Learning Circles

We invite you to attend 1 or all of the SheEO Learning Circles.  A chance to learn, ask questions and connect with the community. All sessions are held on zoom + will be recorded and then translated into French and will be shared on our website.

With the Government of Canada support we are able to offer these Learning Circles during COVID to be open + free to Activators, Ventures and to the public who self-identified women + non-binary people.

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Anti-Asian Racism - SheEO Learning Circle

Tuesday May 25 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT // Wednesday 26 May at 9am AEST / 11am NZST

Over the last year, there have been over 5,000 anti-Asian hate crimes reported in the US and Canada.

Join the SheEO community for a 1-hour dialogue on Anti-Asian Racism.

We will be joined by:

  • Janice Fukakusa, SheEO Activator, Chancellor at Ryerson University + Corporate Director
  • Chenny Xia, SheEO Activator + Venture GotCare
  • Suzanne Siemens, SheEO Activator + Venture Aisle
  • Jessy Wang, SheEO Activator + Director, Activator Growth


An intimate conversation around their personal experiences of anti-Asian racism, the systems that got us here, and what we can do about it in our families, workplaces, and communities. Women and non-binary folks welcome.

Previous Learning Circles Recorded

Going global: How exporting can help grow your business

Recorded: Thursday, May 20th

Interested in selling to customers outside Canada? Join SheEO Venture + Activator Suzanne Siemens of Aisle and Jennifer Cooke of Export Development Canada (EDC) as they discuss the ins and outs of international trade. They will offer their expert tips on how to get started with exporting, and introduce you to some of the organizations and tools available to help you do business beyond the border.

During the SheEO Signature Ask + Give session at end of their discussion, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share information with your peers from our community of Canadian women and gender non-conforming entrepreneurs. The workshop is presented in partnership with EDC.

Tap into the power of email marketing

Recorded March 25

Hear from what A & O has learned and has recommended to two SheEO Ventures: The Alinker & Joeyband.

All effective digital marketing strategies rely on good email marketing. Creating engaging and impactful emails is key to reaching your target customers. A strong strategy will keep your marketing efforts aligned and show your company a return on investment.

Find out why email is a crucial part of inbound marketing, and how you can start boosting your company’s growth with an effective email marketing strategy.

What we’ll cover:

  • Identifying your ideal client and building a strategy around them.
  • Assessing what will engage your audience (and emails you enjoy receiving)
  • Spotting – and avoiding – communication mistakes other entrepreneurs make
  • How to be authentic in email … in a world that seems to always be looking for the unsubscribe button.
  • A crash course in analyzing metrics, and how it impacts your list building with Apples + Oranges.

Innovation Canada: The Ins and Outs of Government Funding for Business

Recorded March 18

With over 1000 available programs at the Federal, Provincial and local levels, Government assistance can be confusing to business.In this session, we will discuss new digital tools and resources that make it easier than ever to tell the Government your Business Story and get the support you need to grow with Michelle Sinclair, SheEO Activator. We will also wrap the session with the SheEO Signature Ask + Give session in small groups to ensure entrepreneurs can resource each other in the community.

Monopolies Suck

February 16th

Join us for a conversation about how monopolies amplify gender inequality, hurt economic dynamism, and even foster political extremism.

Sally Hubbard, director of enforcement strategy at Open Markets Institute, will discuss her new book, “Monopolies Suck: The 7 Ways Big Corporations Rule Your Life and How to Take Back Control” with Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO. Monopolies are amplifying existing inequities in our society, while underlying many of the pain points we all experience on a daily basis. SheEO’s model of decentralized and cooperative entrepreneurship is an antidote to monopoly rule, part of a new vision of an economy that works for all.

Check out Activator Sally Hubbard’s book: Monopolies Suck.

Grow Your Sales: Canada Cash Flow Edition with RBC

Recorded January 26th

Grow your sales by integrating cash flow tools to predict what you need + how you can grow your business to the next level.  Featuring Hannah Cree  – Founder of CMNGD (COMMONGOOD) and SheEO Venture in Residence with RBC expert – VP Commercial – Hurriya Burney. They will give you tips + tools and then do the SheEO Signature Ask + Give session in small groups to ensure entrepreneurs can resource each other in the community. This session is in partnership with RBC and is tailored for Canadian women entrepreneurs. 

Sacred Space

Currently in session and will post wrap ups shortly.

Recorded in Jan 2021

Now more than ever we need to dive into the creation of internal and external sacred space. Indigenous teachings offer that what we learn in ceremony is what we carry forward into our everyday ways of being. Interwoven with ancestral knowledge, Ecko Aleck of Sacred Matriarch + SheEO Activator will guide you through visualization, individual and group exercises and a deep sense of nourishing your body, mind, heart and spirit. We will create our own external sacred space and internal wellness basket. What does this mean? Come explore! Must be committed to the full 4 sessions. 

Digital Marketing: where the %#@% to begin?

Recorded on November 23.

A primer on how to find your audience, create a plan to reach them in a meaningful way, and get wildly successful with the founder of Phlywheel + SheEO Activator, Tara Hunt. 

Tools to build Meaningful Impact into your model

Recorded on November 30

Learn from SheEO Ventures Aisle, Chia Sisters + SheEO Venture in Residence Hannah as they share how they embedded meaningful impact into their models. They will share different tools + discuss the World’s To-Do List aka the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Embodied Economics: blueprint for a new future

Recroded on December 9, 2020
with Denise Hearn co-author of The Myth of Capitalism: Monopoly and the Death of Competition and Katrine Marçal, author of “Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?“.

The world is in an economic crisis like no other. The problem today is, we are trying to solve it using economic tools that deny the most foundational elements of human life. This will never work.

What we need to do instead, is center what really matters to build an economy that works for humans and the planet, not the other way around. Learn what this could look like and what’s at stake if we don’t.

Embodied Economics reclaims the forgotten five: care, connection, nature, power, and the body to create the blueprint for a new economic future.

Your most powerful ask

Recorded on Dec 10, 2020
 Dia Bondi.

If you’re looking at your goals and wondering “how do I get there faster?”
Join us with SheEO Activator + Author of “Ask Like an Auctioneer” – Dia Bondi.

She has had hundreds of conversations with women. And two questions she gets are:
– I don’t have an ask right now, but I have goals, what do I do?
– I have a big ask coming up, what do I do?
We’ll tackle both of these in this 90 mins session to amp up your next ask. 

Get Your Canadian Government Business Support Questions Answered!

Recorded on June 2020.

Advisors from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) and Innovation Canada share some of the government programs offered to Canadian companies.

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