Take your career or business to the next level.

Hear from fearless women who've smashed glass ceilings.

Join our vibrant community that shares your passions.

Plus, learn how to cultivate wellness and balance for sustainable success.

Stay connected and access resources through our UPLIFT Community APP.

AboutAre You Ready To Unstuck Yourself?

The UPLIFT Women’s Business Summit is the ultimate event for empowering women in business.

At UPLIFT, you will gain valuable tools and resources to enhance your entrepreneurial journey and to curate a positive shift in your life. You will learn how to overcome common entrepreneurial challenges, gain financial literacy and investment guidance for long-term success, discover marketing strategies and techniques, and prioritize self-wellness to maintain creativity and inspiration.

Additionally, you will be able to connect with other like-minded women and forge meaningful connections.

Like our attendees, this event will be well-rounded, offering insight into everything needed to become a successful modern-day businesswoman.


Anticipated Business Women

Speaker Sessions



Jamie Kern Lima

Jamie Kern Lima is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker and Founder of IT Cosmetics, a company she started in her living room, and leaned on her faith and calling while enduring hundreds of rejections, to eventually grow it to the largest luxury makeup brand in the country. She sold the company to L’Oréal in a billion-dollar deal and became the first female CEO of a brand in its 100+ year history. Her love of her customers and remarkable authenticity and belief eventually landed her on the Forbes America’s Richest Self-Made Women list. She recently partnered with Oprah to teach the 2022 Life You Want Class, and is the author of the book Believe IT: How to Go From Underestimated to Unstoppable, an instant New York Times bestseller, USA Today bestseller, #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, #1 Amazon bestseller, #1 Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and #1 Barnes & Noble bestseller. She’s a mother of two and an active investor, speaker, and thought leader who is passionate about inspiring and elevating women. She’s also an active philanthropist who has funded leadership training in over 100 prisons and shelters in the US in 2022 and has donated over $40 million in product and funds to help women face the effects of cancer with confidence. She donates 100% of her author proceeds for Believe IT to Feeding America and Together Rising, amounting to more than 3 million meals donated so far. Learn more at JamieKernLima.com


Sarah Nicole Landry

As one of the most influential social voices in the body confidence space, Sarah brings people together by sharing honestly about her journey of divorce, self-worth, living beyond your body, and love. Her vulnerability resonates with followers globally inspiring them towards radical acceptance in their own life.


Karla Webster Gill

Managing Director and Head of Asset Management Distribution, Canada

Julie Sperber

President of- Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

Stephanie Sang

Canada’s ‘Grant Angel’ CEO, Granted Consulting

Paulina Cameron

CEO, The Forum

Tina Strehlke

CEO of Minerva BC

Jennifer Murtagh

Co Founder, Maturn

Darcy Matheson

Editor in Chief, Daily Hive

Carol Anne Hilton

CEO and Founder, The Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics

Rachael Segal

Political Strategist

Alex Carnio

CEO and Founder, ProducKIDvity

Courtney Steeksma

Scotia Bank

Jamie Kern Lima

Founder of IT Cosmetics

Ashley Freeborn

Co-Founder, Principal, CEO

Chau Lui

Co-Owner, Paris Jewellers

Linsey Sherman-Zekulin

Co-founder, Sororal

Megan Ryder-Burbidge

Co-founder, Sororal

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Take your women's empowerment journey to the next level with our Premium VIP package.

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  • Savour the luxury of morning and afternoon tea and coffee service for two days
  • Keep your energy up with light snacks on days one and two
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  • Sip on two drinks, either beer or wine, and enjoy delicious appetizers
  • Groove to live music and network with like-minded individuals
  • Enjoy a VIP networking lunch on day 2
  • Enjoy the After Event Streaming
  • Take advantage of our Special Accommodation Pricing
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  • Get in on all the action with General Admission
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  • UPLIFT Comunity App
  • Participate in enlightening Breakout/Work Shops
  • Start your day right with morning and afternoon tea and coffee service for two days
  • Keep your energy up with light snacks on days one and two
  • Show off your UPLIFT pride with a Premium UPLIFT Pin
  • Network and make new connections during daytime breaks
  • Enjoy the After Event Streaming
  • Take advantage of our Special Accommodation Pricing
  • Stay organized with an Event Booklet and worksheets

