Media/Interview Advisory - Female entrepreneurs are big business in Canada

    
    -   All Star Panel kicks of the launch of WXN's Entrepreneurs' Luncheon
        Series -

    -   Women comprise one of the fastest growing business segments in Canada
    -   Self employed women contribute more than $18 Billion to the Canadian
        economy
    -   While the number of self-employed men doubled between 1976 and 2008,
        it tripled among Canadian women, rising from 311,600 to more than
        900,000
    

TORONTO, Nov. 10 /CNW/ -

    
    What:     Launch of WXN's Entrepreneurs' Luncheon Series, co-presented by
              KPMG Enterprise(TM), kicks off with all-star panelist event:
              Building your Business and Selling it

    Who:
    In three years Teresa Cascioli led Lakeport Brewing out of bankruptcy to
    become the No. 3 brewery in Ontario before selling it in 2007 to Labatt
    Breweries for an impressive $200 million. Robert Herjavec, of Dragon's
    Den fame, came up with the idea for his first technology company while
    waiting tables at an upscale Toronto restaurant and less than 10 years
    later he sold it for $100 million. Recognized by Profit Magazine as
    Canada's top female entrepreneur for seven consecutive years, Rebecca
    MacDonald took her Energy Savings Income Fund public in 2001, and the
    company's annual revenue now exceeds $1.7 billion. Dragon's Den's Kevin
    O'Leary made his millions helping teach children how to read, building
    SoftKey Software Products out of his basement before eventually selling
    it in 1999 to Mattel Toy Company for an incredible $3.7 billion.

           - Kevin O'Leary, Chairman O'Leary Funds. Dragon, CBC's Dragon's
             Den
           - Robert Herjavec, Chairman, The Herjavec Group. Dragon, CBC's
             Dragon's Den
           - Rebecca MacDonald, Executive Chair, Just Energy Income Fund
           - Teresa Cascioli, Former CEO, Lakeport Brewing Income Fund
           - Pamela Jeffery, WXN Founder

    When:     Tuesday, November 10, 2009
              12: 00 - 1:45 PM

    Where:    Rosewater Supper Club
              19 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON
    

SOURCE Women's Executive Network

For further information: For further information: or to schedule an interview, please contact: Erin Sufrin, Women's Executive Network, (416) 361-1475 ext. 235, (416) 624-2440 (mobile), esufrin@wxnetwork.com

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