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      CEI Presents: Scaling Women Entrepreneurship in Canada in Ottawa

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      August 18, 2016

      Thursday   1:00 PM

      56 Sparks Street , Suite 300
      Ottawa, Ontario

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      CEI Presents: Scaling Women Entrepreneurship in Canada

      CEI Presents: Scaling Women Entrepreneurship in Canada Canada can increase economic growth by unlocking the full potential of women entrepreneurs.  Join Sandra Altner, Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) and Paula Sheppard, CEO of the Newfoundland & Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs for insights and case studies on the state of the women entrepreneurship ecosystem in Canada, action strategies to support women’s enterprise, and how programs and policies can be honed to best support women-led companies as they start and scale. About Sandra Altner Sandra Altner was named CEO of the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba in July 2007. Since that time she has been instrumental in evolving the Centre’s mandate and building internal competencies to assist women entrepreneurs, not only at the point of start-up, but in the growth and expansion stages.   In addition to her work in Manitoba, Sandra is the Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), past-President of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE), and a past-participant in the Canadian Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth. About Paula Sheppard  Paula accepted the role of Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) CEO in March 2011, and has worked with the organization since 2004. She is the Vice Chair and a founding member of the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada, and a Board Member for Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC). Paula was also the Co-Chair of Atlantic Canada Women in Exporting working group from 2011-2013. A diligent supporter and a fierce advocate for women in business, Paula works closely with colleagues and all levels of government to support women entrepreneurs. About the Canadian Entrepreneurship Institute The Canadian Entrepreneurship Institute (CEI) connects policy makers and program managers at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels with professional development training that builds entrepreneurial expertise and competencies within the public service. Through inter-departmental learning sessions, expert lectures, accelerated mentorship programs and Ministerial roundtables, CEI is strengthening the public sector’s connectivity, capacity and competencies to create the best environment possible for entrepreneurial growth in Canada. For more information, visit  About Startup Canada Startup Canada is the leading national social enterprise supporting and giving a voice to entrepreneurs through online programs, national awards, flagship events, and partnerships with private sector and government to foster a community for startup and small business success across the country. For more information, visit 

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