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IGNITE Leadership Program for Women @ Webinar
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Applications are now open for the IGNITE Leadership Program for Women!

Women’s Enterprise CentreRBC and The Forum have come together to IGNITE women leaders!

Women in mentorship, investing and advisory roles create a world of opportunities for women who follow in their footsteps, and that support is needed now more than ever.

Women form 47% of the workforce, yet make up only 5% of CEOs, less than 20% of Angel Investors and less than 20% of Board positions. And recent progress is eroding; one third of working women in Canada are considering leaving their jobs, due to increased care responsibilities during the pandemic.

We need to support women to step up, not step out – and no one does it alone.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your professional development, this program will bridge that gap to ignite and expand your network and connect you with opportunities.

We know that leadership diversity leads to innovation, economic growth and social change. Companies with more women on their boards have better financial performance. Women-owned businesses deliver more than 2x per dollar invested and 69% integrate social impact into their businesses.

If you’re advancing in your career or business, you may be familiar with WHY we need more women in leadership roles.

The IGNITE Leadership Program will show you HOW to step into the roles of Mentor, Investor, Advisor and Board Member.

Learn directly from other women who are leading the way

This program is built around the power of connections, and we have an incredible lineup of seasoned leaders who will share their expertise in each of these roles and inspire you to explore new growth opportunities.

By the end of this series, you’ll have a plan to build your own financial and social capital, accelerate your wealth and expand leadership opportunities for yourself and others.

Each session will give you the chance to:


Acknowledge your strengths and value through interactive learning sessions that give you the confidence to step up.


Hear the stories of women who give back—and those who have been impacted by their leadership!


Forge meaningful relationships with peers during breakout sessions, plus learn where you can access opportunities for your next step.


Application intake
April 12 to 25

Successful applicants
Will be notified by May 7

Program starts
May 19
All registrants will attend three virtual sessions over six weeks: May 19; June 2; June 16, 9am to 11am PDT


Who is this for?
This program is open to Canadians who identify as women. IGNITE is designed for corporate and non-profit leaders with over ten years of experience in their field, or women entrepreneurs with over five years in business.

Program cost
Program value is $250, available for $150 thanks to our generous program sponsor RBC!

Early Bird Rate: Apply by April 18 and successful applicants can join the program for $75

Program fee is due within 72 hours of acceptance into the program to secure your spot.