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Women in Manufacturing

Published by Valeria Quintanar

April 24, 2018

On behalf of the Hon. Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Minister Responsible for Small Business, and MPP Cristina Martins, the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development and Growth, you are invited to an evening of networking and a lively panel discussion about the importance of women in manufacturing, hosted by the Government of Ontario.

The panel discussion will be about closing the gender gap in the manufacturing sector, both in its leadership and its labour force. It will discuss how government support, private sector services, and mentorship can improve female representation in the manufacturing sector, and help female entrepreneurs, as well as business owners begin to scale-up their companies and manufacture.

Speakers:

  • Hon. Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs and Minister Responsible for Small Business
  • MPP Cristina Martins, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development and Growth
  • Moderator:

  • MPP Brad Duguid, Former Senior Cabinet Minister, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier, U.S. Engagement.
  • Panelists:

  • Rhonda Barnet, President and COO, Steelworks Designs Inc. and Chair of CME's National Board of Directors
  • Mary Beth Keefe, Head Brewer, Granite Brewery
  • Humera Malik, CEO & Founder, Canvass Analytics
  • Susan Guan, Director, Orientek Inc.
  • Venue/Time:

  • Windsor Arms Hotel, 18 St Thomas St, Toronto, ON M5S 2C1
  • 5-8p.m.
  • Agenda:

  • Registration & Networking 5-6:15
  • Minister Leal & PA Martins Remarks 6:15-6:30
  • Panel & Audience QA 6:30-7:30
  • Moderator Closing Remarks 7:30-7:35
  • Networking 7:35-8:00
  • The event will also feature program booths from the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth.

    If you are able to join, please RSVP to Olyvia Little at Olyvia.little@ontario.ca

     

    Additional Information

    Location: Windsor Arms Hotel, 18 St Thomas St, Toronto, ON M5S 2C1
    Time: 5 pm - 8 pm

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