Thursday March 8th is United Nations International Women's Day!

International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. The growing international women's movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women's conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women's rights and participation in the political and economic arenas. The 2018 theme chosen by the UN is "TheTime is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.

Thursday March 8th 4-6pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall

Music, food and plenty of information about projects women are creating and championing throughout our community. This is a community event and is open to everyone. Please feel free to bring a snack to share. Childcare will be provided.

Keynote Speaker Georgette Wong will give a 30 minute presentation on using Impact Investment strategy to equitably and sustainably empower communities in our islands and around the world. 

Some Participating organizations:
Island Reproductive Health
Affordable Housing Campaign
Coalition for Orcas Healthcare
Healing Arts Center
SAFE San Juans
Orcas Women in Business
Representatives from The OWC Environmental Action Team, Immigrant Rights Group, and Political Action and Civic Engagement. 

Bio for Georgette Wong

As CEO of Correlation Consulting, Georgette Wong is a systems thinker who works with families, foundations and communities to maximize their positive impact in the world through finance. She is a recognized trailblazer in impact investing. From 2007-2012 she convened and curated the Take Action! Impact Investing Summit, which, in its last year, brought together 125 pioneering asset owners and investors representing over $4.5 trillion in assets.Georgette has presented on impact investing before the US Senate, the US State Department, the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, Exponent Philanthropy, and others. Georgette earned her MBA at UCLA Anderson and BA magna cum laude at Amherst College. She lives on Orcas Island with her husband and two young children.