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Canadian Women Entrepreneurs and Innovation

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A webinar featuring Janice McDonald

 

Women entrepreneurs are innovating everywhere, every day across Canada. Current policies and discourse that equate innovation solely with advances in technology exclude much of women entrepreneurs’ innovations. The result is a lack of recognition of the significant contribution that women entrepreneurs make to Canada’s innovation, and a lack of access to funding to increase their innovation capacity and implementation.

This needs to change as women-led businesses today represent 50% of all new businesses.

Janice McDonald is the co-author of Everywhere, Everyday Innovating, an important national study released in 2018 on women entrepreneurs and innovation. The study is a follow up to the groundbreaking national study on women entrepreneurs and risk released in 2016.

This webinar, presented by Janice, will explore the report, and more importantly, the role of women in Canada's innovation scene.

Join this webinar to hear key findings and recommendations for women entrepreneurs, for government, and for financial institutions and learn about the value and importance of an inclusive innovation strategy.

About Janice

Janice McDonald is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, director, and speaker. She is the Founder of The Beacon Agency and Co-Founder of This Space Works . WIT-LA awarded her Global Trade Ambassador for Canada in 2017 and she was selected as on the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Canada in 2018. She is Startup Canada's Ambassador for Women Entrepreneurs and host of the #THRIVE podcast. She has co-authored two national studies on women entrepreneurs in Canada - on risk - released in 2016 and on innovation - released in 2018. She was awarded Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women four years in a row and inducted into the WXN Hall of Fame in 2016.

September 25th, 2018 12:00 PM   through   1:00 PM
Fee (WCT Members, sign in to register for free) $ 45.20 (includes taxes of $ 5.20)

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