Event Galleries – Women of Influence http://www.womenofinfluence.ca Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:48:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 Women of Influence Evening Series – Kim Appelt http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2017/12/11/women-of-influence-evening-series-kim-appelt/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:43:02 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=180901 On December 6th, 2017 we hosted the Women of Influence Evening Series in downtown Toronto, featuring one of Canada’s top stylists: Kim Appelt. 

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RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala 2017 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2017/11/27/rbc-canadian-women-entrepreneur-awards-gala-2017/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:41:07 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=180129 November 22, 2017 – Women entrepreneurs deserve to be celebrated. We look forward to the gala every year because it provides the opportunity for women entrepreneurs to be honoured for their contribution to our economy. Thank you to our Presenting sponsor RBC, our Award sponsors Staples, Telus, TEC Canada, and to our official Gift sponsor Bulova.

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Women of Influence Evening Series – Ritu Bhasin http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2017/11/01/women-of-influence-evening-series-ritu-bhasin/ Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:20:27 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=179074 On October 25th, 2017, we hosted the Women of Influence Evening Series in downtown Toronto, featuring Ritu Bhasin: President, BCI/People Strategist & Inclusion Specialist.

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Global Senior Executive Dinner Series – Calgary http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2017/10/18/global-senior-executive-dinner-series-calgary/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:58:54 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=178351 On Thursday, October 5th we celebrated our annual Calgary dinner at The Lake House, on the scenic Lake Bonavista.  On behalf of our presenting sponsor RBC and Women of Influence, we thank all those who joined us in celebrating accomplishments and discussing the solutions to womens advancement. 

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Women of Influence Evening Series – Allison Grafton http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2017/10/17/women-of-influence-evening-series-allison-grafton/ Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:34:47 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=178248 On October 3rd, 2017 we hosted the Women of Influence Evening Series in downtown Calgary, featuring President & Co-Owner of Rockwood Custom Homes, Allison Grafton. 

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Women of Influence Luncheon Series – Women in Power http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2017/10/16/women-of-influence-luncheon-series-women-in-power/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:00:39 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=178106 On October 4th, 2017, we hosted the Women of Influence Luncheon Series in downtown Calgary, featuring an expert HR panel including: Krista Pell, Sarah Walters & Nancy Foster.

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Women of Influence Luncheon Series – Mandy Rennehan http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2017/10/13/women-of-influence-luncheon-series-mandy-rennehan/ Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:39:01 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=177982 On October 10, 2017 we hosted the Women of Influence Luncheon Series in downtown Toronto, featuring Blue Collar CEO & Founder of Freshco, Mandy Rennehan. 

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Women of Influence Evening Series – Ginella Massa http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2017/09/11/women-of-influence-evening-series-ginella-massa/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:28:08 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=176081 The fall season of the Women of Influence Evening Series presented by TD Wealth opened to a standing ovation as 200+ emerging leaders came together for a powerful evening of insight and inspiration. Keynote speaker Ginella Massa, Reporter, CityNews Toronto, made the audience laugh, cry, and connect in the shared inspiration of her groundbreaking journey.

Ginella’s candid account left us empowered to take the next step in our own career advancement, and perhaps more importantly, challenged us to consider how we can all contribute to creating a more inclusive workforce around us.

What we learned:

  • “Some of us sometimes have to work twice as hard to get half the recognition, and that was never truer than when I entered a field with a big emphasis on how a reporter looks.” Ginella wasn’t willing to change the way she looked and instead focused on honing her journalism skills. She never wanted give a manager a reason not to hire her.
  • Ginella learned that hard work would only get her so far and that persistence, resourcefulness and having guts was more important.
    •  Over two years she applied for the same job three times. The first time, her prospective employer said she didn’t have enough shooting experience. The second time, they said they decided to hire someone internally. The third time, they finally gave her a chance.
    • Being resourceful is critical to getting ahead – when you can’t access traditional networks, it’s important to find a way to build your own.
    •  Have the guts to take chances – even if it means quitting the safe job with little room for advancement so you can take a leap of faith and go after the one you really want. No risk, no reward!
  • Ginella’s last bit of advice for us: “Look at what voices are missing, who isn’t being represented here because even if we realize it or not, we all have a bit of privilege. It may come in the form of class, education, maybe it comes from being straight or able bodied, so what can we do with that little bit of privilege to open the door and give a hand up those that are underrepresented in the spaces that we easily take up. Representation matters because every single person matters. We can all do our part by creating space for those who have had a different experience than us, raise them up, include them in the conversation, ask them what is important because their options or experience aren’t any less valuable than ours. And for those of you who often don’t get a seat at the table, do as my mother did, don’t ask, pull up a chair, and demand to be heard.”

 

Congratulations to Saif Iqbal!  Concluding the evening events, we announced the winner of our VIP Membership Experience Giveaway. Thanks to the generous contributions from our sponsors, Saif has access to a spot in the short-format executive education program offered by the Smith School of Business, a spa basket courtesy of Captivate, a Kobo and $100 gift card from TD Wealth and back-up child care from Kids & Company.

Photography by Clix Visions Photography

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2017 Global Women of Influence Senior Executive Dinner Series – London http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2017/07/04/2017-global-women-of-inlfuence-senior-executive-dinner-series-london/ Tue, 04 Jul 2017 18:11:28 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=173982 On Thursday, June 29th,  we celebrated our second annual London dinner at the prestigious Canada House in Trafalgar Square. On behalf of our presenting sponsor RBC and Women of Influence, we thank all those who joined us in celebrating accomplishments and discussing the solutions to womens advancement.

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Women of Influence Luncheon Series – Sponsorship Summit http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2017/07/04/women-of-influence-luncheon-series-sponsorship-summit/ Tue, 04 Jul 2017 18:04:41 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=173868

On June 21st, 2017, we hosted the Women of Influence Luncheon Series in downtown Toronto, featuring an expert HR panel including: Lili Ibarra, Tanya Van Biesen & Erick Vandeweghe.

 

 

Photography by Morgan Hotston. 
 
 
 
 
 

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