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Dream, Girl! Creating Space for Female Entrepreneurs
Wed, 22 March 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:45 PM EDT
Roundtable event: Building community in the female economy
We've read the stats: Canada’s average VC firm has 12.5% female investment professionals and 90% of VCs with all-male investment teams exclusively fund ventures with all-male founding teams.
We know that barriers for women in entrepreneurship, and across industries, are deeply rooted. Now, more than ever, we need to build spaces for women to leverage their shared experiences into action.
Join us in a celebration of female entrepreneurs at MaRS Discovery District. Following on from International Women’s Day on March 8, this event will continue the momentum by bringing male and female voices together in open conversations.
Using clips from the Obama White House and Oprah Winfrey endorsed film, Dream, Girl for inspiration, we are opening up a space for dialogue around the shared experiences of women in the workforce, as well as strategies for managing entrenched attitudes.
Dream, Girl was created entirely by women, including Indo-Canadian film producer, writer and investor Komal Minhas – who founded KoMedia – to showcase the stories of women who are living out their dreams and inspire others to strive for greatness.
Roundtables will be hosted by women leaders in the startup space, creating an intimate environment where you can gain insight, find inspiration, and bring your expertise.
Network with women and men who are committed to challenging the status quo and go back to your organizations with strategies to uplift and support each other.
5:30–6:00 p.m.: Registration
6:00–6:15 p.m.: Welcome and opening remarks
6:15–7:15 p.m.: Dream, Girl film clips and facilitated discussion
7:15–7:45 p.m.: Open networking