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International Women's Day Women and Wealth Conference

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 4:30 – 8:30pm [image: International Women's Day Women and Wealth Conference] Join us in celebrating International Women's Day at our second annual Women and Wealth Conference on March 8th, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Edmonton (it will also be live streamed across Canada). This year the theme is "Celebrating Women's Entrepreneurship". Women play a major role in driving the world economy. According to the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, women control about $20 trillion in annual consumer spending - a number expected to rise to nearly $28 trillion by 2020. They make up 40% of the global workforce, are earning professional degrees in record numbers, and companies have implemented programs to remove organizational biases in order to increase the number of women in leadership positions. Yet a gender equality gap remains. Overall, women compared to men continue to suffer from higher rates of unemployment, are less likely to participate in the labor force, and face higher risks of vulnerable employment with conditions such as inadequate earnings. According to Catalyst Canada, Canadian women earn $0.82 to every $1 earned by men. The goal of our conference is to help women feel supported, enabled and empowered to flourish in business and to close this gender gap. International Women's Day is a worldwide celebration of the social, political and economic achievements of women past, present and future. In some countries including Bulgaria, Russia, Vietnam and China, it is a national holiday and is celebrated by both men and women. International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900s and continues to be celebrated today. What can you expect? Join us for a buffet dinner and cash bar and take part in an evening of inspiration from four renowned female speakers who have developed their careers as entrepreneurs and are experts in their respective fields. Our talented MC, Carrie Doll, will engage the speakers and audience in an interactive Q&A following each presentation and will ensure the evening is spectacular from start to finish. Before embarking on a career of speaking at and organizing events, Carrie spent 13 years as a news anchor for CTV Edmonton. The agenda for the evening will be as follows: 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: Registration, Buffet Dinner and Cash Bar 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm: Welcome from Carrie Doll 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Kendall and Justine Barber, Poppy Barley 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Teresa Spinelli, Italian Centre Shop 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm: Break 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm: Rachel Mielke, Hillberg & Berk 8:00 pm - 8:10 pm: Lori McConnel, Suit Yourself 8:10 pm - 8:30 pm: Closing Remarks from Carrie Doll and Peter Kinkaide All conference attendees will receive a Women's Day Gift Bag with contributions from Cloud Nine Pajamas, Hillberg & Berk and more. Even though this event is for International Women's Day, everyone is welcome to attend! Please note that there is free parking at the DoubleTree. For those of you who do not live in the Edmonton area but would like to take part, there are also tickets available to watch the conference on a live webcast. City / Town : Edmonton Event Venue : Other Neighbourhood : Mayfield Short Description : DoubleTree by Hilton Event Category : Business Events, Charity / Non-Profit, Conventions / Conferences, Education, Holidays, Networking, Non-Profit Fundraiser Cost : $75 General Admission, $25 Online Webcast, $675 Table of Ten Where to purchase tickets : www.eventbrite.ca… Contact Name : Hannah Barnes Contact Phone : 7804430340 Contact Email : hbarnes@raintreeemd.com More info : raintreeemd.com… . Event Details. Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Edmonton 16615 109 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4K8 , Edmonton, AB