Profiles


Meet Libby Brockhoff, CEO and founder of ad agency wunderkind, Odysseus Arms graphic

Meet Libby Brockhoff, CEO and founder of ad agency wunderkind, Odysseus Arms

October, 17th, 2017

  As one of the only female agency owners in the industry (women make up just 3% of agency leadership), Libby Brockhoff is the CEO and founder of AdAge’s 2014 “Small Agency of the Year”, Odysseus Arms. She has crafted advertising strategies for Silicon Valley darlings like Facebook, Microsoft, and YouTube, and directed the re-framing […]





A Fresh Start: How Rania Llewellyn is helping Canadian immigrants kick-start their career graphic

A Fresh Start: How Rania Llewellyn is helping Canadian immigrants kick-start their career

October, 16th, 2017

  When Rania Llewellyn first immigrated to Canada, she found herself in the same predicament as many newcomers: educated and talented, but unable to find work. Now Senior Vice President, Products and Services, Global Transaction Banking at Scotiabank, Rania tells her incredible story of how she got her start, and how she’s helping other immigrants […]





Welcome to the Valley: How Joanne Fedeyko built a company around making connections to help companies succeed graphic

Welcome to the Valley: How Joanne Fedeyko built a company around making connections to help companies succeed

October, 13th, 2017

  As the founder and CEO of Connection Silicon Valley, Joanne Fedeyko is focused on bringing together her extensive network across Canada’s startup scene and her influential network in the Valley. Her aim? To help Canadian businesses succeed on a global scale.   By Marie Moore     If you ask Joanne Fedeyko what she […]





Meet Christine Faulhaber, a CEO with a vision and the team to make it happen graphic

Meet Christine Faulhaber, a CEO with a vision and the team to make it happen

October, 11th, 2017

  Christine Faulhaber is the President & CEO of Faulhaber Communications – a full-service PR and marketing agency in Toronto. What began as a dream at Christine’s kitchen table 16 years ago has grown into one of North America’s most powerful communication firms. However, she’s the first to admit, “there were tears, late nights and […]





Meet Jackie Dean, COO of The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts graphic

Meet Jackie Dean, COO of The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts

October, 5th, 2017

  Over the past 15 years, Jackie Dean has been instrumental in building the business direction and strategies of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/The Juno Awards & MusiCounts and shaping it into what it has become today. She has worked tirelessly to support the mandate of the organization within the Canadian music […]





Strategic Moves: How Canadian Kate Murphy became the CEO of a gaming startup in Norway graphic

Strategic Moves: How Canadian Kate Murphy became the CEO of a gaming startup in Norway

October, 4th, 2017

  Kate Murphy is the CEO of Play Magnus, a startup based in Norway that offers apps and events for practicing and playing chess. How did she get picked to head the company, considering she doesn’t speak Norwegian or play the game? Kate discusses the leadership tactics she’s learned through her entrepreneurial experience combined with […]





How Dr. Kelly Metcalfe has been breaking new ground in breast cancer research for twenty years graphic

How Dr. Kelly Metcalfe has been breaking new ground in breast cancer research for twenty years

October, 2nd, 2017

  An Adjunct Scientist at the Familial Breast Cancer Research Institute at the Women’s College Research Institute, Dr. Kelly Metcalfe has dedicated her career to the study of cancer prevention and treatment, specifically focusing on individuals at high risk of developing the disease. She shares her journey of two decades in research, from her unexpected […]





Meet Megan Anderson, Business Development Director at integrate.ai and co-founder of #GoSponsorHer graphic

Meet Megan Anderson, Business Development Director at integrate.ai and co-founder of #GoSponsorHer

September, 29th, 2017

Megan Anderson is currently the Business Development Director at integrate.ai, after having proved herself as a stand-out associate at McKinsey & Company. Her latest passion project is co-leading #GoSponsorHer, a social campaign to accelerate the sponsorship of high potential women in Canada and beyond. The project was born out of a deep desire to empower the […]





The aha moment: How Amy Roberts discovered her true career path, and made a successful transition graphic

The aha moment: How Amy Roberts discovered her true career path, and made a successful transition

September, 24th, 2017

  After completing a three-month career transition program with Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, Amy Roberts discovered her true calling as a career transition coach. She recounts her journey of moving out of corporate HR and offers advice to other women looking to make a career switch.   By Hailey Eisen     When Amy Roberts […]





Meet Nancy Foster, Senior VP of Human and Corporate Resources at Husky graphic

Meet Nancy Foster, Senior VP of Human and Corporate Resources at Husky

September, 19th, 2017

As Husky’s Senior Vice President of Human and Corporate Resources, Nancy Foster is an experienced human resources practitioner with extensive oil and gas experience, both domestically and internationally. She is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program, and has served on numerous committees and is dedicated to giving back to her community of Calgary, such as […]





Meet Krista Pell, Vice President, People & Performance at Ausenco graphic

Meet Krista Pell, Vice President, People & Performance at Ausenco

September, 19th, 2017

An experienced international business leader with 20  years human resources and talent management experience, Krista Pell is recognized for her strategic, exuberant and hands-on approach to people and performance. Throughout her career, she has proven her drive to develop and implement people management and organizational development strategies and solutions that create systemic change, enhancing the […]





Pursuing passions: how Isabelle Girard let her interests guide her through her career graphic

Pursuing passions: how Isabelle Girard let her interests guide her through her career

September, 17th, 2017

  Isabelle Girard, general counsel for 3M Canada, believes her interests and her desired lifestyle should guide her career decisions. It’s a philosophy that has led her to opportunities abroad and in Canada, and has enabled her to remain passionate about her work throughout.   By Hailey Eisen     This past July, Isabelle Girard […]





