GREATER SUDBURY, March 1, 2018 – Join the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8th with Jessica Holmes, Celebrated Comedian, Author, and Mental Health Advocate.

International Women’s Day (IWD) started in 1911 and is recognized annually around the world on March 8th to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Whether you are looking to enter the world of business and entrepreneurship or you are a seasoned professional, this event will leave you feeling energized, inspired and proud of women in business.

WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
WHERE: Ristorante Verdicchio, 1351-D Kelly Lake Rd, Sudbury ON, P3E 5P5
WHO: Jessica Holmes, Celebrated Comedian, Author, Mental Health Advocate
Emcee: Michelle Toner, Manager Producer, CTV Northern Ontario

The event is sponsored by: Bell Let’s Talk (Keynote Sponsor), Plan A Long Term Care Staffing & Recruitment (Gold Sponsor), Regional Business Centre (Silver Sponsor), and All About Massage (Door Prize).

The public and chamber members can find more information about the event here. Please note this is a sold-out event.

Media and guests are encouraged to tweet comments and questions to @SudburyCofC during the event.

About Jessica Holmes:

A favourite on Royal Canadian Air Farce, Jessica Holmes has brought the house down opening for giants such as Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld, and Oprah Winfrey. Her hilarious and validating take on life’s challenges have audiences in stitches, and her unique knack for skewering celebrities (including Nikki Minaj, Liza Minelli and Celine Dion) keep her at the top of Canadian comedy. Her bilingual, customized emcee and entertainment presentations — which include motivation and wellness — are always guaranteed to be a hit with all audiences.

As a performer, Jessica’s productions have garnered her a “Platinum Award” at The Worldfest International Film Festival; nominations for Gemini Awards; and the prestigious Tim Sims Scholarship. She is also known for her work in films, including Welcome to Mooseport, Citizen Duane, and Moonpoint. She continues perform comedy across the country, with a recent appearance on CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival television special.

Jessica also devotes much time to helping others live well. In her wellness keynotes, she mixes humour with her message about the importance of de-stressing and laughing at life’s shortcomings, and speaks with intelligence and insight on her own experiences of dealing with post-partum depression, finding work-life balance, and re-igniting passion. She recently received certification as a wellness coach from San Diego’s Life Purpose Institute.