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Leaders Creating a Sustainable World

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join us for inspiration and actionable insight from leaders making a positive economic, social and environmental impact on our world

Leaders Creating a More Sustainable World

An International Women’s Month, Pan-Ontario Scaleup Event Hosted by Invest Ottawa, Communitech and MaRS with IWM 2024 Title Sponsor, BDC Capital’s Thrive Venture Fund, and Event Sponsor, MDK Business Law.

If you aim to impact our world positively, economically, socially, or environmentally, this event is for you.

Join us for inspiration and actionable insight from true role models who translate vision into action and impact locally, nationally and globally.

Our event speakers are leading powerful initiatives, companies and investments that are making a difference. They’re accomplished and visionary investors, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs who directly support the UN’s sustainability goals and the objectives that underpin International Women’s Month.

Together, we will:

  1. Address three key spheres of sustainability: innovation, investment and entrepreneurship.
  2. Provide tangible examples, success stories, and lessons learned.
  3. Deliver takeaways and recommendations you can put to work in support of a cleaner, greener, more equitable and sustainable economy, society and planet.

We strive to help catalyze individual, organizational and community leadership, action and impact. From the investments, ESG policy, the products and services we develop, commercialize, and procure, the companies, cities, and communities we build, and how we engage with the world.


  • 8:00 AM: Registration and Networking (for people attending in person)
  • 8:30 AM: Welcome Remarks
  • 8:45 AM: Healthtech & Life Sciences Panel Discussion
  • 9:30 AM: Impact Investing Panel Discussion
  • 10:20 AM: BREAK
  • 10:40 AM: Cleantech Panel Discussion
  • 11:25 AM: Keynote Speaker & Fireside Chat
  • 12:10 PM: Concluding Remarks
  • 12:15 PM: Lunch and Networking
  • 1:00 PM: Event Concludes

Register now to join us in person at Bayview Yards and to enjoy light refreshments, networking and live discussion, or online from any location with WiFi via our Hopin event platform.

#IWM2024 #InspireInclusion

Important Event Details to Ensure a Great Experience for You

If you are joining us in person, we are delighted to share the following information on transportation to our innovation hub and support available upon your arrival.

  • Transit: Bayview Yards is 600m away from Bayview Station, which serves multiple routes. It is also the O-Train stop.
  • Driving: There are 50 spaces along Bayview Station Road offering 2HR free parking and 27 spaces along Stonehurst and Burnside offering 1HR free parking.
  • Parking: Complimentary parking is available onsite.
  • Inclusive & Accessible: Should you have any specific mobility requirements, please contact Audrey Willsey at [email protected]. Our team will be pleased to work with you to make all the arrangements required for a great experience.

Bayview Yards is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People. We are grateful to have the opportunity to be present in this territory and come together as a community.

By registering for this event, you accept that:

  • You may be photographed or video recorded as we capture special moments during this event and share memories with our community via our website and social media
  • You will receive event-related emails, as well as an invitation to subscribe to our mailing list

Thank You

IWM 2024 Title Sponsor

Thank you to the BDC Capital’s Thrive Venture Fund for their generous support as our title sponsor for IWM 2024.

And thank you to our event sponsor, MDK Business Law.


March 21
8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Invest Ottawa
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Eastern Ontario Innovation Corridor

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