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Women In Finance

On May 10 join Hill Times Events as we explore what it will take to encourage greater participation of women in finance. Opening remarks will be delivered by the Minister of Small Business and Tourism Ms. Bardish Chagger, MP (Waterloo, Ont.).

This session will explore why there has been a decline in women-owned small to medium sized enterprises, the percentage of women serving on corporate boards and and the importance for teaching financial literacy to women and girls.

This is a FREE event. Advance registration is required.


On May 10 join Hill Times Events as we explore what it will take to encourage greater participation of women in finance. Opening remarks will be delivered by the Minister of Small Business and Tourism Ms. Bardish Chagger, MP (Waterloo, Ont.).

This session will explore why there has been a decline in women-owned small to medium sized enterprises, the percentage of women serving on corporate boards and the importance for teaching financial literacy to women and girls.

According to government sources, the percentage of women-owned SMEs declined in Canada between 2007 (16.4%) to 2011 (15.5%). Financial literacy was one of the barriers cited in an Industry Canada report on women (and men) owned SMEs in Canada. Power & Influence magazine recently published a feature on how women continue to be under represented on corporate boards across Canada. This session will explore what, if any policy suggestions can be implemented to reverse this trend.

Following the Hon. Bardish Chagger's remarks a distinguished panel will weigh in with their thoughts on what is and can be done to correct this. Discussants include: Caroline Hubberstey, head external relations with Acxsys Corporation/Interac Association, Caroline Riseboro, president and CEO of Plan International Canada, Victoria Lennox, co-founder and CEO of Startup Canada and Sharon Connolly, vice president financing and consultation, Business Development Bank of Canada. Power and Influence editor Ally Foster will moderate the session.

This is a FREE event. Advance registration is required.

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Speakers

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Minister of Small Business and Tourism Ms. Bardish Chagger, MP (Waterloo, Ont.)

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Caroline Hubberstey
head external relations with Acxsys Corporation/Interac Association

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Caroline Riseboro
president and CEO of Plan International Canada

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Victoria Lennox
co-founder and CEO of Startup Canada


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Sharon Connolly
vice president financing and consultation, Business Development Bank of Canada

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Moderated by
Ally Foster
The Hill Times Online
and Power & Influence
Editor


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