Profiles


Meet Samantha DeBianchi, Million Dollar Real Estate Mogul graphic

Meet Samantha DeBianchi, Million Dollar Real Estate Mogul

June, 21st, 2017

You may recognize Samantha DeBianchi from Bravo’s ‘Million Dollar Listing Miami’. But did you know she’s the founder and real estate maven behind DeBianchi Real Estate, one of Florida’s top real estate firms? Her massive success comes down to two things: a work ethic ingrained in her since childhood, and an relentless determination to take the […]





Meet Kyla Fox, an Entrepreneur Bringing Healing to Women in Toronto graphic

Meet Kyla Fox, an Entrepreneur Bringing Healing to Women in Toronto

June, 20th, 2017

Kyla Fox is the founder of The Kyla Fox Centre, a premier eating-disorder recovery centre in Toronto. She has been a clinical therapist in the field for fifteen years and is a public speaker, writer, educator and advocate for eating disorder awareness and prevention. Her personal experiences and struggles inspired her to make a profound […]





Meet Erick Vandewedge, Challenging Unconscious Bias to Change the Face of Technology Consulting at Deloitte graphic

Meet Erick Vandewedge, Challenging Unconscious Bias to Change the Face of Technology Consulting at Deloitte

June, 19th, 2017

Even with over 18 years’ experience providing technology advisory and implementation services, Erick Vandeweghe was surprised when he learned during an Unconscious Bias training that many male executives unknowingly favour men over women for analytical tasks. As the leader of Deloitte’s Canadian Technology Consulting practice, Erick has become more attuned to biases within the organization […]





Meet Sarah Kerr, Executive Director of SchoolBOX graphic

Meet Sarah Kerr, Executive Director of SchoolBOX

June, 12th, 2017

Sarah Kerr got involved in the grassroots charity SchoolBOX at the young age of 19, when she helped to raise funds to build the organization’s very first classroom in Nicaragua. She was humbled by the extreme poverty she witnessed there, and propelled by a strong desire to change the world by giving children access to […]





Meet Tanya Van Biesen, Director of Catalyst Canada and #GoSponsorHer Advocate graphic

Meet Tanya Van Biesen, Director of Catalyst Canada and #GoSponsorHer Advocate

June, 12th, 2017

Tanya van Biesen is Executive Director of Catalyst Canada, the leading global non-profit working to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion, and a founding partner of the #gosponsorher initiative. As a recognized influencer with deep experience in the executive search sector at the most senior levels of corporate Canada, Tanya has over two decades […]





Meet Gaby Bayona, an Innovative Bridal Designer for the Unconventional Woman in All of Us graphic

Meet Gaby Bayona, an Innovative Bridal Designer for the Unconventional Woman in All of Us

June, 6th, 2017

Gaby Bayona was born and raised in Vancouver, BC into a household filled with sewing machines, wedding gowns and constant creation. Her mother was a bridal seamstress, and it was this early exposure, a childhood laced with full skirts and fleeting veils, that inspired Gaby to begin designing and constructing her own dresses, at first […]





Meet Shay Lowe, a Toronto-based Jewellery Designer with a Beverly Hills Presence graphic

Meet Shay Lowe, a Toronto-based Jewellery Designer with a Beverly Hills Presence

May, 30th, 2017

Shay Lowe’s ambition and genuine passion for her craft has taken her from a small town to one of Toronto’s Top Ten Jewellery Designers, whose designs have been seen on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and A-list celebrities. She was noted as a ‘Designer on the Rise’ and one of the Top 15 Designers […]





Meet Louise Green, Big Fit Girl and Believer that Sweat, Endorphins and Victory Belong to Every ‘Body’ graphic

Meet Louise Green, Big Fit Girl and Believer that Sweat, Endorphins and Victory Belong to Every ‘Body’

May, 23rd, 2017

Louise Green is an internationally recognized plus-size trainer, author of Big Fit Girl, and body positive champion who has motivated countless plus-size women and girls to take control of their health, improve their well-being, and boost their self-confidence through personal fitness. A true advocate for change, she received the Body Confidence Canada Award for Health and Wellness […]





Meet Rachel Ignotofsky, an Illustrator and Author Breathing New Life into Women in Science graphic

Meet Rachel Ignotofsky, an Illustrator and Author Breathing New Life into Women in Science

May, 16th, 2017

Rachel Ignotofsky is a New York Times Best Selling author and illustrator whose work highlights the incredible scientific achievements of prominent women in history. Get to know what inspires her, and how she’s using her talents to reshape the way we view women in traditionally male-dominated fields.     My first job ever was… I answered the […]





Meet Four Franchising Entrepreneurs Bringing Business Ownership to Moms Across Canada graphic

Meet Four Franchising Entrepreneurs Bringing Business Ownership to Moms Across Canada

May, 12th, 2017

In celebration of Mothers’ Day, the Canadian Franchise Association connected us with four ‘mompreneurs’ who’ve discovered the secret to balancing business ownership and running a family (their secret? There’s no such thing as balance). From a mobile spray-tanning business with celebrity clients, to a paint-your-own pottery studio and a franchise built on taking the embarrassment […]