This year’s conference elevates the stage with Keynote speaker Arlene Dickinson. Considered one of Canada’s most popular and successful female entrepreneurs, Arlene is an exemplary role model for moms in business; having recently founded You Inc, dedicated to serving, investing and promoting the advancement of entrepreneurial pursuits, Arlene was asked why there seems to be a such a strong prevalence of working mothers in the media recently and states, "Canadian women are strong, smart, and capable candidates for entrepreneurship - what we are seeing is a trend in today's busy society where mothers are able to fine tune their expertise and develop successful businesses that also work with their family life. That is not something easily done when working for someone else."
Arlene will be joined by an enviable roster of business leaders and mentors from across North America. Over 20 speakers and experts will share their greatest lessons, inspirations and best practices with hundreds of women who will travel from across Canada to hear, meet and learn from them. This year’s speaker line-up spans all areas including business, marketing, accounting, work-life balance, health, nutrition and family expertise. Crowd favorites include: Dr. Joey Shulman; Wendy Bairos (Google Canada); Nancy Harris (Sr. VP SAGE); Eli Davidson (Author, Funky To Fabulous); Erica Ehm (Yummy Mummy Club); Jane Bradley (Parents Canada Magazine); Julie Cole (Mabel’s Labels); Kathy Smart (Live the Smart Way); Paul Gaspar (UPS); Kim Wilson (CBC Kids) and more! Master of Ceremonies for the Gala Event will be 104.5 CHUM FM Host Amanda Logan.
The top 12 finalists were announced March 3rd, and now it’s up to the well-rounded panel of expert judges to determine who the winner of the “Mompreneur® Award of Excellence” will be. The winner will be chosen based on a set of specific criteria including track record of success, innovation of business idea, opportunities for national and global expansion and impact on community.
Mompreneur® Showcase Group Inc, SavvyMom Media and Parents Canada Magazine, along with presenting sponsor Sage Group plc and contributing sponsors UPS Canada, SQUARE, and The Business Exchangehave teamed up to recognize and reward the country’s top Mompreneur. The winner will be announced at the Annual Mompreneurs®
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Mompreneur® Showcase Group Inc.
Mompreneur® Showcase Group Inc. is Canada's fastest growing media company and networking group for women in business. Founder and CEO Maria Locker and licensed chapter owners are dedicated to supporting, educating, and empowering Canada's moms in business. With an online community of over 14,000 women, the media company offers a unique combination of resources, tools, and informative articles for business women, as well as online and in-person networking and promotional opportunities for all members. The company and its members have been featured nationally through the media, including appearances on Global Saskatoon, CHCH Morning Live, The Marilyn Denis Show, and Rogers Daytime, as well as being published in Maclean's, Canadian Business, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Parents Canada, EcoParent, and Profit, and being regular contributors to The Huffington Post and Arlene Dickinson's entrepreneurial forum "You Inc". @TheMompreneurTM