Deal Gateway is Proud to Support the CG Advisory Program for Women Entrepreneurs
Canaccord Genuity has launched this year’s Advisory Program for Women Entrepreneurs. The Canadian participants lead businesses in AI, Consumer, Financial Services, Real Estate and Technology.
The room was energized as Kelly Bourque, Managing Director, Head of Business Management, Equity Research welcomed this year’s Canadian participants to the program. The new cohort of CEOs are Kris Bennatti, Khushboo Jha, Jennifer Parrott, Michelle Shemilt, Nicole Sullivan and Michelle Zak.
David Kassie, CG’s Chairman who founded the program, congratulated the participants and highlighted why it is such an important initiative for CG. Elizabeth Priestman, CEO of International Deal Gateway, shared a few words about Deal Gateway’s sponsorship of the program and why it means so much to show support. Said Elizabeth, “Deal Gateway’s team is 80% female, so it’s meaningful to our organization to support other women and help amplify their stories to Deal Gateway’s engaged network of 10,000 worldwide members.”
This year’s event took place at the Canaccord Genuity Toronto office on November 22, 2022. Lending their expertise and support are program advisors, past participants and other champions who have collectively contributed to the growth and development of the program.
Katherine Vellinga is the Co-Founder of Zirkova Vodka and one of last year’s participating CEOs. In this video interview, Katherine shares the incredible story of her path to becoming a Vodka entrepreneur, the success of becoming a top brand at the LCBO, and creating “Zirkova Unity” to give back to the people of Ukraine.