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leaders-and-influencers-lunch Leaders and Influencers Luncheon
May 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$45.00 - $500
Leaders and Influencers Luncheon
Join our Leaders and Influencers Luncheon to connect with influential business women and men who embrace diversity and believe in moving the needle to empower women in business.
Our Leaders and Influencers are not afraid to speak their truth, lead with vulnerability, and take the road less travelled. Our leaders believe in sharing the barriers and challenges as well as the path to empower those around them. Join us to build your circle of influence and create authentic connections with business leaders, visionaries, CEO’s, business owners, entrepreneurs, industry experts, mentors, coaches, authors, and professionals from diverse industries.
Our Leaders and Influencers lead real discussions with a fresh perspective on business and life. They are the perfect event to build relationships, make new connections, empower your corporate team, show your clients they are important and engage with like-minded business leaders and professionals in the community. Come alone or bring the team!
Doors open at 11:30 am to connect, with our program commencing at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.
11:30 am – Networking
12:00 pm – Program Begins (Lunch Served)
1:00 pm – Program Ends
Embracing Diversity to SupportHER Leadership – May 3
To make a change, how can we move the needle to needle to embrace diversity, empower women and the men who SupportHER.
Male champions genuinely believe in fairness, gender equality, and the development of talent in their organizations. We are bringing together women and men who want to show leadership and stand in the gap for the female employees that work with them every day. The conversation begins with understanding the vital roles women and men both contribute and how we can make change to embrace diversity as a competitive advantage in business.
Embracing Diversity to SupportHer
- Embracing diversity as a competitive advantage in business
- Identifying the barriers in your workplace and overcoming them
- Identifying the critical role men play to SupportHER
- How to do you empower your team to provide your emerging leaders with the skills and tools to recognize the toxic leadership?
- How to engage with “Queen-Bee” mentality
- How to use your voice to ask for what you want
- Balancing the roles in business and life
Let’s challenge one another to do something meaningful during our lunch hours – connect with one another, learn something new, be active, and find the motivation to move mountains.
Cara Wolf – MBA CMC | Founder and CEO, Ammolite Strategies
Cara is the CEO of Ammolite Strategies, a boutique incubator and advisory firm specializing in new venture commercialization primarily in the STEM industries. With over 25 years of executive technology leadership, Cara has consulted for over 300 companies including Fortune 500 companies such as EnCana and BDC to entrepreneurial start-up operations including 3 of her own. Cara holds a B.Comm. in Marketing, an MBA in Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Haskayne School of Business and an Executive Certified Management Consultant designation. She has sourced and advised on millions of dollars of financings. She has won numerous awards provincially and nationally for her strategic planning initiatives and guest lectures regularly on the topics of innovation and entrepreneurship. She has mentored over 100 companies at the start-up stage with NEXT Google for Entrepreneurs and frequently judges start-up competitions including several held at the University of Calgary, MRU, SAIT and the Global Petroleum Show. She has extensive experience serving at the Advisory Board and Director level for many organizations including serving as an Executive Director with the Calgary Council of Advanced Technologies, Thunderbird Greentech Inc, and the Hunter Hub Energy New Venture Advisory Board.
Kimberley Van Vliet – Founder & CEO, WāVv / Creator of ConvergX®
Kimberley founded WāVv over ten years ago to follow in her family’s legacy of service to Canada through Aerospace, Defence and Security. As a third generation Van Vliet she specifically is uniquely positioned from the civilian side ensuring that the best technology, research, and innovation is provided to the women and men in our armed forces. WāVv was created to diligently engage in securing those vital elements.
Global efforts require global partners which is why the business linkage of the Energy sector is valued. Recognized as one of the top five Canadian influential women in Defence, Kimberley has enabled the alignment of the two sectors. Solutions and innovative technology requirements in both sectors are remarkably similar. WāVv facilitates the cross sector acquisition of solutions and services. Coordinating with three critical partners Government, Industry, and Private Sector, securing innovative solutions while supporting research and development continue to ensure the right solution is provided.
Kimberley is the founder and creator of CONVERGX™ – the first conference of it’s kind bringing together both the Energy and Aerospace, Defence & Security industries together. The purpose is to discuss opportunities, technologies, problems, solutions and opportunities that both industries and those that affect and are affected by them have..
Her work continues beyond her current efforts in a variety of philanthropic endeavours and associations seen in her profile below. Kimberley also is a proud mum of a four-year old boy.