In honor and celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, Casa Foundation for International Development and its Partners will host the Women in Business and Leadership Forum. The Forum will focus on
In honor and celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, Casa Foundation for International Development and its Partners will host the Women in Business and Leadership Forum. The Forum will focus on women that have advanced Canada’s trade and economic development landscape and will also celebrate inspiring women in Canada that have distinguished themselves in the business and trade sphere.
The forum will include a business roundtable, a case study of leading women pioneers in their respective trades, keynote opening statements from Senior Government officials, as well as speakers from various industry sectors that have impacted lives or who have helped in fast tracking innovation and growth in the trade, education, and entrepreneurship sectors.
The Forum is expected to welcome over 500 women-owned businesses and startups. The event will also target women in technology, entrepreneurs, practitioners, women leaders, influencers and start- ups. Additional expected participants include creative collaborators, partners, youths in established businesses, and those looking to start a product or service; or pioneers with women businesses.
Connect with a community of Established Women Businesses and Startups.
Guests of Honor from the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario
- Ministers and Members of Parliament, Government of Canada
- Dr. Olutoyin Oyelade: TED: Whats Wrong With Women – Founder InVcap, CasaFoundation, EntrepreneursPoint
- Hon Dr. Jean Augustine: !st Black Fed. Minister /MP in Canada; Queens Privy & Order of Canada
- Karima Goundiam- CEO Red Dot Digital
- Vanessa Lewenrentz- Chief Inclusion Officer at BMO Bank of Montreal
- Victoria Palfi- Trade Commissioner at Global Affairs Canada
- Professor Wendy Cukier: Founder, Diversity Institute & Prof of Entrpreneurship-Ryerson University.
- Niluka Kottegoda – Vice President, SOBEYS
- Nadia Theodore Consul General of Canada to USA (Dec 2020), Senior Vice President, Maple Leaf Foods
- Surranna Sandy: CEO, Skills for Change, Canada
- Nosa Ero Brown-Deputy Minister, Directorate of Antiracism, Government of Ontario
- Helen Hemmingsen: President Organization of Women in Int’l Trade
- Christine Nakamura- Vice President, Asian Pacific Foundation, Canada
- Julia Deans: President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity, Canada
(Mercredi) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Casa FoundationCasa Foundation for International Development is a Canadian Registered Non Profit organization focused on advancing women, youths and emerging leaders, through economic, entrepreneurship, and business development initiatives. Casa Foundation offers support to vertical sectors in the area of health, infrastructure, and education. Casa foundation’s social impact programs and initiatives these three-fold segments of the economy. Casa Foundation started operations in April, 2011. Casa foundation provides her charity support programs through designated Shelters Homes for the needy, and community support groups. Casa foundation’s Educational programs support University, College, and International students in business related studies in Canada by bridging the gap in required learning resources. Casa provides tuition scholarships -through its designated Colleges, tutoring, training, educational materials and conferences to students of her partner Universities and Colleges. The education support program aims to provide grants to innovative students to augment the cost of tertiary and graduate education where available. Casa foundation’s Health support programs is executed by international Partners who provide medical equipment to teaching hospitals, health and immunization awareness programs-under her “Mother & Child” program. Casa Foundation holds strategic economic, business, and entrepreneurship forums, conferences, workshops, training, and seminars. These sessions aim to create a robust platform for discussion of economic, business, and entrepreneurship development initiatives that could expand small businesses and improve access to resource requirements for leaders, women and startup groups. Her platforms seek to develop business initiatives and mentoring support for women, youths, and potential leaders that could strengthen private participation in economic development. Facilitators are drawn from expert panel teams from institutions in the public and private sector and companies operating in the sector focus for each year. Through its Annual Roundtable Conferences, Casa Foundation encourages business ideas that improves community development and entrepreneurial thinking amongst business leaders.