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Women Entrepreneur Empowerment Skills Day

October 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Women Entrepreneurship Week 2019 and startGBC Logo

Women Entrepreneurship Week 2019 and startGBC LogoCollaboration Creates Innovation, so come out and learn from other women willing to help empower you to be the best that you can!!

Join us for a day designed to help motivate and empower you in looking at the entrepreneurship skills you need to build to support personal growth and development.

A MASSIVE THANKS to all speakers for giving up their valuable time to support George Brown College students and alumni on their road to success.



9:30 – 9:45 – Registration

9:45 a.m. – #WhyNotMe Women Entrepreneur Panel Discussion

#WhyNotMe George Brown College Women Alumni

GBC Women Alumni Entrepreneur Panelists

Justine AppleJustine Apple Photography

Toronto-based photographer specializing in corporate and social events, family photography, and professional headshots.

Graduated 2019 – Network & Systems Security

Lolita RichardsMade by Moi

Baker and passionate Social Innovator

Completed Baking & Pastry Arts 2015

Laura HarrisSecurepanda

Computer technologies professional

Graduated 2019 – Network & Systems Security

Diana CoatsworthDiana Coatsworth Design

Fashion Designer, Choreographer, Actor and Singer

Graduate 2015 – Fashion Design & Techniques

Aisha AddoDriveHER 

Founder & CEO of DriveHER and Founder of Power to Girls

Graduate 2012 – Business-Accounting

11:00 – Skill Set Speed Mentoring – 20 minutes at each table to learn from an expert in their given field.

ABC to Branding – Jillian ButlerKnowledge Transfer Coordinator, George Brown College Research & Innovation

Legal Considerations – Debora Pinkus – Associate Lawyer, Oziel Law

City of Toronto Support – Karen Keskull – Entrepreneurship Services, City of Toronto

Social Media Strategies – Natasha Kvitka, Digital Marketing Specialist, GiftBasketsOverseas.com 

Building Your Case for Finance  – Sarafina Bonsu-Akoto, Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur

1:00 p.m. – Lunch

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – SPEAK ON YOUR FEET – a hands-on interactive confidence-building workshop facilitated by Eloise Ashworth and Raif Douthwaite.



startGBC Co-working Space
51 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1B6 Canada
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