Welcome to the Changemaker’s Market presented by BlueShore Financial, a digital community of over 200 movers and makers who have generously donated their goods and services to benefit the BC Women’s Health Foundation.
Each and every item or service has been generously donated by a BC business owned by cis women, trans folks, non-binary folks, and those across the gender spectrum. You can bid on items, with all proceeds benefiting the BC Women’s Health Foundation and our mission of healthy women everywhere, capable of anything.
We asked our Changemakers a few questions, including a dedicated BC Women’s Health Foundation supporter, cause marketing partner, and Changemaker, Dr. Monica K. Li. Dr Li is a leading cosmetic and medical dermatologist specializing in the rejuvenation and revitalization of skin for all ages. She has supported every initiative at the BC Women’s Health Foundation and we’re so happy that she has joined us again to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Tell me a favourite series or movie that you watched during the pandemic?
The Pixar 2015 movie Inside Out
Have you started any new hobbies?
Learn how to cook (better!)
Why did you choose to donate to the Changemaker’s Market?
The Changemakers Market is a partnership between BCWF and local small businesses led by women to support initiatives, research and advocacy towards gender-specific health inequities. Partners of different sectors come together to give voice and momentum to work towards equitable access to the highest quality healthcare needed and deserved by women.
Why does women’s health matter to you?
Women’s health matters to me personally and professionally. Equitable access to high quality healthcare when I need it is important, so that I can be the best provider of care for my family and my patients as much as possible.
The theme for International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge. How will you #ChooseToChallenge the inequities that exist in women’s health?
Through both action and words – to be an enabler of change and to help empower others to challenge and break barriers in inequities in women’s health.
Nearly four in ten women report their mental health has worsened since the beginning of the pandemic a year ago. How do you cope with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic?
I am very fortunate to have a strong circle of support – it takes a village! Regular exercise also gives me balance and perspective.
What inspires you most about giving back to your community?
That I can use my voice and action to inspire, amplify and drive change, knowing I am truly paying it forward by giving back.
What or who is a local shop founded by a woman that you admire?
Jen Murtagh Coaching + Consulting – a generous and gifted woman of leadership!
And lastly, one word to describe your legacy?
Bid, connect, create change. Every purchase made at the Changemakers Market is a declaration of your dedication to women’s health and equity in the healthcare system. Go you.
Whether you bid on the Changemaker’s Market from March 14-21, or donate directly — you’re championing change for all women across BC.
Changemakers Market is proudly presented by: