Profiles


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 […]



Meet Susan McPherson, the Angel Investor Women Want on their Team graphic

Meet Susan McPherson, the Angel Investor Women Want on their Team

January, 9th, 2017

Susan McPherson is the kind of woman women want on their team — and we don’t blame them. She’s the founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focusing on the intersection between brands and social good, and currently is focused on investing in and advising women-led technology start-ups. She serves on the boards of several […]



Meet Emily Lyons, the Young Serial Entrepreneur With No Plans of Stopping graphic

Meet Emily Lyons, the Young Serial Entrepreneur With No Plans of Stopping

January, 3rd, 2017

When Emily Lyons launched her first company at the age of 23, Femme Fatale Media, a high-end event staffing agency in Toronto, it was only the beginning. As her budding venture quickly grew and acquired big-name clients, her insatiable entrepreneurial spirit drove her to create two more businesses. Now a three-time successful entrepreneur before the age of 30, Emily […]



Meet Rose Reisman, Canada’s Favourite Caterer & Nutrition Expert graphic

Meet Rose Reisman, Canada’s Favourite Caterer & Nutrition Expert

December, 21st, 2016

Rose is an award-winning entrepreneur, caterer, author and media personality who has taken her passion for healthy living and developed it into a multi-faceted enterprise. She recently published her 19th cookbook, and in 2015 launched a Children’s Lunch Program, providing hot and healthy meals to schools in the GTA. A nutritional consultant armed with an […]



Meet Lesley Lawrence, the BDC senior executive helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams graphic

Meet Lesley Lawrence, the BDC senior executive helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams

December, 19th, 2016

Recently appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting, Ontario, Lesley Lawrence oversees Business Development Bank of Canada’s lending and consulting services in the province. She hadn’t planned on going into finance — Lesley holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto — but after more than 25 years in […]



Meet Jean Blacklock, Founder of Prairie Girl Bakery graphic

Meet Jean Blacklock, Founder of Prairie Girl Bakery

December, 13th, 2016

Jean Blacklock grew up in Saskatchewan, where she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with degrees in Commerce and in Law. She then became a partner at a major law firm in Calgary and later joined BMO Financial Group as an executive in wealth management. Her last role at BMO was managing wealth services for BMO […]



5 Things You Should Know About the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould graphic

5 Things You Should Know About the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould

December, 2nd, 2016

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould became Canada’s Minister of Justice in 2015, joining 14 other women to form Canada’s first gender-equal Cabinet. But did you also know she’s also a lawyer, advocate, and leader among British Columbia’s First Nations?  Here are 5 things you should know about the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould.       1. She’s […]