Women in Entrepreneurship – March 25

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All Female MBA Students:

REVCA,CDL and WIMA are partnering to bring you a series of one-hour seminars with seasoned female entrepreneurs. The series seek to identify the unique challenges that women in business face, encourage open and honest discussion of such issues with female MBA students and offer creative solutions.

Our first seminar will be with Catherine Graham, the Co-Founder and CEO of commonsku as well as the President of RIGHTSLEEVE. Catherine will share her journey from consulting to motherhood to finally starting her own business.

When: Wed March 25, 8-9 am
Where: Creative Destruction Lab
RSVP: here by March 24, 4 pm
Refreshments will be provided.

About Catherine:

Catherine is the Co-Founder and CEO of commonsku as well as the President of RIGHTSLEEVE. In 2009, RIGHTSLEEVE was named Canadian winner of the Dell Small Business Excellence Award for the way the company had leveraged technology to transform its business, differentiate itself from its competitors and deliver exceptional hands-on customer service and employee engagement. The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) recognized RIGHTSLEEVE as one of 75 Best Places to Work in 2010; and honoured RIGHTSLEEVE with the Distributor Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011.

Catherine was recognized as one of the Best Bosses in 2010 by the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and she presented at the 2012 PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference. Catherine is also the Founding Member of the Dell’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Network (DWEN) in Canada and was selected to lead an entrepreneurial workshop on the “Intersection of Culture and Brand” at the 2013 annual DWEN conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Catherine was also a selected speaker for the 2013 W100 Idea Exchange, Canada’s #1 Conference for Women Entrepreneurs.

Catherine graduated from the Rotman MBA program in 2001. During her MBA, she founded Rotman’s Women in Management Association (WIMA). Also during her MBA, she joined eBay Canada part-time as employee #4 and launched two categories in the Canadian marketplace. After graduation and before joining RIGHTSLEEVE, Catherine spent 4 years as a management consultant for A.T. Kearney.

Catherine currently serves as a Mentor for The Next 36 and is actively involved in the Rotman community.

Questions about the event? Email us at REVCA@Rotman.Utoronto.Ca

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