#BeTheDrum: For Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs Across Turtle Island

Oct 18, 2022
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Some of you may not be familiar with NWAC’s Indigenous women’s entrepreneur navigation program called #BeTheDrum. Those who join our program are greeted by a team of dedicated entrepreneur navigators and mentors. You also have access to relevant workshops, networking events, peer-to-peer groups, and live social media Q&A sessions.

Our weekly peer-to-peer groups are one of the most popular offerings. Here in this safe environment, you can connect with Indigenous women entrepreneurs. It’s a space where like-minded women can form an online community with entrepreneurs from all over Canada. We gather every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. EST to discuss our goals, accomplishments, ideas, hardships, and victories. Learn about the sign-up process and our team.

During the fall months, #BeTheDrum hosts several skill-building workshops in partnership with successful Indigenous women entrepreneurs. Topics range from the fashion industry, to culinary entrepreneurship, to owning and operating a small business. We host 10 workshops a year, along with an annual business networking event. This year’s networking event, on October 27, 2022, is exclusive to #BeTheDrum members.

Today, #BeTheDrum is an essential service for Indigenous women entrepreneurs across Turtle Island. To date, a total of 272 entrepreneurs have enrolled in our navigational program and more than 200 Indigenous women-owned businesses are listed on our business directory.