IOF Woman of Steel Salima Ladak-Kachra

Women of Steel March 2014
March's Women of Steel is an exceptional osteoporosis patient who has dedicated her life to bone health advocacy

Salima Ladak-Kachra has lived under the burden of osteoporosis from a young age. As a result of her experiences in learning to live with this disease, she now dedicates her life to bone health advocacy. She co-founded the Bone Wellness Centre, a health facility in Toronto which supports awareness, prevention and diagnosis of osteoporosis and provides free education and counseling.

Nominate a strong woman in your life to be one of the IOF’s “Women of Steel”

The Woman of Steel project is an ongoing campaign, and IOF is actively seeking nominations for candidates who are examples of strength, inside and out. Each month, one nominee will be highlighted on the IOF Facebook page, on the IOF website  and at Selection is made by our executive committee based on the power of each nominee’s story and the difference they have made to in other peoples’ lives.

Women of Steel Nomination Process

There are two ways in which to nominate women to the Women of Steel project:

Email: nominations can be sent directly to
Nominations should include:
NAME – the nominees full name, plus email address
WHY – a short summary of why this person is being nominated (2-3 lines max.)
STORY – a longer description of the nominee’s story, including details on what makes this person a good candidate to be an IOF Woman of Steel.

Facebook: Nominations can also be made easily through the Facebook Women of Steel nomination widget

Find out more about Salima Ladak-Kachra and the Women of Steel project by visiting