Please join the members of BPW Hastings & Prince Edward and United Nations Association in Canada – Quinte Branch to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Enjoy a dinner with dessert and cash bar, connecting with local women, and listening to an inspiring guest speaker.
Guest speaker – Michele Leering (B.A., LL.B., M.Ad. Ed., PhD. Candidate – Queen’s University) is Community Advocacy and Legal Centre’s (CALC) Executive Director and a lawyer. Initially providing legal services to CALC’s clients as a traditional community lawyer, key commitments since joining CALC in 1985 have included founding a domestic violence services’ coordination network, organizing injured workers, and instigating local participatory action research projects into poverty, homelessness, and, more recently, access to justice, as well as undertaking legal needs and other research. In November 2020, Michele was appointed to the Order of Canada as a Member, which recognizes individuals who have made a difference in the country.
Honoured guest – Karen Poste was the City of Belleville’s Manager of Economic Development for 24 years. As Manager of Economic Development Karen helped to keep our community economically stable and moving forward through all the changes. Karen’s goal was to help our new and existing businesses grow and prosper. Just recently, Karen took on a new and exciting position of the Manager of Physician Recruitment and Retention for the City of Belleville. In this new position, Karen will continue to support the City and our community.
We encourage you to purchase an extra ticket and bring a young woman with you to experience the power of being a woman!