Let’s support and celebrate women in business

On the second day of my new career path with the Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC), I attended the 2019 Connect Women conference. Talk about diving in head first! It was a sold-out event featuring influential guest speakers and with a marketplace of local vendors. The atmosphere in the room was empowering and exciting, I knew the Chamber was going to be the place for me.

As a former entrepreneur of 30 years and a WCC member, I found it really easy to relate to the membership in my new role of Engagement & Outreach Manager. I get it! These are my people!

As I approach my first year anniversary as part of the Chamber family, I am looking forward to my second Connect Women conference with great anticipation. On Tuesday, March 3, we are celebrating the success of women in business with the theme Hindsight is 2020. Joining our guests is our keynote speaker Susan Hay from Global News and a stellar lineup of women that are leaders in they’re industries.

What would my 2020 self say to my 2019 self? Hang on to your seat it’s going to be a great ride! I have enjoyed a year of meeting, connecting and building wonderful relationships with the Whitby business community. Please join us for our 9th annual Connect Women conference and share the pinnacle moments and great lessons that shaped our careers.

Lorna McGhee, Engagement & Outreach Manager, Whitby Chamber of Commerce