Media Advisory: Women Entrepreneurs Get Ready for GroYourBiz

Media Advisory: Women Entrepreneurs Get Ready for GroYourBiz in
Advisory Group Provides Guidance for Women Entrepreneurs Looking to
Take the Next Step. 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/12 -- GroYourBiz, an
organization formed in British Columbia to foster and support women
entrepreneurs and business owners through peer-to-peer advisory
groups, will be opening a new chapter in Toronto at an event
sponsored by BMO Bank of Montreal on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.  
Details of Toronto Launch Event: 

When:     Wednesday, November 14 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.                          
What:     Reception and Launch of the Toronto chapter of GroYourBiz         
Where:    BMO Bank of Montreal, 55 Bloor Street West, 3rd Floor, Quebec Room
Who:      Barbara Mowat, President of GroYourBiz, a division of Impact      
          Marg Hachey, Managing Director, Ontario and Eastern Canada,       
          Karen Sawyer, Senior Manager Customer Programs, Commercial Banking

Media are welcome to attend. RSVP to Krysta Cooke, BMO Media
Relations, Tel: 416-867-3996. 
GroYourBiz brings a tactical and proven approach to meeting the needs
of women business owners. GroYourBiz will provide a monthly
peer-to-peer advisory group, top experts, business analysts, and
involvement of an alliance of top private sector organizations
working together to foster and support small-medium enterprises
(SMEs). Each month entrepreneurs will draw upon the skills,
expertise, inspiration and energy of like-minded entrepreneurs
offering practical solutions to attracting tomorrow's customers and
expansion needs. GroYourBiz also provides a strategic alliance with
Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) - the premier membership
organization for more than 1400 women presidents and CEOs of
privately held, multimillion dollar companies.  
Barbara Mowat, Founder and President of GroYourBiz  
Barbara is President of Impact Communications Ltd. and GroYourBiz.
She is known as a trade and international business development
specialist. Impact is a multi-faceted consulting company that
features management tr
aining and consulting and international
product, business and market development for the global marketplace.
Barbara created the well-respected Uniquely Programs that assisted
12,000 Canadian entrepreneurs access increased markets; created and
owned a national magazine, a retail store and an e-commerce site. She
is an international leader in the development of SME enterprises, and
her work has assisted entrepreneurs and facilitated trade throughout
Canada, South East Asia, USA, South America, Europe, Afghanistan,
India and Africa.   
Currently Barbara is the Women Presidents' Organization Chapter Chair
in Vancouver for two chapters, serving women presidents and CEOs of
privately held, multimillion dollar companies who aim to increase
their business success, along with several GroYourBiz chapters for
women business owners wanting to make their first million. She is
also a TEC-Canada Chair for Presidents, CEOs and Business Owners.
Barbara continues to devote time as an Advisory Board Member of the
Global Banking Alliance for Women Entrepreneurs. She is a certified
woman business owner of WEConnect Canada, as well as an Ambassador
and member of United Succes Network, and a Global Ambassador for TIAW
(The International Alliance for Women). By invitation, she also sits
on the Global Membership Circle for the Cherie Blair Foundation for
Among her many awards and achievements, Barbara was winner of the
1993 Canadian Businesswoman of the Year Award for Impact on the Local
Economy and was a recipient of the 2010 Governor General's Award for
the Persons Case, which recognizes individuals who have made ongoing
contributions to improving the lives of women and girls in Canada. 
Margaret Hachey, Managing Director, Ontario, GroYourBiz  
Margaret Hachey was previously the owner of Duocom Canada Inc., which
specialized in helping their clients use technology to communicate,
by selling or renting high-tech data/video projectors, by designing
and integrating classrooms, meeting rooms, boardrooms, tactical
control rooms, theatres and lecture halls, and by staging large
events. She founded the company in 1980 and grew it to $52 million in
eight short years. Its success earned it recognition as one of
Canada's 50 Best Managed Private Companies, by Arthur Andersen, CIBC
and the National Post two years in a row. Chatelaine and Profit
magazine recognized her over a 10 year period as ranking in the top
10 of the Top 100 Women business owners in Canada. 
Previously, she has been on the Steering Committee of Step Ahead, and
a mentor for six years with the program, helping women entrepreneurs
whose businesses were in the second stage of growth. She was also
Special Advisor to Youth in Motion Education Foundation a non-profit
organization to help youth gain access to higher education.  
A sought after keynote speaker, Margaret has addressed audiences
across the country on various topics. She is a regular guest lecturer
at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and York
University's Schulich School of Business. 
As a founding member of WPO (Women Presidents Organization) in
Canada, Margaret has an opportunity to network and support other
women in like roles.
Impact Communications Ltd.
Barbara Mowat
604-534-5007 or Cell: 604-644-8298
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