The 11th annual YWHISPER Gala returns bigger and better than ever on International Women’s Day – March 8, 2023.

The past few years have been hard on everyone. It’s been even harder for vulnerable women and their families. That’s why this will be our most important YWHISPER Gala yet and an event you don’t want to miss.  Proceeds raised through this important evening will support the more than 5,400 vulnerable women and families served by YW Calgary each year.

The event includes a 3-course meal, wine, keynote speaker, raffles, and silent auction.

  • When: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Where: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Exhibition Hall E
  • Time: Reception 6:00pm, Program 7:00pm  
  • Tickets: $375 per ticket, $3,750 for a table of ten (10)
    • A portion of the ticket price is eligible for a charitable tax receipt, issued following the event. 


YW is honoured to be joined by Gloria Allred, the trailblazing, award-winning lawyer who has tirelessly fought for justice for women and minorities as our 2023 YWHISPER Fundraising Gala Keynote Speaker.

Gloria is a fearless feminist, activist, television and radio commentator, warrior, advocate, and winner. Described by Time Magazine as “one of the nation’s most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes”, Gloria is a staunch advocate for the #MeToo movement, Gloria has spoken out on the value of confidential settlements, which protect the victim from further suffering that often comes with a public lawsuit and trial. 

Gloria’s cases have ranged from the celebrity trials of O.J. Simpson, Scott Peterson, Hunter Tylo and Tommy Lee to the less-known legal struggles of those seeking rights denied to them because of their sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or because they are HIV+ or have AIDS. 


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“ The point is that people have to continue speaking up and not being afraid.”

– 2020 YWHISPER speaker Jodi Kantor

YWHISPER has raised more than 3.5 million dollars over the past ten years. Your support helps women and their families live free from violence, find safety, economic stability and build a brighter future.  We want to extend our deepest appreciation to our loyal guests, sponsors and donors for supporting YW Calgary, and we hope to see you at the 2023 event!

Thank you to our 2023 YWHISPER Sponsors


2023 Event Leadership Committee

  • Ann McCaig (Honorary Chair)
  • Jane McCaig (Co-chair)
  • Emma Waller (Co-chair)
  • Alex Burroughs
  • Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett
  • Heather McDermid
  • Abigail Tomney
  • Molly Tonken
  • Dr. Emily Wang

A portion of 2023 YWHISPER event tickets will be eligible for a charity tax receipt. Charitable tax receipts are issued following the event to the email address provided online at the time of purchase. For any receipting questions, please contact