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October 2019

Building Your Business Through a Downturn: Trade Secrets From One of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies
Lara Murphy & Karen Ryan, Co-Founders, Ryan Murphy Construction Inc.

Lara and Karen first met on a job in Banff, the only female employees on a construction site. Discovering they shared similar values and vision, it was clear that they had an opportunity to not only start a firm but actually change the way business was being done.

Ryan Murphy Construction launched in 2008 - and two weeks later the financial markets crashed. Facing the challenge 'hands-on', the entrepreneurial duo persevered and has now built the company into one of Western Canada’s most successful general contracting firms heading towards $20 million dollars in gross revenue in 2021.

Join us and presenting sponsor BDC for a candid and lively fireside chat to find out how they did it. Add to Cart

Women of Influence Global Leaders Dinner Series: Calgary


The Global Leaders Dinner is an exceptional event, bringing together an outstanding group of notable women who are leveraging their influence to grow their impact and create change.

By invitation only, the Calgary dinner will host 50 notable leaders, senior executives and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated their investment to women’s advancement and play a critical role in advancing our competitiveness in the global economy. If you have not received an invitation and would like to request a seat at the table, or nominate a guest to join you, please email Alicia Skalin at [email protected]
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Following Your Passion: How to Turn a Personal Dream Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business
Allison Grafton, President and Founder, Rockwood Custom Homes
Jennifer Hamilton, CEO, Oxygen Yoga and Fitness
Jill White, President, Waterplay Solutions Corp
Moderator: Nikki Csek, CEO, Csek Creative
One of the key ingredients of success for any entrepreneur is to be truly passionate about what you do. But what does it really take to leave a secure corporate career and turn your hobby or interest into a profitable business? On October 21st we are tapping into the trade secrets and compelling journeys of three award-winning entrepreneurs who did exactly that. Add to Cart

Women and the MBA
Presented by Smith School of Business
On October 24th , Executive MBA Program Director, Gloria Saccon, will lead an inspiring panel discussion with successful MBA alumni. Each will share her unique MBA journey — from barriers faced before taking the leap to the career progression experienced since graduation. Following the panel, we hope you enjoy the opportunity to network with other women who are considering an MBA. Smith program alumni and advisors from our program team will also be available to answer any questions you have about our program options.

Deconstructing Stigma: Navigating Mental Health, Ageism and Fertility in the Workplace
Dr. Vivien Brown, Vice President - Medical Affairs, Medisys
Dr. Marjorie Dixon, CEO and Medical Director, Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health
Christine Laperriere, Executive Director, Women of Influence Advancement Centre/President, Leader in Motion

Whether you're an entrepreneur or working in a corporate environment, the experiences that we face as women are often completely misunderstood, and lead to stigmatization — or worse yet, penalization.

On October 29, we sit down with three groundbreaking experts who will not only share their personal stories, but also reveal key learnings for any woman navigating mental health, ageism or fertility challenges. Together they will help unpack associated stigmas in the workplace and the resulting impact on career growth, while providing tangible insights for a path forward. Join us, along with presenting sponsor BDC, for a powerful evening of insight and inspiration and discover how to overcome professional roadblocks while prioritizing your health and wellness.
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November 2019

27th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala


The annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala is the premier event of the year. Nominees, applicants, finalists, judges and guests have the opportunity to celebrate Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards in style on November 20th at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

After an elegant cocktail reception spent mingling with celebrity guests, dignitaries and past award winners, guests will move into the grand ballroom for a three course dinner, entertainment and the official Awards Show where the winners of six award categories will be announced live.
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May 2020

Women of Influence Global Leaders Dinner Series: Washington
By Invitation Only

The Global Leaders Dinner is an exceptional event, bringing together an outstanding group of notable women who are leveraging their influence to grow their impact and create change.

By invitation only, the Washington dinner will host 30 notable leaders, senior executives and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated their investment to women’s advancement and play a critical role in advancing our competitiveness in the global economy. If you have not received an invitation and would like to request a seat at the table, or nominate a guest to join you, please email Alicia Skalin at [email protected]
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