Wood Buffalo Economic Development

Performing Under Pressure-Breakfast with Manjit Minhas

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Due to the generous support of the Canadian Red Cross, Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce will be providing local business owners and community leaders the opportunity to spend the morning listening to one of the canadian entrepreneur, television personality and venture capitalist, Manjit Minhas.  Enjoy breakfast and an inspirational conversation as Manjit dives into topic of performing under pressure and share tips on taking right risks towards success.

The event is free, and has very limited seating, to provide a greater opportunity for a larger number of companies to participate we are limiting seating to 2 tickets per business. To participate you must be representing a business or not for profit.

The morning itinerary:

8:00am             Doors Open for registration and breakfast

9:00am             Formal Program begins

Keynote “Performing Under Pressure”- Manjit Minhas

Q&A with Manjit

Meet and Greet

10:30am           Event Close

About Manjit Minhas:

Manjit Minhas is a Canadian entrepreneur, television personality and venture capitalist. As a judge on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, Manjit Minhas shares business lessons with equal parts force and finesse. An entrepreneur herself, Minhas runs the 10th largest brewery in the world—worth a whopping 187 million dollars. Her unprecedented success in a male-dominated field demolished stereotypes, surprised competitors, and cleared a path for entrepreneurs of every age and gender. In talks, she distills the hands-on lessons of her success, showing audiences how they can embrace change, defy expectations, and incentivize disruption.

With sharp strategy and keen understanding of the market, Minhas has been able to break down traditional barriers and turn her small business into an empire. Originally trained as an engineer, Minhas is now a specialist in brand development, marketing, sales, and retail negotiations. With her background in engineering, Minhas strives to minimize the environmental impact of her company, producing beer using the least amount of cleaning and water treatment chemicals, gas, electricity, and water.

Minhas is the author of the book Brewing Up a Damn Good Story and has received many awards, including Canada’s Women Executive Network’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs, Profit’s Top Growth Entrepreneur, and Chatelaine’s Top Entrepreneur Woman of The Year. She’s been profiled in Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, and The National, and was recently named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, a distinction honoring outstanding Canadian leaders.

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