PEIBWA Symposium 2022

Redefining The Future

Save The Date: Join us on Tuesday, October 4th

PLEASE NOTE: PEIBWA is currently in planning for our Symposium, 2022.

About PEIBWA Symposium

The PEI Business Women’s Association Symposium is the premier event for women in business across the Island - and beyond.

The one-day conference is filled with presentations, workshops, networking, and inspiration. The Symposium offers something for women in business from across the Island and region — start-up entrepreneurs, established business owners, mid-career business professionals, dynamic rural entrepreneurs, newcomers launching their businesses, students and more.

Sponsorship Package

PEIBWA's Symposium is one of PEIBWA’s signature events. This event provides the opportunity to reach and engage women business owners and professionals on PEI and across the Atlantic region.PEIBWA is pleased to offer several sponsorship opportunities: click THIS LINK to learn more about our sponsorship packages.

Our sponsorship package outlines many opportunities and benefits available for your company. Are you interested in partnering opportunities for the 2022 PEIBWA Symposium? Contact Shelley Jessop, PEIBWA Director or call 902-892-6040, to discuss your options and find a package that works best for you.

A look back at the 2021 edition

Our signature event in 2021 had an exciting roster of keynote speakers, presenters and networking opportunities you've come to expect and enjoy. Because of the generosity of our sponsors the 2021's Symposium was offered free of charge. 

2021 Keynote Speaker was Jill Heinerth presented by Skills PEI & Innovation PEI| 9:15-10:30 am

More people have walked on the moon than have visited many of the places that Jill Heinerth has seen on Earth.

From the most dangerous technical dives deep inside underwater caves, to searching for never-before-seen ecosystems inside giant Antarctic icebergs, Heinerth’s curiosity and passion about our watery planet is the driving force in her life.

Jill Heinerth is an acclaimed Canadian underwater explorer, winner of the Wyland ICON Award for lifetime achievement (an honour she shares with Jacques Cousteau) and author of Into the Planet. 

In her visually stunning presentations, Heinerth encourages you to reach beyond your limitations, challenge the unknown, and overcome your fears, while applying her practical experience to share lessons on risk management, discovery learning, failure, and collaboration strategies.

We are beyond thrilled to have Jill Heinerth as the keynote speaker for the 2021 PEIBWA Symposium.


Concurrent Session One | 10:45-11:45 am 

Concurrent Session Two | 12:00 - 12:45 pm
  • Diversifying Our Skill Set During Times of Interruption (Chef Ilona Daniel
  • Unlocking Healthy Habits for You and Your Business (Megan Macdonald)

Featured Conversation presented by BDC | 1:00 - 2:00 pm 

Concurrent Session Three | 2:00 - 3:00 pm 

  • Leveraging the gig economy on the journey to entrepreneurship (Gail Kastning)
  • Diversity and inclusion as drivers of innovation and prosperity (panel discussion including the Diversity Institute).

Closing Café presented by ADL & Maritime Electric | 3:15 - 4:00 pm