Block Celebrates Square Women in Business

We are excited to invite you to join us for an inspiring panel discussion about women in business. Our event, Block Celebrates Square Women in Business, will feature three exceptional women business owners who have charted their own paths to success.


This celebration of International Women's Day will take place on Wednesday, March 8, at 4 p.m. GMT/11 a.m. EST. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from and connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about empowering women in the business world. You can now register for the event here.


The theme for International Women's Day 2023 is #EmbraceEquity, and we hope that by coming together to celebrate the achievements of women in business and highlighting their paths to success, we can help amplify the work needed to create a more inclusive and equitable world.



Our Speakers


Lenore Johnson @lenjobakes  is the founder of LenJo Bakes. After spending years abroad in France, England, and New Zealand working in five-star luxury hotels and a Michelin-starred restaurant, Lenore decided to open her own bake shop in February 2020. The team at LenJo Bakes specializes in designing and crafting beautiful bespoke cakes for all special occasions in and around the Kitchener-Waterloo region in Canada. You can get a taste of her beautiful creations on Instagram and Facebook.


Grace Haskins is the founder of Bramble & Wild, an artisan florist based in Frome, United Kingdom, which opened its doors in 2011. In her current role as owner and creative director, she leads the floral design team, spending most of her time working alongside brides and grooms to plan their perfect wedding flowers, as well as tending the cutting patches. You can see all their beautiful creations on InstagramFacebook, and Pinterest.


Bee Kwan founded Lavender on the Hill, a luxury well-being place dedicated to helping people achieve optimal physical and mental health with their four locations and a further one opening soon. Together with a team of handpicked qualified therapists, she has made Lavender on the Hill the leading destination for holistic wellness, known for exceptional treatments and relaxing atmosphere. Bee's exceptional leadership and passion for wellness have made her and Lavender on the Hill highly respected among therapists and clients, making it the ideal place for anyone seeking a well-being place to rejuvenate or therapists seeking a generous and empathetic employer.


How to participate


After registering for the event at Brandlive, post questions in this thread that you would like our speakers to address. Questions must be submitted before Wednesday, March 8. During the event, we will try to answer as many questions as we can. 


A few example questions:

  • What advice would you give to other women entrepreneurs or those considering starting a business?
  • What do you think are the strengths of being a woman leader/business owner?
  • How call we all, women and allies, continue to support small businesses?

Unable to attend at this date and time? No problem. All events will be recorded and shared with registered attendees, and we will share the answers to your questions on the Seller Community. 

Register for Block Celebrates Square Women in Business: An International Women’s Day Virtual Event

Tra is a Seller Community Manager at Square. She is responsible for several programs, including Question of the Week, Seller Groups and our new Mentorship Program


This event is only for advisory purposes. The panelists are not employees or consultants of Square. The information they provide solely reflects their views and those of the Panelists and are not endorsed by Square. This Panel and Q&A is limited in scope and is only intended as a high-level overview of the topics discussed. Block, Inc. (including its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, officers, directors, attorneys, and tax advisors) undertakes no obligation to fact-check or update the information the Panelists provide. Nothing in this Panel and Q&A is or should be used as tax or legal advice. In particular, this Panel and Q&A cannot be relied upon for the purposes of avoiding taxes, penalties, or other obligations under applicable law. For guidance or advice specific to your business, you should consult with a qualified tax and/or legal professional.
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