Company of Women, United Way Halton & Hamilton Bring Women Leaders Together
Burlington, ONTARIO – Company of Women hosted a successful fundraising event that raised over $5,000 for United Way Halton & Hamilton.
The event focused on women leaders with an emphasis on how to overcome mental health and live a more meaningful life.
Distinguished guest speakers for Women Changing the World event include Jody Steinhauer, Keka DasGupta and Shawna Percy.
“Our daily lives have many twists and turns, up and downs, but at the end of the day, we have to focus on the positives and continue to be grateful for the small victories,” said Anne Day, Founder of Company of Women. “This speakers’ event will include key solutions from high regarded women leaders on managing mental health and changing the status quo and living a life of gratitude and success.”
All proceeds from the fundraising event will go towards United Way Halton & Hamilton to help with women centric programs.
“It’s a pleasure to be part of this event and present on my positive experiences I’ve had with United Way and their partnering agencies. The services I accessed changed my life,” said Maria Estrada, UWHH Impact Speaker. “They started my road to recovery and encouraged me to specialize in mental health and addition and to give back to my community.”
Diane Nelson, UWHH Board Director, said partnering with Company of Women for this event highlights how collaboration is essential for success.
“We are very proud of this partnership and thank Company of Women for hosting a fundraising event for UWHH,” said Nelson. “Working together for a common goal is how we move forward and bring awareness to the many issues around us.”
About Company of Women
Whether you own your business or work for someone else, Company of Women provides you with a safe and supportive environment to be yourself.
Think of us as your cheerleading team, behind you all the way, connecting you to people you need to meet and providing learning opportunities so you have the confidence, information and tools to move forward.
When you need a dose of inspiration or a confidence boost, our speakers and group leaders are there to keep you motivated and on track. Through sharing our stories and collective wisdom, we learn from and support each other. At Company of Women you can be bold, brave, and belong. You can be yourself.
About United Way Halton & Hamilton
United Way Halton & Hamilton (UWHH) is committed to leading measurable, impactful change by identifying the most challenging issues in our community, and bringing together people and resources to address those issues.
We connect volunteers with local needs, and offer training and operational support to local charities. Along with our network of partners and experts, UWHH conducts research and works with government, labour and key stakeholders to generate support for the not-for-profit sector.
This past year, approximately 200,000 residents across Halton and Hamilton relied on over 150 United Way supported programs and 80 supported agencies for life changing services.
Outside of government, United Way is the largest funder of social service programs and initiatives in Canada.
About Women United
Women United is a leadership group of community-spirited women who support the community through their commitment to support United Way.
The objective of this initiative is to connect powerful women leaders to help improve the availability of social services and proactively close the expanding service gap, so the needs of our growing population are well served.