Women in High Places: The Road to Entrepreneurship

I am very honoured to be invited once more by the TiE Institute for a very special session to be presented by all women  speakers.  I will share the panel with very passionate , accomplished and engaging speakers.  My session titled “Escaping Cubicle Nation: The Road to Entrepreneurship

Date and Time: Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00pm (dinner provided)

Venue:   3400 One First Canadian Place Toronto, ON M5X 1A4

There is no charge to attend this event but pre-registration is mandatory.  Click HERE to register yourself.


6:00-6:05 PM Arrival and networking

6:05-6:10 PM Welcome

6:10-6.40 PM presentation Katherine Roos (including Q&A)

6:40-7.10 PM Presentation by Odette Laurie (including Q&A)

7:10-7:40 PM Dinner break and networking

7:40-8:10 PM Presentation by Shelley Mayer (including Q&A)

8:10-8:40 PM Presentation by Syerah Virani (including Q&A)

8:40-9:00 PM Panel Q & A

9:00 PM Close and Networking (Closing remarks and announcements)

Session Overview:  The workshop will cover the following.

Are women & men entrepreneurs different?    Katherine Roos

Women own fewer businesses in Canada, smaller businesses and more service-oriented businesses than men but when they set the same goals, their achievements are no different. In this segment Katherine will dispel myths and share the realities faced by both women and men entrepreneurs. Participants will gain a better understanding of the differences and similarities, and how to leverage them when building a successful business.

High Heels in High Places: Understanding your Why, your What and your Who when starting your own business:  Odette Laurie

Explore the Why of business ownership. A person’s Why is their driving force behind their ambition and without a crystal clear answer, knowing Who an Ideal client is, Where they are and How to market to them and Make Money, will be impossible to answer. I bring to the table the mindset and the skill set, blend them together to create a successful business.

 Taking the Leap: Perspectives from an Entrepreneur: Shelley Mayer

After nearly 15 years of working for others and climbing the corporate ladder within a major automotive manufacturer, Shelley took the leap into entrepreneurship in 2009 to start a marketing services firm. Now, more than two years into this new chapter, Shelley will share her perspectives on this career decision and what it takes to be successful as an entrepreneur.

Escaping Cubicle Nation: The Road to Entrepreneurship:  Syerah Virani

Syerah will speak about challenges on the road to entrepreneurship generally and for women, specifically. She will demystify many realities of entrepreneurship with her typical engaging style.

In case the places are filled up, you can also register for the Live Web Cast by Clicking Here

I look forward to have you on Jan 26th for this great session.

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