The Money Side of Business - Financial Session Calgary
Aug
23
9:00 AM09:00

The Money Side of Business - Financial Session Calgary

Alberta Women Entreprenuers (AWE) has partnered with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) & Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to bring to you a two part learning session on financial information for business owners.

The Money Side of Business

This is an advanced session explaining the basic tools and techniques of financial management for a business owner, including budget creation and monitoring, cash management, product/division/customer analysis, planning/ forecasting, and trend analysis.

Getting Money: What Lenders and Investors Want

This session explains to the business owner the financial and non-financial information a bank or investor uses to evaluate a loan/investment request, and explains the steps necessary to prepare a business for presentation to a lender and/or investors.

Price: $39 (not including taxes/fees) - Includes session, networking and a continental breakfast!

 

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Loan Info Session Webinar
Aug
29
11:30 AM11:30

Loan Info Session Webinar

Finding financial support for your business can be difficult. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs wants to help you start, enhance, and grow your business. This includes ensuring you are connected to the people and the resources you need at all stages of business growth, which is why we offer small business loans to women-owned businesses in Alberta. You may qualify with us, even if you don’t qualify with other lenders.

Want to learn more? Join us in our Loan Program Info Webinar! On August 29, 2018 11:30 am to 12:00 pm, we will walk you through:

  1. What is the AWE Loan Program
  2. Basic Eligibility to Apply
  3. What kind of businesses can apply for an AWE loan
  4. What expenses AWE can and cannot finance
  5. How AWE’s loan program different from other lenders
  6. Application process
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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Calgary
Sep
11
to Sep 13

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Calgary

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: September 11, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: September 12, 2018
  • Financial Plan: September 13, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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Brunch and Brand, Calgary
Sep
12
9:00 AM09:00

Brunch and Brand, Calgary

"Your brand is what other people say about you when you're not in the room." - Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

Taking the time to define and differentiate your brand is crucial before moving ahead with any marketing iniatives. Your brand is more than a logo or tagline, it's who you are and what you want your company to be known for.

Join us in this two hour interactive session with Simplified Social as we cover:

  • Defining your brand;

  • Building your brand promise and personality;

  • Brand positioning; and

  • Communicating your brand and the various channels to do so.

A light breakfast will be provided. All participants will receive take home materials including workbooks, presenter's slides and follow-up support.

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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton
Sep
17
to Sep 19

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: September 17, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: September 18, 2018
  • Financial Plan: September 19, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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Brunch and Brand, Edmonton
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

Brunch and Brand, Edmonton

"Your brand is what other people say about you when you're not in the room." - Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

Taking the time to define and differentiate your brand is crucial before moving ahead with any marketing iniatives. Your brand is more than a logo or tagline, it's who you are and what you want your company to be known for.

Join us in this two hour interactive session with Simplified Social as we cover:

  • Defining your brand;

  • Building your brand promise and personality;

  • Brand positioning; and

  • Communicating your brand and the various channels to do so.

A light breakfast will be provided. All participants will receive take home materials including workbooks, presenter's slides and follow-up support.

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PeerSpark Info Session Webinar
Aug
16
10:30 AM10:30

PeerSpark Info Session Webinar

AWE's PeerSpark™ program is designed to help you learn, build, and implement business growth strategies and tactics with a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs. The program offers business coaching in a safe and supportive environment of other women entrepreneurs who are focused on growing their ventures. 

Ready to learn more? Join us at our webinar! On August 16 from 10:30am - 11:00am, we are hosting a PeerSpark™ Info Session via webinar with AWE CEO, Marcela Mandeville, and past PeerSpark™ participant Sonia Egey-Samu. We'll walk you through: 

  1. What Is PeerSpark™?
  2. Program Benefits
  3. How does PeerSpark™ work?
  4. Past participant experience
  5. Next Steps
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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton
Aug
14
to Aug 16

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: August 14, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: August 15, 2018
  • Financial Plan: August 16, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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Social Media 101 for Business, Calgary
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Social Media 101 for Business, Calgary

It's no surprise that social media is important as a business owner. If you are looking to market your business for a fraction of the cost compared to traditional advertising, look no further than social media.

In this two hour interactive workshop we will cover the basics of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, including what it takes to create a great social media strategy. We will also touch on the basics of setting up Facebook advertisements.Participants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in group activities throughout the session.

