Fall Cocktail Series 2022



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Fall Cocktail Series: November 30

Ready, Set, Goal!

As the year comes to an end, it’s normal to take stock of where we are (and where we had hoped to be!) at this point in the year.

Some reflection tells us that, in some areas, we’ve excelled and accomplished things we had never expected – while in others, the progress isn’t quite what we’d planned.

Don’t worry! Life is a journey, your career is evolving, and each of us is a beautiful work in progress.

Join Margaret and the Women’s Network community on November 30th for an interactive session that will help you appreciate the pace of your journey, highlight your long-term professional and personal aspirations, and perhaps re-calibrate how you are moving the ball forward in 2023.

Using humour and practical insights, Margaret will help us navigate our unique paths to achieving our goals.

Margaret Zanel
Co-Founder & Partner, Strategy and Leadership, Wentworth Strategy Group

Speaker Details

Margaret is an accomplished entrepreneur, speaker, executive advisor, and leadership coach with over 30 years of experience in Fortune 100, start-ups and private equity-backed early growth ventures in Canada and globally. Her industry experience is concentrated in high growth industries including: technology, consumer goods products, health and wellness; and cannabis.

Margaret is Co-Founder and Partner in Wentworth Strategy Group, a diversified management consultancy focused on helping small and medium enterprises thrive and leads the Strategy and Leadership practice. She is a passionate advocate of diversity, inclusion, and women’s advancement in executive leadership and on boards.

Margaret currently serves in two advisory roles in women-owned start-ups: as an advisor to HerRide, Canada’s first women driving women ride-hailing membership-based company, and as an advisor to a global conservation tech start-up WildTechDNA. Margaret is the first female lead facilitator of the World Trade Centre’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) for women-owned businesses and high-tech cohorts across Canada. She also acts as an Entrepreneur In Residence with the Ella Accelerator, Ontario’s first accelerator focused on supporting women-led product and service-based businesses.

In 2018, Margaret was selected as one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s “Top 50 over 50”, and in 2020 she was recognized as one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s, “Top 100 Women of Influence”.

Additional Event Features

Art Display

Featuring work from Canadian artist, Alex Schmaltz. Alex’s paintings provide a glimpse into her world; she often creates works that speak to current events, pop culture, and mental health, as well as pieces that celebrate the beauty of womanhood.

Fashion Presentation

Pam Cook — Milli Fashion Director — shares her top picks from this season’s trends, styling tips for the NEW back-to-work environment, and her expert opinion on what pieces are with investing in, all while real women walk the women’s network runway!

Scotia Wealth Management Moment

Enhance your skills and confidence in managing your money: “The team” from Scotia Wealth Management will share financial literacy tips:

  • Why invest during times of economic uncertainty
  • Choosing the right banking products that give you perks

About The Scotiabank Women Initiative TM
Success for all women. From advancing diversity and inclusion to structuring capital for your organization to managing your investments, The Scotiabank Women Initiative is designed to break down barriers and help women pursue their best professional and financial futures. Learn more >

Who Should Attend This Event?

Professionals who identify as women seeking business development and networking opportunities, dedicated professional development time, brand and career upgrades for a digital world, and inspiration for thriving in remote working or post-pandemic environments. All gender identities are encouraged to attend including those who identify as men, trans and non-binary people.
Date & Time

Wed, November 30, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

In-Person Location

The Hamilton Club
6 Main Street East, Hamilton ON

Virtual Location

Link to be shared out

Event Schedule

5PM Doors open. Networking & Art display

5:45 PM Presentations Begin

7:00PM Cocktails and conversation

About the Women's Network Cocktail Series

Building connections and having bold conversations.
The Women’s Network is expanding! One of the critical components of building a community that will evoke change is to offer regular events. Kicking off in the fall of 2022, the Women’s Network Cocktail Series will feature a fall and spring annual event in addition to the Women’s Professional Summit.

The cocktail sessions will provide professional development opportunities by way of keynote speakers, panels, or workshops. Speakers may include award-winning thought leaders, media personalities, best-selling authors, accomplished professors, career and leadership coaches, and senior-level executives.

Each event will offer ample networking time to forge new and existing relationships with attendees.