Halton Region has experienced a significant uptake in women entrepreneurs over the past few years. In recognition of these new strides, Haltech proudly co-hosted the first annual #HerHalton Women’s Day Breakfast with TechPlace and Angel One Network Inc.
On March 8th we celebrated the many achievements of the Halton women who are shaping the future of business with a special breakfast at TechPlace. Guests of the event were treated to an all-women panelist discussion from accomplished female leaders in the region followed by a Q&A forum. Event panelists included Karen Grant, Executive Director of Angel One Network Inc.; Emily Moore, Managing Director of Innovation for Hatch Ltd. and Haltech Board of Directors; Lily Lam, Senior Director of Portfolio Investments for Ontario Centres of Excellence; Ruta Stauskas, Vice-President of Human Resources of Boehriger Ingelheim and Kimberly Calderbank, Co-Founder and Director Marketing & Communications at Yellow Robot Marketing and Haltech Corporate Member.
With over 70 attendants, the breakfast registration sold out withing 24 hours of its announcement! As a closing to the highly successful breakfast, Haltech and TechPlace announced that the launch of the new Peer-to-Peer Network for women to connect and share their expertise as a way to provide support, mentorship and exchange of ideas. If you would like to participate in the new Peer-to-Peer network, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
(From L to R : Moderator Claire Green of TechPlace, Panelists: Karen Grant, Emily Moore, Lily Lam, Ruta Stauskas and Kimberly Calderbank)
In the week preceding the breakfast, 12 accomplished female founders and entrepreneurs were showcased via our social media channels. To see their features click here.