Profiles


Meet Phoebe Yong, a Risk-Taking Communications Entrepreneur with More than a Thing for Sports graphic

Meet Phoebe Yong, a Risk-Taking Communications Entrepreneur with More than a Thing for Sports

April, 24th, 2017

With over 20 years of industry experience in B2B marketing and a degree in Communications and an MBA in Marketing, Phoebe Yong, Principal and Founder at Magnolia Marketing Communications has led marketing campaigns with some of the biggest brands in the world, including Dell, HP, and Microsoft. She’s known in the industry for her tenacity, work […]



Built from the Ground Up: Meet the Woman Who Has Made a Career Out of Defying Expectations graphic

Built from the Ground Up: Meet the Woman Who Has Made a Career Out of Defying Expectations

April, 23rd, 2017

Amanda Shuchat was given the keys to Vision7 International’s newest PR agency, The Colony Project, at an age when many doubted her capabilities. Yet in just over a year as Managing Director, she has made a name for the shop as one that offers something the big guys simply can’t compete with. Which to those who […]



Meet Marni Johnson, a Passionate HR Guru with an Unconventional Path graphic

Meet Marni Johnson, a Passionate HR Guru with an Unconventional Path

April, 11th, 2017

With experience in several industries and over 25 years in financial services, Marni Johnson provides overall leadership and strategic direction in the areas of human resources and corporate and internal communications at BlueShore Financial. Her passion for human resources developed after a bold career switch, and since then she has fully embraced her role, becoming a […]



Meet Yana Barankin, a Woman Challenging the Fashion Industry to do Better for People and the Planet graphic

Meet Yana Barankin, a Woman Challenging the Fashion Industry to do Better for People and the Planet

April, 4th, 2017

Yana Barankin is the female lead of TAMGA Designs, a clothing line with integrity at its center. Before embarking on this journey, Yana and her business partner asked themselves two simple questions — is it too expensive to produce a socially and environmentally responsible piece of clothing? Does style have to be sacrificed for accountability? The obvious answer […]



Meet the Woman Revolutionizing Toronto’s Events Industry, One Soiree at a Time graphic

Meet the Woman Revolutionizing Toronto’s Events Industry, One Soiree at a Time

April, 2nd, 2017

As the founder and President of The Concierge Club, a nation-wide event and staffing agency, Monica Gomez is behind some of the best celebrations Toronto has ever seen. But she’s not only owning the events industry  — she’s making it a better place for women, too.   By Marie Moore     Some leaders have a strong business sense, while others know how […]



The Hardest Workin’ Mom in Showbusiness graphic

The Hardest Workin’ Mom in Showbusiness

April, 2nd, 2017

Catherine Reitman, the creator, producer, writer, director, and star of CBC’s Workin’ Moms, is adapting scenes from her own life to tell an honest story of working mothers.   By Liz Bruckner     Ask Catherine Reitman when she knew she wanted to be a writer and actor, and she’ll point you to her six-year-old […]



Meet Emily Rose Antflick, a Chief Community Cultivator Bringing Women Under One Roof graphic

Meet Emily Rose Antflick, a Chief Community Cultivator Bringing Women Under One Roof

March, 28th, 2017

As the founder and Chief Community Cultivator of Shecosystem, a co-working space that nurtures the personal and professional well-being of women, Emily Rose Antflick is a champion of working with integrity and fostering a positive sense of community. And this has served her well — while walking away from both an ill-fitting career and relationship simultaneously was a challenge, […]



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 […]