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Electric City Talks

Electric City Talks: An Evening with Manjit Minhas

Electric City Talks is a Speaker Series to Charge Innovation in Peterborough and the Kawarthas!

About this Event

The Innovation Cluster has partnered with Fleming College to welcome Manjit Minhas, President and CEO of Minhas Breweries, Dragons’ Den judge, investor, mother, entrepreneur, and wife.

This event invites YOU to Electric City Talks in celebration of International Women’s Day, where Manjit will provide a talk on Empowering Women: Achieving Business Success in Male-Dominated industries. Gender equality is essential for businesses, communities and economies to thrive. This event will empower everyone who attends.

Recharge with the best in tech and innovation. Expand your knowledge and network with global disruptors to blaze new trails.

Tickets available HERE

The Event

6pm Doors
7:00 PM – Keynote
7:45 PM – Q+A

Following the keynote there will be an opportunity for photos, on a first come first serve basis.

* A cash bar will be available.

Manjit Minhas – President and CEO of Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Winery

Dragon’s Den celebrity judge Manjit Minhas has been able to do what few ever thought possible—break into the notoriously competitive and male-dominated beer and spirits industry. Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Winery, which Minhas co-founded with her brother Ravinder, is now the 10th largest brewery in the world, producing over 90 brands of beer, spirits, liquor, and wine. She is now the sole owner, President, and CEO of the company, which has served over 1 billion pints of beer to date. With sharp strategy and keen understanding of the market, Minhas has been able to break down traditional barriers and turn her small business into an empire. Originally trained as an engineer, Minhas is now a specialist in brand development, marketing, sales, and retail negotiations.

Minhas purchased the second oldest brewery in the United States and renamed it The Minhas Craft Brewery, officially making her the youngest brewery owner in the world. She also opened The Minhas Micro Brewery, which make world-class craft beers and specialty beers, such as a gluten-free options for people with Celiac disease. With her background in engineering, Minhas strives to minimize the environmental impact of her company, producing beer using the least amount of cleaning and water treatment chemicals, gas, electricity, and water.

Minhas is the author of the book Brewing Up a Damn Good Story and has received many awards, including Canada’s Women Executive Network’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs, Profit’s Top Growth Entrepreneur, and Chatelaine’s Top Entrepreneur Woman of The Year. She’s been profiled in Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, and The National, and was recently named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, a distinction honoring outstanding Canadian leaders.