ambiSHEous™  Buzz

When we're not busy developing and running programs, we work hard to keep our community of alumni, mentors, and ambassadors connected.  From special event invitations and exclusive opportunities to media buzz,  our ambiSHEous network is in-the-know! 


ambiSHEous Panel Participation, She Started It Screening

March 28, 2017 - ambiSHEous™ founder Katharine Cornfield was an invited panelist in a discussion following the screening of "She Started It", a feature-length documentary film chronicling the challenges and successes of young female technology entrepreneurs. Shot on location in Silicon Vlley, NYC, Mississippi, Europe and Vitenam the film offered an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at what takes.  Presented by CU-WISE & WISE Ottawa, the screening and discussion was also an opportunity for members and alumni of their ground breaking Mentor STEM Leaders program to meet and mingle.



March 8, 2017 - After a year of developing and sharing the word about ambiSHEous™, we've learned lots about what other kinds of programs and resources are available to girls.  While we're focused on leadership through financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. there are many different ways to empower girls. To make it easy, we've gathered them all into one place, pinpointed the age range, and identified the program focus. If there are any programs or resources we're missing, just send us a note and we'll add to our growing list.


ambiSHEous at Ottawa Dream, Girl screening

November 1, 2016 - Ottawa-based film producer and ambiSHEous mentor Komal Minhas invited alumni, supporters and ambassadors to a special screening of Dream, Girl at the Mayfair Theatre. Dream, Girl showcases the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs. The film was followed by a Q&A session with Komal, Film Director Erin Bagwell, and Sophie-Gregoire Trudeau.


ambiSHEous on 1310 NEWS radio's CAROl ANNE MEEHAN SHOW

October 11, 2016International Day of the Girl has been declared by the United Nations as a day to raise awareness of the gender inequality faced by girls worldwide.  ambiSHEous founder Katharine Cornfield was invited to discuss girls leadership and empowerment live on afternoon radio with Carol Anne Meehan of 1310 News.  Katharine's full interview starts at  21:02 and runs 10 minutes.

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ambisheous nominated for social impact award

October 1, 2016 - ambiSHEous was nominated for an inaugural Ottawa Social Impact Award. Based on votes from the community, the top 5 nominees in each category were reviewed by an independent panel of judges, and winners were announced in early November. There are some amazing initiatives underway in Ottawa, and we're thrilled to be included in such great company! 


ambiSHEous alumni at the one world summit

September 30, 2016 -  ambiSHEous™ alumni were invited by Kind Village, a local startup focused on socially responsible business/social enterprise, to participate as volunteers at the "One Young City" breakout panel at the One Young World Summit. Ottawa welcomed 1,300 delegates aged 18 to 30 from over 196 countries to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions to the pressing issues the world faces.

ambiSHEous at the breakfast startup 

September 21, 2016 - ambiSHEous™ founder Katharine Cornfield was invited to participate on The Breakfast Startup's panel  entitled "Cracking the Code: Positioning & Messaging for Your Organization". The Breakfast Startup is a forum for entrepreneurs and community leaders seeking to share knowledge and experiences.  Katharine spoke about her efforts to reach and engage middle school girls.



we're in apt613!

May 23, 2106 - Just following our StartUp Self weekend at Care Canada in May, ambiSHEous was featured in renowned Ottawa blog Apt613.  The piece focused on the benefits of developing an entrepreneurial skill set, particularly as the freelance economy evolves.


ambiSHEous launches at BRIDGEHEAD 

January 30, 2016 -  ambiSHEous celebrated the launch of our website and 2016 program schedule at Bridgehead on Preston.  Our ambiSHEous community was treated to a tour of the Roastery after Bridgehead President & CEO Tracey Clark inspired everyone by candidly sharing her entrepreneurial story with the crowd.  Thanks to Bridgehead for your generous support!