This article is sponsored by Invest Ottawa.
Celebrate International Womxn's Week alongside Invest Ottawa and other local leaders. With two weeks worth of speakers and programming, there is a seminar for everyone:
March 1, 2021
The "F" Factor: Fueling Womxn Founders @ 2:00pm
International Womxn's Week official launch event. The startups trained by Founder Gym have collectively raised over $80 million in capital in less than 3 years. Hear from Co-founder and CEO, Mandela SH Dixon, during her keynote speech. Then be inspired by a panel discussion featuring local leaders: Andrea Winter, Vice President of People, Martello, Ashleigh Kennedy, Founder and CEO, Neurovine, Julia Slanina, Founder and CEO, Treehouse Medical, and Thusha Agampodi, Head of Engineering, Tread. With a line-up of speakers like this, IWW's kick-off event can't be missed!
March 2, 2021
Womxn Angel Investor Breakfast @ 7:30am
The Capital Angel Network and Invest Ottawa in partnership with Syntax Strategic are hosting this event for current and aspiring womxn angel investors, supporters and promoters. Join us for an inspirational keynote talk and open Q&A with Arlene Dickinson, General Partner at District Ventures Capital, followed by a panel discussion with Angel Investors and Womxn Founders.
Immigrant Womxn Entrepreneur Workshop @ 12:00pm
Build a strong foundation for a successful business with this three-module workshop designed for newcomers who identify as womxn at the early stages of their entrepreneurial journey. With award-winning immigrant entrepreneur Karla Briones and presented by Immigrants Developing Entrepreneurs Academy.
March 3, 2021
Womxn Leading Globally in Cybersecurity @ 1:00pm
Join uOttawa & Invest Ottawa for inspiration and actionable insight from cybersecurity leaders breaking barriers and billion-dollar markets. This event includes panel discussions on the State of the Union of Cybersecurity and Strategies to Attract, Develop and Retain More Womxn to Cybersecurity, followed by an interactive training session.
March 8, 2021
Make History - Elevate Women: An International Women's Day Event @ 10:00am
Celebrate the historic achievements of women leaders while empowering more women to break barriers and achieve even greater impact going forward. This Elevate International event includes a Women Leaders Driving Global Economic Revolution and Recovery hosted by Invest Ottawa in partnership with Women in Automotive Technology (Silicon Valley) and OceansAdvance (St. John’s, NF).
Bounce Back Bootcamp for Main Street Business @ 12:30pm
Build confidence and resiliency and get innovative with this powerful 4-hour online workshop designed by skilled trainers – including Clare Beckton, CEO & Founder of Own Your Own Success and Janice McDonald, CEO & Founder of The Beacon Agency.
March 9, 2021
Women Scientists Shaping the Future of AI @ 11:00am
Get inspired and learn from women scientists who do ground-breaking work in the AI field, brought to you by Invest Ottawa and Wai Canada.
March 11, 2021
Indigenous Womxn Business Owners Workshop @ 9:00am
Join entrepreneur Sunshine Tenasco, Her Braids & Pow Wow Pitch Founder and fellow Indigenous women-identifying business owners for this training session. This exciting International Women's Day-inspired workshop will include sharing circles, presentations, breakout sessions and interactive lessons.
Taking Care of Our Mental Health @ 11:00am
The pandemic has put pressures on our mental health, and more people, including women, are reporting increased stress, depression, and anxiety. Join Public Speaker, Journalist and Syndicated Columnist Manjula Selvarajah and Dr. Joanne Bezzubetz, President and CEO of The Royal for a discussion on the importance of building resilience, followed by breakout sessions and open dialogue.
March 3-9, 2021
Her-Spective Speaker Series presented by Invest Ottawa and Syntax Strategic
Join Invest Ottawa and Syntax Strategic for a virtual fireside chat series with some of Canada's Leading womxn in media. On March 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9 to hear inspiring truth-tellers, authors, hosts, and journalists, including: Tanya Talaga, Adrienne Arsenault, Farah Nasser, Susan Delacourt and Julie Van Dusen.