On March 3, 2016, YWCA Banff and Soroptimist International are proud to present this year’s guest speaker for International Women’s Day: Natalie Panek. 

Rocket scientist, explorer, and advocate for women in tech – Natalie is on a mission to inspire the next generation of female game-changers to dive head-on into challenge and pursue careers in engineering and technology.

Natalie was named one of CBC’s 12 young leaders changing Canada and recently chosen as one of 23 visionary women to help shape Canada’s future through A Bold Vision.

This event will also feature the second annual Bow Valley Women of Distinction Awards, recognizing Bow Valley women for their contributions to the community.



International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8th around the world, celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.