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Networking event February 24, 2021
Lilly Rahmann, PhD….naturopath, specializing in phyto-therapy and minerals, author of CRYSTAL HEALING. She is a gemologist with an uncanny ability to find rare, genuine, unique gemstones and crystals which she uses in her jewelry designs and workshops. Lilly was born in Bankok, Thailand, graduated from the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences where she worked at the institute as a teacher and a lab technician for three years. She came to Canada and is an entrepreneur, utilizing her knowledge of gems and minerals to develop a line of natural cosmetics, Aish. Lilly uses pure, natural ingredients and essential oils that are not only environmental friendly, but skin and body friendly..
General Meeting - Monday March 8, 2021 Remotely via Zoom
In celebration of International Women's Day (March 8) our March meeting is dedicated to women leaders in our community, and, of course to you, our members.
We will start the evening by welcoming Kemba Mitchell, Chairperson of the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) and Sarah Ford, Executive Director of the West Island Women's Center (WIWC). They will speak about the work their organizations are doing in the West Island community.
Our March General Meeting is always dedicated to our Members – Member’s Night. This year we will change the format and have as many of you who wish to participate to tell us something about yourself we may not know. Each member will have a 3-minute time block to share.
We are looking forward to seeing you on Zoom for an informative and fun meeting.
Kemba Mitchell Kemba Mitchell is a proud 3rd generation African-Canadian, a mother, and a relentless activist for the empowerment and advancement of the Montreal Black Community. Inspired by her late mother, Ina Cassell, a Pan Africanist, artist and community activist, Mitchell continues to follow in her mother’s footstep through her volunteer work now proudly serving as the 15th Chairperson of the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA), a long-standing pillar of the community. Kemba holds a B.A in Human Relations from Concordia University. She has over 17 years of experience in customer support, project management, and international logistics management. Her diverse skill set serves her on many fronts, from volunteering with the West Island Blues Festival Committee to, most recently, holding a position as Community Development Agent at a local high school. Kemba is a proud mentor volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sister of the West Island and recently appointed to the Lester B. Pearson Task Force on Equity and Inclusivity as well as a biweekly contributor on Bell Media Let’s Talk radio station CJAD 800s 8:40 Second Breakfast Table with Elias Makos.
Sarah Ford Sarah Ford is a non-profit professional who has worked for the past 12 years in both community and international organizations. Prior to this, Sarah worked as a communications and marketing specialist in the private sector for both companies and agencies. She currently is the Executive Director of the West Island Women’s Centre and sits on the Board of Directors for Social Justice Connection. Sarah is a mother of two young daughters and lives with her family in Pointe-Claire.