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$15 – $30

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Ross Glen Hall

4825 Mount Royal Gate Southwest

Calgary, AB T3E 7N5


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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 an Indigenous woman entrepreneur in Alberta? If so, don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with other Indigenous women entrepreneurs and the ecosystem that supports you.

The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub invite you to join us in person at Mount Royal University for a special event to celebrate Indigenous women entrepreneurs in Alberta.


  • 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
  • Learn more about the supports and services available for Indigenous women entrepreneurs
  • Be lifted through the cultural expression of our Indigenous artists, including spoken word poetry, dance and drumming
  • Celebrate the future generation: 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.
  • Be featured in our next Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship Gift Guide, created by the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, a downloadable guide that helps people find information about your business, products and how to purchase from you


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


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

Student - Early Bird: $15.00

General - Early Bird: $25.00

Regular pricing in effect after August 31, 2022

Student: $20.00

General: $30.00

Proceeds from the event will 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:



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.