SHE Conference for the Indigenomics Women Contribution 

SHE Conference for the Indigenomics Women Contribution

The Indigenomics Institute provides Indigenous economic advice to government authorities, Indigenous communities, and the private sector focusing on four key areas for overcoming barriers in the Indigenous economy and addressing these issues. Their area of specialization includes dialogue platforms for Indigenous economic solutions, economic policy/ research/analysis/planning, education/ training, and partnership development. 

The Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island, Carol Anne Hilton, is the founder and CEO of the Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics. She is a dynamic national Indigenous business leader, author, speaker, and senior adviser with an international Masters’s Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England. 

Celebrating SHE Entrepreneurs

The Indigenomics Institute has organized the SHE conference on the 1st and 2nd of November at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. The inaugural Indigenomics SHE conference is a space for the vision of Indigenous womxn’s participation in the Indigenous economy. 

The rapidly increasing number of Indigenous women in business makes the conference relevant as it brings together unique perspectives of financial empowerment, education, collaboration and innovation for Indigenous womxn business leaders and entrepreneurs. 

Indigenous womxn entrepreneurs and those in finance, economic development, business governance and allies in the Indigenous economic reconciliation space are eligible to participate in the conference. 

The conference sessions provide networking opportunities that will bring an energetic perspective to Indigenous womxn in business, including their role and leadership in the emerging Indigenous 100 billion dollars Indigenous economy.

The Institutional Initiative 

The Indigenomics Institute works towards positive leadership and relationships to support the growth and development of Indigenous economies.

SHE Conference for the Indigenomics Women Contribution 

Carol Anne Hilton coined the term Indigenomics to refer to a wave redefining the definition of economic reconciliation and contributing to the Canadian economy. As well it brings an Indigenous perspective to economic and social development.

The Indigenomics Institute is the leading national Indigenous economic design platform that offers consulting services to Indigenous nations, community economic development corporations, Indigenous businesses, governments, corporations, and the private sector. 

The Institute seeks to make Indigenous modern and the political, economic, legal, and communal development goals more easily attainable. They create dialogue and design platforms to bring attention and focus to the growing Indigenous economy.

The Visionary of Indigenomics

Carol Anne is a woman of many accomplishments. She is the international award-winning and best-selling author of “Indigenomics: Taking A Seat at the Economic Table.” In addition, her academic life extends to being an adjunct professor at Royal Roads University’s School of Business.

Carol Anne has also taken the responsibility of many chairs, including being the only Indigenous person appointed to the Canadian Economic Growth Council as a senior advisor to the federal Finance Minister in 2016. 

In addition, she served on the BC Emerging Economy Taskforce and the BC Indigenous Business and Investment Council and is currently the Director of the McGill University Institute for the Study of Canada, MITACS Research, and the BC Digital Supercluster.

Carol Anne has been recognized for her work with the inaugural Nation Builder Award from the National Angel Capital Organization in 2022, the BC Achievement Foundation’s Award of Distinction in Indigenous Business, and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’s national Award of Excellence in Aboriginal Relations.

Understanding #indigenomics

Indigenomics enhances the position and visibility of Indigenous peoples in the modern economy by respecting their knowledge of the local economy, relationships, and human values. Her philosophy focuses on understanding Indigenous ways of being and worldviews, drawing on timeless principles that have sustained Indigenous economies for thousands of years and seeking to implement them into practice in modern practices.

It invites dialogue and thought-provoking insight into the possibility of the Indigenous relationship in Canada and beyond. It explores the pathway between the threshold of the Indigenous relationship and modern economies.

Indigenous economic growth is suitable for everyone. Through dialogue and connecting, solutions-based collaborations can occur to address the challenges and overcome systemic economic barriers.

The contribution of women entrepreneurs in the small business industry in particular and to the Canadian economy has increased significantly in the past years. Hence, it is necessary to ensure they hold the knowledge and practice to become resilient entrepreneurs who adapt to changing market trends and succeed in their endeavors. 

The Indigenomics Institute works towards the empowerment of the Indigenous community, and the SHE Conference in November is a continuum of that empowerment as they celebrate the contribution of women to the Canadian economy. 

The coming together of women entrepreneurs is a decisive step towards economic reconciliation and women empowerment. To find out more about the SHE Conference and the Indigenomics Institute, visit the website at

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