ADVANCING INDIGENOUS WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN ALBERTA - Exhibitors

ADVANCING INDIGENOUS WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN ALBERTA - Exhibitors

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$400 – $500

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Ross Glen Hall

4825 Mount Royal Gate Southwest

Calgary, AB T3E 7N5

Canada

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A unique event convening Alberta’s Indigenous women entrepreneurs and the ecosystem that supports them. Celebrate. Connect. Learn.

About this event

Are you working to support Indigenous women entrepreneurs? If so, don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet with other Indigenous women entrepreneurs and the ecosystem that supports them.

WHY ATTEND

  • Be inspired by Indigenous women entrepreneurs and the stories behind their businesses. Hear from Bobbie Racette of Virtual Gurus Melrene EagleSpeaker of Native Diva Creations, Heather Black of Creative Spirit Solutions and Buffalo Stone Woman and Coby Royal of SKS
  • Hear from leaders across the ecosystem who will discuss: the role of government, education, industry and civil society in offering targeted support to help Indigenous women entrepreneurs, the importance of ensuring equitable and inclusive services and supports and how to create initiatives and programs that support Indigenous women’s participation in business
  • Be lifted by Indigenous artists spoken word poetry, dance and drumming
  • Celebrate future generations of indigenous women and meet the first recipient of The Gifting Circle Bursary for Indigenous women entrepreneurs, Canada’s only bursary designed to encourage Indigenous women to pursue entrepreneurship
  • Build connections with other Indigenous women entrepreneurs in Alberta as well as business, nonprofit and government leaders in our unique networking hour.

SHOWCASE YOUR ORGANIZATION

Do you want to showcase your organization to an audience of Indigenous women entrepreneurs and ecosystem partners? If so, reach out to us about being an exhibitor in our connection hour. Only 20 exhibitor tables available. (Link: to Shannon Pestun email - shannon@shannonpestun.com)

AGENDA

12:30 pm - Doors Open

1:00 pm - Event begins with welcome and Elder blessing

1:15 pm - Indigenous performance by Sandra Lamouche

1:30 pm - Entrepreneur Panel: Entrepreneurship through the lens of Indigenous women

2:15 - Networking break

2:30 - Indigenous performance by Alanna Bluebird

2:45 - Ecosystem Panel: Advancing Indigenous women’s entrepreneurship: an ecosystem approach

3:30 - Bursary award winner naming

3:30 - Connections hour presented by Cenovus - Join us for drinks and hot hors d'oeuvres as you make new connections in our unique “meet the ecosystem” networking hour

5:00 - Event ends

TICKETS

*Early bird rates are valid until August 31st, 2022.

Exhibitor - Early Bird: $400.00

Regular pricing in effect after August 31, 2022

Exhibitor: $500.00

Proceeds from the event will go to support the Gifting Circle Bursary Fund at Mount Royal University. Learn more here.

Can’t attend but want to show your support? Consider supporting the future generation of Indigenous women entrepreneurs by donating to the Gifting Circle Bursary Fund at Mount Royal University. Donate here.

Thank you to our community partners:

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ABOUT WEKH

The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) is a national network and accessible digital platform for sharing research, resources, and leading strategies. With ten regional hubs and a network of more than 250 organizations, WEKH is designed to address the needs of diverse women entrepreneurs across regions and across sectors. Toronto Metropolitan University’s Diversity Institute and the Ted Rogers School of Management is leading a team of researchers, business support organizations, and key stakeholders to create a more inclusive and supportive environment to grow women’s entrepreneurship in Canada.

Mikwam Makwa Ikwe is working towards building an inclusive innovation ecosystem for Indigenous women entrepreneurs nationally. Mikwam Makwa Ikwe is housed at one of WEKH’s Regional Hubs, the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, which is located on Treaty 1 Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the Homeland of the Métis Nation.