Learn about the latest findings and trends from the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs Report. Representatives from the top 5 countries featured in the report will be highlighted, including Israel, the United States, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Poland. Additionally, this interactive International Perspectives session will begin with a special fireside chat with Isabelle Hudon, former Ambassador of Canada to France and Monaco, now President and CEO of BDC – Canada’s bank for entrepreneurs. A champion of diversity and gender equality, Isabelle is BDC’s first woman CEO and also the co-founder of The A Effect, a program to empower ambitious women.
This event is a part of Startup Gov (formerly Startup Canada Day on the Hill), one of Startup Canada’s flagship programs that gives every entrepreneur a voice to government to create the conditions necessary for entrepreneurial success in Canada and abroad. It connects a pan-Canadian cohort of entrepreneurs to government representatives, with the support of our network of private sector partners.
This event will be aired twice, once during the evening on October 20 at 8:00pm EDT (GMT-4) for audiences in the Asia Pacific region, and again during the morning of October 21 at 9:00am EDT (GMT-4) for audiences in the American or European region.
A Global Snapshot: The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs
Moderator: Jennifer Sloan, Vice President, Public Policy at Mastercard Canada
Timing: 1:40 per session
Fireside Chat with Isabelle Hudon followed by a panel discussion featuring Diplomatic Representatives from Israel, the United States, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Poland.
Ohad Nakash Kaynar Charge d'affaires Embassy of Israel, Canada
Karen Choe-Fichte, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the United States of America, Canada
Ambassador Salome Meyer, Ambassador to Switzerland in Canada
High Commissioner, Martin Harvey, New Zealand's High Commissioner to Canada
Ambassador Andrzej Kurnicki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Canada
Fireside Chat with Isabelle Hudon (President & CEO of BDC)
Moderated discussion with Diplomatic Representatives from Israel, The United States, Switzerland, New Zealand and Poland
Please supply any questions for the panelists in your registration (by Oct 8th).