Media Advisory: CWB to celebrate women business owners at annual IWD event

February 25, 2020

HALIFAX, N.S. – For the ninth consecutive year, the Centre for Women in Business (CWB) will host what has come to be known as Halifax’s premiere International Women’s Day (IWD) event,. The event attracts over 400 attendees to celebrate the accomplishments of women in business through a networking reception, breakfast and keynote presentation. Media are invited to hear Lisa Ali Learning, founder and CEO of Mahone Bay’s AtlanTick Repellent Inc. deliver a keynote address on turning limitations into opportunities as a female entrepreneur. 


Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
                 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, N.S., B3J 3J5

Time: Full event: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

8:55am     Opening remarks: Tanya Priske, Executive Director of the Centre for Women in Business

9:05am     Silver sponsor remarks: Minister Regan, Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of

9:15am     Gold sponsor remarks: Kellie Sauriol, Regional Vice President, Business Financial Services,
                    Atlantic Canada, Royal Bank of Canada

9:30am     Keynote: Lisa Ali Learning, Founder & CEO of AtlanTick Repellent Products Inc.
                    Followed by a keynote interview with event mistress of ceremonies, Eleanor Beaton

*Times are subject to change.


Notes for Media

Please email to attend a portion of, or the full event and/or arrange interviews. Available for pre- or post- event interviews:

Lisa Ali Learning
Founder & CEO
AtlanTick Repellent Products Inc. 

Tanya Priske
Executive Director
Centre for Women in Business

Lori Smith
Regional Director, Community Marketing, Communication & Citizenship
Royal Bank of Canada 


Contact Information

Tanis Trainor
Communications Coordinator
Centre for Women in Business

Lori Smith
Regional Director, Community Marketing, Communication & Citizenship
Royal Rank of Canada




About the Centre for Women in Business

Since 1992, the RBC Centre for Women in Business (CWB) has been dedicated to helping women succeed as entrepreneurs through exposure, connection and learning. With the support of Mount Saint Vincent University and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the CWB has worked with more than 17,000 women entrepreneurs and business leaders throughout the Atlantic region.

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