HER BUSINESS – International Women’s Day Community Event

Hosted by GOOD TO BE GOOD, a nonprofit with the mission of advancing gender equity, the Her Business community event will showcase local small businesses and entrepreneurs owned, built, and managed by women and gender-diverse people to rally support for their ventures and inspire a collaborative approach to economic empowerment and inclusive futures.

This International Women’s Day event will highlight a variety of small businesses and entrepreneurs in Toronto, including growing and new product and service-based companies and entrepreneurs from GTBG’s Change Make-Her social program, where you’ll have the opportunity to connect, learn, and build new bridges.

Join us Sunday, March 5th at 5:00 pm EST at the Drake Hotel in celebrating and empowering women and gender-diverse people from all walks of life using the power of connection, equity, community, and joy. Enjoy a variety of displays and presentations in a « farmer’s market style, » delicious appetizers, refreshments from Barbet, live music, and uplifting IWD speeches and stories throughout the fun-filled evening.

This event is FREE, with an option to donate to the organization at the door and open to all genders over the age of 13. The space has limited capacity, so we ask guests to RSVP through this Eventbrite link or RSVP by email to Mecca at mo@goodtobegood.ca.


Her Business is a hybrid of a « trade show style » and community event. We focus less on « bodies in booths » and more on fostering meaningful conversations between guests and showcases and supporting the person or the changemaker within the journey. We encourage anyone with an interest in gender equality to attend the whole event.


– Complimentary non-alcoholic Barbet drink*

– Light snacks

– Access to business showcases

– Door prize raffle contest (feat a chance to win a bluboho necklace!)

– Good times, brought to you by DJ Randee Savage

*Alcohol-based drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.


5:00–5:15 pm – Doors Open/Welcome

5:30 pm – Welcome remarks & acknowledgements

5:30–6:30 pm – Business showcases & networking

5:45 pm – Light snacks served by the Drake Hotel

6:30-7:00 pm – Open floor event to mingle

7:00 pm – End of event


The Drake Hotel is wheelchair accessible through the hotel’s front doors (doors closest to the revolving door/hotel entrance). The venue is located on the main floor and has wheelchair-accessible washrooms on the main floor. For communication accessibility, a PDF copy with plain text of this Eventbrite page can be emailed upon request. If you or your accompanying guest require accessibility or communication accommodations at the event (for example, wheelchair seating, sign language interpretation, dietary suggestions, service animal needs) or have questions about venue mobility access, please email mo@goodtobegood.ca by February 27, 2023 and we will do our best to accommodate. Traditional medicines, first-aid, and new reusable masks will be available on-site. Please bring your own mask should you choose to wear one, or should the need arise.

The Her Business event is proudly sponsored by our partners, The Drake Hotel. Follow them on social media @thedrakehotel and @thdrake for future events.

Special thanks to Neal Brothers Foods and Barbet for their sponsorship. Thanks to bluboho and Blush & Bloom for their support.


Community Care, Connection, Belonging, Curiosity, Radical Inclusion


GOOD TO BE GOOD is an intersectional, community-wide, grassroots humanitarian and advocacy organization with a mission to serve women and marginalized communities and help build a kind and equal world.

We combine restorative and empowering supports, programming, and advocacy for women and gender-diverse people in our communities who have felt the effects of inequity—from gender-based violence and structural poverty to unequal treatment—to realize gender equality for all.

Learn more: www.goodtobegood.ca | Follow us: www.instagram.com/goodtobegoodfoundation


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