Participants will leave with workbooks to complete that will leave them feeling more confident than ever with social media.

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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton
Jul
10
to Jul 12

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: July 10, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: July 11, 2018
  • Financial Plan: July 12, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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Jun
27
7:30 AM07:30

HR 201: Motivation at Work – Rewards & recognition that get results

AWE has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc.to bring back a series of six essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our next session in the HR 201 series focused on motivation at work!

Managers don’t tend to focus on employee motivation until it’s lost and most managers think money is the top motivator – but it’s not. Things that are most motivating to employees tend to be easy to do and cost effective. But the hardest part of rewarding performance at work doesn’t follow the Golden Rule (treat other people the way you want to be treated).

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess employee motivation vs. ability on tasks/assignments
  • Complete a motivation assessment tool
  • Apply different techniques that effectively reward and recognize team members
  • Use five strategies that provide both intrinsic and extrinsic rewards
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Social Media 101 for Business, Edmonton
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Social Media 101 for Business, Edmonton

It's no surprise that social media is important as a business owner. If you are looking to market your business for a fraction of the cost compared to traditional advertising, look no further than social media. We've partnered with Simplified Social to bring you Social Media 101 for Business in Edmonton.

In this two hour interactive workshop we will cover the basics of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, including what it takes to create a great social media strategy. We will also touch on the basics of setting up Facebook advertisements.Participants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in group activities throughout the session.

Participants will leave with workbooks to complete that will leave them feeling more confident than ever with social media.

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Jun
17
to Jun 21

Trade Mission to WBENC National Conference & Business Fair in Detroit

Join the AWE delegation on the Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) trade mission to WBENC's National Conference & Business Fair. This conference is taking place from June 18th-21st in 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. More details can be found on the BWIT website. There are 2 steps to register for the trade mission:

1) Review the trade mission-related events below and register for the ones that you would like to attend.

2) Email BWIT to register in the national trade mission and create a company profile.

WE Connect International Certification:

WEConnect International empowers women business owners outside the United States through training, certification and access to corporations so that they can compete successfully in the global markets.

For more information on WEConnect International certification and its global network, click here

About the Conference:

The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), Fortune 500 corporations and the U.S. Government. The conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions, networking receptions, a Business Fair and potential 1:1 MatchMaker sessions (matchmaker is available to certified business owners who register by April 3, 2018)

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HR 201: Diversity & Inclusion – How to Hire and Leverage Uniqueness
Jun
14
7:30 AM07:30

HR 201: Diversity & Inclusion – How to Hire and Leverage Uniqueness

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc. to bring a series of essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our next session in the 201 HR series focused on Diversity & Inclusion – How to Hire and Leverage Uniqueness

Overview
Managers don’t tend to focus on employee motivation until it’s lost, and most managers think money is the top motivator; but it’s not. Things that are most motivating to employees tend to be easy to do and cost effective. But, the hardest part of rewarding performance at work doesn’t follow the Golden Rule (treat other people the way you want to be treated).

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Re-evaluate their current job descriptions and recruitment efforts to expand their reach
  • Assess their working conditions/environments to broaden opportunities – accommodate different workers that add value
  • Select different hiring tools that determine best “fit” for applicable jobs

Pricing & Location
Each session is priced at $39.00 per person, not including taxes or additional fees. Cost of workshop includes a delicious breakfast!

Location of Session 1: Unit 301 10310 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am

About the Facilitators

Julianna Cantwell, CACE, CPHR
Julianna Cantwell is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning & development for 20 years and communications for more than 10 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning. Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She is a Past President of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton (HRMAE) and a former Director on the Board of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, as well as Vice Chair of the Self-Regulation Policy Advisory Group for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB). Julianna also serves as a Director on the Board for Little Warriors.

Barb Read, CPHR, RPR
Barb Read is a Human Resources Consultant with JUNA Consulting and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Registered Professional Recruiter with a generalist background that spans all functional areas of the human resources practice. She brings expertise in business and operational process, recruitment and selection, new employee orientation, policy and procedure development, compensation, performance management, workplace investigations and employee relations. Barb has experience across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and has a strong operations background to complement her HR expertise.

