WE-CAN: Accessibility Café for Women Entrepreneurs - May 27, 2021


Thursday May 27, 2021
6:00 am - 7:00 am


Virtual Workshop
Event Category

Missed the workshop? Watch the recording!

About this Event

Disabilities come in all shapes and sizes. Some are visible, while others are non-visible or even episodic. Unfortunately, there still exist many barriers in the business world for women with disabilities.

That's why the WE-CAN Project is honoured to host a 1-hour virtual session to recognize and celebrate business ventures being run by women entrepreneurs with disabilities 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 barriers into opportunities and success.

Spotlighted businesses will include: Periwinkle Designs Chewmarks  and IDEA-STEM .

The Virtual Cafe will facilitated by Heidi Penning, Equity Advisor for the Queen's Human Rights & Equity Office .

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

Together, WE CAN!

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


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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