WE-CAN: Women + Wealth: How to Futureproof Your Finances


Thursday December 2, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Virtual Workshop
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About this Event

If you're a woman entrepreneur in Ontario who's planning for her financial future, then join us for this practical and profitable workshop.

Are you caught up in the day-to-day operations of your business (or life), but never seem to find time to plan for your financial future? If so, - you're not alone.

In this 1-hour workshop, Simone Hasselaar, BMO Business Banking Relationship Manager and Lori Tibbo, BMO Financial Planner will explore:

  • • Why having a financial plan is important
  • • Why a cash flow strategy is necessary as your needs grow and change
  • • Helpful tips and tools for taking control of your own finances

There will also be time for Q&A at the end of this session.

Live Zoom transcription will be enabled during this event. 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.



Simone Hasselaar is a proud Kingstonian and she has been helping business owners in Kingston and Belleville for the last 5 years with their digital banking needs. We know that when businesses create on line shopping experiences with fast and convenient payment and shipping options they will be better positioned for success and growth, while maintain their competitive edge. As a Relationship Manager focusing on the Small Business Space, she can help business owners with everything from their online banking, payments, e commerce solutions, to Business Financing and Deposit needs.

Lori Tibbo is an energetic Financial Planner, with a passion for developing long meaningful relationship with her clients to help them build a successful retirement. She is a graduate of St. Lawrence College, with a degree in Business Administration - Accounting. Lori has attained the Personal Financial Planning designation (PFP) and has attained the designation Financial Management Advisor (FMA). Lori brings 20 years of experience in the financial services industry at BMO Financial Group. Lori is an advocate for diversity and inclusion, and specifically for women. She is a dedicated mom to her 2 daughters, and spends most of her time away from the office, creating lasting memories with her daughters.



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.

Please note: Queen’s University’s collection of personal information is authorized by its Royal Charter of 1841, as amended. Personal information is collected for the purpose of admissions, registration, academic progress, and administering University programs, university-related student services and activities, activities of student societies, safety, financial assistance and awards, and advancement, and will be used for those or consistent purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to and used by employees of the University who need the information in the performance of their duties.