Sustainability for Breakfast: Honouring International Women's Day

March 20, 2018
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

River Cafe
25 Prince's Island

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This month's Sustainability for Breakfast is in honour of International Women's Day. The 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress and we are pledging to celebrate women's achievements through a panel discussion and through content generated before, at and after the event. You are invited to join us to do the same using the #PressforProgress and #BeLocalYYC hashtags.

In this session we will host a panel discussion and hear from these inspirational local women entrepreneurs who have all made significant contributions in supporting other women to start their own ventures:

Evelyne Nyairo, Founder of Ellie Bianca, has started a skin care company that connects women across the world by sourcing clean ingredients directly from women's cooperatives in Africa.

Catherine Bell, Founder of Awakened Project, has partnered with an Alberta artist to design bracelets that celebrate awakening to a world that works for everyone and in which we can all lead fulfilled lives. The sale of her bracelets contribute to helping women start entrepreneurial ventures of their own.

Lara Murphy, Co-Founder of Ryan Murphy Construction, advocates for more women in leadership and business, and supports women entrepreneurs to create beautiful spaces to grow their businesses. She also helps women and their families through her work with Accessible Housing.

Celebrate with a delicious locally sourced breakfast, networking with Calgary's business leaders, and all of the inspiration and learning you can digest!

• Arrival, breakfast & networking 8:00-8:30 am
• Presentation and group discussions 8:30-9:45 am
• Wrap up 9:45-10:00 am

Food: Breakfast will include gluten-free and vegan options, coffee, and tea.

Access: This venue is accessible for all people with limited mobility; however, the nearest parking (at Eau Claire Market on the south side of Prince's Island) is 500 m from the restaurant along a paved pathway.

Parking: There is no parking available on Prince's Island. Eau Claire Market offers surface parking lots or underground parking for a fee. On the north side of the river, the Curling Club parking lot can be accessed from Memorial Drive and has metered parking until 6 pm. Please visit for transit options.

Registration: Payment is required at the time of your RSVP and is $30 per person. There will be a limited number of spaces at the door for those wishing to pay by Calgary Dollars.