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    • 02 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • ONLINE via ZOOM Meeting
    • 10

    Have you ever wanted to write a book? Perhaps you've started one, but you're not sure how to get it out into the light of day.

    These days, you might have more time on your hands than usual - it’s the perfect time to start a book! There’s no better way to tuck the world’s troubles away than to disappear for a few hours a day into a whole new universe, especially one of your own making!

    Susan Rodgers, self-published author of the popular Drifters series, will introduce you to the art of self-publishing. It’s easier than you might think!

    Topics covered will include basic set-up and formatting, on-line eBook and print publication resources, the sometimes complicated world of book marketing in the digital age (including an introduction to Facebook and Amazon Ads), and tips on how to sustain a long-term writing career. Don't keep your book in the dark – share it with the world!

    Registration for this FREE one-hour Online workshop (with time for Susan to answer your questions)  is open to PEIBWA and non-PEIBWA members but pre-registration is necessary at: https://bit.ly/3dlGvNn


    • 03 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Online!
    Register

    Conversation Corner is our informal gathering, typically held at the kitchen table at PEIBWA's Rural Women's Business Centre. We are now taking the conversation online every Friday, and everyone is welcome to join us through the free and easy-to-navigate Zoom Meetings platform!

    For the Friday, April 3 session of Conversation Corner, we will welcome Virginia (Ginny) McGowan. Ginny is a local business owner, McGowan & Co.: The Write Edit Group, with expertise in research and analysis, editing, writing, or developing grant applications. She is also the author of the multi-award winning book: "Harness the Power of Mentoring: How to Find and Work with the Right Mentor--A Guide for the Solopreneur".

    Ginny is also a member of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Expert Panel. This panel is composed of experts from across Canada to provide advice and identify opportunities and challenges for women entrepreneurs. In response to the current pandemic, the panel has engaged very recently with recommendations to protect and strengthen women entrepreneurs through the pandemic.

    Ginny will join us to discuss issues the expert panel has brought forward during this pandemic including the impact the temporary closure of schools, daycare centres and eldercare facilities have affected working women. She will also talk about her own experience as a business owner and how she is adapting to the current challenges.

    Conversation Corner is a FREE program offered by the PEI Business Women's Association (PEIBWA) and both members and non-members are welcome to attend.

    After you register to attend, you will be provided with a Zoom meeting link to join the session.

    Do you have a business or workplace topic on your mind that you would like to discuss? Do you have a story to share? If you would like to be a guest on a future edition of Conversation Corner, please connect with Shelley Jessop at shelley@peibwa.org

    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • ONLINE
    • 7
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    Join us for this FREE 90-minute "highlight" version of our regular day-long in-person event!

    Uncertain how to connect with strangers at networking events? Hesitant to fully promote all the skills and experience you have to offer? Join us for a supportive hands-on workshop that will build confidence and get you on your feet. You'll be pitching in no time! 

    Space is limited so book early.

    This workshop is led by Margaret Magner, Executive Director of the PEI Business Women’s Association. She has taught in Canadian and U.S. universities and held a number of positions, including Director of Development for the William J. Clinton Foundation; Presidential Speechwriter, Development Communications Senior Writer, and Corporate Relations Director at the University of Southern California; and Director of Bioscience Development at UPEI, where she continues to teach for the Faculty of Business and Department of English. Her company Magner Ink specializes in communication services. She is a Governor of the National Theatre School of Canada.

    • 21 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Holland College, Charlottetown
    • 132
    Registration is closed

    The PEI Business Women’s Association Spring Symposium 2020 is the premier event for business women in Prince Edward Island. 

    Join us for a one-day conference filled with presentations, workshops, networking, and inspiration. The PEIBWA Spring Symposium 2020 will have something for the full spectrum of business women from across the Island — start-up entrepreneurs, established business owners, mid-career business professionals, dynamic rural entrepreneurs, newcomers launching their businesses, students and more.

    For more information on the Symposium, visit the PEIBWA Spring Symposium event page

    Ready to register? Follow the links to the left.


