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Women Entrepreneurs and Community Engagement Event

March 29, 2018 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location:Conference Rooms (2nd Floor) Residence Commons
Cost:Registration is $35
Audience:Anyone

The Women Entrepreneurs and Community Engagement Event

Carleton International, the Canada-India Centre, and spark are pleased to be hosting a panel event focused on women entrepreneurs and community engagement in support of the sparkFund initiative.

Identified as a key priority by the Government of Canada, over $100M from the 2018 budget has been dedicated  to promote women entrepreneurship. This event’s aim is to discuss the critical role that entrepreneurship can play towards gender equity. The panel discussion will highlight potential opportunities to effectively support women entrepreneurship in Canada.

Panelists include Carleton’s leading researchers and external award-winning entrepreneurs with a commitment to fostering entrepreneurial innovation and supporting community engagement.


Janice MacDonald, award-winning entrepreneur, strategist, and Ambassador for Women Entrepreneurs for Startup Canada.
Janice MacDonald has made the top 100 in the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women List for four consecutive years. She has Leadership training from Harvard and INSEAD, and is the co-author of the ground-breaking national study released in 2016 called “A Force to Reckon With: Women Entrepreneurs and Their Approach to Risk.” 


Pauline Rankin, Associate Vice-President (Research and International)
A political scientist and a professor in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Pauline Rankin’s research spans various aspects of gender and politics, with a specific interest in domestic and global applications of gender mainstreaming and gender activism.


Linda Schweitzer, Interim Dean of the Sprott School of Business
Associate Professor in the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, Linda Schweitzer is actively teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and has published in the area of women in business and society as well as generations in the workplace.


The discussion will be moderated by Karen Schwartz, Acting Associate Vice-President (Research and International). Karen Schwartz oversees the international activities at the university including research and development projects.Her research interests lie in community-engaged scholarship and research, specifically in the mental health needs of multi-cultural groups and international social work practices. She is co-chair of the steering committee for Community First – Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) a SSHRC funded Partnership Grant.

The Women Entrepreneurs and Community Engagement Event takes place on March 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Second Floor Conference Room, Carleton University Residence Commons and includes cocktails and canapes.

Everyone Welcome

Registration is required. Free for Carleton Students.

General Admission: $35 (admission covers the cost of event with 60% going to spark)

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