Mount Saint Vincent University will celebrate International Women’s Week with more than 130 junior and senior high school girls from across the province on March 3, 2016.

The students from rural and urban schools, community groups and youth organizations, will attend workshops and sessions in the Rosaria Student Centre at the Mount, known internationally for its commitment to promoting the advancement of women of all ages.

Girls 2016 logo“Soaring to New Heights” is the fifth girls conference hosted by the Mount. It works to empower girls and young women through inspiring workshops that include a range of current topics such as debunking myths around career choices for girls, women in business, Avalon Centre’s “I Don’t Owe You” campaign, online cyber safety and exploring diversity and cultural identity, just to name a few.

Conference highlights
The conference day begins at 8 am with check-in and displays followed by a morning filled with workshops and an afternoon mainly focused on activity sessions.

All attendees will come together at noon for a luncheon and keynote address by Mufaro Chakabuda, a two-time Portia White Prizewinner and the first runner-up for the 2010 RBC Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award in the start-up category.

Chakabuda came from Zimbabwe to study at Dalhousie University and began her journey in entrepreneurship as the CEO of the Maritime Centre of African Dance. She is also the president of Chaks Publishing House, and recently founded a scholarship program to help youth further their university studies in Zimbabwe.

Participants can still register for this conference at The registration fee is $25 and includes lunch.