Entrepreneurs


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 […]



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Press Release: Call for CWEA Nominations

March, 8th, 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In Celebration of International Women’s Day, Women of Influence Launches the Call for Nominations for the 25th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards     TORONTO – MARCH 8TH – In celebration of International Women’s Day, RBC and Women of Influence are announcing the call for nominations for the 2017 RBC Canadian […]



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4 Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Boldly Changing the World for Women and Girls

March, 7th, 2017

Since the theme of International Women’s Day this year is Be Bold for Change, we’ve made a list of 4 Canadian women entrepreneurs who are boldly stepping into their power to improve the lives of women and girls in Canada, and around the world.     Chakameh Shafii, CEO & Co-founder, TranQool     After experiencing […]



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Ask Debbie Travis: Where do you look for inspiration?

March, 6th, 2017

We sit down with entrepreneur and celebrity brand and television personality Debbie Travis as she shares what inspires her the most.         See Debbie Travis at our Luncheon Series Season Premiere on March 9 in Toronto!



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The Dolce Vita of Debbie Travis

March, 2nd, 2017

Ever since the launch of Debbie Travis’ Painted House in 1995, she’s been inspiring people in Canada (and beyond) to do a little more with their home decor. Now, Debbie’s inviting women to join her at the Tuscan villa she transformed from top to bottom – but that’s not nearly all she has on her […]



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Ask Debbie Travis: What do you wish you knew in the beginning?

March, 1st, 2017

We sit down with entrepreneur and celebrity brand and television personality Debbie Travis as she reflects on what she wishes she knew at the beginning of her career.         See Debbie Travis at our Luncheon Series Season Premiere on March 9 in Toronto!



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Ask Debbie Travis: To what do you attribute your success?

February, 27th, 2017

We sat down with our Luncheon keynote speaker, entrepreneur and celebrity brand and television personality Debbie Travis to learn what she views as the key factor in her success. Hint: it’s probably not what you think…       See Debbie Travis at our Luncheon Series Season Premiere on March 9 in Toronto!



#MOMBOSS: Meet Trina Boos, Whose Business Growth Plan Included Having Three Kids graphic

#MOMBOSS: Meet Trina Boos, Whose Business Growth Plan Included Having Three Kids

February, 23rd, 2017

Over the past few weeks, Hafsa Pathan has chatted with several working moms in various fields to get a feel for how they balance, well, everything. Their home life, their personal life, their social life and their work life. Oh, and the lives of their little ones (and sometimes significant other), seeing as the mother […]



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 […]