April showers bring #BYOBaby into biz settings superpowers
We (my kids and I) have been busy over the past few weeks prepping for our first Pop-Up Event of the year on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019!
In between washing their winter gear and trying to pack it away for another six months (c’mon Mother Nature!), I’ve been making calls, meeting people and trying to make things happen around my family’s schedules.
This week I’m delighted to announce we’ll have three guest speakers, all parents and multiple business owners: Sunshine Tenasco, Karla Briones and Susan Richards.
You may have the inkling of a business idea or be in the thick of balancing childcare, business and life in general.
Perhaps you’re thinking of making a career change or maybe you simply want a daytime outing at a convenient time, where you don’t have to worry about your kids being an inconvenience*.
*I don’t believe parenthood and professional development have to be mutually exclusive but not everyone may feel that way.
Either way, this ‘Babies, Business + Breakfast’ Spring Pop-Up Event is for you!
I’m gathering these guest speakers to answer a few questions about their background, experiences, challenges and insights, before it opens to everyone in attendance for your own Q&A – in between baby wrangling, feeding and potty breaks.
We’ll hear from:
Mexican-Canadian Mom of 2
Founder at Karla Briones Consulting, Franchisee of Global Pet Foods and Freshii, Co-founder of Frida’s Attic
Mom of 3
Virtual CFO and Co-founder, Numbercrunch, Founder of Givopoly, Chair of the Board of Directors at Invest Ottawa
Fuel up on fresh business inspiration, strong coffee and get connected to other like-minded parents. 👶🏻📈☕️
I’m also thrilled to announce the event will be held in an accessible and inclusive venue, at Algonquin College’s Ottawa Campus in their brand-new DARE (Discovery, Applied Research, and Entrepreneurship) District.
The event will be held in their Business Incubator (no pun intended, it’s the real name) in Room C278 on Level 2, which can be accessed via elevators and is also right beside a few washrooms featuring baby change tables. Whoohoo!
I will be sharing detailed parking, public transit and venue navigation instructions with registered guests the week of the event.
Here is a sneak peek of the DARE District (business) Incubator, with my baby outside exploring the space.
This event is for parents (first and foremost) and their families (I don’t expect you to leave the kids at home).
You also want to invest in yourself, get inspired and meet others like you. I’ve met lots of people over the past year, who don’t want to separate their personal and professional lives (and this is about connecting you all!)
My own children are the reason I keep pushing for inclusive programming and accessible spaces. They inform what I do and why I do it.
If you plan on attending, make sure you RSVP via Eventbrite as I won’t be selling tickets at the door – I will be busy juggling my baby and making sure everyone has a good time! 🎉
Looking for more parenting and professional development inspo, resources and community?
Some of my other #BYOBaby into business settings experiences are detailed on these blog posts, if you want to learn more about:
- Visiting Algonquin College’s DARE District with kids
- Visiting Invest Ottawa with kids
- Participating in Impact Academy with a baby
- Attending Creative Mornings Ottawa while babywearing
- Touring coworking spaces as a parent
- Bringing children into the boardroom