Columbus: International Women's Day in Columbus

Event Date/Time

Mar 8, 2013
11:00 am until 10:00 pm




You are invited to join in celebrating the women of your community, honoring their business achievements, empowering families and enjoying international music, art and cuisine. The festivities will be held on March 8th, 2013 at The McKoy Center located at 5462 N. Center St. Hilliard, OH, 43026. Expect a wonderful day of awards, fashion, art, music, food and fun organized by Purpose for Women International, a non-profit committed to uplifting individuals on a local, national and international level. The International Recognition Awards luncheon will commence at 11:00am with a $49 per plate catered menu where we will honor the women of central Ohio who were nominated and voted by their peers to receive an award in several categories. Such categories include International Woman in media, art, community action and cuisine among others. Doors open at 2pm-8pm to the public with door proceeds going to such selected charities as- doma connection, Jackylyn Siglos Foundation, Mothers Helping Mothers and Tickets for the VIP after party with special performance by the All Star Jammerz may be purchased online at


Purpose for Women International provides access to resources, funding, empowerment events supporting an increased awareness on local, national and international issues for women, children, families and the community.


Our agenda is:

11am-1pm Awards Luncheon

2:00pm-8:00pm Public Celebration

8:00pm-10:00pm VIP After party Celebration


Originally inspired by the women of the U.S., German Socialist Lusie Zietz proposed an establishment of an annual event and, with the seconded support of communist Clara Zetkin, International Women’s Day was born. We will be celebrating IWD 100 years to the date from its original declaration by agreement on March 8th 1913 in Denmark as part of the WWI Peace campaigns. Countries around the globe have been honoring their Mothers, Daughters and Women of their cities by surrounding them with attention and love, giving flowers, candy, and other gifts.  Due to its timing, this day has always been associated with the Beginning of Spring and celebration of new beginnings.  The United Nations - a strong supporter of the International Women’s Day - focuses their emphasis on political and human rights themed events for social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide for equality and expression of hope and empowerment for all.

Join us Friday March 8th in downtown Columbus, Ohio at The McKoy Center for a fun, educational, pampered filled day where women celebrate being a woman and each other. Consider this your Mother’s day and Valentine’s Day celebration in one as we offer vendors in fashion, art, community action, family resources, food and more. This is part of a local campaign to support women of the community and a call to action for other cities nationally to stand up and claim their divine femininity and enjoy this special day with the hopes of gaining congressional attention to declare International Women’s Day a nationally recognized holiday.

Please join us by securing your RSVP at or simply share a donation for the Purpose for Women International charity Fund at Additional Details about how you can sponsor or be a vendor at this event are at

SPONSORS: Purpose for Women, Bounce23 TV, Minority Brands, Urban Trendsetters News Magazine, Entrepreneurial Excellence Radio Show,, Abundance Video Marketing, Terri Tweets for You and Thompson Creative.

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Cost $49, $5, $20 or all day pass just $49

McKoy Center
5462 N. Center St.
Hilliard, OH
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Additional Information
SponsorPurpose for Women International
Contact nameHeather L. Tapia
Region: Columbus,Cincinnati,Northeast Ohio

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