First Annual Women in Business Expo
A celebration for International Women’s Day in our community.
Maichina Veri, February 15, 2023 // Brantford, OntarioSamantha Gernhart, and Jaime-Lee Ridge of Clarity Marketing & Design. Submitted photo.
Samantha Gernhart, owner of Clarity Marketing & Design, and Jaime-Lee Ridge, Clarity’s social media manager and photographer, invite you to celebrate women in and around our communities on Wednesday, March 8 at the Women in Business Expo. The free event, which takes place at the Marriott in Brantford from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., falls on International Women’s Day.
“Once we realized we were planning more of a celebration, that’s when we decided to host the event on International Women’s Day,” says Jaime-Lee.
The expo includes a trade show, guest speakers, networking opportunities, a photobooth, prize giveaways and swag bags for the first 100 attendees. Those who attend can also enter a draw for a chance to win a $2500 radio campaign with the event’s exclusive radio partners Hot Country 93.9 and Lite 92.1.
The Women in Business Expo is important because it celebrates and showcases women and their achievements in business as well as the community. This inclusive event also embraces this year’s International Women’s Day theme of embracing equity.
“We feel there is a gap in our community not only for this type of event, but also this type of resource and support where women in business truly feel ‘all are welcome,’” says Samantha. “Everyone should feel welcome. Everyone should be given an equal chance and opportunity.”
“We feel we are filling the gap and providing resources to our local women in business that are true connections, honest relationships without any competition,” says Jaime-Lee. “We feel excited to stand behind ‘all are welcome.’”
For those looking to get involved, there are several options available. You can register to become a trade show vendor, donate swag bag items and become a sponsor. Simply registering for the expo and sharing the event on socials also helps.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maichina Veri is a writer based in Brantford, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Montreal’s Concordia University and has a background in Journalism – Print from Niagara College.
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