Entrepreneurs


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 […]





Five Minutes With Kathy Gregory, Winner Of The 2016 Award For Excellence In Entrepreneurship graphic

Five Minutes With Kathy Gregory, Winner Of The 2016 Award For Excellence In Entrepreneurship

May, 24th, 2017

Kathy Gregory, Founding President & CEO Paradigm Quest Inc. Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship     About Her Business Founded by Gregory after being let go from her position in the world of finance, Paradigm Quest Inc. is the fastest growing mortgage company in Canada, providing a one-stop solution from origination to providing cost effective back […]





Five Minutes With Jennifer Flanagan, Winner Of The 2016 Social Change Award graphic

Five Minutes With Jennifer Flanagan, Winner Of The 2016 Social Change Award

May, 24th, 2017

Jennifer Flanagan, President & CEO Actua Social Change Award     About Her Business Actua (www.actua.ca) is Canada’s largest science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach organization engaging 250,000 youth each year in transformational experiences that help them achieve their potential. Actua’s delivery model includes a network of 34 university and college based STEM outreach […]





Five Minutes With Angela Marotta & Melissa Paolicelli, 2016 Start-up Award Winners graphic

Five Minutes With Angela Marotta & Melissa Paolicelli, 2016 Start-up Award Winners

May, 24th, 2017

Angela Marotta, CEO & Melissa Paolicelli, General Manager Two Sisters Vineyard Start-Up Award     About Their Business Two Sisters Vineyards, owned by sisters Angela Marotta and Melissa Paolicelli, is a private, family-owned corporation with a purpose to offer a full service prestige destination winery with on-site tasting and retail, restaurant, corporate facilities and offices located […]





Five Minutes with Eva Sun, Winner of the 2016 TELUS Trailblazer Award graphic

Five Minutes with Eva Sun, Winner of the 2016 TELUS Trailblazer Award

May, 24th, 2017

Eva Sun, President The Rice People Telus Trailblazer Award     About Her Business Food processors aren’t generally associated with being leading edge trailblazers – but Eva Sun’s company (www.ricepeople.com) is different. With a motto of Respect, Integrity, Care and Share, The Rice People’s commitment to their customers, partners, and global community.  Rice is a common staple that most people take […]





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 […]





Five Minutes With Isabelle And Marie-helene Primeau, Winners Of The 2016 Micro-business Award graphic

Five Minutes With Isabelle And Marie-helene Primeau, Winners Of The 2016 Micro-business Award

May, 18th, 2017

Isabelle & Marie-Hélène Primeau, President & Executive Vice-President Premier Continuum Inc. (PCI) Micro-Business Award     About Their Business Premier Continuum Inc. (www.premiercontinuum.com) specializes in the field of Resilience, Business Continuity, Emergency Management, IT Disaster Recovery and Integrated Risk Management. Isabelle and Marie-Hélène offer the cloud based specialized software in addition to consulting and training […]





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 […]