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NWAC Kicks Off The 5th Annual Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship Network Conference In Saskatoon, SK

February 15, 2018

SASKATOON, SK - The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased to announce the beginning of the 5th Annual Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship Network (AWBEN) Conference. This year the conference takes place February 14 – 16 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with more than one hundred registered participants.

These women are examples of leadership and true entrepreneurial spirit. Participants will further enhance their knowledge and skills at this AWBEN event. Since 2012, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) have sponsored the event. AWBEN addresses the very specific and unique challenges that Aboriginal women entrepreneurs face in business. At the AWBEN conference, participants will learn, grow and network in a culturally supportive environment. Within this conference is a strong focus on sustainable initiatives driven by community leadership.

NWAC Executive Director, Lynne Groulx says, “Indigenous women in business are some of the most dedicated and passionate entrepreneurs on the planet. These women experience more hurdles than most in business. Participants this weekend will leave with overflowing business toolkits ultimately leading to even more success. NWAC welcomes this year’s Indigenous entrepreneurs and wishes each of them swift success in their individual businesses.”

This year’s AWBEN conference includes discussion panels, presentations, educational seminars and leadership relevant all levels of entrepreneurs. The content for the weekend will include business planning, idea development, social media for entrepreneurs, funding, public relations, live business pitches and more.

Please share your experience and feedback using #AWBEN2018.
Follow the success stories and get involved by visiting www.awben.org.

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Lynne Groulx - Executive Director - 613-722-3033 X223 - 1-800-461-4043 lgroulx@nwac.ca
Joël Lamoureux - Media Relations Officer - 613-722-3033 X100 - Cell 343-997-1354 jlamoureux@nwac.ca

Media Contact:

For information, or to arrange an interview, contact:

Annette Goerner
+1 (613) 818-6941

Pour obtenir plus d’information ou prendre des dispositions pour une interview, contacter:

Annette Goerner
+1 (613) 818-6941

About The Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls, transgender, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.

À propos de l'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada

L'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada (AFAC) est une organisation autochtone nationale qui représente la voix politique des femmes, des filles, des transgenres, des bispirituels et des personnes de sexe différent au Canada, y compris les membres des Premières nations vivant dans les réserves et hors réserve, les Indiens inscrits et non inscrits, les personnes privées de leurs droits, les Métis et les Inuits. Regroupant des organisations de femmes autochtones de tout le pays, l'AFAC a été fondée dans le but collectif d'améliorer, de promouvoir et de favoriser le bien-être social, économique, culturel et politique des femmes autochtones au sein de leurs communautés respectives et des sociétés canadiennes.