Since 1992, we’ve helped thousands of women take on the world of entrepreneurship with both hands, connecting them with expert advisors, workshops, mentorship programs, trade missions, networking events, conferences and more, all designed to propel them toward success in business and leadership.
It’s about building your toolbox and being a part of a supportive community that also challenges you to reach your full potential. When you surround yourself with successful women who have been there and done that, you can’t help but feel inspired.
We’ve got all kinds of learning and networking opportunities coming up. Come and set your plan in motion!
July 9, 2019
Doing Business with Big Business
Tuesday, July 9 | 12pm – 4pm
Rosaria Multipurpose Room, Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway, Halifax NS
Diverse suppliers have the ability to bring products and services to market that reflect the diversity within the Canadian population and the world. Join us for an afternoon of discussion on the inside track to selling to corporations and government!
Mike Duck – Sureshot Solutions
- Panel Discussion
Ticket Price: $35 | Register now
Many thanks to…
Our corporate partners (panel and roundtable participants)
- Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
- City of Toronto
- Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OMSE)
- Dalhousie University
- Export Development Canada (EDC)
- Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Department of National Defence (DND)
- Nova Scotia Power/Emera
Our partner organizations
- Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)
- Women Business Entreprises Canada Council (WBE)
- Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC)
- Centre for Women in Business (CWB)
- Black Business Initiative (BBI)
- Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
- Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada (IWSCC)
For More Information:
July 18, 2019
Reverse Trade Show: Navigating Businesses Through a Sea of Resources
Thursday, July 18 | 9:00 am – 11:30 am
1107 Marginal Road, Halifax
(NSCAD Port Campus, rooms 207 & 208)
Together with the Industry Liaison Office at NSCAD and Springboard Atlantic, we’re bringing together government departments and business service providers to share information on their programs and funding for businesses. Join us to:
- learn about support/advisor services for new and growing businesses;
- discover funding opportunities;
- build strategic partnerships;
- plan research and development projects; and
- develop a competitive advantage.
Ticket Price: Free
For More Information:
January 3 – December 5, 2019
Women, Business & Breakfast [Monthly]
MSVU, Seton 404/405
Presented by TD Bank, our monthly breakfasts have always ranked among our most popular networking events. Each features small group networking and facilitated business discussions for both start-up and established business owners.
They are held the first Thursday of each month at MSVU from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; admission is included in the cost of membership, but registration is required.
Contact: Michele Brayman
» January 3, 2019 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Seton 404/405
» February 7, 2019 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Seton 404/405
» March 7, 2019 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Seton 404/405
» April 4, 2019 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Seton 404/405
» May 2, 2019 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. McCain 105/106 (note: one time room change)
» June 6, 2019 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Seton 404/405
» July 4, 2019 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Seton 404/405
» August 1, 2019 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Seton 404/405
January 29 – December 10, 2019
Power Lunch 2019 [Monthly]
BOYNECLARKE LLP Office
99 Wyse Road – Suite 600, Dartmouth
Presented by BOYNECLARKE LLP; networking will take place from 11:30 AM – 12 PM, with presentations from 12 PM – 1:30 PM.
Members: $15 + HST, Non-Members: $25 + HST
January 29, 2019:
Questions about income tax and investing you were too afraid to ask
This is for all women entrepreneurs. Join us for a fun and interactive workshop to discuss and gain confidence about your personal taxes, effective income management, and the five principles of investing for women
Led by Johanna Nesbitt and Ann Ragbir of RBC
February 26, 2019:
Where your business and family law intersect: Family law issues relating to owning your own business
Join a panel discussion with BOYNECLARKE LLP, (our 2019 Power Lunch sponsors) to discuss compensating family members; shareholder agreements; prenuptial agreements and more. Featuring lawyers: Alex Barnes, Family Law; Jessica Chapman, Family Law and Amy Gibson Saab, Business Law.
March 26, 2019:
Networking strategies for entrepreneurs
We are looking to elevate our awesomeness by engaging in this interactive workshop on powerful networking techniques that will result in meaningful connections.
Led by Tisha Parker Kemp, shiftED Academy
April 30, 2019:
Content is king: How to maximize marketing copy to promote your business
Do you know the Three R Approach to Writing? Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose. Join us for a strategic planning session on creating great marketing content and practical tips for getting it done!
Led by Gina Brown, Brainstorm Communications
May 28, 2019:
Attraction and retention of top talent for startups
Are you ready to hire your first employee? Did you know it is very costly to lose an employee? Susan will take us through the process to increase the quality of your candidate pool and how to keep your new hires!
Led by Susan Power, Power HR
June 25, 2019:
Elevate Your Exposure: How to use video marketing in your social media strategy
Video marketing is a powerful tool that can help a business increase its visibility, grow a loyal audience, and attract more customers to their business. But it’s constantly evolving. The purpose of this POWER Lunch is to teach entrepreneurs what they need to know before adding video to their marketing strategy.
Led by Denise Alison, Stratigro
July 30, 2019:
Finding your business power score
Join Heather to drill down on your business with a tool for scoring your business strengths and weaknesses. The BMIQ (Business Model IQ) puts a lens on your business to find hot spots that need your attention, as well as strengths to protect. These insights help you find your business strategy and target resources to what’s working and what’s not.
Led by Heather Marriott, Revenue Management Ltd.
August 27, 2019:
Amplify: change your relationship with your money
There is a clear and predictable relationship between people and their money. Increase your knowledge about eh Canadian financial landscape and the core values that make up our beliefs around money. Walk away with a 90 day action plan!
Led by April Stroink, Blackstar Group
September 24, 2019:
Grow Yourself, Grow Your Business
The one thing that consistently contributes to the success of a business and its growth is leadership. A leader needs to know who they are, how they show up and how they optimize themselves in the application of their leadership style. Learn about 8 essential leadership tactics and develop your action plan.
Led by Lisa Haydon, Pivotal Coaching Inc.
October 29, 2019:
Creating effective training for your employees
This workshop will highlight the best practices in applying lean methodology in creating training and implementation plans to develop a productive environment and make the right investments in your employees
Led by Jo-anne Stone, The Stone Group
November 26, 2019:
Engage! A tactical approach to quality customer service
Organizations and people who believe in service excellence make things rights, and want to see their customers come back again. Learn strategies for Quality Customer Service leading to Real Competitive Edge.
Led by Susan Gorveatte, Gorveatte Consulting, Inc
December 10, 2019:
How to pivot with purpose
Discuss how to build company agility – a key success factor for scaling and growth.
Led by Lori Anne Jones, Shift Strategies Change Consulting
For more information, please contact Nora Perry at:
902-457-6320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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