Speakers and workshop descriptions

1:30 p.m.

Workshop 1: Getting to Yes: Effective Sales and Negotiating Strategies (English) 

Speaker: Lauren Epp, Sales Manager, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group
 
A hands-on Workshop to learn from experts about negotiating a sale, your career and your life.
 
• Looking to close a deal? Asking for a promotion? This workshop will focus on key skills that will be helpful in getting you to “yes” no matter whether you’re looking for your next customer or  the next step in your career!
 

Workshop 2: How to Optimize Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn (French) 

Speaker: Julie Ostola, Account Executive, LinkedIn
 
Learn how to promote yourself and your business online
 
• Interested in knowing more about how to use your LinkedIn to better communicate your personal brand? This workshop will go over the basics on how to best leverage your LinkedIn profile to help you stand out to clients, new job prospects and more!
 

Workshop 3: Social Innovation in Action (fireside chat) (English)

Moderator: Sarah Abood, CEO, Thawrih
Speaker: Francine Whiteduck, Founder, Whiteduck Resources
 
Understanding different impact models and how they’ve been applied to solve social issues
 
• Social innovation focuses on new and refined concepts being deployed to advance a social and environmental mission. This fireside chat will take a big-picture view of social innovation and what’s happening across the country to deploy programs, strategies and tactics to advance a social innovation agenda.
 

Workshop 4: Think like an Entrepreneur (panel) (English)

Moderator: Rita Theil, Founder and President, The Women's Mentor Initiative, JacKryn Holdings Inc.

Speakers:

Candace Tierney, Founder and President, Oat and Mill Ltd.

Kathleen Mundy, CEO of Lamm Inc., International Franchisee Award of Excellence 2018, Founder of Franchise Success Academy and Making Your Own Money Coaching 

Andrea Knapp, Programs Manager, Startup Canada

 
Whether you’re starting your own business or practising entrepreneurship within an organization, learn how these women took risks to achieve their goals. 
 
• The entrepreneurial mindset applies across all careers, whether you’re an intrapreneur working within an institution or company or running your own business. This workshop will look at women who have applied the entrepreneurial mindset both in their own businesses and in companies they’ve worked for, and how they’ve used it to turn their big ideas into reality.
 

3:15 p.m.

Workshop 5: Getting to Yes: Effective Sales and Negotiating Strategies (French) 

Speaker: Liz Bouthillier, Senior Vice President, Sales, Franklin Templeton Investments
 
A hands-on workshop to learn from experts about negotiating a sale, your career and your life.
 
• Looking to close a deal? Asking for a promotion? This workshop will focus on key skills that will be helpful in getting you to “yes” no matter whether you’re looking for your next customer or  the nxt step in your career!
 

Workshop 6: How to Optimize Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn (English) 

Speaker: Julie Ostola, Account Executive, LinkedIn
 
Learn how to promote yourself and your business online
 
• Interested in knowing more about how to use your LinkedIn to better communicate your personal brand? This workshop will go over the basics on how to best leverage your LinkedIn profile to help you stand out to clients, new job prospects and more!
 

Workshop 7: Workplace Wellness (English)

Speaker: Claudia Ojeda, Project Manager, Accenture
 
Focusing on positive mental health in an evolving workforce
 
• The workplace is evolving, which has led to a new way of looking at wellness and culture. This workshop will look at how companies are adapting both their wellness strategies and culture to take into account a more mobile and agile workforce.
 

Workshop 8: Social Innovation and Technology (panel) (English)

Moderator: Jeanine Hage, COO and Partner, SBX Technologies
 
Speakers:
 
Holly Todd, President, Enactus uOttawa AND Co-Founder, Poly
 
Ann Mainville-Neeson, VP Broadcast Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Telus
 
Midia Shikh-Hassan, Dextra
 
Using technology to disrupt health, education and the environment
 
• Technology is a powerful force for creating change in health, education and more. These powerhouse ladies will explain how they are using it disruptively to make a social impact.  
 
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