5th annual gwen conference OCT.20 @ Stone Mill Inn

Conference Speakers

Who you'll be seeing at #GWEn2016
Tonia Jahshan
Tonia Jahshan

Keynote Address

CEO + Founder
Steeped Tea Inc.
In just ten short years, Tonia Jahshan, with her family by her side, has made premium loose leaf tea the daily norm, by turning tea lovers into business owners through her direct sales company, Steeped Tea Inc. She’ll share her 10 year journey that made her Canada’s Top Woman Entrepreneur!
Crystal D’Cunha
Crystal D’Cunha
7 ways to make your Customer Experience Sweeter than Christmas Morning!

Chief Experience Officer
The Inside View
The Inside View’s Chief Experience Officer, Crystal D’Cunha, is passionate about the people industry! Her commitment to developing the careers of Leaders, sales and service professionals around her has come from her deep belief that “People love to buy, but hate to be sold”. This “CX Genius” will share her 7 ways to make your Customer Experience Sweeter than Christmas Morning!
Mariola Czarniak + Ronnie Fisher
Mariola Czarniak + Ronnie Fisher
Think & Grow Rich Institute Canada
Mariola Czarniak is a Success Coach, Motivational Speaker, Instructor, and Director of Corporate Development at the Think and Grow Rich Institute. She has formed a Mastermind Alliance with Ronnie Fisher – Real Estate Investing Expert, Business Consultant, Instructor and Director of Corporate Sales – and together they inspire and coach individuals and organizations to achieve their full potential.
Melinda Cheevers
Melinda Cheevers
Panel Discussion: Getting Your Story Told by the Media

Reports on St. Catharines, Niagara This Week
Editor, Niagara Life & West Niagara Life magazines
Dina Arsenault
Dina Arsenault
Panel Discussion: Getting Your Story Told by the Media

Digital Media Strategist
aCue Creative Consulting
A people person first and foremost, Dina’s biggest gift as a public relations professional is her natural affinity at anticipating what her client’s needs and wants are – often before they are even aware of it themselves.
Ashley Brown
Ashley Brown
Interview: Niagara Success Story

Founder/CEO, Your Virtual Assistant Solutions
Partner, VA Studio
Ashley Brown, the founder and CEO of YVA Solutions runs a creative boutique agency with a passion for helping entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. Ashley is also the Architect of Possibilities over at Virtual Assistant Studio which is a community for women who are wanting to build a successful virtual assistant business. She’ll share in an interview, her road to success in a virtual business!
Jennifer Elliottson
Jennifer Elliottson
Interview: Niagara Success Story

Partner, HandMade Market
An artist at heart and by practice, Jennifer is a “Creative Crop Rotator”. When not producing and curating for the HandMade Market, she can be found in any number of places: in front of her sewing machine, in her painting studio, at her writing desk or dirt-deep in her flower gardens. Jennifer will share how she’s achieved success in her event-based business, the well-known HandMade Market.
Sarah Giovannone
Sarah Giovannone
Interview: Niagara Success Story

Yoga By Sarah
Sarah discovered yoga when she was 20 years old as a complement to her fitness routine. Yoga has since become the great love of her life, and her reason for opening her own studio Yoga by Sarah. Even with the studio now well-established and flourishing, Sarah feels that offering yoga to the Niagara region is a responsibility rather than a job. Sarah will share her story and tips that have lead to years of growth.
Jennifer Wallace
Jennifer Wallace
Mistress of Ceremonies

owner, advisor Jennifer Wallace Insurance & Financial Solutions
Founder, GWEnConference
A financial and business advisor, as well as the founder of GWEn, Jennifer is passionate about bringing inspiring and like-minded entrepreneurs together for a day of education and connection. At the helm as emcee for the day, she’ll keep the action-packed day moving along, keep the audience inspired, and laughing… of course!

The GWEN Story...

After all, we all have one!
Right now in North America more new businesses are being started by women than men...

... they’re lasting longer and seeing greater success! Female entrepreneurs are passionate, ambitious, and we ARE a force to be reckoned with!

Growing Women Entrepreneurs, or GWEn for short, was created by independent financial and business advisor Jennifer Wallace to fill a need she saw in the Greater Niagara Region for professional development geared to women entrepreneurs, solo-preneurs, small business owners, and even those considering self-employment.

GWEn’s mandate is to Educate. Inspire. Connect. This is achieved through event-based professional, personal development and networking opportunities. Events will showcase experts in their fields offering you tips and tactics that you can implement into your business and your life in order to get you closer to your goals.

Since its inception in 2012, GWEn has focussed on an annual conference held in October, however after receiving feedback from the growing GWEn community of supportive female entrepreneurs, more programming and opportunities to connect with others are being introduced in 2016. We look forward to connecting with you, so that we can connect you with others to help and support you in your business!

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