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IWD 2017

Almas Jiwani Will Give Keynote Speech at the International Women’s Day (IWD) Celebrations, Toronto

Toronto: Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee and CEO of Frontier Canada Inc., will give key note speech at the Toronto International Women’s day celebrations which will be held on Saturday March 18th , at the Toronto City Hall (100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2).

Dancing Damsels, an incorporated non-profit multicultural arts promotions company for women empowerment, is set to celebrate IWD 2017 as a DD Women Achievers Award Gala with vivid programs to make it a resplendent event.

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee and CEO of Frontier Canada Inc., is a fiercely vocal champion for gender equality. She is internationally renowned for her efforts to encourage women’s social, economic, and political empowerment. She spearheads initiatives where corporate growth intersects with humanitarian development.

A model of perseverance and determination, Ms. Jiwani’s efforts to strengthen women’s economic capacity as entrepreneurs and producers have earned her accolades. She plays a crucial role in building networks among charitable institutions and socially responsible businesses.

Ms. Jiwani is a powerful and influential speaker and she continues to travel across the globe to deliver keynote addresses, speeches, and presentations on improving the status of women. She addressed over 400 parliamentarians from 42 countries on the benefits of economically empowering women and the roles and responsibilities of parliamentarians at the International Assembly in the Dominican Republic and Quebec City.

Almas Jiwani is the CEO of Frontier Canada, a communications and marketing company based in Toronto, Ontario. She has gained international recognition and commendations from governments and the media. She has been honored with numerous awards globally for her work on gender equity and women’s empowerment.



We have received more than 120 preliminary nominations, and our judging committee short listed and selected 35 Nominations in the Preliminary Round. Those who are selected for the FINAL ROUND are already informed and given the Final Application Form.

As we have received a larger volume of very good nominations, we couldn't include many very well deserved candidates for the final round this year. We are very sorry about that. For those who couldn't find a place in the final list this year, we assure that, their candidature will be considered in the coming years and so don't keep any kind of disappointment. (Its not because of our fault or not because they are not deserved)

We like to thank all the nominators for their time to fill the nominations and supporting the DD to find out the successful women in our community.

We anticipate your future support and cooperation and see you all at the Toronto City Hall to recognize the 12 DD Women Achievers 2017 and to celebrate International Women's Day. - Chair, DD Award Committee 2017




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