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Speaker Series Winnipeg with Maria Locker and Sara Clarke and Colleen Dyck

Mompreneur® Speaker Series: An Afternoon in Winnipeg

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


The Mompreneurs® Speakers Series is an exclusive event where you can learn from some of Canada’s most notable female entrepreneurs in a private and intimate setting.

Our goal is to deliver the full experience: being gathered with other like-minded powerhouse business women; being in a beautiful space where you will be spoiled by amazing food; and learning from our speakers while being inspired by their teachings. This event will be capped at 50 women in attendance, and will feature  “Hometown Success” speakers, as well as a pop-up marketplace highlighting some of our successful members and other businesses in the community. Be sure to register early before space fills up!

Your Ticket to Attend Includes:
– a gourmet luncheon
– inspirational and educational presentations from all speakers
– access to the featured “Marketplace”
– access to hands-on activities
– ample networking opportunities
– FREE copies of Mompreneur® Magazine
– chance to win a 1-year Elite Membership with Mompreneurs®

Featured Presentations:

presented by Maria Locker, Founder & CEO – Mompreneurs®
Maria will guide attendees on how to show up on a regular basis, while also showing who you truly are in order to increase your KLT factor and gain new supporters, followers, and clients with ease. All attendees will be guided to further understanding their own unique value proposition, as well as determining what they can take actionable steps in NOW in order to be fearlessly authentic in business and in life.


presented by Sara Clarke – COO, Mompreneurs®
Learn how to do more, make more and be more with your 24/7! Sara will teach attendees how to take control of their time, and end the procrastination that is keeping you from living your dreams. She will help outline what blockages are keeping you from accomplishing your tasks, and will provide a step-by-step process for getting more out of each and every day. Attendees will discover the superpower they possess in order to complete tasks quickly and efficiently.

with featured panelists and industry experts
Learn about ways that you can access funding for your business, how to create an impactful business plan, methods to engage and motivate your team for growth, and so much more!

presented by Colleen Dyck, Founder of GORP Clean Energy Bars
Colleen is the creator of the GORP Bar, an energy bar designed to deliver “clean” high quality nutrition in the cut throat sport nutrition industry. She creatively plays the role of “David” in a “Goliath” market, where her bars are now available from coast to coast… to coast! Between raising four children and launching GORP, Colleen has become an expert in juggling, running, slipping and yes, failing with a flair and perseverance that won’t be squelched. Sharing her struggles, and mistakes as mother, wife, and entrepreneur, Colleen delivers an unapologetic peek at her story.


This series of events, organized by our Mompreneurs® Team, will be available across the country, with new dates and locations featured every 1-2 months. And the best part? All proceeds from the events will be delivered back to our non-profit, Mompreneurs® Momentum Enterprise of Canada, so that we can continue to offer these high-end events Canada-wide and bring you the utmost in quality, connections, and education.


Mompreneurs Founder and CEO Maria LockerMaria Locker is an advocate and champion for the advancement of female entrepreneurs across North America, and is a sought after speaker, contributor, and expert surrounding topics such as economic empowerment for women entrepreneurs, small business trends, gender equality, economic diversity, and more. As the Founder & CEO of Mompreneur Showcase Group Inc. (aka Mompreneurs®) and its properties, including non-profit division Mompreneurs® Momentum Enterprise of Canada, quarterly print publication Mompreneur® Magazine, Canada-wide Awards platform The Annual Mompreneur® Awards, and annual conference for women entrepreneurs, The National Mompreneurs® Conference, Maria works with her team to foster community, promotion, and education to their collective of over 18,000 members and subscribers across Canada and the U.S., a rich and diverse collective of female entrepreneurs who are just as dedicated to their businesses as they are to their families, and vice versa. Maria’s expertise has been featured in Maclean’s, The Huffington Post, ParentsCanada, and Canadian Business, and she has appeared in a wide variety of national television and radio programs to offer insights and expertise, including The Marilyn Denis Show, Canada AM, CBC, CHCH Morning Live, NewsTalk 1010, and What She Said Radio. She is a wife and a mom of 2, and lives with her family and their cockapoo Duke in Milton, Ontario.

