A network of professional business women in the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors

About Independent Women In Leadership

The aim of Independent Women In Leadership Burlington is to create a network of professional business women in both the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors. Our mandate is to bring value to our members by helping each other connect, share experiences, support one another in business and to grow and educate, so we build a better community for all.

Each month you can expect alternating

❖ Themed evening networking events that are fun and educational

❖ Breakfast workshops for more in-depth learning

Independent Women In Leadership events are located in Burlington, Ontario serving Halton region and the surrounding cities in the GTA. Our monthly events are held at the Waterfront Hotel, Lakeshore Road, Burlington.

We hope you will join us on this leadership journey and start increasing your professional NETWORK so you can increase your NET WORTH.  Connect with us if you have any questions.

Please note our events will be going online through Zoom video conferencing until we are able to resume live events. We will be monitoring the official Halton Co-Vid19 notices before holding live events.

Independent Women In Leadership are proud supporters of

Independent Women In Leadership


BMO Presenting Sponsor

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Virtual video conference via Zoom


Christine Hull

Afternoon Workshop & Networking

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Building & Nurturing Online Relationships


In this presentation, we will discuss the current social media landscape, and review
social media best practices and principles. We will discuss the different social media
platforms and what businesses they are good for, as well as ideas on how to be get
started “growing your online presence” and how to build/foster online relationships,
and, explain ways you can bring value to your online networks.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Virtual video conference via Zoom


Elaine Slatter

Afternoon Workshop & Networking

3:30 PM – 4:30  PM

How to Brand or Rebrand your Business during this Downturn

Building a brand is a process built over time and the ongoing effort will result in establishing long-term relationships with your customers.

This will lead to a steady increase in sales, more projects, word-of-mouth referrals, and advocacy for your products or services.

In this interactive workshop we will step you through actionable items to help you build your brand and establish your branding voice.

BMO Presenting Sponsor

Postponed until fall 2020


Waterfront Hotel, Burlington, ON


Melanie Cook, BMO & Brooke Gordon, BDC

Morning Workshop

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Financing Options for Female Entrepreneurs: How to talk to your banker about a business loan?

  • Financing tips for female entrepreneurs from a bank and the business development bank of Canada
  • We will discuss how to get “approval” ready
  • We will speak about financing solutions that can help grow your business and what you need to know to be approved for financing.




A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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