Black Women Business Exposition 2022

Saturday, October 29th

UBC Alumni Centre 6163 University Boulevard

Celebrating and showcasing Black women businesses within the Greater Vancouver Area

Welcome to the BWBN inaugural Black Women Business Exposition.

What is the Exposition about?

This Exhibit is the first of its kind within Greater Vancouver, solely focusing on showcasing and celebrating Black Women Businesses. It is our aim to create space for these women to market their products and services, attract new customers, and grow brand awareness in Vancouver. Business owners will have opportunities for networking, partnership and community building.

Why should you attend?

The expo offers a celebratory and fun environment for you to experience and support black women-owned businesses in Vancouver. This is a stellar moment for the Vancouver community to come together and support a group of Black women-owned entrepreneurs in an impactful way -we have some amazing entrepreneurs exhibiting. You will also be able to attend one of two workshops where you will learn from expert professionals facilitating capacity building workshops for new and aspiring business owners or curious minds. Several other perks await you, check them out below!

Who is Exhibiting


NancyK Boutiique
NancyK Boutique is your number one source for all things (clothes, bags, shoes, lipsticks, accessories). We're dedicated to giving you the very best of our products with a focus on three characteristics: dependability, customer service and uniqueness
Local trash
Local Trash is a fashion brand, that brings clothes back from the dead. One-of-one pieces, hand painted, textured, reformed with second hand materials.
Oge Ajibe

Oge Ajibe is a brand that enlightens people on how to best represent themselves in all aspects of fashion. We provideinclusive and sustainable clothing, all made by hand in Canada.
Kate& Frances Design
KATE&FRANCES is a sustainable fashion brand, based in BC Canada that creates comfortable, functional pieces.
Nathalie Collection
Nathalie Collection is a handmade brand owned by an African Canadian Fashion Designer who has been designing for more than 10 years. Nathalie Gakwavu designs many different artifacts such as; clothing, handbags, home decors, and accessories.

Real Estate

Marce Miller Real Estate
Real estate can be a tricky business, that's why you need experts on your side. Our award-winning realtors not only know the tricks of the trade but are local experts that can guide you through the Greater Vancouver market.
RH Designs
RH DESIGNS offers Interior Design services as a Full Interior Design, Decoration, Consulting, Home Staging and Virtual Design for residential, commercial and real estate projects.
Rosalind Ononeze
Rosa is a respected leader, educator and communicator. As a licensed REALTOR®️, she has passion to help individuals and families build a legacy for themselves and their communities through real estate.

Health & Wellness

Pelvic physiotherapist treating women/men for bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunctions, prenatal, post partum.
Imara Health & Fitness
Our vision is to create a world where a woman's success is not at the expense of her physical or mental health.
Simple Eats with Kiki
Simple Eats is an initiative, that provides detailed and well researched health information surrounding nutritional food benefits, illness prevention and other health related topics. Dispose d’un menu contextuel
Ignited Mothers Coalition
Ignited Mothers Coalition is an initiative dedicated to lifting up mothers and caregivers. Our objective is to re-focus the value of self-care, compassion, connection and identity.
The Mental & Physical Coaching Experience
The MPE is a Holistic Health & Wellness Company working with women and youth to help them increase their mental & physical strength for the development of healthy habits to optimize their body confidence, increase their self-love and empower them to become the best version of themselves inside and out.
Sherabo Organics

Our Mission is to provide organic plant based toxic free therapeutic nilotica shea butter skincare that nourishes consumer’s who are seeking green beauty skincare solutions for dry skin.

Event Planning Services

Emunah Events
specializes in planning and coordinating corporate and social events. Our passionate, dedicated and result oriented team puts heart and soul into seeing your special occasion come to life!
Four Sisters flowers and gifts
Four Sisters Flowers and gifts is a specialized custom made gifts making service for all occasions.
Events by Ona
Events by Ona is a black-owned events design and coordination service provider based in Vancouver, BC. We promote and celebrate the beauty, intentionality and passion that goes into events planning and design,diversity and creativity that black designers and creatives can bring to Vancouver and beyond.