Barb is a certified member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB) and a member of the Institute of Professional Management (IPM). She completed a two-year term as Committee Chair for the HRIA Edmonton Chapter and served as Co-Chair for the 2014-2015 year.

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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Calgary
Jun
12
to Jun 14

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Calgary

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: June 12, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: June 13, 2018
  • Financial Plan: June 14, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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HR 201: Workplace Investigations – What you need to know when a complaint is made
May
31
7:30 AM07:30

HR 201: Workplace Investigations – What you need to know when a complaint is made

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc.to bring back a series of six essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our next session in the HR 201 series focused on workplace investigations!

Human Resources professionals and managers need to conduct workplace investigations from time-to-time, yet many have never been shown how to properly lead one based on principles of natural justice. Whether it is following up on a harassment complaint, allegations of sexual misconduct, or bullying in the workplace, it is important to follow a fair process and make decisions that are organizationally sound.

Learning Objectives:

  • Respond to complaints/allegations in a timely way and use templates to gather critical information
  • Follow a fair and transparent process, inform parties of their rights & responsibilities without violating confidentiality of privacy
  • Sequence interviews that maximize information gathering
  • Examine parties effectively, using tailored question guides
  • Ask effective questions and listen for lies, etc.
  • Explain how to write a comprehensive and defensible report
  • Make sound decisions/judgments (weigh balance of probabilities)
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Building Your Brand on LinkedIn
May
26
10:30 AM10:30

Building Your Brand on LinkedIn

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs has partnered with Simplified Social to bring a series of social media workshops to entrepreneurs.

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for any professional. Whether you are a job seeker, business owner or marketer, LinkedIn is for you. In this two hour workshop we will cover the following:

  • How to optimize your LinkedIn personal profile;
  • How to optimize your LinkedIn business page;
  • What content to post on LinkedIn; and
  • How to set-up and manage advertising on LinkedIn.

This is a hands-on workshop where participants will have the opportunity to get real-time advice on their own LinkedIn pages. Please bring a computer with you to get the most out of this workshop.

Price
$39.00 + GST and applicable fees. Includes two hour workshop, slide deck, follow-up support.

The Location
The workshop will be held at Alberta Women Entrepreneurs head office at 10310 Jasper Avenue. The office is located in the Melton Building on the third floor. Parking is not included, however there is city parking as well as an Impark lot located across the street by Canadian Western Bank.

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May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: July 10, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: July 11, 2018
  • Financial Plan: July 12, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

 

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HR 201: Respectful Workplace Matters – Dealing with Harassment & Bullying
May
15
7:30 AM07:30

HR 201: Respectful Workplace Matters – Dealing with Harassment & Bullying

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc. to bring a series of essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our next session in the 201 HR series focused on Respectful Workplace Matters- Dealing with Harassment and Bullying at Work

Overview
The recent groundswell of harassment allegations in the media (#ME TOO) has caused many people to take notice of human resources (HR) issues. It’s hard to know exactly what is considered acceptable behaviour in the workplace these days, especially when there has been a history of power imbalances and/or a track record of fraternizing between employees.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the spectrum of respect – from incivility to targeted bullying
  • Identify harassment and its negative workplace effects
  • Discuss impact, roles and responsibilities of bystanders
  • Explain rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under relevant legislation
  • List the protected grounds under Alberta Human Rights Act
  • Respond appropriately to allegations of bullying / harassment

Pricing & Location
Each session is priced at $39.00 per person, not including taxes or additional fees. Cost of workshop includes a delicious breakfast!

Location of Session 1: Unit 301 10310 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am

About the Facilitators

Julianna Cantwell, CACE, CPHR
Julianna Cantwell is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning & development for 20 years and communications for more than 10 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning. Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She is a Past President of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton (HRMAE) and a former Director on the Board of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, as well as Vice Chair of the Self-Regulation Policy Advisory Group for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB). Julianna also serves as a Director on the Board for Little Warriors.

Barb Read, CPHR, RPR
Barb Read is a Human Resources Consultant with JUNA Consulting and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Registered Professional Recruiter with a generalist background that spans all functional areas of the human resources practice. She brings expertise in business and operational process, recruitment and selection, new employee orientation, policy and procedure development, compensation, performance management, workplace investigations and employee relations. Barb has experience across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and has a strong operations background to complement her HR expertise.

