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Boost Your Business with an Online Community

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join other women-identifying entrepreneurs to learn how creating and cultivating an online community can help boost your business.

Have you ever considered harnessing the power of an online community to boost your business? If so, join us for a 1-hour virtual discussion to learn more about creating an online community that makes an impact.

Our featured guest will be WE-CAN client Lisa Robitaille, owner of Great Lakes Sourdough School (formerly Bread by Elise) who has built her Facebook community of micro-bakers to more than 21,000 members.

We’d also like to learn about your own experiences in building online communities and/or your questions about creating a community of raving fans that grows your business and strengthens your core mission.

This event is a great opportunity to pool our resources, take notes and learn from each other in a virtual format.

The WE-CAN Virtual Cafe series consists of engaging online discussions designed to share thoughts, ideas, tools and solutions as we build a positive community of women entrepreneurs in the greater Kingston region and beyond.

There’s nothing to prepare, just arrive ready to meet and engage with other women entrepreneurs!

NOTE: Live Zoom transcription will be enabled during this event. Should you require other accessibility supports, please email [email protected] as soon as possible since advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility services.


Founded in 2018 by Lisa and her daughter Élise, Bread By Élise embarked on its journey as a leading artisanal pre-order micro bakery, specializing in crafting fresh and plant-based sourdough. As Lisa’s passion for sourdough blossomed, the story of Bread By Élise pivoted and the Great Lakes Sourdough School was born. Lisa now offers 5-star classes which guide home bakers across Ontario in the art of crafting exceptional sourdough.


The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University with a mission to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

Please note: Queen’s University’s collection of personal information is authorized by its Royal Charter of 1841, as amended. Personal information is collected for the purpose of admissions, registration, academic progress, and administering University programs, university-related student services and activities, activities of student societies, safety, financial assistance and awards, and advancement, and will be used for those or consistent purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to and used by employees of the University who need the information in the performance of their duties.


WE-CAN Project at Queen’s University
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