YWiB Toronto Launches Shatter 2016

TORONTO, ONMarch 6 2016 Young Women in Business is launching in Toronto with Shatter: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Conference

Vancouver based non-profit Young Women in Business (YWiB), is launching its first eastern Canadian chapter in Toronto with Shatter: Breaking the Glass Ceiling on March 26th. YWiB was founded in 2008 with a mandate to support the personal and professional advancement of young women and has since grown to include 7 chapters across 3 provinces.

In March 2015, a group of Toronto women noticed the lack of support and networks for young professional women starting their career. These women partnered with YWiB to extend the vision of the organization to Toronto. YWiB Toronto’s inaugural event Shatter is a conference for young women interested in exploring careers in traditional business and entrepreneurship through keynote speakers and panel discussion with industry leaders. This event is an opportunity to discuss the barriers that women face in successful launching their careers and businesses.

The date of the conference was chosen to coincide with International Women's Month, a time to celebrate the progress that women have made globally and to reflect on the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

The Toronto Chapter’s founding team consists of four recent graduates working in a variety of industries including X, Y,Z who have experienced first hand the importance of networking, mentorship and professional development to supporting the leadership development of young women.

The team invites you to kick off the launch of YWiB Toronto with speakers from Tangerine, Fidget Toys, the Ontario Ministry for Health and Long Term Care and many more. Join these speakers and over 70 other professionals as they discuss the current status of women in the workforce and how young women can make the most of their careers.

About Young Women in Business: Young Women in Business (YWiB) is a non-profit organization launched in 2008 in Vancouver with a mission to support the personal and professional development of young women. The network acts as the central forum to connect ambitious young women from a variety of careers, industries, and backgrounds. Since launching in 2008 in Vancouver, YWiB has expanded to 7 chapters across 3 provinces, with chapters in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary and now Toronto.

The organization hosts numerous events and programs that provide members with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge, network with other like-minded individuals, and gain mentorship from industry leaders.

For more information contact:

Miranda McKie President Young Women in Business, Toronto toronto@ywib.ca

Qudsia Ahmed Chair, Board of Directors Young Women in Business Canada qudsia@ywib.ca