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Introducing the first ever Empower Conference!

In honour of International Women's Day, join us on March 6th and 7th to listen to and interact with incredible women from all over the business world. Follow along with us on Instagram @degrootewomen.

Click on our panelists, keynote, and workshop facilitators to learn more about them!

Saturday, March 6th

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Keynote

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Beyond the Bar

Women in Law Panel

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM #IamRemarkable Workshop**

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM In the Cloud

IBM Women in Tech Panel

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Closing Remarks and Awards

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Networking with Dr. Georgette Zinaty

7:00 PM Movie Night

**The #IamRemarkable workshop requires participation so all participants must have a working camera and microphone

Sunday, March 7th

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Game Changers

Women in the Sports and Fitness Industry Panel

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Comfortable Being Uncomfortable Workshop

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM LUNCH

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM The Studio

Women in the Creative Industry Panel

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Games Social

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM The Den

Women in Entrepreneurship Panel

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Closing Remarks and Awards


Empower BINGO!

Similar to traditional BINGO, conference delegates will try to get two lines of five in a row on their BINGO card either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. However, this is no ordinary BINGO card. Each square contains a prompt that will guide delegates to meet new people and learn new things! Attached to the BINGO card is a list of prompts that match each BINGO square. Once you have two sets of five in a row, record your responses to these prompts on a separate page and email it to The first three delegates to sucessfully submit their BINGO card and responses will each be awarded a $25 gift card of their choice.

M.V.D. - Most Valuable Delegate Award

This title will be awarded to three delegates who contribute to enriching the conference experience by actively engaging throughout the conference weekend both on screen and online! Three outstanding delegates will be selected and awarded a $50 cash prize. If the selected individuals are internal delegates they will also win a free DWIB membership for the 2021/22 academic year!

Games Social Winner

The winner of the games social on March 7th will win a $25 gift card.

"The Den" Entrepreneurship Panel Giveaway

Delegates who attend the "The Den" panel will be entered for a chance to win one of three gift cards to shop at our entrepreneurs' businesses - Happy Pops, Cup of Té, Pure Anada. Additionally, delegates who share about the Empower Conference on Instagram or LinkedIn throughout the weekend and tag @degrootewomen will receive an extra entry into the giveaway.

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ALtesse Giveaway

Altesse Cashmere is a luxury fashion brand offering a giveaway for two $100 gift cards! All you have to do is attend the Empower Conference! Winners will be announced at the end of the day on Saturday!

give back where you can!

In honour of International Women's Day, we encourage our members to donate where possible to initiatives that support and encourage female empowerment. Send proof of your donation to @degrootewomen on Instagram for 2 extra entries for the Entrepreneurship Panel Giveaway!