Connect, Teach, Inspire: Annual networking event for women entrepreneurs

On March 9, 2016, the Halton Region Small Business Centre, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, is hosting an annual networking event for women entrepreneurs to celebrate their achievements in our community.

The theme of this year’s event is Connect, Teach, Inspire, which offers a chance for local women entrepreneurs to connect with their peers, learn from each other, and provide support and inspiration through shared experiences and stories of success. This event also recognizes International Women’s Day, which celebrates the social, political, economic and cultural achievements of women all around the world.

This year’s event features:

  • Keynote guest speakers: Carolyne Rashford, Professional Speaker, Trainer and Coach and Suzanne Longstreet, Business Clarity Coach;
  • Local spotlight speakers from The WOMB and Life Yoga Studio; and
  • A chance to connect with other local professionals over breakfast to share experiences, connections and knowledge.

Those who attend the event will also learn about the free programs and services available to small business owners at the Centre. From free consultations with professional business consultants to educational sessions and free resources and tools, Halton’s Small Business Centre offers everything needed to start, manage or grow a local business.

We are committed to supporting local entrepreneurs through events such as this that help local small business owners succeed. I am proud of Halton’s strong economy as it is an important part of what makes this region a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

To learn more and register for the Women’s Day event, or to find out about any of the programs and services available through the Small Business Centre, please visit

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