Meet Queenie Best, the heart and soul behind queenie’s cards graphic

Meet Queenie Best, the heart and soul behind queenie’s cards

September, 15th, 2017

It all began when Queenie received her first Valentine in kindergarten. This sparked her love of snail mail and passion for paper goods, and queenie’s cards was created. The cute, cartoony designs are inspired by everyday life, puns and inside jokes. After experiencing continued success on her Etsy store and at events such as the […]





Meet Sarah Walters, Vice President, Human Resources at Cenovus Energy graphic

Meet Sarah Walters, Vice President, Human Resources at Cenovus Energy

September, 14th, 2017

As Vice-President, Human Resources at Cenovus Energy, Sarah Walters knows how to build a team that is effective, skilled, and inclusive. With more than 20 years of international strategic HR and organizational development experience gained within the rail, National Health Service and oil & gas industries, bringing large scale, multi-skilled teams together is her bread […]





Meet Laura Murray, a classical ballet dancer turned communications entrepreneur graphic

Meet Laura Murray, a classical ballet dancer turned communications entrepreneur

September, 13th, 2017

Recognizing the need for a marketing agency dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture sector, Laura Murray launched Laura Murray Public Relations in 2011. As the principal of what is now known as Murray Paterson Marketing Group (MPMG), Laura has built a company founded on the passion, creativity, and integrity that define the artistic process. […]





Built from the girl up graphic

Built from the girl up

September, 5th, 2017

  How does a young, hardworking Maritimer become one of Canada’s most powerful entrepreneurs? By turning a lifelong passion and her unique personality into a brand, and building a business around it.   By Marie Moore     On the wall in her office, you will find Mandy Rennehan’s slogan: Energy is everything. It’s fitting. […]





Meet Rosanne Hertogh, founder of Sololu graphic

Meet Rosanne Hertogh, founder of Sololu

September, 5th, 2017

Rosanne Hertogh is the founder and designer of Sololu, a lifestyle brand that specializes in ethically made, seasonless women’s clothing. As an avid traveler, Rosanne’s mission is to inspire women to live life to the fullest and empower them to feel beautiful and confident while doing so, all while making ethical and sustainable clothing choices. […]





How One Canadian Reporter is Breaking Barriers graphic

How One Canadian Reporter is Breaking Barriers

August, 31st, 2017

  In 2016, Ginella Massa made headlines as the first hijab-wearing woman to anchor a major Canadian newscast. The long-overdue representation of a Muslim woman thriving in her profession was not just a career milestone for Ginella, but also the culmination of a childhood dream — and an inspiration to those that hope to follow […]





Meet Heather Barnabe, CEO of G(irls)20 graphic

Meet Heather Barnabe, CEO of G(irls)20

August, 29th, 2017

Earlier this summer, Heather Barnabe was named CEO of our charity of choice, G(irls)20. With over a decade of experience in the not-for-profit sector, Heather knows what it means to manage complex, multi-country education interventions. Her career has thus far taken her across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America for Right To Play, […]





Meet AriAnne Sproat, a woman who worked her way up from receptionist to COO in the manufacturing industry graphic

Meet AriAnne Sproat, a woman who worked her way up from receptionist to COO in the manufacturing industry

August, 25th, 2017

  At age 37, AriAnne Sproat proudly wears the label of trailblazer for women in business and, in particular, the manufacturing industry. As COO of ITC Manufacturing in Phoenix, one of the world’s leading supplier of steel products, she has spent the last 18 years as a role model, demonstrating to the company founders and all employees […]





Learning about leadership in the great outdoors graphic

Learning about leadership in the great outdoors

August, 20th, 2017

When Gillian Riley, an EVP at Scotiabank, joined a 10-day hiking and rafting adventure organized by True Patriot Love, a charitable foundation supporting Canadian military families, she knew she would have the opportunity to mentor ill and injured veterans trying to build meaningful careers in the civilian world. She quickly realized that the mentorship went […]





Meet Marcia Woods, an entrepreneur bringing fresh produce to the masses graphic

Meet Marcia Woods, an entrepreneur bringing fresh produce to the masses

August, 17th, 2017

Despite the increased demand for farmers’ and micro-produced crops, logistical challenges have prevented farmers from entering the commercial market, forcing buyers to pay high prices for imported items. Marcia Woods is addressing that problem as Founder and CEO of FreshSpoke, a innovative new platform that is disrupting the traditional food distribution process by connecting producers and wholesale buyers using […]





Meet Kelcey Wright Johnson, a young reporter breaking new ground for women in sports media graphic

Meet Kelcey Wright Johnson, a young reporter breaking new ground for women in sports media

August, 15th, 2017

Kelcey Wright Johnson is a former varsity basketball player turned sports reporter. Since graduating from Ryerson University and Western University just a few years ago, Kelcey has worked at four World University Games — the biggest international multi-sport event behind the Olympic Games — providing live play-by-play commentary, sideline reporting and highlight recaps. She is […]





It Started With Courage: How two female entrepreneurs from very different sectors found success graphic

It Started With Courage: How two female entrepreneurs from very different sectors found success

August, 14th, 2017

Since launching her Turbine by Lisa Drader-Murphy label in 1997, Lisa’s company, Lisa Drader-Murphy Designs, has grown to operate eponymous boutiques in three provinces — all while manufacturing designs under a vertical model on a private heritage estate in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. As one of the last vertical fashion houses in the country, they […]