The Event & Who It’s For

The Inspiring Women Event is a premier event designed to motivate, connect, and celebrate women in business, entrepreneurship, and corporate leadership. Since 2006, over 8,000 professionals have participated in this powerful event, cultivating an incredible community of like-minded and ambitious leaders.

With a carefully curated lineup of speakers who deliver empowering keynotes, the day encourages both personal and professional growth. There are endless opportunities to build strong community connections, develop leadership skills, and restore passion and purpose in your work.

In its’ 14th year, the Inspiring Women Event will be focusing on Patience, Persistence, and Perseverance. Obstacles, setbacks, and disappointments can be deterring and disheartening. But don’t abandon the pursuit, simply because it’s difficult. Choose patience to sustain inner strength. Choose persistence to remain steadfast. Choose perseverance to remain courageous and determined against all odds. Practicing these qualities and having a clear vision, will culminate in success - because all great goals can be achieved, one step at a time.


The Organizers

The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce (GKWCC) and the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre (WRSBC) are proud to present this annual premier event.

For more information on the GKWCC, visit their website.

For more information on the WRSBC, visit their website.


Virtual Details

For the safety of all, this year’s event will be fully virtual. The virtual event platform (Hopin) makes it easy to participate and connect with others, in an effective and flexible format. Once registered, you will receive a direct link and password to the virtual event where you can create a profile and start expanding your network.

Sessions will also be recorded and made available to attendees following the event for 30 days, so you don’t have to worry about missing any content if distractions pull you away from the day’s programming.



For a list of answers to some frequently asked questions please see our FAQ.


Professional Development

If you are interested in attending and need assistance with pitching this event to your employer, you can download this letter.