Learning Circles

A chance to learn, ask questions and connect with the SheEO community.  All sessions are held on zoom. 

Unless otherwise noted, Learning Circles are open to SheEO Activators and Ventures, if you would like to attend, become an Activator today + sign up! This is one of the many benefits of activating. 

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Rooted In Your Protocol + Story


From nurtured roots, stretch up and expand outwards. Flow with your Sacred Waters of Life Story through a deep dive intensive of Rooted In Your Story. Interwoven with ancestral knowledge, Ecko will guide you through visualization, group exercises and a deep sense of belonging in who you are, why you are here and inspiring action in others.

During this 3-week series, dive deep into your personal and professional story utilizing your wellness basket, rooting in your protocol and empowering yourself and others to share from the heart and speak as your authentic self. When you register, you are saying YES to attend the full series. Each week builds on the previous one and at the end we weave together Rooted in Your Protocol and combine in your story. Due to the process, sharing of personal stories – these sessions are not recorded.

This is open to SheEO Activators and selected SheEO Ventures who have taken Rooted in Your Story and/or Rooted in Your Protocol with Ecko. Activators please use your Activator email to register. While we work to co-create a safe and brave environment, there may be unpacking of colonial guilt and historical trauma that does not belong to us.

This journey is best suited for those who are ready for the next step of their individual and corporate transformation.

Think… decolonized elevator pitch!

  • New Zealand + Australia: Tuesdays (see below)

    • Pt. 1: Rooted In Your Wellness Basket – replay here.
    • Pt. 2: Rooted In Your Protocol [Sept 14, 21, 28 + Oct 5]
    • Pt. 3: Rooted In Your Story: Tuesdays, 2 November at 9am AEDT / 11am NZDT, and then 9 + 16 November at 10 am AET, 12 pm NZT.

Building the Future We Want with Riane Eisler


Back by popular demand – we’re thrilled to welcome back Dr. Riane Eisler for a special event with SheEO Activators + Ventures.

Join SheEO Founder Vicki Saunders for a 1-hour conversation with Riane Eisler to discuss systems transformation and explore questions such as:

  • Why is there always enough money for weapons and war, but not “enough” for childcare, healthcare, and education? 
  • How do we dismantle oppressive social structures from their foundations? 
  • How do we shift from a system based on domination to one based on partnership? 


About Riane Eisler: Dr. Riane Eisler is an acclaimed social systems scientist, cultural historian, futurist, attorney, and founder of the Center for Partnership Systems. Her research, writing and speaking is focused on how to construct a more equitable, sustainable, and less violent world based on Partnership rather than domination. Riane has written over 500 articles and her book on economics, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, was hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking” and by Jane Goodall as “a call to action.” 

Dr. Eisler is the only woman among the top 20 macrohistorians of all time, and is the only living one. 

Watch Riane Eisler’s keynote at the SheEO Summit (March 2021).  

Register for Canada + US (1hr): Tuesday, September 28 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Register for Australia + New Zealand (1hr): Wednesday, 29 September at 9am AEST / 12pm noon NZDT

Becoming Memorable: How to Pitch Successfully


Discuss with Loren Walsh, SheEO Venture Guide on how to tell the story of your company in a way that actively galvanizes your audience and energizes you.

What you’ll learn :

  • Discover how to quickly capture the interest of potential investors, mentors, board advisors etc
  • Communicate in a concise and compelling manner while building your credibility with each interaction.
  • Hear from two successful SheEO’s who will share their communication strategies, pitch decks and answer your specific questions.

The event will be recorded and subtitles provided in French after to those that register.

Register for Canada + US + UK (1hr): September 30 at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET / 5 pm BST

Register for Australia + New Zealand (1hr): 30 September at 9 am AEST / 12 pm NZDT

How to Engage on LinkedIn to Grow your Community


Learn with Sara Valentino, Client Solutions Manager from LinkedIn Canada to discuss how to build your personal and company brand on the LinkedIn platform. Discover how to build a strong profile and company page and content best practices to grow your network and presence on the platform.

Why LinkedIn?

  • Building your personal brand (how to build a strong LinkedIn profile)
  • Building your company brand (how to build a strong company page)
  • Content tips (how to create engaging content for both your personal & company page)

This series is available to SheEO Activators + Ventures. If you would like to participate, please become an Activator.

The event will be recorded and subtitles provided in French after to those that register.

Register for Canada + US (1hr):  Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 pm EST / 4 pm PST

Register for New Zealand + Australia (1hr):  Friday, 8 Oct at 12 pm NZT / 10 am ADT

Previous Learning Circles Recorded

Anti-Asian Racism


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.

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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