April 2


05:30 pm - 06:30 pm

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STFX University

3090 Martha Drive, Antigonish, NS B2G 1Y9

Antigonish, NS, CA, B2G 1Y9

Join us for an opportunity to learn and network with other students and rural female entrepreneurs!

IGNITING Women in Business has a goal to provide rural women entrepreneurs an opportunity to connect, learn and build their network. Through this speaker series we hope to connect, inspire and empower diverse rural women in business across Nova Scotia!

We have partnered with the Schwartz Women in Business Society for the third session of our four-part speaker series where we will hear from Jennifer DeCoste who is the Founder of a non-profit network of barter-based folkschools called LifeSchoolHouse and growing a new social enterprise with her partner called FireLoch!

About Jennifer

Jennifer is dedicated to work that builds strong and connected communities. She is the Founder of a non-profit network of barter-based folkschools called LifeSchoolHouse that began in Nova Scotia, Canada. This platform for grassroots skills sharing creates stronger more interconnected neighborhoods and reduces the impact of social isolation by offering nourishing spaces where neighbors can learn, connect, and thrive. This project has been recognized globally and Jennifer is the first person in Atlantic Canada to receive the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship for her work.

Jennifer and her partner are also growing a new social enterprise in Nova Scotia called FireLoch: a space in the forest for community, care, and continuous learning. As a social enterprise, FireLoch is a forested retreat space with a sustainable model to support charitable work: offering bursaries and scholarships for deep rest and care for teams from the Non-Profit and Charitable sector in Nova Scotia.

After we hear from Jennifer, there will be an opportunity to network and socialize with guests. Light snacks provided.

About Schwart Women in Business

The Schwartz Women in Business Society was founded in 2010 at St. Francis Xavier University. They host various skill building and networking events throughout the year, such as corporate tours, panels, and workshops. The society organizes the largest Undergraduate Women in Business Conference in Atlantic Canada. Schwartz Women in Business recognizes diversity as a catalyst in organizational success and helps position business students to develop into business leaders.


DISCLAIMER: By participating in this IGNITE Atlantic event, you understand that photos and videos may be recorded and shared for future use by IGNITE and community partners.