Entrepreneurship and Leadership Conference

WiSER and MentorUp are excited to invite you to a day of entrepreneurship and leadership

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This event will be for Edmonton’s leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone who would like to be connected with the resources Edmonton offers local entrepreneurs and leaders.

We have the pleasure of having some esteemed top 40 Under 40 winners and local business leaders from right here in our community. They will be here to help answer any questions you may have or simply just give you the nudge you need.

Come network and hear about some tips that took them years to figure out

Our morning key note speaker is:

Jill Drader : Founder of The Steel Toe Stiletto and Women in Work Boots. She is an entrepreneur, business coach, journeyman tile setter and Top 40 under 40. Jill will speak about how she became an entrepreneur when she least expected it, discuss what she wished others had told her when she was starting a business, and how to manifest thoughts into things and experiences.

The afternoon panel discussion will feature:

Solange Gagnebin: Co-founder of High Level Analytics Inc, a consulting data analysis company based in Edmonton. Solange completed her PhD in Physics. As a postdoc at the University of Alberta, she analyzed data from dark matter research.

Dennis French: Founder of DF Technical, a province-wide company providing professional air quality consulting services to the insurance industry, property managers, owners and government facilities. Dennis is a recognized expert witness for the Court of Queen’s Bench and described as a local serial entrepreneur.

Roy Hendrickson: Founder of the The AgentC Perspective and TAP the App, an app for solopreneurs. Roy’s work with hundreds of solopreneurs inspired him to create an app to manage the details and mundane tasks required in running a small business.

Danny Turner: Founder of The Organic Box, a locally owned organic food hub and distribution company. Products include produce, baked goods, meats and more. Danny is very hands on and visits the farms regularly.

Damayanthi Yalamati: Co-founder of Alberta Research Chemicals Inc. an Edmonton-based, North American wise company that provides services to major biotech and pharmaceutical organizations. Damayanthi’s significant experience in business development and management as well as technical research background in chemistry and synthetic biology serves many parts of the business.

When: October 24, 2015:
Where: Maple Leaf room, UofA
Cost: $15 early bird, $25 after October 10
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided

Please register at:

This event is proudly sponsored by Shell Canada:

July 2014: Family BBQ

Come out for WISER, UA-WISE & IEEE NCS WIE’s annual BBQ this July!
Learn tips about how volunteering can have a meaningful and positive impact on you and participate in fun team-building games! Don’t forget to bring a frisbee or other games.
We encourage diversity at all our events; both men and women are welcome.
Feel free to bring your significant other and/or kid(s).

Come and celebrate the summer with us!

When: Saturday, July 19 2014, 12:00 to 3:00 pmbbq

Where: Emily Murphy Park
Cost: Free

RSVP by July 16th
Burgers and drinks will be provided; please bring a snack to share


March 2013: Industry Mixer

UA-WiSE / WISER Industry Mixer

Are you looking to Network with people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics?


WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology) is pleased to invite you to our Annual Industry Mixer. On March 14th, the undergraduate student (UA-WiSE) and early career professional community (WISER) will be brought together with representatives from industry, government, academia and supporting organizations. This year we are excited to feature as our guest speaker, Dr. Marie D’Iorio – The Executive Director of the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), who will share inspiration stories about her career path.

When: March 14th, 5:30-9:00pm

Where: University of Alberta Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Solarium

FREE Food and Refreshments also provided!

The evening will include:
• Career fair with representatives from several leading companies hiring from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.
• Opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and early professionals to network with industry
• Guest Featuring: speaker Dr. Marie D’Iorio – Executive Director of NINT (National Institute for Nanotechnology).
Please RSVP by March 10, 2013.

We encourage diversity at all our events; both men and women are welcome!