Just a month from the Power Women of Influence Gala 2023, we're so excited to announce our power-packed panel, which consists of— The Hon Attorney General of British Columbia, Niki Sharma, Business Leader and Regional Vice President of RBC, Devinder K. Gill; Social Activist also known as the "Mother of Education" in Afghanistan, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi; Indian Actor and the Winner of the Miss Universe pageant 2000, Lara Dutta Bhupathi; Media Personality and Host of CBC Vancouver News at 6, Anita Bathe. Neetu Garcha from Global BC will be the moderator.
Be it in the form of a gentle, soothing touch from our selfless mothers, or the fearless and bold leadership of global leaders, we are surrounded by women of excellence in more ways than one. As mothers, daughters, and sisters, we are no strangers to the many sacrifices the female figures in our lives continue to make, going above and beyond to contribute to the betterment of our families and society. In the workforce, we have seen an uprising of women who, everyday, break the shackles of gender inequality and shatter glass ceilings to realize not only their own full potential, but really that of humanity overall!
While world-renowned names may often grace the media and high profile events, sometimes, local heroes who are close to home may go unnoticed. Undoubtedly, it is these gifted and driven women who are making impactful positive contributions to society, which creates a ripple effect and leaves a global footprint. The time has come to recognize these women for all that they are, and for all that they have done for our communities.
Having experienced the South Asian community inside out, DARPAN Magazine wholeheartedly takes on its next calling by humbly taking on the noble responsibility and honor of creating a platform to celebrate, admire, and recognize esteemed and accomplished women in our community. We take this opportunity to invite you to partner with DARPAN Magazine as we embark on this journey and urge you to join hands with us in celebrating the very females that build our homes and strengthen our communities, at the first ever DARPAN Power Women of Influence 2023.
DARPAN Magazine is the premier South coverage in a provocative approach that leads to creating a reflection that resonates to the fastest-growing ethnic segment in Canada.
Since 2004, it has been a leader in the Canadian ethnic magazine market by encouraging full participation of its readers in addressing issues of economic, social, cultural, and political life. DARPAN Magazine provides a platform which fosters individual dignity, provides a sense of community, and celebrates our strong cultural roots and values.
Over the past 18 years, DARPAN readers have been compelled and engaged with diverse lifestyle-based features and in-depth, thought-provoking editorial pieces within a high-end glossy publication DARPAN builds an inspiring and educational platform which promotes the development of an individual’s Canadian identity.
It’s mandate is to encourage diversity and inclusion by touching on topics that challenge the stereotypes within multiculturalism.
We feature dynamic South Asian role models and extraordinary women achievers who have made immense contributions to society.
By doing so, we hope to encourage community members to take ownership of these achievements through the exchange of good ideas and successful practices, inspiring individuals to reach for greater heights.
With this thought, we created the DARPAN Power Women of Influence in 2023 to motivate South Asian women to do the extraordinary things that inspire the lives of not just one or two people, but the entire community and the Canadian society at large. We believe that when individuals are empowered to succeed and their efforts are showcased within their own community, we all prosper.
The first ever Darpan's Power Women of Influence 2023 event, proudly hosted by DARPAN Magazine, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2023 at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre from 5pm-midnight.
Ranging from business leaders and local politicians to young activists and TV personalities along with our chief guest (a world renowned celebrity) who will be walking for a cause and a power packed panel discussion. Our attendees witness their inspiring journey, which is then revered and celebrated by the community as a whole. DARPAN Power Women of Influence 2023 event will be one of the most-anticipated events in the Lower Mainland drawing 500-600 influential members such as key stakeholders, respected community and business leaders, and political dignitaries.
The evening will consist of a Cocktail and Networking hour/ Extraordinary keynote speakers and a Panel Discussion by BC’s most influential South Asian women, followed by top-notch entertainment, and a gourmet meal.
What does being a woman mean to you?
The question “What does being a woman mean to you?” travels among very different women leading very different lives and this question enjoys different answers that share tales from all over the world.
For some women, their roles don't define them. What defines them is what they hold within. Their ideals, their opinions and their thoughts are what makes them a woman of our society.
However, some women display strength, power and courage through their roles. May it be a mother, daughter, coworker or wife. They inspire everyone they meet and carry the pride of womanhood with them.
The Panel Discussion: The panelists will discuss critical and labyrinth subjects including the importance of feminism, navigating power structures for women in different work fields and more. These powerful women will talk about work-life balance, challenges of women in authoritative and leadership roles, gender bias and gender diversity in a professional setting and give advice to the next generation of female leaders alongside sharing their experiences.
Networking Cocktail & Dinner
An Evening not to be missed!! Celebrating amazing South Asian female achievers and Womanhood.
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