International Women’s Day at MRU’s Bissett School of Business highlighting Women’s Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

March 4, 2021

In celebration of the 2021 International Women’s Day, Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Business and Communication Studies, in partnership with the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) are highlighting the important work being done to support women in business during the week of March 8.

To celebrate women in leadership and the important work being done to support women, MRU sat down with some amazing leaders. These pre-recorded conversations offer the community insights into a variety of topics impacting women in business. The conversations will include videos hosted on MRU’s YouTube channel and podcasts produced by WEKH.

The women featured at this year’s event are phenomenal. Each woman is engaged in work that impacts the lives of women, each in their own way,” said Dr. Rachael Pettigrew, PhD, assistant professor in general management at MRU and event committee lead. “It is so important to celebrate women in business and develop the leadership skills of future female business leaders.”

These leaders include: Kylie Woods, founder of Chic Geek; Dr. Susan Prentice, PhD, professor of government at the University of Manitoba; Jennifer Hargreaves, founder of Tellent; Dr. Pallavi Banerjee, PhD, associate professor in sociology at University of Calgary; Nabihah Atallah, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia ; Anna Murphy, Ward 8 city council candidate; Kendra Kincade, Elevate Aviation; Jane N. Fedoretz, Executive Vice-President, People, Talent and Transformation, TransAlta; Kerry O’Reilly Wilks, Executive Vice-President, Legal, Commercial and External Affairs, TransAlta, and Amanda Sanregret, Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations & Stakeholder Engagement with TransAlta.

Mount Royal University and the Bissett School of Business is proud to host the Alberta chapter of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH). Supported by the Government of Canada, the WEKH aims to enhance the data and knowledge of women’s entrepreneurship throughout the country. It focuses on developing a platform to build a more inclusive innovation ecosystem.

The WEKH is a consortium of post-secondary educators across Canada that, along with key partners, will deliver a number of activities intended to support the advancement of women entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds throughout the innovation ecosystem. Mount Royal University is one of 10 regional hubs for the WEKH.

For further information, please contact:

Peter Glenn, Senior Media Relations Officer