Barb is a certified member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB) and a member of the Institute of Professional Management (IPM). She completed a two-year term as Committee Chair for the HRIA Edmonton Chapter and served as Co-Chair for the 2014-2015 year.

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Maximizing Your Business Financials
May
10
9:00 AM09:00

Maximizing Your Business Financials

Alberta Women Entreprenuers (AWE) has partnered with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA)& Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to bring to you a series of financial literacy sessions for business owners over the summer of 2018.

"Maximizing Your Business" session explains the key concepts of cash management, working capital and operational efficiency. Geared towards small and medium business, this session teaches entrepreneurs and their team how to be able to review and change their cash management practices so less cash is required to operate the business and the cash needs of the business can be projected and analyzed.

Learning outcomes for businesses:

• Sales are great, why don’t we have any cash?
• Do we have enough cash to pay expenses?
• How much cash do we need for expansion?
• Can I free up some cash from the business?
• How can I get customers to pay on time?
• Are we managing cash efficiently?

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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton
May
7
to May 9

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business.

Session Dates

  • Market Research: May 7, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: May 8, 2018
  • Financial Plan: May 9, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

 

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HR 201: Mental Health at Work – Managing complex performance issues
May
2
7:30 AM07:30

HR 201: Mental Health at Work – Managing complex performance issues

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc.to bring back a series of six essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our next session in the HR 201 series focused on mental health at work!

An estimated 1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness in their lifetime. At work, it often shows up as behavioural issues that require performance management.  Because of the stigma associated with mental illness, most managers and business owners are unsure how to have an open conversation with employees about challenges happening in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become aware of facts and stats about mental health issues
  • Common issues and their prevalence
  • Costs to organizations when not managed well
  • Interact effectively with individuals suffering with mental illness
  • Discuss this sensitive topic with employees, using the ALPS method to open dialogue.
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Celebration of Achievement Reception
Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

Celebration of Achievement Reception

Extraordinary women deserve to be celebrated! Please join us in recognizing some outstanding business women in our province at this year's AWE Awards Reception on April 25, 2018.

The event will be hosted at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton where we will spotlight all of the finalists’ stories and announce the winners of this year’s awards including Emerging Entrepreneur, Emerging Innovator, Upsurge Entrepreneur and Celebration of Achievement Award.

Your ticket purchase includes:

· Entry to the celebration of Alberta’s most exceptional entrepreneurs

· Networking opportunities with leaders in Alberta’s business community

· Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktail

· Chance to win door prizes

· A gift from one of our sponsors!

Doors Open and Networking Reception begins: 4:00 p.m.

Program and Awards Presentation begins: 5:00 p.m.

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HR 201: Bill 17- Updating Company Policies to Match New Legislation Requirements
Apr
18
7:30 AM07:30

HR 201: Bill 17- Updating Company Policies to Match New Legislation Requirements

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc. to bring a series essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our first session in the 201 HR series focused on Bill 17- Updating Company Policies to Match New Legislation Requirements

Overview
Did You Know...as of January 1st, 2018 Alberta has new legislation!

Bill 17 is the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, and it involves changes to the Alberta Employment Standards Code. HR professionals, managers and business owners need to know which company policies are affected and need updating to comply with legislation to minimize risk of fines, complaints, etc.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • List changes to existing employee rights/benefits
  • Incorporate new provisions (to comply with law)
  • Determine the impact of these changes on their workplace

Pricing & Location
Each session is priced at $39.00 per person, not including taxes or additional fees. Cost of workshop includes a delicious breakfast!

Location of Session 1: Unit 301 10310 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB

Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am

About the Facilitators

Julianna Cantwell, CACE, CPHR
Julianna Cantwell is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning & development for 20 years and communications for more than 10 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning. Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She is a Past President of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton (HRMAE) and a former Director on the Board of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, as well as Vice Chair of the Self-Regulation Policy Advisory Group for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB). Julianna also serves as a Director on the Board for Little Warriors.

Barb Read, CPHR, RPR
Barb Read is a Human Resources Consultant with JUNA Consulting and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Registered Professional Recruiter with a generalist background that spans all functional areas of the human resources practice. She brings expertise in business and operational process, recruitment and selection, new employee orientation, policy and procedure development, compensation, performance management, workplace investigations and employee relations. Barb has experience across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and has a strong operations background to complement her HR expertise.

