Mark your calendars for next March when we will gather again for YWHISPER 2024!
YW was 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. During her keynote address, Gloria shared stories of legal battles related to iconic cases such as Roe v Wade, Bill Cosby, and Harvey Weinstein. She reminded us that women were never given rights; we had to fight for them and must continue fighting; she embraced a theme of being comfortable talking about the uncomfortable; and rallied the enthralled crowd around the statement “giving up is a luxury we can’t afford”.
International Women’s Day and the gala are over for this year but the work to embrace equity, advocate for those who continue to experience barriers and trauma, and keep the uncomfortable conversations going continues every day – at YW and beyond. Mark your calendars for next March when we will gather again for YWHISPER 2024!