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Meet Lindsay Davis, Co-Founder and COO of Spartan Invest graphic

Meet Lindsay Davis, Co-Founder and COO of Spartan Invest

January, 19th, 2018

Lindsay Davis is the Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of Spartan Invest, a real estate investment firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. Spartan Value Investors, the holding company for Spartan Invest, recently landed on Inc. 5000’s 2017 list of fastest growing private companies in America for the fourth year in a row. In her six years […]


Meet Andrea Weinberg, Founder and CEO of The ANDI Brand graphic

Meet Andrea Weinberg, Founder and CEO of The ANDI Brand

January, 13th, 2018

Andrea Weinberg is the founder and CEO of The ANDI Brand, a line of functional fashion that launched in 2015 and brought in six-figure revenue in its first year. The company has continued to double each year, all while Andrea maintains a successful career in sales of litigation technology. Yet despite her entrepreneurial success, what […]


Meet Jacqueline Thorpe, Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News Toronto graphic

Meet Jacqueline Thorpe, Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News Toronto

January, 9th, 2018

Jacqueline Thorpe is Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News in Toronto, where she wrangles a team of journalists covering markets, financial services, mining, telecom and technology, real estate and the First Word service of breaking news and insights. Prior to that, she worked at Canada’s Financial Post newspaper as deputy managing editor, as well as the […]


Meet Shemina Jiwani, Vice President at AscendantFX graphic

Meet Shemina Jiwani, Vice President at AscendantFX

January, 7th, 2018

As the Senior Vice President of Business Development at AscendantFX, Shemina Jiwani brings over ten years of international payments experience in her role. Before joining AscendantFX, she enjoyed a memorable stint in Alberta where she owned and operated a resort. Given her own career journey, her best advice when it comes to planning your career isn’t surprising. […]


Meet Margot Grant, Vice President of Elizabeth Grant International graphic

Meet Margot Grant, Vice President of Elizabeth Grant International

January, 6th, 2018

Margot Grant grew up as a student of beauty and style. Her grandmother, Elizabeth Grant, is the original founder of the luxury skin care company Elizabeth Grant International and her mother, Marion Witz, is the President. Margot now proudly holds the position of Vice President and is an on-air spokesperson for Elizabeth Grant Skin Care […]


Meet Lauren Foundos, a Wall Street broker turned fitness entrepreneur graphic

Meet Lauren Foundos, a Wall Street broker turned fitness entrepreneur

December, 21st, 2017

Lauren Foundos has earned two-time All-American honors in field hockey and All-State in softball, played field hockey in the Junior Olympics and went on to play Division I for the University of Maryland. In 2006, Lauren received her BA degree in communications with a minor in business, which she parlayed into a decade-long career on […]


Meet Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, Canada Research Chairholder in Astrophysics graphic

Meet Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, Canada Research Chairholder in Astrophysics

December, 16th, 2017

Dr. Samar Safi-Harb grew up in Lebanon during the civil war. Yet despite the difficult conditions of her upbringing and the obstacles associated with working in the male-dominated field of physics, Dr. Safi-Harb had a swift career development and excelled in her role as a Professor of Physics & Astronomy. Driven to share her knowledge, […]


Meet Toula Antonopoulos, Vice President of Jimmy The Greek graphic

Meet Toula Antonopoulos, Vice President of Jimmy The Greek

December, 14th, 2017

Toula Antonopoulos began working at her family’s first sit down restaurant, Epikourion at the age of eleven. Shortly after, her parents, Jimmy and Helen Antonopoulos, founded Jimmy The Greek, which, over 30 years later, is one of Toronto’s most recognizable quick-service Greek restaurants. Today, Toula serves alongside her sister Tina as Vice President of Jimmy […]


Meet Dawn Farrell, President & CEO of TransAlta Corporation and a woman driving the future for female entrepreneurs graphic

Meet Dawn Farrell, President & CEO of TransAlta Corporation and a woman driving the future for female entrepreneurs

December, 5th, 2017

Dawn Farrell is President and Chief Executive Officer of TransAlta Corporation. She’s also a director of TransAlta Corporation, a director of The Chemours Company, and a member of the Trilateral Commission, while sitting on the boards of The Conference Board of Canada, the Business Council of Canada and is a member of The Canada- U.S. Council […]


Meet Kim Appelt, a top celebrity stylist and self-made social media star graphic

Meet Kim Appelt, a top celebrity stylist and self-made social media star

November, 28th, 2017

Kim Appelt is one of Canada’s top personal and celebrity stylists and a go-to expert on all things fashion. She dresses local television personalities, musicians and A-list celebrities for red carpet events, from the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards to the Daytime Emmy’s. Her social media following of over 100,000 fans (check out @StylebyKimxo on […]


Meet Françoise E. Lyon, a financial executive with a passion for advancing women graphic

Meet Françoise E. Lyon, a financial executive with a passion for advancing women

November, 25th, 2017

Françoise E. Lyon, the newly appointed president and managing director of of DGC Capital, boasts an outstanding track record in creating and managing highly successful teams at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and National Bank Financial Group, among others. A longtime advocate for the advancement of women in finance and the arts, she has served as President […]


Catharine Downes, Vice President of Marketing at BlueShore Financial graphic

Catharine Downes, Vice President of Marketing at BlueShore Financial

November, 21st, 2017

With more than 30 years of experience in marketing leadership roles, as Vice President of Marketing at BlueShore Financial, Catharine Downes is responsible for leading the company’s marketing strategy, including brand management and digital and online communications. Previously, Catharine led marketing teams in several technology companies focused on the Canadian financial services sector and the […]


Meet Cheryl Hickey, host of ET Canada and founder of Cheryl Hickey Family graphic

Meet Cheryl Hickey, host of ET Canada and founder of Cheryl Hickey Family

November, 6th, 2017

As host of Entertainment Tonight Canada, the nation’s entertainment powerhouse, Cheryl Hickey greets over half a million loyal viewers each night as she delivers breaking news coverage, in-depth profiles and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Between hosting ET Canada, supporting several children’s charities, and winning some of Canada’s most prominent media awards, Cheryl is an expert in balancing life as a working mom, entrepreneur, dedicated […]


Meet Brodie Lawson, the woman with a front row seat to the Canadian Football League graphic

Meet Brodie Lawson, the woman with a front row seat to the Canadian Football League

October, 25th, 2017

As host for the Canadian Football League, Brodie Lawson is one of Canada’s most recognized sports and television personalities. From interviewing the league’s top players and coaches to sharing behind the scenes moments with fans, she has a front row seat to all things CFL, reaching 12 million fans nationwide. Most recently, she is the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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. […]