The Centre for Women in Business will host some of Canada’s most accomplished women business leaders at Professional Development Day: Business Masterclass Nov. 13.
About 100 local business owners are expected to participate in PD Day at MSVU’s Rosaria Student Centre to gain insight and advice from a panel of experts that includes SparkPlay’s Kelsey Ramsden, who was named Canada’s top female entrepreneur by Profit Magazine. Ramsden will
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Each panelist will answer questions as a group, and individually when they sit down with participants for a series of round table discussions on a topic of their choice related to their business experience and expertise. Topics will range from leadership to ‘leaning in,’ and participants are encouraged to come with questions that will help them create new strategies for growth, and solve common challenges within their own businesses.
“We’re going to be talking about bolt-to-the-soul empires,” says Ramsden, a multi award-winning entrepreneur and former Branson Centre mentor who operates a children’s subscription service called SparkPlay, and two Kelowna-based residential and civil construction companies.
“This day is going to be a transformational experience.”
Tanya Priske, Executive Director of the Centre for Women in Business, says the interactive design of PD Day sets it apart from the standard business conference format; it is also what compelled BMO to get involved as the event sponsor, says Carolyn Booth, Senior Vice President of BMO’s Atlantic Provinces Division.
“BMO Atlantic welcomes opportunities to support the Centre for Women in Business, and its decades-long commitment to training and events that help women pursue entrepreneurship with boldness and efficiency,” says Booth. “Professional Development Day was created to do just that: participants will not only get a chance to hear from Canadian women who are at the top of their professions, but to engage them in brainstorming and problem-solving as it relates to their own business challenges.”
The full-day event will be emceed by Liz Radzick of Toronto-based Manifest Consulting; she will also facilitate a Polish Your Pitch workshop and competition. It will conclude with a reception, The Mills Mixer, sponsored by Mills.
Continental breakfast, lunch and admission to the reception are included in the ticket price.
All details, including panelist topics, biographies and the event agenda can be found at: http://www.centreforwomeninbusiness.ca/en/home/startgrowyourbusiness/signatureevents/pddaypanelistbios.aspx
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Centre for Women in Business
The Centre for Women in Business is dedicated to advancing women-owned businesses locally, nationally, and internationally through business training, mentorship and networking. Founded in 1992, in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Mount Saint Vincent University, the Centre has assisted almost 12,000 women in becoming business owners and corporate leaders. The Centre currently has over 300 members and several hundred clients at every stage of the entrepreneurial journey.