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Women in Business Symposium 2023

The Richmond Hill Board of Trade's Women in Business Symposium was a powerful gathering that shed light on the triumphs and challenges faced by women in the business world.


MP Leah Taylor Roy delivered encouraging opening remarks, acknowledging the accomplishments of women in business and highlighting the importance of such gatherings in fostering a supportive and empowering community, while also setting the tone by addressing the under-representation of women in council, emphasizing the need for greater gender parity in leadership roles.


Mary Minielli CPCA of Chartwell Retirement Residences delved into the intricate dynamics and challenges associated with an aging population, highlighting the importance of creating supportive environments for all ages in our communities.


Dr. Greg MacLuckie, from Positivity Perspective, shared his remarkable journey of recovery from a life-shattering accident, emphasizing the transformative power of a positive mindset in overcoming adversity and achieving personal and professional success.


Our speakers were joined by Kerri Knudsen of Seneca Polytechnic, Amber Lovejoy of Scotiabank, and Kristina Biskaris of Alectra for a lively panel discussion covering a wide range of topics related to the challenges women faced in the business world, both at the systemic and personal levels, including overcoming gender biases, work-life balance, and strategies for achieving professional growth and recognition.


The Richmond Hill Board of Trade is proud to support the Yellow Brick House. Awareness was brought to November being Woman Abuse Prevention Month, and all donations to Yellow Brick House will be matched by the Citrine Foundation of Canada.




The successful Women in Business Symposium emphasized the importance of representation, resilience, and support for women in the professional sphere. The Richmond Hill Board of Trade remains committed to fostering an inclusive and empowering environment for women in business.



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