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Mississauga Women’s Entrepreneur Conference 2022

March 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join the Women’s Entrepreneur Conference and learn from entrepreneurs on how to increase gender equality and ensure a sustainable future

Women’s Entrepreneur Conference

“Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Future”

Are you an entrepreneur looking to increase sustainability in your business through gender equality?

Join us at the Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Future, Women’s Entrepreneur Conference, taking place online on Thursday March 10th, 2022

Learn from our panelists who will share information, experiences and insights to women entrepreneurs on how they address the gender gap and move towards equality to enhance and create a sustainable future

Registration in advance is required to attend this event.  Register Today!

A Webex link will be emailed to all participants prior to the event start time. If you have any questions, please contact our events team at mbec.events@mississauga.ca


Jennifer Harper, Cheekbone Beauty Founder and CEO

An award-winning social entrepreneur, Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics INC. Cheekbone Beauty is a digitally native direct to consumer brand that is helping Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand while using the concept of Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) in the brands ethos and in developing products. Creating a new segment in the beauty industry – Sustainable Socially Conscious Beauty.
She speaks regularly to university, college and high school students about social entrepreneurship, empathy and the history of her First Nations family. She has also been invited to speak to various entrepreneur groups including women in business associations, Apple Canada and First Nations organizations. Cheekbone Beauty’s mission is to help every Indigenous youth see and feel their enormous value in the world while creating sustainable cosmetics.


Instagram | Twitter | Facebook – @cheekbonebeauty


Noora Sharrab, Sitti Social Enterprise Ltd Co-Founder and CEO

Noora Sharrab is a Palestinian-Canadian Muslim social entrepreneur, mentor, humanitarian and mother of 3 and runs a non-profit and social enterprise dedicated to supporting refugee and displaced communities. She obtained her Master’s degree in Political Science with a Specialization in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. In 2013, Noora partnered with Jacqueline Sofia to establish a Social Enterprise, Sitti with the purpose to empower refugee communities to become self-reliant through employment generation and promoting gender equality. Noora was an Advisory Council member with UNHCR Canada, and WeConnect International (Canada). She is a Canadian SheEO Venture Winner and the received the Muslim Awards of Excellence for ‘Women of the Year 2021’ Award. Most recently she won the BMO for Women, Entrepreneur Award for 2021 based on their sustainable impact with the refugee community and currently mentors young entrepreneurs as part of the EDGE hub at Sheridan College.


Instagram | Twitter | Facebook – @sittisoap TikTok – @shopsitti


Seema Sanghavi, Cooks Who Feed Founder and CEO

As founder of Cooks Who Feed, Seema is passionate about ending hunger. In partnership with charities and NGOs, Cooks Who Feed is on a mission to empower food lovers to take action for a hunger-free world.
In addition to her career, she loves to cook, eat, and travel off the beaten track. She has travelled extensively and has had the pleasure to work in various countries including Canada, the UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, and India. She considers herself to be an amateur chef and enjoys taking cooking courses in different countries to learn the local cuisine and cooking techniques.


Instagram | Twitter | Facebook – @cookswhofeed

Hosted and presented by

Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre (MBEC), Economic Development, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Division, City of Mississauga, is your central source for small business information, resources and guidance.  mississauga.ca/mbec  905-615-4460 mbec@mississauga.ca @MississaugaEDO –  Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook  

Presented in Partnership With The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario


March 10, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:


City of Mississauga – Economic Development Office
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Indigenous business training program created by RedBird Circle Inc. in partnership with UofT Libraries, ICUBE UTM and The Bridge at UTSC

An experiential learning program that follows the school 3 semesters schedule, for anyone with a great idea who wants to make it happen.

A boutique-style remote program to support your business development and help you grow through one-on-one support. This program is open all year.

A student-led creative studio with intends to serve the prototyping and design needs of our ventures and small businesses in our community.

This 2-day retreat is designed to help you reflect on your journey, what drives you, all the hats you wear and what is next for you and your social enterprise.