International Women’s Week – CEO Talk: Women in Business

Day two of International Women’s Week, I attended the Ottawa Board of Trade’s CEO Talk: Women in Business featuring guest speaker Janice McDonald and then a panel made up of Françoise Gagnon, Karla Briones, and Velma McColl. The evening started with an opening from Janice McDonald who posed the question to the audience for reflection … Continue reading International Women’s Week – CEO Talk: Women in Business

International Women’s Week – The F-Factor Fueling Female Founders

This week started off with a bang at the F-Factor Fueling Female Founders, an International Woman’s Week Launch Event, a room filled with female entrepreneurs, women in business and those, both men and women, looking for inspiration from the fantastic key note speaker Monique Woodard and the panel of phenomenal women. This fantastic event was … Continue reading International Women’s Week – The F-Factor Fueling Female Founders

Two Events – One Day: StartUP Day on the Hill and Elevate Women National Conference

Today was a big day, moving between two big events – StartUP Day on the Hill (This week is Small Business Week in Canada) and the Elevate Women National Conference (Today is Person’s Day in Canada), needless to say I forwent the fancy footwear for the practical stuff so that I could speed walk across … Continue reading Two Events – One Day: StartUP Day on the Hill and Elevate Women National Conference

Women’s History Month – #MakeanImpact in the #Sheconomy

October is an important month for women, it’s Women’s History Month in Canada. Women’s History Month includes two important commemorative dates for women and girls. October 11 – International Day of the Girl, since 2012, October 11 has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The goal of the day is to highlight … Continue reading Women’s History Month – #MakeanImpact in the #Sheconomy

Nomination for Plutus Awards Best Finance Blog for Women presented by Women’s Money Talk

To all my readers and followers, doing this blog is an absolute joy. I love getting to interview female entrepreneurs and women in finance to share their stories and advice, featuring their businesses and the programs that support them and sharing financial literacy lessons and book reviews. I have entered the 9th Annual Plutus Awards … Continue reading Nomination for Plutus Awards Best Finance Blog for Women presented by Women’s Money Talk

Lesley Lawrence, Senior Vice President, Ontario Region at BDC and National Champion for the Bank’s Women Entrepreneur Initiative

At the end of February of this year, the Federal Budget came out and had a strong focus on gender equality and supporting women entrepreneurs - for details see #GirlsJustWannaHaveFunds. One of the major players in supporting women entrepreneurs is Canada's Business Development Bank (BDC), the only financial institution in Canada devoted entirely to entrepreneurs. … Continue reading Lesley Lawrence, Senior Vice President, Ontario Region at BDC and National Champion for the Bank’s Women Entrepreneur Initiative

#MobilizeWomen 2018 – Ellevate Networks Mobilizing the Power of Women Summit

Yesterday, I attended the live-stream of the Mobilizing the power of women summit and am so excited to be featured on the event site as an event Blogger (kind of a pinch me moment). The energy of the day was infectious and you couldn’t help but leave each session with inspiration and take a ways. … Continue reading #MobilizeWomen 2018 – Ellevate Networks Mobilizing the Power of Women Summit