Mikwam Makwa Ikwe (Ice Bear Woman)


  • Thursday, October 7



We are presenting this online event series with the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH).

This event will bring the amazing women of the ABM Network together. It is about peer mentorship, partnership, and the sharing of knowledge and resources. The partnerships created at this event are enhanced by the shared experience of being a woman in business.

This event expands the reach of women-owned businesses by connecting those at the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey with seasoned business leaders, all providing valuable insights, networks, projects, products, services, and expertise.

About  WEKH

WEKH is designed to address the needs of diverse women entrepreneurs across regions and across sectors. Led by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, in collaboration with Ryerson’s Brookfield Institute for Innovation, they enhance the capacity of women entrepreneurs and the organizations who serve them by linking them to resources and best practices from across the country.

About the Event Name

On August 25, 2020 led by Ashley Richard, Lead for Indigenous Partnership Development and Outreach, WEKH took part in a traditional pipe ceremony where the name Mikwam Makwa Ikwe was given to WEKH by Elder Margaret Lavallee of Sagkeeng First Nation.

Mikwam Makwa Ikwe is Anishinaabe for Ice Bear Woman. The polar bear is a symbol of courage. She is strength. She is a protector. Her Spirit is always within and alongside all Indigenous woman entrepreneurs throughout their journeys.


If you have any questions about this Connector, please connect with  Katrin Harry, Managing Partner with ABM,  at 1-604-483-6421 or katrin@advancedbusinessmatch.com.