We’re launching the 2021 Trailblazers Symposium in recognition of International Women’s Day!

We know that empowering women to participate equally in economic, social and political life is the right thing to do. It promotes peace and security, upholds fairness and justice in our society and ultimately creates happier and healthier communities and better performing businesses.  

The Trailblazers Symposium is an opportunity to celebrate our diverse business community, share stories of perseverance, discuss barriers that still exist and to learn how to create more diverse workplaces. We hope that you find our content inspiring, motivational and very practical. All sessions are free to attend and open to everyone.

In addition, as part of our 2021 Trailblazers Symposium, we’re giving two Yellowknife Chamber members free online stores (up to $4000 each), created by With Media. 

For more information on our Trailblazers Symposium programming or to apply for our online store giveaway, visit: www.YKChamber.com/Trailblazers-Symposium or contact: Admin@YKChamber.com or 867.920.4944.

We’d also like to recognize the generous support of our funders and sponsors: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment and the City of Yellowknife. 

Here’s a preview of what you can expect. Visit our website for the full program.

Mar. 8, 2021: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Everyday Resiliency In Ever-Changing Times

With stress, uncertainty, and unrest at a record high, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe’s message is both inspirational and practical. She introduces her “Five Pillars of Resiliency”, and shares strategies to help foster each pillar in ourselves and others based on research-informed best practices and real-world applications.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to increase focus while navigating competing demands.
  • How to adjust to new life and work routines.
  • How to revisit and reaffirm values and priorities.
  • How to decrease stress during uncertainty.
  • How to increase healthy habits and productivity.

Mar. 8, 2021: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: A Practical Guide To Starting An Online Store

This workshop will walk you through setting up an eCommerce store from conceptualizing your idea to completing your first order. Elements of the workshop will include an overview of available eCommerce platforms, choosing the right payment methods, mapping out your products and product categories, product attributes, setting up shipping methods, displaying your content, and creating a sales funnel connected to social media and email marketing platforms.

Whether you are just starting a business, only planning to sell online, or are pivoting to online sales to compliment your brick-and-mortar store, this workshop is for you.

Mar. 9, 2021: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Beating Your Bias

We’ve all heard about the concept of ‘unconscious bias’, but what does it actually mean? In this engaging and informative talk, Yassmin Abdel-Magied will use personal experience backed up by research to illustrate the impacts of bias on our workplaces. She will also share what we can all do about it, so that we create safer, fairer and more productive workplaces for all.

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