Conférence virtuelle pour les femmes en entrepreneuriat
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La conférence Une coche plus haute est l’occasion de se réunir pour renforcer l’autonomie économique des femmes et accroître le nombre d’entreprises canadiennes appartenant à des femmes.
La conférence Une coche plus haute est l’occasion de se réunir pour renforcer les capacités de l’écosystème d’entrepreneuriat afin de combler les retards en matière de services pour les femmes en entrepreneuriat.
Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant gratuitement à la conférence virtuelle Une coche plus haute 2021 afin d’investir dans votre développement personnel et celle de votre entreprise en 2021. Vous ytrouverez des partenaires de croissance, des occasions de mentorat et des options de financement.
« Entourez la date du 4 mars 2021 sur votre calendrier, car c’est à ce moment que votre réussite entrepreneuriale a pris son envol. C’est aussi à ce moment que les femmes en entrepreneuriat ont pris le rôle de leader qui leur revenait dans la reprise économique visant à bâtir un avenir plus équitable et durable pour tous. »
MINISTRE DE LA PETITE ENTREPRISE, DE LA PROMOTION DES EXPORTATIONS ET DU COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL
L’honorable Mary Ng a été élue pour la première fois en avril 2017 comme députée de Markham—Thornhill. La ministre Ng est une leader communautaire dévouée qui a toujours cru au pouvoir de la fonction publique. Elle possède 20 ans d’expérience dans les domaines de l’éducation, du leadership des femmes, de la création d’emplois et de l’entrepreneuriat. La ministre Ng a immigré au Canada avec sa famille à partir de Hong Kong et a grandi en apprenant le combat que doivent livrer de nombreux immigrants avant de trouver le succès en sol canadien. Ses nombreuses années de service au sein de la fonction publique de l’Ontario, de la Ryerson University et du ministère de l’Éducation de l’Ontario lui ont valu d’être reconnue comme l’une des leaders les plus accomplies du secteur public au Canada. Elle a également occupé le poste de directrice des nominations du premier ministre Justin Trudeau.
FONDATRICE DE LA 10E PLUS GRANDE BRASSERIE AU MONDE ET COVEDETTE DE L’ÉMISSION DRAGONS’ DEN DU RÉSEAU CBC
Manjit Minhas is 40 years old and was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. This Petroleum Engineering student turned beer baroness is a Dragon on the hit TV show Dragons' Den on CBC in its 15th season (for which she has been on for 6 seasons/years). Manjit leads a privately owned empire that had revenues in excess of $220 million last year.
Manjit is the co-founder and co-owner of the Minhas Brewery, Distillery and Winery. She started her companies at the ripe age of 19 in Alberta, when she launched her spirits in 1999 and her beers in 2002 in Alberta with her business partner and brother, Ravinder Minhas. Together with $10,000 they gave the big boys a run for their money, thereby becoming the first successful company to enter the Canadian beer industry in many decades. Currently, she has over 90 brands of beers, spirits, liqueurs and wines. Her products are sold in 5 provinces (Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia), as well as 47 states throughout the USA and 16 other countries.
Over the last few years, wherever Manjit and Ravinder have entered the marketplace, and especially in Canada, they have single headedly caused a huge stir in the marketplace. To date, her companies have sold over 7 billion pints of beer! Many beer drinkers in Canada and USA have welcomed her style of beer as a tasty alternative to the higher priced mediocre beers that dominate the marketplace.
Manjit takes Social Responsibility very seriously. Manjit Minhas is the 1st brewer in Canada to voluntarily put a Management Warning on all her beer cans. The Management Warning on the cans reads; MANAGEMENT WARNING: Please do not drink and drive - ever. Expectant mothers should avoid drinking alcoholic products. Enjoy this product responsibly - Respect yourself and others". She recently put this on all her products because she believes as a responsible brewer and citizen of this country, it is important she does her part to educate Canadians.
Manjit has also created a special 48 can pack of beers for COSTCO which has the least amount of packaging materials compared to any other product in Canada or USA. It uses no plastic hi-cone rings and needs least amount of box material. This product alone will save millions of pounds of packaging materials ending up in the already over-filled landfills. Similarly, Manjit has sold millions of cases of other brands of her beers such as Boxer Lager with minimum packaging materials using sound engineering principles in protecting the environment.
