About 100 ABC Women 2022 Book Launch & Gala

About 100 ABC Women 2022 Book Launch & Gala

On Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 6:00 pm EST, 100ABCWomen will be spotlighting and celebrating the achievements of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women at our biennial Book Launch and Gala which will be held at Woodbine Banquet Hall in Toronto.

100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women (100ABCWomen©) is a bold innovative project, initiated by co-authors and co-founders – The Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine, a former Educator and MP, Dauna Jones-Simmonds, a Corporate Diversity Executive and Dr. Denise O’Neil Green, Former Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion at Ryerson University.

As a fledgling registered not-for-profit organization without charitable status, we are pleased that we have been able to successfully build and deliver several outstanding educational initiatives while relying on our enthusiastic volunteers, in-kind support and sponsorships.

Since launching its inaugural biennial Book launch & Gala in 2016, 100ABCWomen© has been able to circulate over 5,000 copies of the publications (2016 through 2020).  We then launched two Book Publications and Galas; two Symposiums (“Pathways to Exceptional Leadership” and “Mental Health & Us”) and Season One (2021-2022) Fireside Chats that included 33 inspirational and educational conversations about topics that matter to the Canadian communities.

It is important that we continue to spotlight these talents for according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, “Black women face greater barriers to getting jobs, well-paid jobs in particular, compared to other racialized and white women. They are over-represented in precarious and part-time employment which typically pays less and provides fewer hours of work overall. They experience long and frequent periods of unemployment, slower career advancement, and more ‘long term’ entry-level positions.


Worth noting is the fact that the 100ABCWomen© Database is now populated with four hundred talented Black women’s background who are making positive contributions to Canadian society as a whole and that our 2018 publication was listed as one of the ‘GREAT READS’ for Black History Month.