Barb is a certified member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB) and a member of the Institute of Professional Management (IPM). She completed a two-year term as Committee Chair for the HRIA Edmonton Chapter and served as Co-Chair for the 2014-2015 year.

 

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Learning Day - Enhancing Opportunities
Feb
20
9:30 AM09:30

Learning Day - Enhancing Opportunities

We invite you to attend Alberta Women Entrepreneur’s (AWE) Learning Day: Enhancing Opportunities, an event to support women entrepreneurs through skills training and community networking in Edmonton on February 20, 2018.

The experience and insights you’ll gain are invaluable; here are just some of the reasons to join us: 

Hear inspiring and educational talks from industry experts on topics including HR, social media, and e-commerce, among others

  • Expand your business tool kit through a number of workshops
  • Connect with like-minded professional women and the business community
  • Learn best practices to grow your business
  • Discover our PeerSpark™ program and learn how it can help you build confidence, improve your business acumen, and accelerate your business success

Our full day event gives you access to:

  •  Workshops on various topics related to scaling your business for success including human resources, operations, marketing, sales, and technology
  • An overview of diverse financing options accessible to you to help grow your business
  • One-on-one time with specialists from the community that can help navigate resources for business owners
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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Calgary
Feb
6
to Feb 13

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Calgary

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. You can register for the entire series or a single workshop.

Session Dates

  • Market Research: February 6, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: February 12, 2018
  • Financial Plan: February 13, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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Edmonton: Roadmap for Success
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

Edmonton: Roadmap for Success

The number one starting point for any business small or large should be a business plan.

This 3 hour workshop will show you how to build a business plan and learn the basics of marketing, research, and financials. You should attend this workshop if you have been operating your business for a few years but have not yet written a business plan or if you are an aspiring entrepreneur with a specific business idea. 

In this workshop you will:

  • Draft the components of a good business plan that will help you move forward with confidence
  • Learn the tools available to conduct informative market research
  • Create a marketing plan and marketing activities that reach your target customer
  • Learn how to create financial plans that will support business viability 

Workshop length: 3 hours

Price: $69+GST 

Register here

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Edmonton: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?
Nov
27
5:30 PM17:30

Edmonton: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?

Starting and creating your own business is life-changing. It can be fun, exciting and challenging!

In this interactive, two hour introductory workshop you will be introduced to the life of an entrepreneur. You will be provided with information to help you decide if owning a business is right for you. You will also receive resources that can help you in the next steps to entrepreneurship.

Register here.

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HR Breakfast Series (Edmonton)
Nov
21
7:30 AM07:30

HR Breakfast Series (Edmonton)

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc., generously sponsored by Parlee McLaws LLP to bring a series of six essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization. This 6 session breakfast series will take place in Fall 2017 in Edmonton, AB.

Session 6: Orientation & Onboarding (New Employees), November 21

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

      • Assess your current employee onboarding process (gap analysis)
      • Identify how you can improve your new employee orientation program (best practices for 0-3 months)
      • Discover how to continue to engage your staff (3-12 months)

      Pricing & Location

      Each session is priced at $39.00 per person, not including taxes or additional fees. Cost of workshop includes a delicious breakfast!

      Location of Session 6: TEC Edmonton, 4000 TEC Centre 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4P6Canada

      Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am

       

      About the Facilitators 

      Julianna Cantwell, CACE, CPHR

      Julianna Cantwell is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning & development for 20 years and communications for more than 10 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning. Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

      She is a Past President of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton (HRMAE) and a former Director on the Board of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, as well as Vice Chair of the Self-Regulation Policy Advisory Group for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB). Julianna also serves as a Director on the Board for Little Warriors.

      Barb Read, CPHR, RPR

       Barb Read is a Human Resources Consultant with JUNA Consulting and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Registered Professional Recruiter with a generalist background that spans all functional areas of the human resources practice.  She brings expertise in business and operational process, recruitment and selection, new employee orientation, policy and procedure development, compensation, performance management, workplace investigations and employee relations.  Barb has experience across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and has a strong operations background to complement her HR expertise.

      Barb is a certified member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB) and a member of the Institute of Professional Management (IPM).  She completed a two-year term as Committee Chair for the HRIA Edmonton Chapter and served as Co-Chair for the 2014-2015 year.

