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PowerUp Live - YWCA Hamilton
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PowerUp Live

PowerUP Live

YWCA Hamilton’s PowerUp Live supports women entrepreneurs in developing strategies and tactics to keep moving their businesses forward and growing.

We are offering fun and interactive workshops that will take place in our brand-new building in Hamilton with some of our past, current and curious members of our program and community.

Featured speakers will be addressing a variety of topics including starting your business, building resilience, business planning, marketing, finance, operations and legal and much more!

Missed out on a workshop? Not to worry! We’ve digitized the speakers’ presentation for anyone to view at anytime.


Madi Fuller
How To Deal With Failure
Wednesday, September 27th, 2023
6:00pm to 9:00pm


Alicia Cox Thomson
Writing for Business
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Sarah Dow
Finance for Small Business
Wednesday, January 24th, 2024
6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Madi Fuller
Learning from Failure and Moving On: Building a Transferable Skillset for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

Are you an early-stage entrepreneur who has faced setbacks and challenges in your career? Do you want to learn how to embrace failure, extract valuable lessons from it, and leverage those experiences to build a strong foundation for future success? If so, this workshop is designed specifically for you.

In the fast-paced and unpredictable world of entrepreneurship, failure is not only common but often a necessary stepping stone toward growth and innovation. This workshop aims to provide you with the tools, insights, and strategies to navigate failure effectively and transform setbacks into opportunities.

Madi Fuller is currently the lead of Early Talent at Wealthsimple, where she leads on-campus recruitment. She also teaches part-time at Niagara College and is completing her masters at the University of Toronto in Adult Education & Community Development. Outside of work, she enjoys walking around the North-end of Hamilton with her dog, Ozzy!

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Online via ZOOM

Alicia Cox Thomson
Writing For Business

This interactive workshop delves into the art of tailoring your writing to resonate with your audience. Through practical exercises, real-world examples, and collaborative discussions, participants will learn how to structure their content for clarity, precision, and persuasion.

Alicia Cox Thomson has been working in the media industry for 20 years as an editor, writer, and content producer for some of Canada’s biggest lifestyle brands, including Chatelaine and HGTV Canada. Today, you can find her writing about culture, diversity and the arts for Chatelaine, Best Health, CBC Radio, Toronto Star and more, as well as speaking at industry panels and literary festivals.

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Putman Family YWCA
52 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton
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