Virtual Summit 2021


Leading with Audacity

Redefining our future on our own terms

Nov 5 - 7, 2021 | Limited Tickets

Join us for an inspiring and purposefully curated 3-day virtual Summit for self-identifying Black, Indigenous and women of colour (BIWOC) pursuing careers in business and STEM. Connect with your community and hear powerful changemaker talks, engage in learning sessions, grow your network, and meet employers at the Career Expo.


Together, let’s lead with audacity and redefine our future on our own terms.

What’s in it for you!

  • Expand your network of peers and industry leaders in business and STEM
  • Hear from dynamic and inspirational BIWOC who are boldly innovating, leading and disrupting the status quo
  • Enhance your knowledge of gender and racial equity in the postsecondary and workplace environments
  • Participate at our Career Expo with leading employers, and career and wellness professionals 
  • Experience energizing live performances and win prizes and giveaways
  • Receive an exclusive digital swag bag showcasing women entrepreneurs


Stay tuned as we continue to update this page with more wonderful speakers

Alisha Patel
Golnaz Golnaraghi
Shahzia Noorally
Diana Kim
Jessie Arora
Camille Dundas
Golnaz Golnaraghi
Golnaz Golnaraghi
Sumayya Daghar
Camille Dundas
Golnaz Golnaraghi

Here’s the schedule


November 5, 2021

7:00 – 9:00 PM EST


November 6, 2021

1:00 – 5:00 PM EST


November 7, 2021

1:00 – 5:00 PM EST

Summit 2021 Partners

Our deepest thanks to our incredible partners who have made our Summit 2021 possible. Our work would not be possible without you.



Questions? Reach out to us at

What is the AHF Summit and when and where will it be held?

The AHF Summit 2021 is an inspiring and purposefully curated 3-day virtual Summit for self-identifying Black, Indigenous and women of colour (BIWOC) pursuing careers in business and STEM. Connect with your community and hear powerful changemaker talks, engage in learning and networking, and attend the Career Expo. The theme of this year’s summit is Leading with Audacity: Redefining our future on our own terms. This virtual event will be hosted on a virtual platform called Hopin and will run Nov 5 (7-9pm ET), Nov 6 (1-5 pm ET) and Nov 7 (1-5 pm ET).

How do I register for AHF’s Summit?

For more information and to register for AHF’s Virtual Summit go to the event registration page on the Hopin platform. Take advantage of early-bird rates and please note tickets are limited. Upon purchasing the ticket and creating an account on Hopin, you will get a link to access the event. Please note that you do not need to download or install any software to enjoy all of AHF’s Virtual Summit features. You can run Hopin on your web browser. NOTE: We highly recommend registering using a desktop, and using Chrome to avoid any technical difficulties.

Do you offer financial bursary toward a summit pass?

We want to welcome everyone interested in attending and ensure we are being financially accessible. We are offering a limited number of General Passes at no cost to students at post secondary institutions and recent graduates and identify as BIWOC in Canada. Please click here on the bursary form to fill out a short support application by October 10, 2021 at 11:55 EST.  

We do not warrant or guarantee that applicants for the Summit bursary General Pass will receive financial support. Financial support will be determined on a case by case basis and will be contingent on our financial resources at the time of the application.

How and when do I submit my resume for inclusion in the viewbook for the Career Expo?

Students and recent graduates who have registered for the summit have the option of submitting resumes for inclusion in AHF’s Summit Resume Viewbook for the Career Expo. To have your resume included, complete the AHF Summit Resume Viewbook form by October 18, 2021 at 11:55 EST.

We do not warrant or guarantee that participation in the Summit or associated programs will match you with a prospective employer and/or lead to an interview or job opportunity with employers who participate in the Summit.  

What is the Summit Refund and Cancellation Policy?

All Summit passes (including General Pass and Abundance Pass) cannot be refunded. By purchasing a pass you are securing your attendance at the Virtual Summit. While Abundance Kits (included in the Abundance Pass ticket) are non-transferrable, you can transfer your General Pass to a colleague or peer by no later than October 18th, 2021. Please contact us at so we can work with you to transfer your ticket to another individual. For more specifics refer to the Terms & Conditions.

How do I stay informed about AHF’s Virtual Summit 2021?

You can sign up for our newsletter to receive email updates, follow AHF on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, and join conversations about the event using the official #AHFSummit21 hashtag.

Who do I contact for more information?

Please email our team at with any questions.

How do I become a sponsor of the AHF Virtual Summit 2021?

Please email us at and we will contact you to discuss sponsorship. Sponsorship opportunities for the Summit will close by September 30, 2021.