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Enhancing Women’s Access to Capital

March 20, 2018
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Coinciding with the first day of spring, on March 20, 2018, The Embassy of Canada will host Enhancing Women’s Access to Capital, an authoritative event designed to promote solutions to the challenges women face in securing the capital needed to grow their businesses.

According to Fortune and other recognized sources, women-led companies made up less than five percent of all VC deals in 2016. This event will serve to promote solutions in overcoming the challenges women face in securing the capital needed to grow their businesses. The event aligns firmly with the Canadian government’s interest to build a more inclusive and gender-balanced Canadian economy, and complements the Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, which has structured its work under five pillars, one of which is increasing women’s access to capital. This Council was created on February 13, 2017, by Prime Minister Trudeau and President Trump.

Date and Time: March 20, 2018. 3:30 pm – 7:30pm

Location: Embassy of Canada

Format and Agenda: Keynote address and moderated panel discussions, followed by a catered reception.

  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm: Registration & Networking
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Keynote Speakers & Panel Discussion
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Networking Reception

Attendees will consist of American and Canadian leaders and innovators in the private sector; from venture capital and private equity funds, angel investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, to social change organizations. Additionally, officials from Canadian and U.S. federal governments, as well as U.S. state governments, are expected to attend.


RSVP by March 9 to: washdc-td@international.gc.ca