In honour of International Women's Day, a Lunch n' Learn event focusing on diversity and inclusivity was held at the Swift Current Museum.

Nearly 100 community members, mostly women and a few men, showed up for the event which took place from 12 - 1 p.m.

Carrie Voysey, instructor at Great Plains College, was the esteemed guest speaker at the luncheon.

"I was asked to speak on their theme, which is Inspire Inclusion," Voysey said. "I've been with the college for about 13 years and 12 of them were in a leadership role in management."

These celebrations are put on every year by the Southwest Cultural Association to appreciate and empower women and promote belonging.

"It's important for women to have an economic influence in our society and in our community," said Voysey. "As business leaders, they are promoting not only good business practices, but also things like role modelling economic empowerment, individuality, and inclusivity.

"So it's super important on that front for women to be recognized for the work they're doing there.”

The presentation highlighted parts of the journey women had to take to be where they are today and the significance of having a mentor or role model.

"Happy International Women's Day, it's a big day across the world and we're just really pleased to be a part of it," Voysey concluded.