International Women's Day 2018 Regina, Saskatchewan

Our theme this International Women's Day is: Empowering women through creativity. 

Join us to be inspired, learn, and connect with other women at this panel discussion featuring local female entrepreneurs. 

RPL will offer a delicious free lunch, prepared by Sprout Catering.

Here is our fabulous panel of speakers:

Riley Lawson - Style + Confidence Coach 
Riley Lawson is a Style + Confidence Coach with over 9 years of experience. She helps women achieve wardrobe functionality and increased confidence by giving them the skills and knowledge to properly dress their body shape, shop effectively for their budget and lifestyle, and put together body-flattering outfits daily with ease

Petra Janssen
Petra opened Wascana Flower Shoppe in 1981 because she had a passion for flowers and wanted to share that passion with Regina. For the last 37 years, her passion has grown into a business with 21 employees, Canada’s only full service floral drive-thru, and now, Canada’s first mobile floral boutique – Rosie the Flower Truck. Petra has lead her team in creating floral designs for many high profile events including the JUNO Awards and the CFL Grey Cup. She is a known name being asked to create for many Hollywood celebrities including Sir Elton John, The Rolling Stones and Charlize Theron. She continues to be a leader in her industry and her innovative and creative passion pushes thru to each new challenge in her business. In her spare time, Petra enjoys spoiling her 5 grandkids and seeing the world with her husband, Ewald. 

Ashley Killback 
Ashley is the creator of The Storytellers Club. A communications platform that works with artists, startups, and small businesses to transform the way they communicate through the power of storytelling. 
She often describes her work as “the string that turns on your internal light bulb” shining light on the story you haven’t told or uncovering the missing parts your story needs. 

Ashley believes that the power of human connection lies in our ability to communicate deeper and to learn to do that we must be mindful of our words – how we present them, speak them, and use them to create the stories we tell. 

Madhu Kumar 
Madhu Kumar was born and raised in India where she received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees. She moved to Canada in 2001, and lived in Toronto and Ottawa before moving to Regina in 2011. Madhu pursued her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Regina with Great Distinction in 2017. Her oil portraits, and paintings of horses and landscapes have been in juried exhibitions in Ottawa and Regina. Her works are in private collections in India, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, The United States of America and Canada. Madhu is currently working on a series of large-scale paintings depicting the experience of immigrant women in Canada.

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