Our centre provides programs for self-identifying women who are interested in working or starting a business in Kingston. With support from the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, we help foster a supportive community for individuals to explore entrepreneurship and innovation by offering two different programs: Konnect and The Hive.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, an aspiring entrepreneur, or are pursuing a career in Kingston, Konnect provides a community, support system, and personal and professional development opportunities for self-identifying women.
Start building a professional network that will help you succeed in entrepreneurship or whatever career path you choose.
The program consists of speaker-led workshops on personal and professional development topics and community building meet-ups that will run biweekly from October to March.Apply to Konnect
Highlights from Konnect
Top Rated Workshops
- Personal Finance
- Values & Knowing your Why
- Effective Presentations
and 13+ more topics per year!
"Helping women build a foundation for an impactful future."
"Interacting with those starting their professional journeys."
Whether you are simply interested in learning more about entrepreneurship or looking for support, encouragement, and inspiration to start your own business, you will find what you need in the Konnect program. I would know, I started my own firm during Konnect last year. A friend and I created a branding, web design, and e-commerce strategy agency called The Why Makers, Inc. to help makers and creators succeed on their own and scale up their side hustle. As co-founder, COO, and advisor, Konnect helped me find the inspiration and confidence to take the first step to start helping others.
Co-founder, The Why Makers Inc.
Getting involved in new things and spreading your wings is hard. How do you know where to start? How do you know if it is right for you? What if it doesn’t work out?
If these questions sound familiar, you’re in the right place! Join The Hive to see what all the buzz is about. This supportive community provides you with a chance to connect, learn and ask questions (even the “embarrassing” ones) in a judgement free zone.
The Hive is a program for all self-identified women who are looking for a supportive community to explore entrepreneurship, innovation and social impact. We particularly welcome self-identified women from underrepresented groups in The Hive. We believe we have a greater impact on society when we tackle problems from diverse perspectives. Our program participants come from all walks of life and our differences allow us to grow together.
Konnect and the Hive are funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.