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SummitSession Tracks tracks

During these sessions, we will delve into how women-led businesses can drive progress, examining the economic and social implications of having more women at the helm. We will also explore topics such as mentorship, inspiring and empowering the next generation of female leaders, public speaking, and finding your authentic voice in business.
Business is constantly evolving and transforming, and these sessions aim to examine how companies can effectively anticipate the future of business models. We will discuss strategies for navigating various business landscapes, such as technology, the modern workplace, changing employee expectations, evolving consumer behaviours, and the growing importance of social responsibility.
If your business isn't online, does it exist? All signs point to, not really. In these sessions, we will explore an effective marketing strategy. We will learn about digital marketing and how you can leverage digital marketing to expand your audience and sales.
We have been told that diversity is good for business, but why? Here we will explore why diversity is good for your business and how to develop strategies to leverage and improve your DEI efforts to enable better outcomes. We will look at cultivating diverse workplaces and authentic work cultures, inclusive impave vs tokenism, and generational and indigenous diversity.
Many of us aspire to expand our wealth and achieve financial success, but what are the keys to effectively growing our wealth? In this discussion, we will explore essential topics such as Investing 101, safeguarding your financial future, financing your aspirations, effective negotiation strategies, and building a strong foundation for lasting wealth.
Achieving success requires hard work and dedication. Join us to hear from successful women entrepreneurs who will share their inspiring stories of triumph and perseverance. Our discussions will cover their big wins, the challenges they faced, and the difficult decisions they made along the way. We'll explore topics such as investing in your business, legal tips and tricks, cultivating a passion for profit, and effective networking strategies for growth.
The digital landscape is evolving at rates unlike we have seen. Here we will explore how women leaders are adopting technology into their businesses and are getting creative with new tech trends such as NFTS, Crypto, AI, and Blockchain.
As Women in Business, we are masters of multitasking. However, balancing our work and home lives can often leave us feeling drained, burned out, overwhelmed, and plagued with guilt about not doing enough. It's time to shift our internal dialogue and be more compassionate toward ourselves. Join us for these sessions where we will learn how to raise our vibrations, ignite inspiration and creativity, and find renewed energy and motivation to tackle our daily challenges.

UPLIFTYour Employer

The UPLIFT Women’s Business Summit is more than just a conference, it’s a game-changer for your career. We understand that securing funding for professional development can be a challenge, but we’ve got you covered. Our unique ‘UPLIFT Company”’ package is designed to help you make the case for why attending the UPLIFT Women’s Business Summit is a must-do investment for your professional growth.

  • UPLIFT provides valuable insights and strategies to help your staff excel in their careers and contribute more to your organization's success.
  • Your staff will have the opportunity to learn from top female leaders in business and gain inspiration and motivation from their stories of success.
  • UPLIFT fosters a supportive community of like-minded women, which can provide networking opportunities and connections that can benefit your organization.
  • UPLIFT also prioritizes wellness and balance, which can help your staff maintain their well-being and avoid burnout, leading to greater productivity and engagement.


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The UPLIFT Community App is an exclusive platform designed to help you stay connected with a vibrant community of like-minded women.

With the app, you can access exclusive content, participate in discussion forums, and connect with other attendees from past and future UPLIFT events.

You can also take advantage of opportunities to network, share resources, and collaborate on new ideas with other women entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Plus, the app allows you to stay up-to-date on the latest news and announcements from UPLIFT, so you never miss out on valuable insights and opportunities to grow your career or business.