Business Consultancy

Solid Rock Group
Our mission is to inspire, equip and transform communities, organizations, and individuals we are involved with through capacity building and consultancy services, so they grow, thrive and have better businesses and lives.
New Hope Media
New Hope Media is an independent media company, based in Vancouver. We help nonprofits & charities tell life-giving stories by teaching them how to align their message with their mission & get the media’s attention!
PARKER HR Solutions

PARKER HR Solutions is a Human Resources (HR) Consulting company serving diverse industries since 2015. We bring together Learning and Development, Talent Acquisition, and Performance Management solutions to various clients.

Chance in Canada Immigration Consulting
Chance in Canada Immigration Consulting provides Immigration Consultations, Coaching and Counselling to all Immigrants within Canada. The firm provides Immigration advice and assists potential Newcomers to Canada in processing their Immigration Applications.


T Food
I do catering Buisness for Ghanaian cuisine.
Dehls Gourmet
Dehls Gourmet is a food manufacturer and catering business serving the Metro-Vancouver area with nourishing West-African ingredients and whole foods. some of our food products are sold in ethnic stores across British Columbia.
Juicily Ginger
Juicily Ginger holds the mission to promote deliciously crafted fresh ginger juices cold-pressed with lemons, pineapples, beets, apples and Hibiscus-Roselle
Dominique Delicacies
Delicious homemade delicacies including ginger juice, African doughnuts, roasted peanuts, croquettes and much more.

Food Supplies Retailer

We are the finest African grocery store in town. We offer Authentic African products that you can’t find anywhere else. Whatever you are looking for, Beauty4Ashes has got your back because we are passionate about bringing affordable quality food groceries and beauty products closer to you.


Reward your Skin - Soap
Reward your Skin - Soap Company, brings you 100% Natural Handmade cold process soap, natural deodorant, bath fizzes (bath bombs) and butter rub (moisturizers). Naturally scented with Lavender, Eucalyptus & Tea Tree, Cloves, Geranium & Rosehip, Fennel & Lemongrass essential oil to name a few.
Beauty By Melo

Beauty By Melo is an award winning cosmetic brand based in Vancouver BC. We create and produce highly pigmented, waterproof and long lasting vegan, cruelty free and paraben free cosmetics. Every product is uniquely sourced to enhance your natural beauty

Pre Exhibit Activities

(Open to exhibitors and only registered public participants)

10:00am – 10:45am Workshop 1: Access to fundingOpen to exhibitors only
11:00am – 11:45am Workshop 2:  Selling your goods and services to the government of Canada.  Presented by Public Services and Procurement  Canada
11:50am – 12:30pm Workshop 3:  Access to Funding 
Learn about different funding sources for you business and how to access them. Open to the Public

Public Exhibit Schedule

12:30pm   Public exhibit begins  
1:30pm – 1:35pm   Welcome Note   Executive Director of BWBN 
2:00pm – 2:05pm  Briefing about the alumni UBC Careers
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Public Workshop 1: Business Ideation and Structure Workshop Classroom
4:30PM  Public exhibit ends  

Work Shops

Selling your goods and services to the government

Did you know that the government of Canada is the biggest buyer in Canada and buys all types of goods and services from businesses like yours ? Join this workshop brought to you by Public Services and Procurement Canada.

For : Aspiring and new business owners.

Time 11:00am – 11:45am 

Access to Funding

Join us for this interactive session on how to prepare and position your business to access funding. Also learn about the different funding options available to entrepreneurs .

For : Established business owners.

Time 11:50am – 12:30pm 

Business Ideation and Structure

Contrary to popular belief, great opportunities don’t just just happen! Business ideas have to be developed, nurtured, researched and tested. .Join us for the Business Ideation Workshop to learn how to develop and structure your business idea.

For : Aspiring and new business owners.

Time 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Leveraging the Entrepreneurial Mindset to accelerate your Professional Career

As an employee, you are also the owner of your career- Learn how to tap into the entrepreneurial mindset to own and steer your business career

For : Professionals.

Time 3:00pm – 3:45pm 

Who will be speaking ?

Pasima Sule

CEO Solid Rock Group

Christopher Ishola, CPA, CGA


Franklin Bouguep, MBA

Executive Director Black Buildup

Complimentary Refreshments

How to get to UBC

You can get to UBC by car, bus or bike. Public transit is definitely recommended: it’s efficient, inexpensive, good for the environment — and you can bring a bike on transit to help speed your travels across the vast campus. If you do drive, there are many parking options on campus.

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