A group of women, including Essex NDP MP Tracey Ramsey (centre right), post for a photo at the International Women’s Day Gala hosted by Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) on March 8, 2019, at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts. The evening’s theme was Balance for Better.
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The Board of Directors of WEST (Women’s Enterprise Skills Training) are to be commended for setting the standard in presenting the 2019 International Women’s Day Gala March 8 at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts.This annual signature tribute speaks to the struggles and challenges that women of all diversities have encountered in their lives but more so recognizes women for standing up shoulder-to-shoulder (with courage and determination) to reach their goals with commitment, resolve and integrity. Additionally, in harmony with the leadership roles that women play in our community, they share their successes, achievements and accomplishments with the sisterhood through advocacy and mentorship… one voice at a time!The corporate sector throughout our community is to be applauded for its generous financial commitment in support of the programs and services that WEST delivers for the advancement of education, skills training and career development. This year’s WEST graduates are truly deserving of their awards and when they pass the torch to other women, they are acknowledged for their font-line contributions to making a difference where and when it counts the most.Our community has long been recognized for its Canadian tradition of respecting cultural values and how this appreciation enhances our society. To all who made the 2019 International Women’s Day Gala such a resounding success, stand up and take a bow. The applause is yours – well done!Any effort made for the happiness of others, to ease their burdens, lifts us above ourselves.Andrea Grimes, WindsorShare Your ViewsSend letters to the editor to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Don’t send them as attachments; put them in the body of the emails.) Letters must include your full name, address and phone number. (We will only publish your name and the municipality where you live.) Letters must be fewer than 300 words. The Star reserves the right to edit, condense and reject letters.