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      Nov
      8
      to Nov 9

      Trade Mission: Women’s Forum Mexico 2017

      Mexico City, Mexico – November 8 – 9, 2017

      This second edition of Women’s Forum Mexico will bring together women and men, each an influencer or high potential in his or her field, for forward-looking debates intended to contribute to national renewal, encourage corporate innovation, and support individual leadership development.  This is an opportunity to look at major trends and realize an open and culturally dynamic 21st century Mexico.

      Our premise is that women’s experience, expertise, and vision are essential for achieving viable social and economic advancements – so we feature women leaders from Mexico and abroad in dialogue with their men counterparts.

      On the agenda for Women’s Forum Mexico:

      • How to promote more civic engagement to strengthen Mexico’s leadership?
      • North American economic relations: Turning challenges into opportunities
      • The trends we must take into account for a thriving 21st century workforce
      • Do it! Becoming leaders in our sectors
      • Learning from Mexico’s successes in doing business with the EU and Asia
      • Changing the narrative for women: A needed cultural dialogue

      A list of confirmed speakers and the event agenda is available on their webpage: http://www.womens-forum.com/meetings/mexico-2017

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      Calgary: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?
      Nov
      6
      5:30 PM17:30

      Calgary: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?

      Starting and creating your own business is life-changing. It can be fun, exciting and challenging.

      In this interactive, two hour introductory workshop you will be introduced to the life of an entrepreneur. You will be provided with information to help you decide if owning a business is right for you. You will receive resources that can help you in the next steps to entrepreneurship.

      Register here

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      Edmonton: Roadmap for Success
      Oct
      24
      5:30 PM17:30

      Edmonton: Roadmap for Success

      The number one starting point for any business small or large should be a business plan.

      This 3 hour workshop will show you how to build a business plan and learn the basics of marketing, research, and financials. You should attend this workshop if you have been operating your business for a few years but have noot yet written a business plan or if you are an aspiring entrepreneur with a specific business idea.

      In this workshop you will:

      • Draft the components of a good business plan that will help you move forward with confidence
      • Learn the tools available to conduct informative market research
      • Create a marketing plan and marketing activities that reach your target customer
      • Learn how to create financial plans that will support business viability 

      Workshop length: 3 hours

      Price: $69+GST 

      Register here

       

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      Edmonton: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?
      Oct
      23
      5:30 PM17:30

      Edmonton: Are You Ready For Entrepreneurship?

      Starting and creating your own business is life-changing. It can be fun, exciting and challenging!

      In this interactive, two hour introductory workshop you will be introduced to the life of an entrepreneur. You will be provided with information to help you decide if owning a business is right for you. You will also receive resources that can help you in the next steps to entrepreneurship.

      Register here.

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      Oct
      23
      to Oct 27

      Trade Mission: ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Mission to Mexico

      Program to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterey – October 23 – 27, 2017

      The Mission involves a 3 to 5 day matchmaking agenda in Mexico City, Guadalajara and/or Monterrey, according to Canadian clients’ business priorities. This Mission will appeal to Canadian ICT companies interested in starting or expanding business activities in Mexico, and will be of interest to firms working in various sub-sectors, including vertical software, telecommunications, digital media, IT security and mobile technologies, among others. The core of the mission will be a customized matchmaking program. Additionally, in order to maximize business opportunities for Canadian companies, GAC will organize a briefing session on the Mexican ICT market and how to do business in Mexico.

      This trade mission is with Global Affairs Canada

      Due date for registration: August 28, 2017

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      Astra Washington WBE Economic Development Summit
      Oct
      19
      7:00 AM07:00

      Astra Washington WBE Economic Development Summit

      This year, our summit features subject matter experts sharing their insights on financial resources and contracting opportunities, as well as a Meet and Greet session where you can meet decision-making individuals from corporates and government agencies.

      During this one-day summit, you will learn about different resources to grow your business, and expand your network by meeting more corporates, agencies, and like-minded women business owners.

      The Astra WBE Economic Summit is geared towards businesses that sell B2B. Business owners do not need to be certified in order to participate. The event will include matchmaking with corporations and a chance to meet and network with other women business owners. It is expected that Starbucks, Microsoft and Boeing will be on the list of attendees.

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