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Winnipeg Women to Brush Up on Business Networking Skills

November 9, 2014 10:30 AM | News

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Entrepreneurial women in Manitoba are stepping out of their comfort zones in an effort to increase their networking skills.

The Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba is holding an event at The Met on Thursday, November 13 to get like-minded women to connect and interact with each other.

“Women are generally more circumspect and are certainly more shy about approaching someone they don’t know well or at all to ask for help,” said Sandra Altner, CEO of the WECM. “It is one of our greatest self-limitations and takes courage and constant practice to overcome.”

The business breakfast series is a way for women to practice their networking skills so they have the confidence and knowledge to take advantage of opportunities that will help them grow their businesses.

The event will also prepare women for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (November 19), which is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 17-23).

Next week’s event will be keynoted by Alanna Holowinsky, economics and entrepreneurship instructor in the School of Business at Red River College and the former owner of a manufacturing plant. Topics of discussion will include crowdfunding, and how raising small amounts of money from a large number of people is becoming an efficient and unique way to finance, validate and market a business.

Tickets are $25 each and are available online. The event runs from 8-9:30 a.m.