Inaugural SHEday an Event to Empower Women

By Sarah Klein

SHEdayTen powerful speakers will address a Winnipeg audience on the importance of women supporting women, navigating the leadership system and maximizing the authenticity of your personal brand.

The inaugural SHEday is being put on by Economic Development Winnipeg at the RBC Convention Centre on January 15.

“The advancement of women requires consistent focus and ongoing opportunities to lean in with one another to reach our full potential,” said Brenda LaRose, executive search partner of Leaders & Co. and co-chair of SHEday 2015. “SHEday will provide an experience for our local leaders to teach, inspire, connect and encourage belief in Winnipeg’s rising stars.”

SHEday 2015 participants will benefit from valuable insights on topics like eminence and what makes you essential, leadership and executive presence, the power of authenticity, navigating your career through mentorship and using social media to build your brand. Participants will also get the chance to network with over 200 like-minded female leaders.

SHEday speakers include:

  • Anita Wortzman, president and CEO, Acumen Corporate Development
  • Barbara Bowes, president, Legacy Bowes Group
  • Beth Bell, partner and executive, IBM Global Business Services
  • Casie Nishi, executive director, Wellness Institute
  • Clare MacKay, vice-president, corporate and community Initiatives, The Forks North Portage
  • David Baker, CEO and chief storyteller, Think Shift
  • Denise Zaporzan, president and CEO, Denise Zaporzan & Associates
  • Gail Stephens, interim president and CEO, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Mary Jane Loustel, National Aboriginal Program Executive, IBM Canada
  • Michelle Aitkenhead, Regional Vice President, Integrated Markets, RBC Royal Bank

Tickets are $33 and can be purchased online.