Profiles


Meet Valerie Fox, Canada’s Reigning Queen of Innovation graphic

Meet Valerie Fox, Canada’s Reigning Queen of Innovation

March, 21st, 2017

Meet Valerie Fox, the woman who’s been at the center of innovation since the 80s as a designer for IBM. Since then she co-founded the Ryerson DMZ, North America’s number 1 university business incubator, and started a new venture which helps build successful incubation models with corporations, academic institutions and regions, and brings communities of diverse skills together to […]



Meet Petra Kassun-Mutch, a Former Executive Turned Feminist Entrepreneur graphic

Meet Petra Kassun-Mutch, a Former Executive Turned Feminist Entrepreneur

March, 13th, 2017

Petra Kassun-Mutch wants to revolutionize the way entrepreneurs do business, bringing social consciousness and a feminist mind-set to a space that is all too often profit-centric and male-dominated. A former executive turned serial entrepreneur, Petra is determined to demonstrate how a business can be both responsible and profitable, widening the definition of innovation to be more inclusive […]



Meet Bridget Russo, CMO of a design brand with a bigger purpose graphic

Meet Bridget Russo, CMO of a design brand with a bigger purpose

March, 7th, 2017

Bridget Russo joined Shinola in 2012, relocating from her native Tribeca to the company’s Detroit headquarters in 2014. As Chief Marketing Officer she oversees global marketing and communications, building the American design brand through storytelling and well-made products. By bringing skilled manufacturing jobs back to Detroit, Shinola is also having a positive social impact on […]



A Lifetime of Prevention: Dr. Vivien Brown on women’s health, and why you should never be too busy for yourself graphic

A Lifetime of Prevention: Dr. Vivien Brown on women’s health, and why you should never be too busy for yourself

March, 5th, 2017

Dr. Vivien Brown has been a family physician in Toronto for more than 35 years, and is the Vice President for Medical Affairs of Medisys Corporate Health, a national network of medical clinics dedicated to preventative health care.   By Marie Moore       “No matter who I see, no matter what age group, when […]



The Dolce Vita of Debbie Travis graphic

The Dolce Vita of Debbie Travis

March, 2nd, 2017

Ever since the launch of Debbie Travis’ Painted House in 1995, she’s been inspiring people in Canada (and beyond) to do a little more with their home decor. Now, Debbie’s inviting women to join her at the Tuscan villa she transformed from top to bottom – but that’s not nearly all she has on her […]



#MOMBOSS: Meet Trina Boos, Whose Business Growth Plan Included Having Three Kids graphic

#MOMBOSS: Meet Trina Boos, Whose Business Growth Plan Included Having Three Kids

February, 23rd, 2017

Over the past few weeks, Hafsa Pathan has chatted with several working moms in various fields to get a feel for how they balance, well, everything. Their home life, their personal life, their social life and their work life. Oh, and the lives of their little ones (and sometimes significant other), seeing as the mother […]



Meet Caroline Riseboro, a CEO With a Plan for Women and Girls graphic

Meet Caroline Riseboro, a CEO With a Plan for Women and Girls

February, 17th, 2017

Caroline Riseboro leads Plan International Canada’s operations as President and CEO. Previously she held roles at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, as well as World Vision Canada, where she was the first and youngest woman in the agency’s history to serve in the SVP role. Her volunteer leadership positions span across numerous boards and […]



Meet Valerie Gerardi, a Woman Who’s Winning in a Male-Dominated Industry graphic

Meet Valerie Gerardi, a Woman Who’s Winning in a Male-Dominated Industry

February, 13th, 2017

Valerie Gerardi is a Canadian entrepreneur, co-founder and owner of Anvale Homes Inc. a custom home and renovation development company serving the GTA. Her entrance into the building industry, which is still largely male-dominated, was much more than chance or coincidence, the result of a family deeply rooted in the home construction industry and a father who […]



Meet Stephanie Boyd, a Canadian Filmmaker Advocating for those Without a Voice graphic

Meet Stephanie Boyd, a Canadian Filmmaker Advocating for those Without a Voice

February, 6th, 2017

Stephanie Boyd has spent the past 20 years living and working in Peru as a filmmaker and journalist. She has produced and directed three award-winning feature documentaries, and her 2016 short film, Parana -The River was recently given an award for best short film from Cusco from Peru’s Ministry for Culture. Stephanie is currently working […]



Meet Jill Purdy, the Woman Who’s Been Making Canada Sound Good for Over Two Decades graphic

Meet Jill Purdy, the Woman Who’s Been Making Canada Sound Good for Over Two Decades

January, 31st, 2017

As a prominent Supervising Sound and Dialogue Editor in the film and television industries of both Canada and the United States, Jill Purdy has an extraordinary record of achievements and awards spanning over two decades. After graduating from both Queen’s University and Sheridan College and initiating her career via a successful internship with Sound Dogs […]