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Panel: Women Entrepreneurs

June 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Moderator: Alanna Keefe, Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
Presenters: Cheryl Baldwin, Christina Reinke and Paige Butz

Join the discussion with a panel of women entrepreneurs hosted by World Trade Centre Winnipeg and the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba. This in-depth conversation will explore the experiences of three women entrepreneurs in Manitoba with a look at the resources they have relied upon; their triumphs and challenges; and the words of wisdom they would share with other women thinking about starting a business.

NOTE: Please feel free to bring a snack or brown bag lunch to make the most of this session.

Attendee will learn the following:

1. The importance of a business plan
2. Planning for business success
3. Resources available

A Certified Professional Bookkeeper, Cheryl Baldwin launched BCP Business Services in 2015. Her background in accounting, non-profit management, human resources, business continuity planning, and disaster management has provided the foundation for a business that in two years has tripled its staff and increased sales more than 600%.

Christina Reinke has a passion for helping women transform their lives and relationships. After completing her Masters in Conflict Resolution, she launched Platforms for Peace Consulting to use the struggles and lessons she learned in her own career journey to help other women.

Paige Butz is the owner of Valencia Clothing, a size-inclusive women’s wear boutique. Launched first as an online store, Valencia now has a storefront location on Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg. Paige honed her skills as a buyer for a national retailer before starting her business

Alanna Keefe is an experienced entrepreneur and accomplished business and fund development professional. She was just 23 when she sold her first entrepreneurial venture. She has been supporting women entrepreneurs in her role as a Business Advisor at the Centre since 2011.

This seminar is available for remote participants via webinar (i.e., from a computer, tablet or smartphone). Please choose “Online” at registration. The day before the event, we will send you a confirmation email with the link to join the seminar online.

Online registration will close at 12:00 p.m. the day prior to the event. To register past this deadline, contact us at 204.253.4888.


June 6, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface)
219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada