Through a Women’s Lens: Hurdles in Entrepreneurship

Oct 20 (Wed), 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Coordinated Universal Time
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Description:
Startup Gov (formerly Startup Canada Day on the Hill) is one of Startup Canada’s flagship programs. It connects a pan-Canadian cohort of entrepreneurs to government representatives, with the support of our network of private sector partners. Startup Gov gives every entrepreneur a voice to government to create the conditions necessary for entrepreneurial success in Canada.

Theme:
On October 20th, Startup Canada in partnership with the Canadian Women’s Chamber will host a digital event aimed to amplify the voices of women entrepreneurs from across the country. The session will focus on the challenges women entrepreneurs face, how the pandemic has exacerbated these issues, how we can move forward and create a more inclusive and equitable ecosystem for women to thrive. 

Featured Speakers:

  • Jenn Denouden, President and CEO, Avana (Prairies)

  • Vanessa Teran, Managing Director, Cleaning to the T / The T-Services (Ontario)

  • Joella Hogan, Owner, The Yukon Soaps Company (Northern Canada)

  • Jenelle Sobey, CEO and Co-Founder, RIDDL (Atlantic)

  • Mandy Potter, Canadian Entrepreneur Of The Year, Head of Growth, Duoplane (Western Canada)

Moderator:
Nancy Wilson, Founder and CEO, Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce

Format:
Moderated Discussion 

Agenda: Eastern Time (GMT-4)

  • 1:00-1:05 Opening Remarks

  • 1:05-2:10 Moderated discussion

  • 2:10-2:25 Questions from the audience

  • 2:25-2:30 Final words 

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