    Registration Rates

    EARLY BIRD RATES

    UP TO MARCH 14, 2020
    REGULAR RATES
    MARCH 15 TO MAY 14, 2020

    ON-SITE RATES
    MAY 15 TO MAY 21, 2020

    PEIBWA Member  $95  $110  $175
    Non-Member  $125  $140  $175
    PEIBWA Student Member  $50  $65  $175

    Please note: All registration rates are subject to HST. On-site registration will be dependent on availability. Individuals can choose to become a PEIBWA member and subsequently receive membership rates.


    Registration includes:

    • Access to the full day of speakers and workshops
    • Breakfast, lunch and two snack breaks
    • Networking reception

    If you have any questions about your registration or general event enquiries, please contact events@peibwa.org.


    Terms & Conditions

    Registration & Payment Details
    Early Bird registration is only available until February 29, 2020. Payment must be made by that time to receive the Early Bird discount. Regular registration will end on May 14, 2020. Anyone wishing to register after that date will be required to pay the On-Site Registration rate. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received. Registration fees will be subject to HST. 

    Cancellation Policy
    Tickets are non-refundable, must be purchased in advance and have no cash value, but may be transferred up to 10 days before the event as long as PEIBWA is notified of any/all changes. Failure to attend this scheduled event will result in loss of event fees. If an event is rescheduled or canceled due to weather issues, participants will be contacted by email. If an event is canceled, refunds will be issued or participants rescheduled at no charge. 

    Right to Refuse Registration/Participation
    PEIBWA reserves the right to refuse registration. If payment is made and refusal is in advance of the Symposium, the full fee will be refunded. If refused partway through the Symposium, a proportionate amount will be refunded. 

    Photo and Video Release
    PEIBWA and its representatives intend to photograph and video the Symposium and may use the photographs and videos for promoting, publicizing or explaining PEIBWA and its activities. By participating in the Symposium, you consent to the reproduction, use, exhibit, display, broadcast and distribution of your image and your name for such purposes.

    Personal information
    By registering, you agree to the use of your contact information by PEIBWA for dissemination of further information regarding the Symposium.