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Our Social Responsibility

At UPLIFT, we believe in using our platform to make a positive impact in the world. We are excited to partner with Mamas for Mamas, a national charitable organization committed to empowering mothers and caregivers facing poverty-related struggles. Through their innovative approaches to financial barriers, they strive to change the landscape of poverty and ensure that no mother or child is left behind. Mamas for Mamas welcomes caregivers of any gender identity or expression and envisions a future where everyone can thrive. Join us in our mission to create a world where all families have access to the support and resources they need to flourish. A percentage of our sales will be donated to Mamas for Mamas, and we will also be accepting donations of formula for infants at our events.

FAQFrequently Asked questions inquire

Let us assure you, there are no specific qualifications required for this event. Whether you are looking to start a business, re-enter the workforce, improve your financial situation, or simply find a supportive community, UPLIFT is a great opportunity for you. Don’t let self-doubt hold you back from pursuing your goals and taking control of your future. The event is open to everyone who are willing to learn, grow and connect. We hope to see you there. Moreover, there are no specific prerequisites for attending the conference, but it may be helpful for attendees to have a basic understanding of entrepreneurship and financial concepts or at least come with a dream for success.
Yes, with a general admission ticket, you’ll receive tea and coffee throughout the day as well as a light snack.
Absolutely! The VIP ticket includes faster registration, front row seating, exclusive breakout sessions, access to a VIP party with appetizers and 2 drink tickets, a networking luncheon, and much more. It’s definitely an offer you won’t want to miss.
The conference will be held in person in Victoria at the Victoria Conference Centre. We will also offer a virtual option should you wish to attend virtually.
Yes, the conference is open to business owners and entrepreneurs of all levels, including those who are just starting out, have been freelancing for a while, or are experienced entrepreneurs with a team.
The conference includes optional presentations, co-working time, and wellness sessions. Attendees are welcome to participate in as many or as few activities as they wish.
UPLIFT stands for raising entrepreneurial women up. The conference aims to help attendees achieve their desired return, whether that be financial or in other areas such as leadership, independence, inspiration, or all of the above. Cause let’s face it, you can’t succeed financially, unless you’re balanced in all aspects.
The conference will cover a range of topics related to entrepreneurship and financial literacy, such as business planning, marketing, finance, leadership and budgeting. For all tracks and topics Click Here.
The conference is geared towards women who are interested in starting or growing a business, or who are in leadership roles, and who want to improve their financial literacy and knowledge. It may be especially helpful for those who are new to entrepreneurship or who are looking to take their business to the next level. If you don’t have basic knowledge that’s ok, here is the best place to learn and ask questions.
Attendees can expect to learn valuable skills and strategies that will help them succeed in entrepreneurship and manage their finances effectively. They will also have the opportunity to network with other women in business and connect with industry experts.
Yes, the conference will offer opportunities for attendees to network with other women in business and connect with industry experts. This can be a valuable opportunity to share ideas, make connections, and build relationships that can help attendees succeed in their careers.
We should all become ambassadors of Uplift! If you are in a leadership role within a male-owned business, let them know of this conference. By investing in your success, they are investing in their own!

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At ProducKIDvity, our vision is to provide a premium childcare and shared office space experience in every major city across Canada that enables parents to take back their day.

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to create a better life for working parents through child-friendly workspaces.

Our Core Values
At ProducKIDvity, our core values aren’t just something we put in a document and ignore — we live and breathe our values as they guide us in our business. We are committed to our clients, our staff, and our families who allow us to do our best work each and every day. Click into each value to learn more about how we practice what we preach.


Scotia Bank

The Scotiabank Women Initiative® breaks down barriers to help increase economic and professional opportunities for women to be successful now, and in the future.
Unbiased access to capital and tailored solutions
We provide equal access to capital and tailored solutions, including ESG-focused services, for women.

Bespoke specialized education
We offer resources, tools, and workshops to advance women’s careers and elevate skills, financial confidence, and technical expertise. Holistic advisory services and mentorship
We provide inclusive, women-centric advisory services and mentorship that connect women with peers, tailored development opportunities, and expert mentors.


