WEST celebrates IWD and Journey Towards Success Awards

When: March 8 2020

Where: Windsor, Canada


Every day is a success story at Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) whether it the attainment of new skills, knowledge, language abilities, job placements or leadership for women in our community. It’s a part of our story, and we are proud to have been working to help women in the Windsor-Essex region for over 33 years!

We are delighted to have your company’s ongoing support and participation in WEST’s annual celebration of International Women's Day.  400 guests attend our gala each year and it is always an evening filled with positivity and empowerment.

I am writing to let you know about our exciting preparations for  the formal dinner event taking place on Sunday, March 8th, 2020 at St. Clair Centre. As women around the world pursue equality and organizations, like WEST work to enable them to reach their aspirations, we have selected the theme “An Equal Word is and Enabled World. The night will feature a special keynote address, entertainment, a gourmet dinner, awards a and silent auction. All proceeds will go towards providing training to women in Windsor-Essex County. Your attendance helps WEST invest in a brighter future and reduces barriers to successful lives for severely disadvantaged women living in our community. Our gala is also a wonderful way for local women to connect and celebrate their own empowerment. We hope you will attend and help sponsor the 2020 event!

Here is just a glimpse of what you can expect to enjoy: get ready to hear from one of Canada’s top 100 Most Powerful Women as WEST welcomes Samra Zafar to share her lived insights on How to Be Your Own Hero. Zafar’s memoir “A Good Wife: Escaping The Life I Never Chose was selected as CBC Books “2019 Best Books of the Year in the Canadian Non-Fiction category. Author Sharan Bala refers to the book as “a memoir of ambition” about how an abusive marriage galvanized Zafar’s escape and success.” We look forward to joining with you and learn from this acclaimed author, international speaker, human rights activist, scholar, and social entrepreneur. Zafar also serves as a Governor for the University of Toronto, is pursuing a rewarding corporate career and runs Brave Beginnings, the non-profit organization she founded to support abuse survivors in their journey to build a life of respect and freedom.

Individual tickets are available for $90 per person, table of ten for $900.
Please feel free to order your tickets today here online at: www.westofwindsor.com/iwd

2020 Equal and Empowered WEST’s International  Women’s Day Gala Sponsorship Opportunities
EQUAL AND EMPOWERED WOMEN LEAD SPONSORS – $2,000 (UNLIMITED) This sponsorship level includes:
 Half  Page Ad in Program
 Banner at the Event  4 Tickets to Event
 Your Logo on Marketing Material
COMMUNITY SPONSORS – $1,000 (UNLIMITED) This sponsorship level includes:
 ¼ Page Ad in Program
 Logo on Marketing Material  4 Tickets to Event
FRIEND SPONSORS – $500 (UNLIMITED) This sponsorship level includes:
 Recognition in Program Booklet  2 Tickets to Event
 Sponsor a WEST client to attend the Gala  
      Recognition in the Program Booklet
 All Donations will used towards meeting Participant program needs                        Recognition in the Program Booklet

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at An Equal Word is and Enabled World: WEST’s International Women’s Day Gala on March 8th, 2020!

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