The official International Womxn’s Week launch event hosted by Invest Ottawa & Bayview Yards, in partnership with L-SPARK and MDK Business Law.
Fierce. Fearless. Focused.
The pandemic has had a detrimental impact on women. Womxn entrepreneurs and business leaders, particularly those from marginalized communities, face significant challenges. We are uniting to reclaim lost ground and drive the future. Join us on March 1, 2021 as we launch International Womxn’s Week with the F-Factor – Fueling Womxn Founders.
Get ready for frank discussions on the ‘F’ words that impact women entrepreneurs and business leaders fighting through the pandemic, demonstrating fierce resilience and scaling firms in a time of COVID-19. From fundraising to fearlessness, to pivoting fast, finding fellowship and fighting burnout, our leaders are ready to share honest insight, experiences and lessons learned. This authentic insight includes stories of epic fails and rebounds, re-defining the future, and charting a winding path to success in unprecedented times.
There’s no playbook for launching and growing a company during a global pandemic. Our roster of all-star local, national and global entrepreneurs might just be writing the first chapter. And it is available to you exclusively at the F-Factor.
If you are aspiring, pivoting or scaling, there is only one place to be on March 1 – with leading women founders and executives on our virtual IWW stage.
Opening presentation on the progress and outcomes achieved to-date against the Womxn-Owned Business Strategy by Suan Richards, Co-Chair, and Michael Tremblay, President and CEO, Invest Ottawa & Bayview Yards
Panel discussion with women technology founders and business executives from Ottawa. Panellists include:
- Andrea Winter – Vice President of People, Martello
- Ashleigh Kennedy – Founder and CEO, Neurovine
- Julia Slanina – Founder and CEO, Treehouse Medical
- Thusha Agampodi – Head of Engineering, Tread
Keynote speaker: to be announced.
Special activity for kids:
Your family can participate in IWW 2021 too! From 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, kids are invited to join in and have a WILD virtual experience with Little Ray’s! They can meet snakes, lizards, crocodilians and more.
Register the household here: