Women Rising Symposium

Thursday, 16 February 2023 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST

888, Durham Live Avenue, Pickering, ON, L1W 0A5, Canada

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Thursday, 16 February 2023 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Pickering Casino Resort, 888, Pickering, ON, L1W 0A5, Canada.

Join us for our 4th Women in Business Symposium! Come on out to build a strong network of businesswomen in our community and work together to inspire, share ideas, experiences, and opportunities with women in business. Everyone is welcome to attend! Breakfast and lunch are included.

Cancellation policy

All tickets must be paid in full upon registration. Upon cancellation, a fee will be charged. If you are unable to attend this event, we encourage you to send someone else in your stead such as a colleague or one of our not-for-profit members. Thank you for your understanding. 

Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade (APBOT) is a not-for-profit, membership-based association, representing the voice of business in Ajax and Pickering since 1955. APBOT's members represent various sectors of the local economy and businesses of every size, from sole proprietorships to large corporations. Join us at one of our events to learn more!

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Stephanie Chinn
Step Into Your Magic

Stephanie Chinn is the International best-selling author of her debut book: Here Sister, let Me Help You Up. She is an illustrator, activist and co-founder of Step Into Your Magic; a community for women to heal and take up space. Her work focuses on unpacking the different ways we can remind ourselves that we are enough while simultaneously unpacking the ways we have been led to believe we are not. She began to share her work on instagram in 2019, and has since grown to an audience of over 80k. She has since teamed up with major companies including Health magazine, Geena Davis institute and Sheri Salata. Her work is motivated by reminding women how deeply magical they really are.


About Stephanie Chinn

Step Into Your Magic
Christine Crump
Regional General Manager
Great Canadian Entertainment

Christine Crump is an accomplished and ambitious Mother, Casino Executive and Community Advocate. A graduate from the University of Waterloo, with over 20 years of leadership in the gaming industry, she has embraced career opportunities across Ontario to forge a path less trodden by women. Christine is passionate about developing engaged teams through collaborative leadership. She is an advocate for strong business-community relationships and in this pursuit is active throughout Durham Region. She credits her ability to balance her intense personal and professional obligations to her unwavering commitment to an active, health-conscious lifestyle. At present, she is a Regional General Manager in the GTA for Great Canadian Entertainment, overseeing the operations at Casino Ajax and Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel. She is also the current President and Chair of the Board of Trustees at Durham Children’s Aid Foundation.


About Christine Crump

Regional General Manager
Great Canadian Entertainment
Nicole Tanner
Commercial Broker & Team Leader
Reid James Commercial Real Estate

Nicole’s passion for investing in real estate began early but has shown up in almost every stage of life. Watching her Dad develop raw land as a personal passion in those early years taught her the value that could be associated with vision, relationships, strategy and execution. Nicole’s business spans all aspects of Commercial Real Estate and she has led transactions of all complexity in the areas of industrial, office, retail, multi-family, leasing and land development. Nicole is passionate about the real estate opportunities that exist in the Durham Region, with the extension of the 407 and the growth of UOIT and Durham College. The success of her team is built on a foundation of collaboration, a pursuit of knowledge and excellence, intense customer focus, accountability and strategic execution. Nicole has a degree in Chemistry, 15 years of Corporate Business experience in Sales, Training, Product Knowledge and Marketing and has owned, developed and invested in real estate since she was 22 years old.


About Nicole Tanner

Commercial Broker & Team Leader
Reid James Commercial Real Estate
Laura Oliver
Fund Development and Communications Manager
Luke's Place

Laura Oliver has been the Fund Development and Communications Manager of Luke’s Place since January 2018. She is a talented and driven fund development and communications manager with experience and proven success in fundraising, brand and event marketing, and multi-channel communications. Prior to Luke’s Place, Laura spent ten years in public service working for the MPP of Ajax, Joe Dickson as his Executive Assistant at Queen’s Park, and his constituency office in Ajax. In this very busy role, she set up and managed the daily operations of both the Queen’s Park and Constituency Office, supervising six staff and overseeing all communication products and legislative responsibilities. Laura played an integral role in three provincial government campaigns as Communications and Fundraising Manager, and Campaign Manager. She has held positions on several committees, including Director of the Ajax Provincial Liberal Association, Member of the Ajax Pan Am Games Committee, and a Co-Chair of Ajax Home Week for eight years. Laura has been committed throughout her lifetime to gender equality and women’s empowerment and is committed to the fight to end gender-based violence. Laura lives, works, and plays on land that is the traditional territory of the Mississauga’s of the Scugog Island First Nation.


About Laura Oliver

Fund Development and Communications Manager
Luke's Place
Keerthana Rang
Corporate Communications Lead
Uber Canada

Keerthana is a communications professional who is inspired by city-building, dedicated to making life easier through technology, and who enjoys telling important, complex stories in everyday language to Canadians. She is the Corporate Communications Lead for Uber Canada where she is responsible for public announcements and media relations. She has spent the majority of her career working in government and politics, including for Toronto Mayor John Tory, Metrolinx, and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. She has also worked in the private sector for Radical Ventures, one of the world's largest AI funds, and at Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs for its Quayside project in Toronto.


About Keerthana Rang

Corporate Communications Lead
Uber Canada

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