If you are looking for an experienced, passionate, engaging speaker at your next event on the topic of either older entrepreneurship or entrepreneurship in general, you won’t be disappointed in employing Wendy as one of your presenters or workshop facilitators.
Below are some of the recent events Wendy has participated in.
Round Table Discussion
October 18, 2018
Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Ottawa, Ontario
Instigator & Moderator
Wendy invited both the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business to sit down with the WISE 50 over 50 Awards and talk about their businesses and the challenges faced as older entrepreneurs.
Also invited and in attendance were Parliamentary Secretary, Sherry Romanado, to Senior’s Minister Tassi and Parliamentary Secretary, Richard Hébert to Small Business Minister Ng as well as other representatives from the Federal Government, and the Business Development Bank of Canada.
We were heard loud and clear. Everyone in attendance was impressed with our enthusiasm, passion, diversity of businesses and the successes older entrepreneurs are having.
An video excerpt of the discussion can be found below.
Book Launch – Engineering Paradise: Are you Ready?
September 26, 2018
CollabSpace, Nepean, Ontario
I was the only female and non-tech participant on the panel. I was asked to provide my opinion on how older workers will relate and work in a robot world. I made it clear there will always be a need for our wisdom, experience and communication skills.
International Federation on Ageing
August 8-10, 2018
Workshop Facilitator – The Changing Demographic of Entrepreneurship
Wendy spoke and shared with attendees, the importance of older entrepreneurship and how Government leaders from around the world need to understand the word entrepreneur encompasses everyone and that older entrepreneurs need the same programs and services as young entrepreneurs.
Until that happens, it is up to us to guide this newest group of entrepreneurs by understanding their needs and putting workshops/programs in place.
Silver Economy Summit, Halifax, Nova Scotia
March 6-7, 2018
Halifax Convention Centre
Moderator – Panel Discussion on Seniorpreneurship
The panel discussed the myths surrounding older entrepreneurship and moved the conversation to the positive outcomes for someone starting a business later in life. The panel offered their own experiences working with and knowing, both older entrepreneurs and older employees.