Let’s Take a Minute to Talk About What a #IWD2022 is All About

You know it. I know it. International Women’s Day is March 8 and I celebrate each and every year like it’s a bank holiday because I believe – ESPECIALLY amid Women’s History Month 2022, and everything going on in the world, that it should be amplified and celebrated by all. This year I decided to take the opportunity to talk with you all about a few things I think deserve some attention and I hope you enjoy!

Let’s take a moment to pause and think about all of the social commentaries that the pandemic brought to life and how much it feels as though the world has changed in the past few years. I guess that would explain why it wasn’t a shock to learn that Canadian women are keen to pursue side hustle projects – in my opinion yet another reason why the future is female!

Did you know that a recent survey by Simplii Financial finds that 9 out of 10 women aged 18-34 are interested in exploring other sources of income.

As a professional side hustler, there is something that resonates with me on a very personal level. Survey findings revealed that 90 per cent of Canadian women aged 18 to 34 are interested in exploring opportunities to earn money outside of their day job. Across all age groups, 76 per cent of Canadian women are interested in starting a side hustle. This is why the digital banking brand will be hosting the #SimpliiSideHustle panel this International Women’s Day.

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This International Women’s Day (Tuesday, March 8th), Simplii will bring together a panel of barrier-breaking Canadian women who have launched successful businesses, to offer their advice to those looking to start side hustles of their own. Members of the public are invited to attend the virtual panel, taking place on Tuesday March 8th, 2022 at 2:00pm EST, by registering for tickets at https://bit.ly/SimpliiSideHustle

Love that. Like, LOVE that so much. And you know I’ll be there.

The #SimpliiSideHustle panel, featuring Canadian entrepreneurs Abby Albino, Avery Francis, and Zehra Allibhai, will share the challenges they faced in starting their sneaker, consulting and fitness businesses, respectively. They’ll also share how they’ve challenged gender stereotypes that disempower women, to support a more equitable future.

“We were tired of seeing a lack of representation for women in sneaker culture along with the stereotype of what it means to be a professional within the sports industry – so my business partner and I broke the bias and decided to open our own sneaker store for women by women,” said Abby Albino co-founder of sneaker boutique Makeway.

So this #IWD2022, why not celebrate with me alongside some pretty inspiring women and their stories of sidehustle dreams and making them into a reality. Who knows, maybe it’ll inspire something new in you and you’ll be on next year’s panel!

For those of you who are curious – Simplii Financial is committed to delivering simple, straightforward banking. With a fully mobile experience, nearly 1.8 million clients enjoy no-fee daily banking with no minimum balance and high interest savings rates. For more information about Simplii Financial please visit www.simplii.com or by following on Twitter @SimpliiFin, Instagram @SimpliiFin or on Facebook.

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Photos: Elaine Fancy of Ripple, Daniel Reyes & All Social Media accounts listed above

Don’t forget to be kind & laugh a little more this year

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Mobile photos were taken with my Mobile Device of choice on the Rogers network.

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