Manjit believes that effective use of science and engineering can do a lot of good in people's lives. She has used her engineering background in producing beer using least amount of cleaning and water treatment chemicals, gas, electricity and water. Canadian and American consumers suffering from the Celiac disease have also been beneficiary of her innovative method of making best tasting Gluten Free beer from Sorghum and sold at half the price of the competition.
Manjit and her brother purchased the 2 nd oldest brewery in the United States in Monroe, Wisconsin in 2006 and renamed it "Minhas Craft Brewery;. Being in their mid 20s, the purchase of this Brewery officially made them the Youngest Brewery Owners in The World. Their brewery is now the 9 th largest in North America. From this brewery, world quality beers are shipped across the USA, to Canada and overseas to 16 different countries such as Japan, UK, Brazil and Korea. The Minhas Distillery distills and bottles premium spirits and liqueurs such as Artingstall’s Brilliant London Gin.
Manjit opened a new brewery in Calgary in June 2012 - the Minhas Micro Brewery and quickly added a distillery also. This facility makes unique and specialty beers, spirits and wines such as White Wolf, Boxer Lager and Pilsner, Rovers Irish Cream, Blackstone Vodka and Punjabi Club Whisky.
Manjit also co-owns Spotlight TV and Film Production that writes, directs and produces numerous documentaries, feature films, lifestyle programs, tv and digital commercials and corporate videos based in Calgary, Vancouver and Los Angeles.
In Early 2015, CBC approached Manjit to star on Dragons’ Den; Manjit has experienced the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and is keen on helping others who work hard to create successful businesses and follow their passions and dreams. Being a venture capitalist Dragon allows her to share her knowledge, experience and expertise about being an entrepreneur with millions of Canadians each week. Manjit has invested in 31 businesses the last 6 seasons/years.
In 2020 Manjit’s companies had revenues in excess of $220 million.
Manjit has won several business industry awards. A few of them are listed below:
Manjit and her story has been featured in many publications such as Macleans Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, Alberta Venture Magazine, The National Post, The Globe & Mail, The Calgary Herald, The Edmonton Journal, The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, The Winnipeg Free Press, Bar & Beverage Magazine, etc. She has also been featured on TV in programs such as the CBC National News, CBC Venture, Money Wise, Careers TV, and many other news programs across the country. Outside of Canada, her story has also received lot of attention such as USA and India.
In November 2020 Manjit launched a podcast called The Manjit Minhas Podcast and it hit the Top 10 Podcast charts on its debut day! In each episode of this business podcast Manjit interviews her friends who are successful entrepreneurs and CEO’s about their journey and path to success. Manjit explores their challenges and how they overcame them and their advice on how listeners can learn from their successes and failures. A few of the notable leaders Manjit talks to in Season 1 include Jim Pattison, Lisa Lisson (President of FedEx), Ed Sims (CEO of Westjet), Christiane Germain (Co-founder and President of Germain Hotels/ALT Hotels), Vincenzo Guzzo (CEO of Guzzo Cinemas) amongst numerous others. The Manjit Minhas Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Manjit currently serves as a Board of Director for ATB Financial, YYC Calgary Airport Authority, Spiritleaf Cannabis (ISH Holdings), Shop and Shout and Alberta Small Brewers Association. In the past she has served as board of director on TransCanada Trail, United Way, Shergill Homes and West Island College and was the United Way Campaign co-chair raising $60 Million plus for this charity that is close to her heart. Manjit donates time and money to philanthropic causes in Calgary that benefit women and children such as United Way and Ronald McDonald charities. Manjit has an extensive background and experience in government relations, shareholder relations, governance and executive performance and compensation.
Manjit is born and raised in Calgary and still calls it home with her husband and they have two young daughters.
CONFÉRENCIÈRE SUR L’INNOVATION NUMÉRIQUE | COANIMATRICE DE MARKETING DISRUPTED ET THE AI EFFECT
Amber Mac est une experte de renommée mondiale dans les domaines du marketing, de la technologie, de l’innovation et de la transformation. Son populaire fil Twitter compte plus de 120 000 abonnés de partout dans le monde qui ne veulent que mettre en pratique ses connaissances durement acquises sur la prochaine génération de technologies des affaires et de consommation. Que ce soit pour améliorer l’expérience client, comprendre comment tirer parti de l’IA ou concevoir une marque inoubliable à partir de zéro – des stratégies dont elle a elle-même fait l’expérience – Amber Mac donne des outils aux chefs de file et aux entreprises pour qu’ils puissent profiter de la révolution numérique. Maintenant qu’elle est coanimatrice de Marketing Disrupted, une série produite par Accenture qui s’est hissée au premier rang des balados sur les affaires au pays, elle explore la façon dont les directeurs du marketing peuvent s’adapter au milieu en pleine évolution et aux prochains obstacles imposés par la perturbation numérique.
