Click here to view photos from the event.

    Festive Dinner: Members and Guests - $40. BPW London will be accepting donations to the 10th Annual Basket Brigade.

  • January 15, 2019 - Creating Safe and Empowering Places | #SafeCityLDN. Join our speaker from Anova, Project Coordinator, Kelsey Adams, to learn all about London’s Safe City London initiative which was created through a worldwide United Nations Women program aimed at enhancing safety for women and girls in public spaces.

    Dinner: Casual Food Stations and Dessert/Fruit: $30 members; $35 non-members. 

    ***January Speaker Series Sponsored by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Szemenyei MacKenzie Group LLP***

  • February 19, 2019 - Sunshine Makes Me Happy! | #Volunteerism. BPW London member, Nancy Sutherland of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, will be providing information on the importance and impact of volunteerism. Nancy is the CEO of this national charity organization so has the inside story on how one does this. 

    The evening will also include the Annual BPW International Candle Lighting Ceremony honouring BPW's historical memories, our accomplishments and celebrate today’s achievements.

    Buffet Dinner: $35 members; $40 non-members. 

    ***February Speaker Series Sponsored by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CEO,  The Sunshine Foundation of Canada***

  • March 19, 2019 - Living With Happiness In Rwanda | #HappinessOutOfConflict. Mary Beth Bezzina, BPW London Membership Chair, will be speaking about her work in Rwanda with Living With Happiness, an organization that supports the mental health, human rights and income generation of women and families that have experienced wide-scale war and genocide. How you volunteer internationally and help families reunite and grow after such an experience of violence should be a wonderful lesson for all of us.

    Dinner: Casual Food Stations and Dessert/Fruit: $30 members; $35 non-members. 

    ***March Speaker Series by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., EBA Concrete Services Ltd.***

  • April 16, 2019 - Help Me Roar! Hear Me Roar! | #WomensVoice - Kelsy Gill, BPW London Resolutions Chair will be leading discussions about BPW’s advocacy work. This dinner promises to be different than the ones you may have attended previously. Come and be excited by dinner and discussing issues to improve the lives of women.

    Family Style: Assorted wraps and sandwiches, vegetables, cheeses, fruit and more: $25 members; $30 non-members.

    ***April Speaker Series by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Realtor, Royal LePage***

  • May 21, 2019 - It All Starts Here! | #ONTPoli. Report card on the new Ontario Provincial Government, with emphasis on the gender wage gap, sex education and women's issues that have been discontinued or changed. We will discuss what causes you concern or what makes you happy about the provincial government’s actions and legislation and create a report card. 

    Dinner: Casual Food Stations and Dessert/Fruit: $30 members; $35 non-members.

  • June 18, 2019 - Death By Chocolate | #BPWLSummer. BPW London has reserved Forrat's Chocolate Lounge for our Summer Social Fundraiser. More details will be forthcoming closer to the date. Forrat's is working on a gluten-free crepe, various types of dinner ideas and choices will include a beverage. Please save the date and remind your partners and friends as well.

Guest Policy

Guests are welcome to attend 3 Speaker Series' evenings at a special guest rate. However, thereafter the Guest fee is $50 per evening, no matter the type of meal. Guests are encouraged to explore the additional benefits of membership beyond the special membership rates which apply to the majority of BPW events. Questions: Contact BPW London's This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Venue

Currently, our dinners are at Windermere Manor, 200 Collip Circle, London, Ontario (unless otherwise specified). Click here for the map to Windermere Manor. Please check the dinner/event invitation to confirm the venue or check the above dinner/event listing.

Program

Unless otherwise specified or a fundraiser/social most dinners will follow the following agenda: Networking: 5:45 p.m. followed by Speaker Series Program (including a meal) with the evening wrapping up at 8:30 p.m. Please refer to dinner/event invitation for details or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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