The event kicked off with a fantastic surprise for those in attendance; Lean In Canada was proud to receive a personalized video greeting from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanking Lean In for promoting gender equality and to the men on the panel for their efforts to empower women. He encourages women and men to Lean In together to create an equal Canada.
We then heard from our remarkable #MenLeanIn panel, who take it upon themselves to Lean In and encourage others around them to Lean In too. Thank you Paul Clark, Executive Vice-President of Specialized Commercial Banking at TD, Andrew Kirby, Vice-President of SapientNitro, Andrew MacDougall, Partner at Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP, and Scott Schieman, Canada Research Chair, Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Toronto.
Thank you Swell Bottles and Fitness on the Go for adding to the success the evening with your event tables. Also, thank you to Fitness On the Go for providing the speciality cocktail ‘protein colada’ to the first 12 attendees who tweeted @LeanInCanada with the hashtag #FitnessOnTheGo.
Last, but certainly not least, thank you to the following companies for donating amazing prizes for our silent auction: Aroma, Telus, Fitness on the Go, Akira MD, Cher Jones, Nestle, Barreworks, The Shortbread Bar, Chapters, Yuk Yuk’s, Absolute Comedy Club, Melodie Ties, Starbucks, Toronto Dance Salsa, Hyatt Regency Toronto, Hydeaway Spa, Toronto Symphony, Barre3, Cardio-Go, Elle Fitness and Procter and Gamble.
Event photos will soon be up on our Facebook page soon, so please feel free to tag yourself. We’d like to thank Farah Ghazal of Farah Ghazal Photography and Ally Ho of Evolylla Photography for the wonderful photos.
Thank you to everyone who attended – we hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did.