Award-Winning SHEDay Returning to RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg in 2016
November 9, 2015: The award-winning SHEday concept—a compelling experience of sharing, hearing and empowering for entrepreneurial, pre-executive and executive women—will return to the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg on January 15, 2016. Co-presented by Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. and the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, with title sponsor RBC Royal Bank, this year’s leadership event will see 10 powerful speakers share their thoughts on the importance of teamwork, financial wellness and personal presence.
“The success of the inaugural SHEday, which sold out and was subsequently honoured with an industry award from the International Economic Development Council, revealed a clear gap in the marketplace for an affordable event targeting our city’s professional women,” said Marina R. James, president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. and a host of SHEday 2016. “I’m pleased a whole new slate of speakers are anxious to share their knowledge and experience, and I’m convinced SHEday 2016 attendees will be rewarded with multiple takeaways that will help them strike an optimal balance between their work and personal lives.”
SHEday 2016 speakers:
- Keynote: Kim Ulmer, RBC Regional President (Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Northwest Ontario)
- Keynote: Evelyn Jacks, Founder & President, Knowledge Bureau
- Colleen Munro, President, Hugh Munro Construction Ltd.
- Dr. Moira Somers, psychologist, Money, Mind & Meaning
- Theo Heineman, President, 1Life Workplace Safety & Health
- Christine Paquette, President, Bridge Dynamics
- Fireside chat panel participants:
- Heather Tulk, Chief Customer Officer, MTS
- MaryAnn Kempe, Chief Human Resources Officer, Birchwood Automotive Group
- Cathryne Johannesson, Assistant Branch Manager, RBC Dominion Securities
- Grace Palombo, Executive Vice-President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Great-West Lifeco
“Women continue to face significant challenges as they navigate their professional lives,” said Sandra Altner, CEO of the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba and a host of SHEday 2016. “The second annual SHEday event will build on the momentum of the previous success by continuing the dialogue about the opportunities and challenges for women both as entrepreneurs and employees. Our goal is to help transform the current landscape in a way that will eliminate gender disparity in the years ahead.”
SHEday 2016 hosts:
- Marina James, President & CEO, Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.; SHEday cofounder
- Brenda LaRose, Executive Search Partner, Leaders & Co.; SHEday cofounder
- Mary Jane Loustel, National Aboriginal Program Executive, IBM; SHEday cofounder
- Sandra Altner, CEO, Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
SHEday 2016 tickets are just $49 per person and include an event pass, lunch, snacks, beverages and access to a headshot lounge. Participants will get the chance to network with 600 like-minded female leaders.
For further information about SHEday 2016 and to purchase tickets, please visit www.wecm.ca/sheday.
About Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.
Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) is the lead economic development agency for Winnipeg. EDW facilitates investment promotion and attraction, capacity building, tourism development, marketing and communications, and the management of market information. By applying competitive intelligence and by fostering relationships with industry leaders, government officials and community stakeholders, potential opportunities and innovation drivers are evaluated to develop key industries and define future economic growth. EDW supports targeted sector, community and social development, and promotes Winnipeg’s diverse economy and high quality of life.
EDW leads global investment attraction, and local business retention and expansion, with its YES! Winnipeg initiative. YES! Winnipeg’s business development team assists in the creation and retention of jobs, identifies opportunities that attract new investment, focuses on expansion and helps local entrepreneurs launch new commercial ventures.
Tourism Winnipeg is the city’s official destination marketing organization tasked with increasing visitation and delivering the best possible visitor experience. A division of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc., Tourism Winnipeg’s mission is to facilitate a healthy, prosperous, responsible and fully integrated tourism industry that enhances Winnipeg’s economic growth through the acquisition of meetings, conventions, sports and events, group travel and leisure tourism.
About Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (WECM) is a non-profit organization established by Western Economic Diversification Canada to increase the development and growth of women-owned/controlled enterprises, build business confidence and encourage economic equality between men and women. The centre focuses its efforts on providing several key services to women entrepreneurs throughout Manitoba, including business advising, lending, information and referrals, training and business development skills, networking and mentoring. Over the past 20 years in Manitoba, WECM has loaned more than $25 million and leveraged an additional $25 million in support of women-owned business, which created/maintained 1,600 jobs. The overall economic impact resulting from these efforts has been more than $600 million.
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