Profiles


How Tamara Moore turned a love of travel into a lifelong career and a TV gig graphic

How Tamara Moore turned a love of travel into a lifelong career and a TV gig

December, 17th, 2015

Tamara Moore is no stranger to bold moves. She started her luxury travel company, Ascent Behave, in the middle of a recession. She successfully brought the boutique Gansevoort Hotel Group from NYC to Turks and Caicos when there were limited female leaders on the small island. She has turned her passion for travel into a lifelong career, most recently landing the CEO role in Slice’s reality TV show, Après Ski. We sat down with Tamara to learn more about her entrepreneurial success story.


Popeyes CEO’s advice to women? Be your authentic self and produce results graphic

Popeyes CEO’s advice to women? Be your authentic self and produce results

December, 7th, 2015

Coming from an extensive career in branding, Cheryl Bachelder climbed the ranks at Procter and Gamble and KFC before joining fried chicken rival Popeyes as CEO in 2007. She is clear about her passions: learning, rich brands, and good leadership. We sat down with Cheryl to learn more about her path to the c-suite, and how her leadership style has led to positive business results.


Meet One of the Youngest Female Brewery Owners in the World, Manjit Minhas graphic

Meet One of the Youngest Female Brewery Owners in the World, Manjit Minhas

November, 3rd, 2015

Manjit Minhas is one of the newest dragons on Dragons’ Den, making it CBC’s first season with two female investors. While Manjit is a petroleum engineer by trade, her true passion lays in beer. Manjit is the co-founder and co-owner of Minhas Breweries and Distillery, a company she started at only 19 years old, making her one of the youngest female brewery owners in the world.


The Financial Side of Fashion, Meet the VP of Maison Marie Saint Pierre graphic

The Financial Side of Fashion, Meet the VP of Maison Marie Saint Pierre

November, 2nd, 2015

Danielle Charest, VP and partner at Maison Marie Saint Pierre, successfully brings finance and fashion together. Her structured thinking, financial aptitude, and business background have helped grow Maison Marie Saint Pierre into an international brand. As vice president and senior partner, Danielle oversees the operational and financial elements that allow creativity to thrive, while ensuring retail success. We spoke to her about her change in career.


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Meet the woman instrumental in passing the Violence Against Women Act

October, 29th, 2015

Dr. Ludy Green has shaped her 25-year career around abolishing violence against women and children. Currently president and founder of Second Chance Employment Services, Dr. Ludy started her company to help victims of domestic violence reach financial autonomy. In honour of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we asked this incredible woman to share some of her journey.


Meet Marie Saint Pierre, The First Canadian Fashion Designer to Show in Paris graphic

Meet Marie Saint Pierre, The First Canadian Fashion Designer to Show in Paris

October, 19th, 2015

Marie Saint Pierre is an award-winning pioneer in the Canadian fashion industry and a woman of many firsts. Marie was the first Quebec designer to participate at the Fashion Coterie of New York, and the first Canadian designer to present her collection in Paris. We spoke to her about becoming an entrepreneur.


Meet the Newest Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den: Serial Entrepreneur Michele Romanow graphic

Meet the Newest Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den: Serial Entrepreneur Michele Romanow

August, 26th, 2015

Michele is a serial entrepreneur who had four successful businesses under her belt before her 29th birthday, including Buytopia and Snapsaves. The latter was renamed Snap by Groupon when it was acquired by the couponing giant in 2014, and she’s currently serving as their head of marketing. You can see her in action as one of the newest (and youngest) Dragons on CBC’s hit show, Dragon’s Den.


Meet the Woman Championing Canada’s Most Ambitious Energy Program graphic

Meet the Woman Championing Canada’s Most Ambitious Energy Program

August, 26th, 2015

Susannah Pierce, vice president of Shell Canada and external affairs director for LNG Canada, is currently leading Canada’s most ambitious energy program. Susannah has truly championed the energy sector – leading controversial projects with TransCanada and Shell, and has been ranked No.2 in the Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s largest companies. Read on to learn more about this inspirational woman.


Collaborating on Disruption: How Susanne Chishti is Connecting Investors to FinTech Startups graphic

Collaborating on Disruption: How Susanne Chishti is Connecting Investors to FinTech Startups

August, 26th, 2015

The financial services sector is facing a wave of disruption. Thanks to an onslaught of FinTech companies—combining finance with technology—changes are being made in the way people bank, borrow, invest, and spend money. Women of Influence CEO, Carolyn Lawrence, sat down with with Susanne Chishti, Founder and CEO of FINTECH Circle, Chairman of FINTECH Circle Innovate, and Co-Editor of The FINTECH Book to gain insights.


Amanda Lindhout on the Transformational Power of Forgiveness graphic

Amanda Lindhout on the Transformational Power of Forgiveness

August, 25th, 2015

Amanda Lindhout thought she would be in and out of Somalia in a week with a ground-breaking article. When she left 460 days later, she had a personal story that no one could have predicted. Now, Amanda is an award winning humanitarian, social activist, public speaker and writer, as well as the Founder and former Executive Director of the Global Enrichment Foundation. Read on to learn how this inspiring woman found forgiveness through captivity.