As part of the Startup Women 2023 program, Startup Canada will facilitate industry-specific advisory circles once a month between February and November. Hosted by Isabel Nolan, Program Lead for Startup Women, these sessions will feature expert talks from late-stage founders, a panel discussion with support organizations within the industry and networking breakout rooms with attendees and speakers. This close-door, virtual meetup will give women all across Canada a sense of community and support.
Our mission with Industry Advisory Circles is to give women-identifying entrepreneurs the chance to connect with and learn from industry experts and later stage Indigenous founders, share resources in real time, and learn about ecosystem support.
This session will be hosted on Zoom meetings. We encourage all attendees to have their camera on and engage throughout the session and we will provide space for attendees to ask their questions.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
9 - 11 AM PT | 12 - 2 PM ET
Kimberly Gorgichuk: Indigenous Women and Youth Program Officer, NACCA
Ashley Richard: Associate Director, Indigenous, WEKH
Dawn Iehstoseranón:nha Setford: Owner, Pass The Feather | President & Founder, Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada
12:00 PM ET | Opening Remarks & Introductions (speakers & attendees)
12:15 PM ET | Entrepreneur Expert Talk #1
12:30 PM ET | Entrepreneur Expert Talk #2
12:45 PM ET | Panel Discussion & Q&A from Attendees
01:35 PM ET | Networking breakout Rooms with attendees & speakers
01:55 PM ET | Closing Remarks
WHO IS THIS INDUSTRY ADVISORY CIRCLE FOR?
Early stage, women-identifying Indigenous entrepreneurs.
In order for us to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for attendees, the session recording will not be shared.
The Industry Advisory Circle is limited to 35 attendees. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
The Startup Women program is powered by Startup Canada, co-presented by The Scotiabank Women Initiative and UPS, and in partnership with EDC and Mastercard and and our community of ecosystem partners including BDC, Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), North Forge, Invest Ottawa, Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, The Shepreneur Project, Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation, Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC).