Make Place was abuzz on Monday, as women from across the Peel region gathered to celebrate International Woman’s Day.
It involved a panel discussion with Zonta Young Woman of Peel Award winner Tamara Mott and finalist Navana Funnell.
The panel discussion aligned with Make Place’s monthly event called ‘Morning Glory’, and was one of the biggest sessions in their 2018 program.
Make Place operations manager Karen Lyons said the day was “very successful”.
“People were very inspired by the girls and especially impressed by Navana, who is only 15,” Ms Lyons said.
About 35 people attended the special event of Morning Glory, giving them the opportunity to engage and ask the panellists about their stories, goals and ideas.
Candice DiPrinzio, another finalist, was due to sit the panel but was unable to attend.
Ms DiPrinzio’s seat on the panel was taken by Make Place media officer Skipper van Peer.
Each woman discussed their achievements in the Peel community, including developing skills in youth, helping people in need and strengthening the city center.
Ms Lyons said the Make Place team loved creating extra buzz around International Women’s Day.
“The Makers are really passionate about connecting people and hopefully our events give people a little bit of extra motivation to take that next step in their life or business,” she said.
“We are also offering women free co-working during March, so if you’re thinking of starting a business why not pair that with some free business mentoring and come in and get productive”.