Past events

27 Mar 2020 Conversation Corner - ONLINE with guest Wendy MacIntyre
24 Mar 2020 Gender Diversity & Inclusion Workshop - Charlottetown - CANCELLED
20 Mar 2020 Conversation Corner - ONLINE with guest Carol O'Hanley
18 Mar 2020 BDC - Let's Talk Business - Central Bedeque - CANCELLED
17 Mar 2020 Gender Diversity & Inclusion Workshop - Central Bedeque - CANCELLED
13 Mar 2020 Conversation Corner - Central Bedeque
12 Mar 2020 UPEI EMBA Information Session - Charlottetown
12 Mar 2020 How to do Business with the Federal Government - Central Bedeque
04 Mar 2020 Managing Performance for Results - Central Bedeque
28 Feb 2020 RESCHEDULED - PEIBWA 2020 Annual General Meeting
28 Feb 2020 Conversation Corner - Central Bedeque
14 Feb 2020 Conversation Corner - Central Bedeque
13 Feb 2020 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer, Central Bedeque
13 Feb 2020 Employment Standards Information Session - Central Bedeque
11 Feb 2020 Information Session with Office to Advance Women Apprentices - Central Bedeque
05 Feb 2020 Your Business Blueprint - Central Bedeque
31 Jan 2020 Conversation Corner - Central Bedeque
29 Jan 2020 Applying E-commerce and Building a Shopify Store
21 Jan 2020 BDC - Let's Talk Business - Charlottetown
20 Jan 2020 Growing your Social Media Presence - Charlottetown
17 Jan 2020 Conversation Corner - Central Bedeque
16 Jan 2020 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer with Tignish Employment Resource Centre and Tignish Co-op
15 Jan 2020 Growing your Social Media Presence - Central Bedeque
13 Jan 2020 BDC - Let's Talk Business - Central Bedeque
13 Jan 2020 Getting Started on Social Media - Charlottetown
10 Jan 2020 Your Business Blueprint - Charlottetown
20 Dec 2019 Conversation Corner - Central Bedeque
13 Dec 2019 Holiday Open House - Central Bedeque
12 Dec 2019 Holiday Open House - Charlottetown
06 Dec 2019 Conversation Corner - Central Bedeque
02 Dec 2019 #whatsthis: Getting Started on Social Media
28 Nov 2019 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer at 3rd Degree Training
27 Nov 2019 Drop-in Business Chat with BDC - Central Bedeque
22 Nov 2019 Conversation Corner - Central Bedeque
14 Nov 2019 BOSS(Y) Bingo
12 Nov 2019 Rural Women's Business Centre Grand Opening
07 Nov 2019 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer at Grand Senses Spa
31 Oct 2019 Your Business Blueprint
23 Oct 2019 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer at Seafood Express
23 Oct 2019 Understanding your responsibilities for workplace safety
16 Oct 2019 Growing your Social Media Presence
02 Oct 2019 The PEIBWA Study Open House
25 Sep 2019 September Breakfast Chat
23 Sep 2019 Rural Women's Business Centre Focus Group - Kensington
19 Sep 2019 #whatsthis: Getting Started on Social Media
13 Aug 2019 Finding Your Cash Flow
08 Aug 2019 Information Session for Effective Business Leadership Advancement
08 Aug 2019 Information Session for Effective Business Leadership Advancement
01 Aug 2019 Information Session for Effective Business Leadership Advancement
01 Aug 2019 Information Session for Effective Business Leadership Advancement
24 Jul 2019 Rural Women's Business Centre Focus Group - Central Bedeque
18 Jul 2019 PEIBWA Member-Only Get Connected Mixer at Fanningbank
17 Jul 2019 Rural Women's Business Centre Focus Group - Alberton
21 Jun 2019 Art of the Pitch
19 Jun 2019 Micro Grant Breakfast Drop-in
29 May 2019 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Canadian Potato Museum
23 May 2019 PEIBWA Spring Symposium 2019
17 Apr 2019 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada
27 Mar 2019 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Spotlight School of Arts
14 Mar 2019 Your Professional Tune-Up - Summerside
08 Mar 2019 International Women's Day Breakfast Open House
07 Mar 2019 Your Professional Tune-Up - Charlottetown
01 Mar 2019 Art of the Pitch - Summerside
27 Feb 2019 PEIBWA Annual General Meeting (Mixer follows)
22 Feb 2019 Business Startup 101 - Summerside
20 Feb 2019 PEIBWA Member-only Breakfast with Brigadier-General Josée Robidoux
19 Feb 2019 Art of the Pitch - Charlottetown
07 Feb 2019 Business Startup 101 - Charlottetown
23 Jan 2019 Art of the Pitch - Montague
16 Jan 2019 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ The Turning Point Health Food Store
12 Dec 2018 PEIBWA Holiday Open House
28 Nov 2018 Art of the Pitch - Alberton
22 Nov 2018 Business Startup 101
21 Nov 2018 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Family Traditions Restaurant
14 Nov 2018 Art of the Pitch - Charlottetown
25 Oct 2018 PEIBWA'S 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
