If you’re looking for stories about inspiration and empowerment, you’re in luck.
On Sunday, the Kids Play Foundation is hosting a free forum on women’s empowerment is coming to Surrey this Sunday.
The event will feature three well-known speakers to share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles. Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman, She Talks founder Barinder Rasode and three-time national women’s figure champion Bindi Bains will be the keynote speakers.
I’ve had the honour of speaking with these women and seeing what they do in the community,” said Kids Play board Vice President Kiran Toor.
“Their stories as the things they’ve been through as women are so powerful,” she said.
This is the first version of the event, but Toor mentions that a forum like this has been on Kids Play’s agenda for some time.
“The founders Kal [Dosanjh] and Arjun [Bhullar] have been really big on motivation and empowerment for women,” she said.
Rasode says that she is looking forward to being a part of this inaugural talk.
“Kids Play has been doing a great job of engaging youth. They give youth choices to be a part of something bigger.”
In previous talks, Rasode has portrayed a message that young girls need to be comfortable in their own skin.
“One thing that is really important when we talk to young women is for them to be comfortable with who they are,” she said. “We don’t want them to be a part of an unrealistic standard and we don’t want them to try and please others too much.”
Rasode is honoured to be speaking alongside two other well-known and inspirational women in the community.
“Anita and Bindi are both women that I admire and look up to,” she said. “I’m honoured to be a part of this talk.”
Kids Play Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2015 to keep children away from drugs, gangs and violence.
They will be hosting the talk at the Royal King Banquet Hall at 8158 128th Street this Sunday, Dec. 3rd from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.