Women entrepreneurs ‘making it happen’ in Halton

Annually on March 8, International Women’s Day is recognized and celebrated around the world.  The day calls for greater equality for women and celebrates the great achievements and perseverance of inspiring women everywhere.

On Wednesday, March 11, Halton Region’s Small Business Centre, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, will host their annual business event for women entrepreneurs.  Adopting the official theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, this year’s networking event is called Make It Happen, encouraging the advancement and recognition of women.

Attendees will get the opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs and listen to two inspiring keynote speakers:

  • Carol Schulte is a professional speaker, trainer, coach and creator of the Spark your G.E.N.I.U.S.™ Group Coaching Program.   She has lead workshops across the globe teaching women to take action and inspire positive change.
  • Kate Jones of Kate Jones & Associates is an award-winning facilitator, entrepreneur and author.  She has led thousands of people through her workshops over the past 12 years and offers a practical learning experience with tools you can use professionally and personally.

The Make It Happen event will also include two “local spotlight” success stories: Heather Roberts and Breanne Gibson, Owners of The Granddaughters Inc. and Souad Shamson, Owner of Plan Ahead Events.  All of these young women received guidance and support through the Halton Region Small Business Centre.

Entrepreneurship plays such an integral role in innovation, job creation and economic growth in Halton Region. With small businesses contributing an increasing amount to Halton’s strong economy, Regional Council is committed to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs as they work to establish themselves and expand.

To register or learn more about the Make It Happen event, dial 311 or visit halton.ca/businesswomen.  For more information about programs and services offered through the Halton Region Small Business Centre, visit www.haltonsmallbusiness.ca.

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