Tea & talk for International Women’s Day

Nick Seebruch
Tea & talk for International Women’s Day
Allison St. Jean

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Canadian Cancer Society and the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to present a High Tea Luncheon at the Nav Centre on March 8 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

A special guest speaker for the event will be Jackie King, Chief Operating Officer for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Allison St. Jean, Community Fundraising Specialist says that King was a personal mentor of her’s and has an amazing story of how she climbed her way to the top of the business world.

St. Jean explained that King started off as an intern at a PR firm in Toronto and worked her way up to be a Vice President. King will be sharing her story at the High Tea Luncheon.

Allison St. Jean and Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lezlie Strasser talked about how important events like these are for celebrating and empowering women.

“I originally approached Lezlie with the idea and I’ve always been a big advocate for empowering women,” said St. Jean.

Every woman brings something special to our community,” said Strasser. “Women are the backbone of all societies.

There are a total of 150 tickets for the event. Tickets are $50 each and $10 from each ticket will go to the Canadian Cancer Society to help fund research into cancers that impact women.

Tickets are available on the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce website. Click here for tickets.

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