Women Makers Market
Share. Inspire. Create. Shop!
Celebrate International Women's Day this year and support local women's businesses. Be inspired by our guest speakers and learn from our talented entrepreneurs.
McLaughlin Branch, Auditorium
Sunday / March 8 / 11 am–3 pm
Interactive Demonstrations / 12:30–2:30 pm
Special Guest Speakers
Teresa Shaver / 5 Strategies to Set Your Sights on Success / 11:30 am–12 pm
Teresa joined The Business Advisory Centre Inc in 2012; - a non-profit organization supporting businesses to achieve business success through offering advisory services, workshops and resources to entrepreneurs and business owners. BACD works with over 5000 entrepreneurs a year. Teresa is responsible for implementing the strategic plan, managing operations, over 120 events and a team of 5.
Since joining BACD, the organizations' outcomes have increased by over 200% and built over 50 partnerships in the Durham Region community to support business.
Teresa has always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and has worked in over 5 startup organizations across 3 countries. Teresa moved to Canada in August 1999 to be part of a small startup in Toronto that specialized in Call Centre Staffing. After working in this industry for 7 years, she went to work for the Whitby Chamber of Commerce and spent 5 years there managing Member Services, Sponsorship and over 75 Events per year.
Teresa has also run a number of her own businesses and has been a business coach for over 10 years. In 2014, Teresa received her Registered Business Coach designation from the World Association of Business Coaches and in 2017 her Economic Development Certificate.
She is an avid lifelong learner, loves to read, listen to podcasts, teach yoga, sew clothing and volunteer in her community.
Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse / Success is a Choice You Make / 12–12:30 pm
Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse is a Business Strategist, International Speaker, Author, Publisher and Wholesale Expert; helping passion-driven entrepreneurs increase wealth, confidence and freedom.
She’s been featured on Rogers TV, Hay House Radio, The Huffington Post, Mompreneur and various online publications. She’s a multi-passionate entrepreneur and Founder of My Empowered Living and Bossurike. Author of From Aspiration to Fulfillment ~ Bridging the Gap from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, which is available at all major online booksellers, and Chapters-Indigo stores across the country. She's also the author of Business Success Blueprint ~ A Step-by- Step Process to Creating a Profitable Business You Love, and the Creator of the Dream Life Designer Planners, a goal setting planner system that’s been used by over 2000 users across North America and Europe.
Uchechi proudly serves on the board of directors for BACD (Business Advisory Centre Durham). She’s also the former Host and Co-Producer for Empowered Living in Durham Region, that aired on Rogers TV.