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Leadership Presence and Confidence – Women’s Edition

January 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


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Leadership Presence and Confidence – Women’s Edition

This workshop invites participants to explore the concepts of leadership presence and confidence and what that means to growing a business. According to the statistics, over 80% of women never receive helpful feedback on leadership presence and more than half of women report not feeling confident. Terms like the “Imposter Syndrome” or the “Plague of Perfectionism” creep into the vocabulary more often than for male counterparts. Through presentation, discussion, examples, and hands on exercises, participants will cover:

– Defining Leadership Presence

– Self- assessment

– Understanding confidence along with hints and help to boost it to the next level

– Action planning and next steps

Speaker: Shann McGrail, Executive Director at Haltech Regional Innovation Centre

Shann McGrail, Executive Director at Caltech Regional Innovation Centre

Shann comes with deep background in software and technology, built through 17 years at Microsoft and building her own business, focused on innovation and technology entrepreneurship. Shann brings a highly collaborative, strategic and partner-oriented mind-set, along with experience in the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) ecosystem as a mentor, strategy facilitator, Executive-in-Residence and board member. Shann is passionate about innovation in our region and leads various high impact Canadian and International initiatives with respect to women in technology. Shann is a supporter of Oakville Improv Theatre Companydoing duty behind the scenes as board member and on stage as a performer!

Accelerator for Women in Entrepreneurship


This series is designed with women entrepreneurs in mind and tailored to your specific needs and challenges. Gender-related issues in the sector will be examined and discussed in depth. The focus is on acknowledging where there are differences as well as opportunities for women entrepreneurs.

You will leave each session empowered with the information, ideas, and resources to reach your business potential.

This is the perfect learning and networking opportunity for iF clients with women- led and/ or founded companies. These workshops are also open to women considering entrepreneurship and women with early stage businesses who want to accelerate growth.

Advanced Manufacturing is defined as the use of innovative technology, processes and methodology to improve products and services and will be a key theme of this series.

Topics explored will range from the Entrepreneurial Identity for women, leadership presence and confidence, negotiations, selling & social capital, financing, business, marketing and more!


January 16, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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