Advisory Board Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs


Thursday May 11, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Virtual Workshop
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Is an Advisory Board the next move for your growing business? If you're a woman entrepreneur, join us to learn more from a seasoned expert!

About this event

You’ve already built a business. It has survived -- perhaps even thrived -- but you’re now wondering what to do next. At this point in your business growth, it’s time to explore if an Advisory Board is the right next move for you.

In this 90-minute session, Marg Hachey of GroYourBiz will lead us to explore Advisory Boards, including:

  • When the time is right to introduce an Advisory Board in your business?
  • Who should be on your Advisory Board?
  • What are the different kinds of Advisory Boards?
  • What is the potential impact of an Advisory Board on a business?

According to BDC, Fast Company Magazine and, business owners who participate in a facilitated peer advisory board typically see increases in:

  • Bottom line profitability
  • Top line sales
  • Productivity

Join us to learn more about how an Advisory Board could be the next move for your growing business!

Live Zoom transcription will be enabled during this event. Should you require other accessibility supports, please email as soon as possible since advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility services.



Margaret Hachey is the previous owner of Duocom Canada Inc., a tech company recognized as being one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Private Companies. Margaret founded the company in Toronto in 1980. She has been ranked in the top 10 of the Top 100 Women Business Owners in Canada by Chatelaine and Profit Magazine.

By concentrating on core-competencies Duocom grew from $2.5 million in revenue to $52 Million in eight short years, with seven offices across Canada.

A sought after keynote speaker, Margaret has addressed audiences across the country on various topics. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and York University’s Schulich School of Business.

As a founding member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO) in Canada, Margaret has an opportunity to network and support other women in like roles.

Today, Margaret is the Managing Director of GroYourBiz, an organization that builds peer-to-peer advisory boards for women entrepreneurs.


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.