Women, Wine & Wisdom

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Name: Women, Wine & Wisdom
Date: November 14, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

An evening designed to create a candid conversation about leadership, life balance and legacy. Enjoy a beautiful dinner, share real stories and be inspired by powerful women known for “thinking big”.
Invite all the fantastic women you know; those with ambition, courage and a desire to live their truth. Invest in a young woman who will make a difference because she met those who were willing to lead.

Follow us on Facebook for event updates - Keynote speakers will be announced there! Help us continue the conversation by using the hashtag #OttWomenLeaders.

Registration closes November 7 @ 12 am.
Sponsorship opportunities available! Click here for details


Komal Minhas 

Komal Minhas is the creator of kaur. space, a digital magazine, cowork space, and live events series focused on work, wellness, and impact. After surviving cancer and a neurological illness during a key point in her career, Komal realized that integration of wellness into everyday life and work is critical for our overall success as individuals, teams, and societies.

In 2016, Komal produced the feature documentary Dream, Girl, which tells the stories of ambitious and inspiring female entrepreneurs. The film screened for tens of thousands worldwide after premiering at the Obama White House. Through her work building the Dream, Girl movement, Komal was chosen for Oprah’s #SuperSoul100, a group featuring extraordinary individuals who live life intentionally.

You can follow Komal on Instagram (@komalminhas) and can sign up for her weekly newsletter, Curated by Komal, a place to be informed and inspired.  

 Komal has previously spoken at the White House, Cannes International Film Festival, Harvard University, Vayner Media, Ann Inc., TiE New York, the Jeanne Sauve Foundation, HP, WeWork, and more.

Rima Aristocrat
Rima Aristocrat is a President & CEO of 153-year old Willis College which offers industry-led, job-ready skills training and education, enabling adults to transition into careers in business, healthcare, technology and Cybersecurity.  
Since 1866, Willis College has been a leader in recognizing and responding to emerging job market demands through the development and delivery of comprehensive, industry-led, hands-on skills training programs to help meet the needs of the business world. 
She is the founder of the Canadian Association of Immigrant Professionals, founder and president of the TeKnoWave Inc. – Canada’s First National Aboriginal IT Training Initiative, founding director of the Veteran Friendly Transition Program, founder of the Willis Cybersecurity Academy, founder of the Willis Women in Technology and A Soldier’s Hero for Military Spouses Scholarships.  
She is the only Canadian represented on Microsoft’s Education Advisory Council, has been a frequent invited guest speaker and has appeared on many magazine cover page stories.  She has received numerous national and international recognitions for her contribution to post-secondary education including the 2018 Hall of Fame, Global Cyber Startup Observatory.

Janice McDonald
Janice McDonald is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, director, and speaker. She is the Founder of The Beacon Agency and Co-Founder of This Space Works. WIT-LA awarded her Global Trade Ambassador for Canada in 2017 and she was selected as one of the 50 most Inspiring Women in Technology in Canada in 2018. She is Startup Canada's Ambassador for Women Entrepreneurs and host of the #THRIVE podcast. She has co-authored two national studies on women entrepreneurs in Canada - on risk - released in 2016 and on innovation - released in 2018. She was awarded Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women four years in a row and included into the WXN Hall of Fame in 2016. Janice has spoken at Milken Institute's Global Conference in 2018, Microsoft at Silicon Valley Forum's Women in Tech Festival in 2017 and represented Canada at the APEC Workshops in Vietnam in 2017. Janice'sTEDx Talk has been viewed over 15,000 times and counting. Watch it here.

Menu - When choosing your meal option please inform us of any food allergies.
Seasonal squash purée with brown sugar toasted pumpkin seeds

Broiled halibut with citrus & dill forchette red jacket potatoes, seasonal vegetables, caper butter sauce
Herb & garlic crusted Angus beef ribeye with buttermilk whipped potatoes, seasonal vegetables, bordelaise sauce
Gnocchi with dried black olive, basil, roast red pepper & D.O.P. olive oil with white wine splash (vegan)

Milk, dark & white chocolate trinity cake with macerated cherry rain
Event Sponsors:
Event Sponsors:
  • Giant Tiger Stores Limited
  • Purdys Chocolatier
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Calian Group Ltd.
  • Capital Financial Strategies
  • Manderley Turf Products
  • Myers Orléans Chev Buick GMC
  • Freedom Wireless
  • PCL Constructors Canada
  • TCC Canada
  • Family Enterprise Xchange Ottawa
  • Hillary's Cleaners
  • Mortgage Alliance
  • CPI Interiors
  • Chartwell Retirement Residence
  • CareWorx
Date/Time Information:
November 14, 2018
5 pm - 9 pm
Dinner at 6 pm
Contact Information:
Jessica Morin
Member: $95
Future Member: $120
Corporate table (8 tickets with logo recognition - exclusive to members only): $1,000
Advocate (2 tickets - not exclusive): $1,500
Exhibitor (1 ticket - not exclusive): $500
Mentor - sponsor a young woman leader under 25: $85
For sponsorship details click here
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