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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: A Panel Event in Celebration of International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


In alignment with the SFU Beedie School of Business calling to develop innovative and socially responsible leaders, and in celebration of International Women’s Day, we are excited to host a panel event, Empowering Women Entrepreneurs.

Join us Friday, March 8th at the Segal Graduate School for a panel discussion about women in entrepreneurship. Open to all entrepreneurial minded (and entrepreneurial curious) members of our Beedie community including current students, prospective students, alumni, staff & faculty, and our entire business network.

SFU MBA alumni panelists will share their diverse paths as female entrepreneurs, how their MBA journeys impacted or influenced their current businesses, and highlight the successes and failures that brought them to where they are today.

The panel discussion will be followed by networking will give you the chance to ask questions and make connections. Light refreshments will be served.


5:30pm – 6:00pm: Registration

6:00pm -7:00pm: Panel Discussion

7:00pm – 7:45pm: Networking

Please find more information about our guest moderator and panelists below.

Moderator: Sarah Lubik, Director of Entrepreneurship at SFU

Dr. Lubik is the Executive Director of the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship and the Director of Entrepreneurship and innovation at SFU. She also practices entrepreneurship as a co-founder of diving technology startup Lungfish Dive Systems. Sarah holds a BBA from SFU as well as an MPhil and a PhD in Commercialization of Advanced Materials from the University of Cambridge. In 2014, Dr. Lubik was named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40. In 2016, she was awarded the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award. She was named one of ten Canadian Innovation Leaders assisting with the Government of Canada’s Inclusive Innovation Agenda in 2016 and a Digital Innovation Leader for the government of Canada in 2018.

Panelists: Susan Chapelle, Erica Hakonson, Paola Ardiles, and Stephanie Jhala.


Simon Fraser University
Segal Graduate School of Business
Vancouver, BC Canada


SFU – Beedie School of Business