Brantford Councillors flip the script to celebrate International Women’s Day

2023 Women's Day Group Photo

BRANTFORD, ON – International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for over a centurywith the first gathering held in 1911. The day reflects on and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is an important day to:

  • celebrate women's achievements
  • raise awareness about women's equality
  • lobby for accelerated gender parity

Click to view City of Brantford IWD Make Change Happen Video

Flipping the Script

Stereotypes are entrenched beliefs perpetuated by both men and women, present in our minds since childhood.  Both men and women routinely ask questions of women that would rarely be directed to men. To demonstrate, this International Women’s Day, Mayor Kevin Davis, and Councillors, Rose Sicoli, Mandy Samwell, Linda Hunt, John Sless, Dan McCreary, Greg Martin, Michael Sullivan and Gino Caputo helped us flip the script and here is the (hilarious) result. A special thanks to the male actors in these scenes who were great sports in helping illustrate this important message.

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Get Involved!

Help us celebrate the women in our community

This International Women’s Day, we encourage residents to make change happen by helping us recognize the accomplishments and contributions of amazing women in our community. We want to showcase examples of leadership, achievement, positive change and hard work. Nominees will be recognized as part of the City of Brantford's IWD campaign and acknowledged at Brantford City Council throughout 2023. Submit your nomination today at

IWD Flag Raising – March 8, 2023

Please join the City of Brantford and the Ladies Who Lead, Brantford at Harmony Square (89 Dalhousie St.) on Wednesday, March 8 at 1 p.m. for a flag raising to celebrate International Women's Day. All are welcome!

The #MakeChangeHappen Women’s Day campaign will run on LetsTalkBrantford/IWD and the City’s social media channels throughout the month of March. 


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