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Thunder Bay to host Aboriginal women’s business conference

The fourth annual event is an initiative of the Native Women’s Association of Canada and features keynote speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.
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Tenille Campbell, a Dene/Métis photographer and founder of Sweet Moon Photography, will be participating on the panel themed “Stepping into your power” at the 4th annual Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship (AWBEN) conference. Supplied photo

Thunder Bay is getting ready to host the 4th annual Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship Network (AWBEN) conference March 1-2.

An initiative of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the conference is open to Aboriginal women entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. The two-day event aims to inspire, educate, and empower Indigenous women entrepreneurs from across the country.

The conference, which will take place at the Best Western Nor’Wester Hotel in Thunder Bay, will include panel discussions, a networking kickoff night, workshops, and a mini-challenge.

Keynote speakers include Patrice Mousseau, founder of Satya Organics, and Ashley Callingbull, an actress featured in the TV series “Blackstone” and the winner of Mrs. Universe 2015.

Participants will also hear from Devon Fiddler, founder of SheNative; Sunshine Tenasco, founder of Her Braids; Heather Abbey, founder and president of ShopIndig; and Kendal Netmaker, founder of Neechi Gear.

Attendance at the conference is free of charge to all Indigenous women entrepreneurs.

For more information on registration, visit www.nwac.ca.



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