FONDATRICE ET DIRECTRICE GÉNÉRALE, EMPOWER-GROWTH INC.
Pendant de nombreuses années, je pensais que je voyais grand, mais j’ai compris que j’avais tort. J’ai changé ma façon de voir les choses, et mes affaires sont devenues florissantes! Je donne maintenant des outils aux propriétaires d’entreprises et aux dirigeants pour qu’ils augmentent leur performance, leur productivité et leur prospérité en leur faisant découvrir les quatre conditions destructives qui nuisent à leur réussite par l’entremise de mon modèle d’exploitation exclusif. Je suis impatiente de vous présenter la stratégie qui m’a aidée à transformer mon entreprise pour que vous puissiez en faire de même.
Je suis Linda P. Cousineau, fondatrice et directrice générale d’Empower Growth inc. Je suis une entrepreneuse bilingue de renommée mondiale, une conférencière primée, une formatrice dynamique et une conseillère certifiée.
FONDATRICE ET DIRECTRICE GÉNÉRALE, UGLY DUKLING
Melissa Davis, the President & Brand Architect of Ugly Dukling, is a creative visionary. She has gained a wealth of experiences & awards in the retail industry for over 25 years. Globe & Mail awarded Ugly Dukling as top 10 businesses in Canada.
Most recently Davis has been selected by the iconic brand Barbie as 1 of 60 role models who has become successful in their field & inspires independence, self acceptance and reinvention to women around the world. This accomplishment was featured in all Toys R Us stores throughout Canada, with a special pop-up event in Toronto, Ontario.
Ugly Dukling is an influential on-line lifestyle fashion & beauty boutique that collaborates with iconic brands, blockbuster films & celebrities to create adult capsule collections. Campaigns with special curated pieces, are launched through exciting experiences and memorable pop-ups in Cineplex Theatres, The Shopping Channel, Specialty Retailers & Luxury Department Stores.
Sarah Stockdale is the Founder of Growclass, a global growth marketing training company. She is also the host of The Growth Effect, a podcast with the Globe and Mail, and a professional speaker. Sarah has spent her career growing early stage technology companies. Sarah was one of the early hires at the Canadian Fintech giant, Wave which was acquired by H&R Block in one of the largest Canadian exits of all time. She then led growth teams at Tilt, growing the Canadian business from scratch. Tilt was acquired by Airbnb in 2017.
FONDATRICE ET DIRECTRICE GÉNÉRALE, RX BILLING GENIE
Dr. Shelley Morgan graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy from the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo School of Pharmacy in 2002 prior to that she had obtained a BSc. in Biology and Environmental Sciences. After graduation she worked in both community pharmacy, Stateside at Rite Aid, as well as a Clinical Pharmacist at Chedoke-McMaster in both its ABI and Stroke Programs. One of the prized lessons she took from her father, an immigrant from Jamaica, was to look at the problems at hand and find a way to fix them for yourself. This advice has taken her through her entrepreneurial journey.
Currently living in Oakville, Ontario she is the Co-founder and CEO of Rx Billing Genie, an App that helps pharmacy staff save valuable time when processing prescriptions. Her previous endeavour was Zipsessory, a jewelry solution, that was featured on the Marilyn Denis Show's Momprenuer Program with guest hosts Dennis O'Leary, Amber Mac and Linda Reeves. Dr. Morgan is also a part-time staff pharmacist.
MÉDECIN PRIMÉE DIPLÔMÉE DE HARVARD, AUTRICE À SUCCÈS ET ENTREPRENEUSE SOCIALE RECONNUE MONDIALEMENT
An award-winning medical doctor, researcher, and expert on the neuroscience of innovation, leadership, and motivation, Dr. Shimi Kang provides science-based solutions for health, happiness, and achievement in the workplace, classroom, and at home. With 20 years of clinical experience and extensive research in the science that lies behind optimizing human intelligence, Kang provides practical tools to cultivate the key 21st century skills of resilience, connection, creativity, and more.