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WE-CAN: Accessibility Cafe for Women Entrepreneurs

Join the WE-CAN community of women entrepreneurs to celebrate and support businesses run by women with a disability in the Kingston region.

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January 27, 2021

10 - 11 am

About this Event

Disabilities come in all shapes and sizes. Some are visible, while others are hidden. But either way, they can create barriers to entry in the business world.

That's why the WE-CAN Project is thrilled to host a 90-minute virtual session to recognize and celebrate business ventures being run by women entrepreneurs with a disability in the greater Kingston region.

Join us to hear some of the stories of amazing women who have overcome unique challenges, and found ways to turn physical, mental and emotional barriers into opportunities.

We hope you will take the time to listen, share and support the women whose businesses will be showcased at this event. Together, WE CAN!

NOTE: A Zoom link to the session will be emailed to attendees 2 days prior to the event.

The WE-CAN Project is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please email kerry.ramsay@queensu.ca if you have accessibility requirements as soon as possible as advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

ABOUT THE WE-CAN PROJECT:

The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.

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