I am stepping away from interviews this week to let you know that one of our Figure It Out ladies Sheila McElrea from Fashion Helps, will be hosting a networking event for young professional women that you must attend!
This #UnapologeticallyFemale event is focused on sharing experiences, what it means to be a professional woman and to create discourse around gender norms in our current society.
When: September 8, 2015 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m
Where: Studio 1176, 1176 St Clair West 2nd floor (www.studio1176.com)
Why: The Network of Women’s purpose is to promote and create opportunities for increased professional relationships amongst women.
When I interviewed Sheila we talked about her development of Fashion Helps, and it’s mission to use and promote fashion as a means to better the lives of Toronto citizens.
She is now taking the concept even further, as Fashion Helps is launching its first ever Network of Women event geared towards anyone identifying as female. The evening will feature a dynamic panel of four women in various careers that will showcase differences and similarities in the lives of women. The panel is as follows: Heather Nichols, Toronto Police Service. Amanda Brooke Perrin, Comedian/Writer, Donna Rowan, GM Hunter’s Landing Restaurant, Katie Bird Nolan, Babe Nation.
When catching up with Sheila, she was able to provide some insight to the inspiration behind the event.
“Our team is made up entirely of women, so this initiative is of particular importance to us”, says Sheila McElrea, Founder and Executive Director of Fashion Helps. “Being a professional woman often means a delicate balance of many things, and what better way to create change than to learn from each other?”
Some unique touches happening at this event include, a feature cocktail and beer will also be made available from Sweetgrass Brewery. Guests can enjoy a lipstick makeover by LIPS BYDANILEA, a candy bar and a personal drawing from a fashion illustrator to remember Fashion Helps’ unapologetically female event.