MisMacK Clean Cosmetics is Canada’s most award-winning clean beauty brand. Created by internationally acclaimed makeup artist Missy MacKintosh, MisMacK is leading the clean beauty revolution with innovated, award winning multi use products that perform better than mainstream. Missy built MisMacK from the ground up in her small-town basement of Canoe, BC. She worked alongside two Canadian female chemists to create and perfect each product. After outgrowing her basement during a global pandemic, MisMacK opened its first storefront in downtown Salmon Arm and the second in downtown Victoria, BC. MisMacK goes beyond products. They offer free pampering sessions, one-on-one lessons, professional makeup applications, headshot events, makeup workshops, and so much more. Their mission is to education and empower humans everywhere to ignite their creativity, have fun with makeup and be unapologetically themselves. “Makeup does not define you. It’s merely a tool of empowerment” – Missy MacKintosh


Our success is rooted in strength and stability, delivering tech-forward solutions and expanding our connections to the financial services ecosystem.
We’re 4,000 employee entrepreneurs working with our clients and communities to solve problems that matter. And we’re on a mission to build brave futures through the power of connection.
We deliver technology and investment solutions that connect the financial services industry. We find opportunities that others can’t because we’re at the center of it all.


Our Purpose
As BC’s leading business resource organization for women, our passion is to support women entrepreneurs along their small business journey. We exist to empower women entrepreneurs to make an impact in their communities and create opportunities in BC’s economy.
Our Story
In 1994, Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan), which was then known as Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), identified critical gaps in access to financing and services for women entrepreneurs. To fill these gaps, they committed funds to create Women’s Enterprise Initiatives (WEI’s) in the four western provinces. The Women’s Enterprise Initiative includes WeBC, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan and Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba. Since 1995, we have collectively provided over $220M in direct and leveraged financing and created or maintained over 7,700 jobs in Canada.

SINCE 1995
in economic activity created, as a result of our funding
one-on-one business advisory services provided
women hosted in 2,333 training sessions

Smash + Tess


Atlific Hotels

The making of a hospitality management leader.
For over 60 years, Atlific Hotels has continually led the hospitality industry in operational acumen, and has been recognized by Hotelier Magazine as “Company of the Year” and a “Top 50 Shining Star.” Our core values are the foundation by which we conduct ourselves with our coworkers, our guests, our owners and our hotels. We strengthen our Atlific family by celebrating our diversity and encouraging inclusivity.

We encourage our hotels to get involved locally and to make donations of time, products and funds that support the needs within their communities. We believe that by building an inspired culture, we are better able to serve the communities in which we work and live in.

Corporately, Atlific Hotels supports two hospitality industry schools and donates to a number of organizations.


At BDC, we know business owners. We’ve been working with them for more than 75 years. We know their challenges and we understand their needs. And we want them to grow and succeed. We support small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice. We are the Business Development Bank of Canada. We are BDC.

IT Cosmetics


IT Cosmetics™ works with plastic surgeons to develop clinically proven, innovative, problem-solving products that harness cutting-edge, anti-aging technologies and skin-loving ingredients to truly give you the power to be Your Most Beautiful You™.


Sororal is a social purpose travel company guided by the UN’s Fifth Sustainable Development Goal and dedicated to social and economic empowerment for womankind. Knowing that the travel industry already employs more women than the global average and features twice as many women employers as other sectors, SORORAL’s mission is to use the power of travel to advance gender equality and fight gender-based violence in every part of the world. We take small groups of women-identifying travellers on fully curated trips of a lifetime, partnering with local female hoteliers, restaurateurs, guides, vendors, and creators at every destination. We also advocate alongside and commit a share of our trip proceeds to supporting grassroots organizations in each destination that focus on ending violence against women so that our sisters all over the world can lead secure and self-determined lives. Sororal is all about promoting positive change through travel experiences that inspire connection, growth and restoration. Each journey presents an opportunity to embrace a mindful and empathetic approach to the people and places we encounter. With upcoming trips to Costa Rica, Denmark, Kenya, Morocco and Sicily, come #TravelLikeASister with us!