Introducing DWIB's Second Annual Empower Conference!

In honour of International Women's Day, join us on March 5th and 6th 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 5th

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM On the Runway

Women in Fashion Panel

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM #IamRemarkable Workshop**

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Keynote

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM BYOB (Be Your Own Boss)

Women in Entrepreneurship Panel

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Closing Remarks and Awards

7:00 PM Movie Night - A Cinderella Story

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

Sunday, March 6th

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM In the Spotlight

Women in Public Relations Panel

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Keynote

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM The Claim Game

Women in Insurance Panel

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Director's Cut

Women in Media Panel

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Personal Branding Workshop

4:00 PM - 4:15 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 president@degrootewomen.com. 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! 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 2022/2023 academic year!

"BYOB" Entrepreneurship Panel Giveaway

Delegates who attend the "BYOB" panel will be entered for a chance to win a gift card or item from our entrepreneurs' businesses - The Living Platter, The Other Bird, and The Canadian Courage Project. 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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ALLURE FITNESS & Stassielashes Giveaway

Allure Fitness and Stassie Lashes are offering a gift card and free service! All you have to do is follow them on Instagram and attend the Empower Conference!


Bathorium is offering a $50 gift card! All you have to do is follow them on Instagram and attend the Empower Conference!

sips & santa carolina Giveaway

Sips Toronto and Santa Carolina are giving away a gift basket! All you have to do is follow them on Instagram and attend the Empower Conference!

*Winners must be 19+*

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 entries into other giveaways throughout the weekend!