Moving from Career to Entrepreneurship


Thursday January 20, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Virtual Workshop
Event Category

About this Event

Join other women in the WE-CAN community to learn if making the transition from traditional career to entrepreneurship is right for you.

Are you a women entrepreneur passionate about her business but a little uncertain how to make the numbers work? If so, then this workshop is for you!

If you are running a small to medium-sized business and would like to learn how to take the mystery and uncertainty out of financial management, join Judith Pineault for an informative and de-mystifying workshop.

Tired of trying to break through the glass ceiling? Wishing you had an impact on a larger audience? Wondering what it would be like to strike out on your own as an entrepreneur? Dreaming of being your own boss, and setting your own schedule? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then this may be the workshop you’ve been waiting for.

In this 90-minute interactive, online workshop, Chantal Fraser of Empowered Path Inc. will share insights learned in her own journey from serving as senior officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, to life as an entrepreneur, (9+ years) and insights gained while coaching others making this transformation.

This workshop is designed to help you determine if it’s time for you to explore a radical career change by creating your ideal job as an entrepreneur.

Chantal will guide a group of career women through the STRIVE model, outlining a variety of factors to take into consideration as you explore opportunities to create your ideal job.

In this workshop you will:

  1. Use the STRIVE model to learn if you’re ready to be your own boss.
  2. Engage in an authentic discussion about risk and strategies to mitigate risks.
  3. Discover resources you can further explore as you contemplate this radical change.
  4. Learn about the Ikigai model, to help identify your ideal job.

This session will include time for a Q&A with Chantal.

Live Zoom transcription will be enabled during this event. Please contact Kerry Ramsay at if you have accessibility requirements as soon as possible as advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.



Through her company, Empowered Path Inc. Chantal Fraser acts as a Thought Partner, to help people learn how to identify and/or create their ideal jobs. Chantal also helps employers learn how to create more inclusive workplaces, so that they can attract and retain a more diverse workforce.

Chantal offers a variety of services including: delivering accessible online career programs, providing business growth coaching through the PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise, and delivering Indigenous Inclusion sessions to Canadian employers from Coast to Coast to Coast, with strategic partners Indigenous Link. Chantal self-identifies as Métis and is a military veteran.

Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Chantal Fraser, holds an MBA from the Royal Military College of Canada and is a recipient of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) Honourary Life Award. She has been an entrepreneur since 2012.



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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