17 Oct 2018 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ FilmPEI
16 Oct 2018 Doing Business with the Government of Canada
28 Sep 2018 Camp Dynamo 2018
20 Sep 2018 Business Startup 101
20 Sep 2018 Business Startup 101 - September 20th, 2018
19 Sep 2018 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Mavor's
01 Aug 2018 2nd Annual Business Women's Summer Summit
25 Jul 2018 PEIBWA Member-Only Get Connected Mixer at Fanningbank
13 Jun 2018 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ The River Shed
24 May 2018 Competitive Intelligence Training
17 May 2018 Business Startup 101 - May 2018
25 Apr 2018 Competitive Intelligence Training Info Session
24 Apr 2018 2018 Women in Business Symposium
11 Apr 2018 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Sherwood Timbermart
15 Mar 2018 Business Startup 101 - March 2018
21 Feb 2018 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Rodd Charlottetown
21 Feb 2018 PEIBWA Annual General Meeting & Business Mixer
16 Jan 2018 PEIBWA Leadership Pilot Program (pt2)
11 Jan 2018 Business Startup 101 - January 2018
07 Dec 2017 Business Startup 101 - December 2017
23 Nov 2017 Live Your Life On Purpose
22 Nov 2017 PEIBWA Leadership Pilot Program
14 Nov 2017 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Copper Bottom Brewing
09 Nov 2017 Business Startup 101 - November 2017
03 Nov 2017 Professional Headshot Session
02 Nov 2017 Professional Headshot Session **2nd date added**
26 Oct 2017 Dale Carnegie Course
24 Oct 2017 Doing it For Real
17 Oct 2017 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Red Shores Charlottetown
13 Oct 2017 Business Startup 101 - October 2017
29 Sep 2017 Camp Dynamo 2017
22 Sep 2017 Young Millionaires Program Closing Event
21 Sep 2017 Dale Carnegie Course Info Session
13 Sep 2017 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Briarcliffe Inn w/The Handpie Company
07 Sep 2017 Business Startup 101 - September 2017
06 Sep 2017 UPEI PEIBWA Chapter Launch
26 Jul 2017 YMP Sales Event
25 Jul 2017 PEIBWA Member-Only Get Connected Mixer at Fanningbank
23 Jul 2017 YMP Sales Event
14 Jun 2017 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ The Table
06 Jun 2017 Business Startup 101 - June 2017
16 May 2017 2017 Women in Business Symposium
10 May 2017 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Bar1911 w/ RE/MAX Charlottetown
19 Apr 2017 Camp Dynamo Mini Camp - Social Media for Small Business
12 Apr 2017 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Rodd Charlottetown Hotel
14 Mar 2017 Business Startup 101 - March 2017
10 Mar 2017 Professional Headshot Session
08 Mar 2017 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ The Montessori School of Charlottetown
24 Feb 2017 Camp Dynamo Mini Camp - Get Sh*t Done **RESCHEDULED**
22 Feb 2017 PEIBWA Annual General Meeting & Business Mixer **RESCHEDULED**
07 Feb 2017 Business Startup 101 - February 2017
07 Feb 2017 Business Startup 101 - February 2017
25 Jan 2017 Camp Dynamo Mini Camp - Get Sh*t Done
17 Jan 2017 'Dream, Girl' Documentary Screening
17 Jan 2017 Business Startup 101 - January 2017
11 Jan 2017 Get Connected - PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Confederation Centre of the Arts
22 Nov 2016 Business Startup 101 - November 2016
18 Nov 2016 Professional Headshot Session
16 Nov 2016 PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Dynamic
03 Nov 2016 Breakfast With Brands Charlottetown - CANCELLED
31 Oct 2016 Business Startup 101 - October 2016 (WOTMP)
18 Oct 2016 Business Startup 101 - October 2016
13 Oct 2016 PEIBWA Business Mixer @ King's Playhouse
30 Sep 2016 Camp Dynamo
20 Sep 2016 PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Village Pottery
17 Sep 2016 Business Startup 101 - September 2016 (WOTMP)
15 Sep 2016 Business Startup 101 - September 2016
27 Jul 2016 PEIBWA Member-Only Business Mixer at Fanningbank
28 Jun 2016 PEIBWA Women in Business Micro-Grant Funding Announcement
22 Jun 2016 Etsy 201 - Launch Your Etsy Shop
15 Jun 2016 PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Indian River Festival
11 Jun 2016 Go Girl Fashion Mobile Launch
08 Jun 2016 Business Startup 101 - June 2016
31 May 2016 PEIBWA Women in Business Micro-Grant Submissions Open
17 May 2016 2016 Women in Business Symposium
11 May 2016 PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Delta Prince Edward
27 Apr 2016 Business Startup 101 - April 2016
20 Apr 2016 The Basics of Proposal Writing
13 Apr 2016 PEIBWA Business Mixer @ Belle's Boutique
19 Mar 2016 Business Startup 101 - Lennox Island
11 Mar 2016 Business Startup 101 - Abegweit Council (Scotchfort)

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