Sara Clarke of Mompreneurs London, Southwestern Ontario, Toronto, York RegionSara Clarke is a multiple business owner, speaker, author and columnist. In 2018, Sara celebrates 20 years as an entrepreneur. She has over 20 years’ experience in business consulting and accounting. She holds 3 degrees, including Business Management and Bookkeeping degree. Sara is also a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide and she loves to share her knowledge through her blog Live Beyond Satisfied. Sara founded Martin Clarke & Associates in 2001, which she now oversees the operations. Sara is also the Chief Operating Officer of Mompreneurs®, an international organization that supports, educates and celebrates female entrepreneurs. Sara speaks throughout North America teaching business owners about time management, money mindset, business development, bookkeeping and a topic that is dear to her heart, mompreneurs. Sara is the recipient of the 2014 ’20 under 40 Business Award’ with Business London Magazine, and 2014’s ‘Who’s Who Among Women in E-commerce’ with WE Magazine. As a wife of 18 years and a Mom of 4 boys, Sara has a passion to help entrepreneurs succeed, so that they can continue to be their own boss, set their own hours, travel their own journey and be there for their families.

Colleen Dyck of GORP Clean Energy BarsHometown Success Speaker:
Colleen Dyck is the Founder of GORP Clean Energy Bars & Mixes and was named Canada’s 2016 Mompreneur® of the Year. Colleen is a dedicated wife and mother of 4, and she and her husband Grant run GORP from their family farm in Niverville, Manitoba. She has successfully marketed GORP as the energy bar for clean eating, healthy living, and mindful consumption, and believes that everyone deserves to have an adventure. As a company, the GORP team wants to inspire and reward people for getting outside and using their bodies for good stuff. The GORP line of products has expanded over the years, and now includes Energy Bars (4 flavours), Energy Bar Ready Mixes (4 flavours), Oatmeal Blends (3 flavours), Brown Rice Syrup, apparel, and mixing spurtles.


Michelle Lalonde and Adriana De Luca of Tiber River NaturalsSuccess Panel – Featured Guests:

Adriana De Luca and Michelle Lalonde are the co-owners of Tiber River Naturals, a Canadian company charting a different path. In 2017, Tiber River was ranked #258 on the Profit 500 list of the Fastest Growing Companies in Canada, up from #354 in 2016. Together they have created a fun, unique culture and strategy that drives all of their decisions. By KISSing things (keeping it small and simple), Vuja De’ing things (seeing things in a new way), and being the ‘Right Amount of Crazy’, they are living their values and their passions, and having fun along the way.


Colleen Krebs of WECM Success Panel – Featured Guest:
Colleen Krebs
is a very experienced entrepreneur and a Business Advisor with the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba. Following graduation from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours degree with a major in Marketing, she entered the world of business ownership in the coffee industry where she operated a successful cafe on Corydon. For more than eight years, she managed all aspects of the business including product/service development, human resources, operations planning, and inventory management. After selling her business, she became a valuable resource for other entrepreneurs who drew upon her expertise and experience for the operation of their own businesses. Colleen joined the Women’s Enterprise Centre team in 2008 and as a skilled seminar facilitator and one-on-one advisor, continues to assist Manitoba’s women entrepreneurs.

Jeff Ransom of National Bank in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Success Panel – Featured Guest:

Jeff Ransom is the Associate Vice-President of Commercial and Agricultural Banking, Manitoba District, with National Bank of Canada. With over 25 years experience as a commercial banker, Jeff provides financial solutions for small to medium size businesses at all stages of the business life cycle.





Inn at the Forks winnipeg

At the center of the city where the Assiniboine River meets the Red River, lies The Forks – one of Canada’s top tourist destinations. History, culture, authentic shops and local food, connect to the natural prairie lands that inspire a reinvented luxury boutique hotel experience in Winnipeg.

The style is inviting, upscale and impressive. Artistic ambience flows through every part of the hotel from the rustic Canadiana dining experience at SMITH, to the natural warmth of Riverstone Spa, and the luxurious custom design of the refined guestrooms and suites. The best of Winnipeg is right here at our doorstep. Come explore where the rivers meet – there’s no place else you’ll want to be.


Marketplace Availability

A select number of marketplace tables will be available at this event, offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To register your Request for a Marketplace Table, please fill out this online form >>

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April 29
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Inn at the Forks
75 Forks Market Rd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0A2 Canada