The women entrepreneurship ecosystem has changed tremendously since Canada first committed to supporting women entrepreneurs as part of their bold vision for the country’s economic growth and inclusion. In this session we’ll review the evolution of the ecosystem and the system women entrepreneurs work within, celebrate the achievements, discuss challenges and ask the critical question: where do we go from here?

Opening Remarks (Host):

Dr. Wendy Cukier, Founder, Diversity Institute; Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management


Sandra Schillo, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
Douwere (Doure) Grekou, Chief of Dissemination & Census Subject Matter Secretariat, Statistics Canada, Government of Canada

Panel Moderator:

Stephanie Dei, Director Research Partnerships, Ryerson University


Gina Grandy, Professor and Dean for the Hill and Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina
Ana Serrano, President & Vice Chancellor, OCAD University
Joelle Foster, CEO, North Forge Technology Exchange
Ashley Richard, Outreach and Partnership Development Lead Indigenous, WEKH


March 17, 2021