International Women's Day

Virtual Conference

March 6th, 2021
11:00am – 2:00pm (AST)


Featuring inspiring, resilient, fearless &
audacious speakers from diverse
works of life

Women Rising - The Time is Now

About the Conference

International Women’s Day

Theme: Women Rising: The Time is Now

Network for the Empowerment of Women is proud to be a voice in the fight for the advancement of gender equality. We are happy to join our efforts to that of the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day 2021, with a unique and inspiring Virtual Conference on March 6th. We #ChooseToChallenge

The Virtual Conference will feature an amazing lineup of inspiring, resilient, fearless, and audacious speakers from diverse works of life. The conference will provide opportunities for attendees to learn from leading experts, business leaders, and community influencers on how to make a mindful and meaningful impact in their business, community, and the world.. Read more


Ifeoma Esonwune
Event Host & Founder, Network for the Empowerment
of Women

Ifeoma Esonwune is a dynamic, empathetic, and enthusiastic international speaker and publisher. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, communication strategist, community leader and influence, business and leadership coach, and a food enthusiast… Read more

Karen Dean
Resilience Expert, Fierce Leader, Mentor, Advocate,
Speaker and Author

Karen Dean is not your average coach. She leads by example, having found success repeatedly as a serial entrepreneur and now as the founder of the Resilience Reboot.  An incredible motivational speaker, Karen brings audiences through her own personal stories of resilience… Read more

Dacia Hibbert
General Manager ViiV Healthcare

Dacia Hibbert was appointed to the role of General Manager for ViiV Healthcare Canada in November 2019. With over 20 years of pharmaceutical experience and 16 years in the HIV therapeutic area, Dacia brings a wide range of skills and experDse to her role… Read more

Dalon Taylor, PhD (c), MSW, BSW
Trent University, Ontario

Dalon Taylor has over 15 years’ experience teaching as well as working in government and with communities. She is the former president of the Black Health Alliance, which is a community-led registered charitable organization working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada… Read more



  • EmCee – Sonia Ikheloa
  • Opening remark Ifeoma Esonwune, Founder & CEO, Network for the Empowerment of Women
  • Opening Keynote – Professor Dalon Taylor, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario Canada
  • IWD Activity – Oge Nwachukwu
  • Special Presentation – Karen Dean
    • Topic: Raw Real ResilientIn this talk, Karen shares personal stories of her own resilience that will provide inspiration for listeners to find new ways to move ahead into the next chapter of their lives.
  • Music break – Virtual Networking and mingling/chatroom
  • Closing Keynote – Ms. Dacia Hibbert, General Manager ViiV Healthcare Canada
  • Gift award and closing

– Remember to pour your favorite drink, grab a snack, interact with like-minded professionals and thought leaders and enjoy the fun!

– Don’t forget to use #NEWwomenrising #IWD2021 and #Choosetochallenge in your social media postings.

– Please tag Network for the Empowerment of Women on your social media platforms!

Happy International Women’s Day!







Jane Chijuka

International Women’s Day Event official photographer.

#IWD2021 #NEWwomenrising #ChooseToChallenge
Ifeoma Esonwune
Network for the Empowerment of Women

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