Virtual Networking Party

DATE: November 9, 2020

TIME: 5:00 - 6:30 pm ET | 2:00 - 3:30 pm PT

“One is too small of a number to achieve greatness.” ~ John C. Maxwell

Let’s socially connect while physically distancing on November 9th, 2020. Unwind, pour yourself a beverage, and get ready to meet some friendly faces during this virtual “Happy Hour”. We encourage open discussions so we can learn from each other and hopefully we can make some new connections too. Remember - It's not only what you know, but who you know that counts!

What to expect? We’ll have themed and open networking rooms available to help you meet new friends, get support and advice you need. Select the topic you want to discuss, bring your questions and enjoy the ride.

This virtual event is open to all attendees of WBE Canada’s 11th Annual Conference.

The WBE Canada Annual Conference is about building networks of connections that will be there to support you throughout your business and career. Attendees will be from all industries, levels (entry level right up to CEO) and across all departments (marketing, procurement, HR, sales, etc.) and with a variety of interests. Room capacity is limited to allow great conversations so register early to claim your preferred spot.

Lead sponsor: BMO

We designed our Conference to meet our stakeholders' needs...

ROOMTOPICHOST
Room 1

ASK WBE CANADA

Information about WBE certification, certification benefits, upcoming events and more.

WBE Canada
Michelle Bianchi & Jennifer Popowycz

Room 2

BUILDING A POWERFUL NETWORK

Find out what women are saying and doing to create powerful circles of women leaders, focused on winning and taking their business to the next level, while still growing as a person and maintaining a healthy and balanced life.

BDC
MaryAnn Wenzler-Wiebe, BDC & Michele Bailey, Blazing Agency

Room 3

THRIVING UNDER STRESS

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion about building resiliency and navigating challenging times. Bring your favourite beverage and prepare to be inspired, as you learn from and connect with like-minded professionals.

CLEAR CONCEPT
Ann Gomez

Room 4

ADVANCING THROUGH ADVERSITY

Nope, you’re not losing your mind and you’re not too sensitive…..it’s just that our coping skills are worn down to the nub. Join this conversation about leadership during crisis, examine risk-taking strategies during a pandemic and let’s talk honestly about diversity, equity and inclusion.

GM
Dr. Shawne & Reggie Humphrey

Room 5

GROW YOUR MARKETS

Ready. Set. Export! Join Export Development Canada (EDC) and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) for an informal discussion on government support available to help you take your business to the world..

Global Affairs Canada & EDC
Jordan Turley, GAC & Jennifer Cooke, EDC

Room 6

FUNDAMENTALS AND UPDATES ON DOING BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Learn how to better understand and navigate the federal procurement process as a small business. Plus get a quick overview of PSPC’s new procurement tool, SAP Ariba and other tools a Government of Canada buyer uses for purchasing professional services.

OSME, Government of Canada
Delores Sui & Aaron Ydenberg

Room 7

FINANCIAL PLANNING STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

Discussion on financial planning opportunities and strategies available for business Owners in order to achieve their life goals.

RBC
Sudha Sankar & Katia Sokolova

Room 8

THE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL VALUE OF INNOVATION ENERGY

Join great conversation about the value of innovation energy and how to cultivate it personally in ourselves and in others. Also – open discussion on the impact of COVID-19 and how to fuel your team’s productive energy in a remote work environment.

THE IDEA SUITE
Shelli Baltman & Fiona Stevenson

Room 9

DISCOVER WHAT MAKES YOU TICK AT WORK - COME PLAY OUR CARD GAME AND WIN PRIZES!!

Switch it up and join us for cards, cocktails and conversation! The cards will help you uncover your core motivational drivers at work – all while you enjoy your favourite cocktail, over great conversation.

SPARK ENGAGEMENT INDEX
Jacqueline Throop-Robinson & Paula Minnikin

Room 10

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: IT'S OUR TIME

Women in global leadership roles are being lauded for their handling of the Covid crisis. Join this session to explore how women are well equipped to lead through crisis and some key behaviours that often derail our impact.

THE ROUNDTABLE
Glain Roberts-McCabe

Room 11

WORKING THROUGH DOUBT TO SUCCEED

This session builts out on the insights gained from How Women Entrepreneurs Lead and Grow with Attitude, Capabilities and Competencies Knowldge Pod and the Pivotal Leadership Diagnostic, We learned that only 50% of WBE Business Owners are confident in their ability succeed. Mindset for Success and self-confidence need to be our community's focus. Join a conversation about the formula for success and five ways that you can influence your success.

PIVOTAL COACHING
Lisa Haydon

Room 12

THE FUTURE OF SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

Join us if you are interested in learning about the perks of Corporate or Government Membership with WBE Canada. Silvia will be joined by Jamie Crump (The Richwell Group), lead consultant for Supplier Diversity Accelerator, Justin Talbot-Stern (B2Gnow), provider of WBE Database and Paul Larson (University of Manitoba), lead researcher for National Survey on Supplier Diversity.

WBE CANADA
Silvia Pencak, Jamie Crump, Justin Talbot-Stern, Paul Larson

Room 13

HAPPY HOUR

Join us for a virtual Happy Hour! Pour your favourite glass of wine or cocktail, sign in to the Happy Hour room and join us for a casual conversation about your day and what you are drinking. The conversation will be led by Marte of SommEvents.

SOMMEVENTS
Marte Belisle

Room 14

HAPPY HOUR

Casual conversations with a glass of your favourite beverage.

TD BANK GROUP
Ashley Fruck Siomos

Room 15

HAPPY HOUR

Casual conversations with a glass of your favourite beverage.

TOYOTA
Adrina Walker

Room 16

FIND SUPPORT FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE GOVERNMENT LANDSCAPE

Chat with an Innovation Canada Expert and find out about government support for business - and how to access them

INNOVATION CANADA
Kusala Jayasuriya

Register for 2020 WBE Canada Conference to meet your favourite people!