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Networking + Workshop Event: PITCH YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS!
6:30 PM18:30

Networking + Workshop Event: PITCH YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS!

Whether you are an entrepreneur or business owner looking for clients, collaborators, or employees; a job searcher, newcomer or career changer looking for work or inspiration, or a connector looking to expand their network or knowledge, we look forward to hosting you.

Our networking events provide a great opportunity for young professional women to connect and be inspired. Does networking make you anxious? Don't worry! The YWiB team will be on hand to mingle alongside you to help you make meaningful and relevant connections. Whether this is your first time networking or your 10th, we guarantee you will enjoy your time with us. Our relaxed, non-judgmental and welcoming environment lets even those who consider themselves 'bad' at networking, shine and be their best selves.

Also, at this event, you'll learn pitch frameworks tailored for women-identified leaders and practical skills for getting your message across. Our guest speaker Niduk D'souza will share her experience with pitching and best-practices you can apply to your own pitch. We will also be joined by Abhi Bhatia who will explore aspects of self-awareness as it relates to her life and journey.

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Personal Presentation for Success: A Public Speaking Workshop
6:30 PM18:30

Personal Presentation for Success: A Public Speaking Workshop

YWiB Toronto invites you to an interactive hands-on workshop where you will learn the tools and strategies that will help you to build trust, credibility and connect with small and large audiences. From basic speech structure and body language, to turning fear of speaking into fuel for your presentations, our facilitators will guide you through techniques to develop a presence that inspires others and commands attention.

Practical and interactive, the workshop content applies to a variety of situations such as telling your story, delivering a 30-second elevator speech, doing a work presentation, or pitching to a potential investor.

We are glad to have Roxana Radulescu and Jerako Wendt as our two expert facilitators for the two-session hands-on workshop, highlighting and demonstrating the basics and essentials of public speaking.

Roxana Radulescu is the Founder of All Personal, a bespoke training and coaching agency. She helps individuals (re)discover and work-out their personal skills ‘muscles’, so they increase their self-awareness and improve their confidence, impact, relationships, and ultimately, quality of life. She trains and coaches executives, business owners and professionals on practical techniques that they can easily apply in any area of their life, with a strong focus on communication (verbal and non-verbal), change, feedback, presenting & speaking, team & self management, teamwork, leadership, coaching & mentoring.

Jerako Wendt is a sought-after storyteller, award winning distinguished Toastmaster, community leader, and humanitarian. After obtaining her B.A. Honors in English, she pursued a career as an actor; only to return to school to become a producer, paralegal, and mediator amongst other things. She leverages her storytelling powers in various arenas: creating films; writing books; mediating human rights disputes; facilitating workshops, and delivering inspiring and informative speeches across North and South America. Jerako is also the founder and co-chair of Building Beyond Borders, a not-for-profit organization that helps rebuild schools in the Caribbean and South America. She’s currently pursuing a law degree, completing her Masters in English Literature, writing her second book, and preparing to launch her vlog on December 3rd, 2018.


When: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Where: Tangerine Bank, 221 Yonge Street, Toronto

Tickets: Early bird tickets are priced at CAD $10 and will be available until Monday, October 1st, 2018.


6:30pm | Doors open with 30 minutes for registration check-in and networking

7:00pm | Concurrent Workshop Sessions begins

7:45 pm | Break and Networking

8:00 pm | Concurrent Workshop Sessions resumes

9:00 pm | Doors close

Please note: Since this is a hand-on workshop, we have limited seats available. The workshop consists of 2 sessions focusing on two aspects of public speaking. If you have an elevator speech or story to tell, please bring it with you.

Goodies, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Also, you will receive a digital file with additional learning tactics and resources to help you along in your journey.

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5:30 PM17:30

Forge Ahead: Women Breaking Barriers in STEM

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We warmly welcome you to attend our biggest event of the year, Forge Ahead: Women in STEM Q&A Panel Discussion.

An exciting and insightful evening with a diverse group of five female industry leaders. Women—and their allies— are invited to attend this Q&A panel discussion on what it takes for women to thrive and succeed in traditionally male-dominated fields. This events pertains to women in all stages, whether you are an entrepreneur, employed, business owner, student, or self-employed.


Knowledge. We will discuss strategies and tools to help women thrive and forge ahead in sectors where women leaders are underrepresented — such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

Grounded in real life. The tools and tactics we will discuss will help women navigate the hidden, and not-so-hidden, obstacles they will face as they enter and persevere in male-dominated environments.

Spotlight on your potential. Attendees gain the toolss, strategies, skills and knowledge to not only become trailblazers in their fields, but also become agents of change for future generations.

Resources. All attendees will receive access to supplementary resources and tools to continue to explore the topic and to dig deeper into the insights and knowledge discussed during the event.

Leadership skills. Attendees will gain the opportunity to expand their leadership skill set by applying the skills and tools shared by the leaders.

Have your voice heard. Tell us what will you like to ask the panelist when you register, and we'll do our best to incorporate it into the topics of discussion.

Supportive community. This event will connect attendees with role models and mentors, with the goal of nourishing relationships and fostering a supportive community.

Goodies and more! Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. 


When: Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Where: Telus Tower, 25 York Street, 5th Floor, Toronto M5J 2V5


5:30 pm | Doors open, with 30 minutes for registration check-in and networking

6:00 pm | Sharp start for panel discussion, including questions from the audience

7:15 pm | Break for mingling

7:30 pm | Panel discussion resumes

9:00 pm | Doors close

Tickets Available Here

Make sure you go to to learn all about our esteemed panelists!

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