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A Global Snapshot: The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs

Oct 21 (Thu), 12:00 AM - 1:45 AM Coordinated Universal Time (+1 more)
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Description:
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.

Event Date: 
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.

Topic:
A Global Snapshot: The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs

Report:

Moderator: Jennifer Sloan, Vice President, Public Policy at Mastercard Canada

Timing: 1:40 per session

Format:
Fireside Chat with Isabelle Hudon followed by a panel discussion featuring Diplomatic Representatives from Israel, the United States, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Poland.

Speakers:

  • 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

Agenda:

  • Opening Remarks

  • Fireside Chat with Isabelle Hudon (President & CEO of BDC)

  • Moderated discussion with Diplomatic Representatives from Israel, The United States, Switzerland, New Zealand and Poland

  • Final words 

Please supply any questions for the panelists in your registration (by Oct 8th).