In 2020 Startup Canada engaged over 40,000 women through the Women Entrepreneur programming. That is incredibly successful especially during COVID19! What the numbers really tell us – Women Entrepreneurs are seeking meaningful opportunities.

Although there are nearly 1 million women entrepreneurs in Canada, only 16% of small and medium-sized enterprises are majority women-owned, and women own only 10% of high growth firms.

The week of International Women’s Day, Startup Peel will host a virtual conference adopting the official 2021 International Women’s Day directive – #ChooseToChallenge . Thanks to sponsors like IRIS R&D for making this event possible. IRIS R&D sponsorship will provide Conference Admission to several Women Business leaders.

We have some great #IWD2021Peel Guest Speakers and Panelists lined up for a full day conference starting with…

  • MP Ruby Sahota
  • MP Sonia Sidhu
  • Jackie Porter
  • Miryam Lazarte
  • Vickie Joseph

Stay tuned for more great speakers discussing topics from Cybersecurity to Mental Health.


See you March 11th and 12th to Celebrate our virtual International Women’s Day Conference. Connect with Startup Peel on Twitter and follow the hashtag #IWD2021Peel and #ChooseToChallenge on the day.