Mikwam Makwa Ikwe (Ice Bear Woman) – Thursday, October 7, 2021 – 9 am to 1 pm PDT

ABM is excited to announce our Without Borders series in partnership with the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub.

The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (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.

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.

Mikwam Makwa Ikwe 4.0:

We have not decided on the topic yet. We are waiting for you to tell us what your priorities and business needs are.


IMPORTANT! If you are an Indigenous business start-up (in business for three years or less) and in the development and pre-profit phase, we will provide you with your registration for free. Find out more here.

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

You can find information about pricing here.

If you are an Indigenous youth, your registration is also free. Click here for more info!