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Toronto | June 19th, 2018


Achieving Influence: How Katie Telford became the Most Powerful Woman in Canadian Politics

Katie Telford, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada

Join us for the Season Finale of the Women of Influence Evening Series as we welcome to the podium Katie Telford, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada and top strategist, who has been hailed as the most powerful woman in Canadian politics. Described as “hard-working, tough, honest and wicked smart” by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Katie is only the second woman in history to hold the position – and she earned it before even turning 40.  

Who is Katie Telford and how did she fast-track her career to achieve such monumental early success? Now that she’s working within the ‘inner circle’, how is she leveraging her influence to create positive change? 

On June 19th you’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of Canada’s most extraordinary emerging leaders and learn how she set clear goals and designed her career to achieve them.

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As a recognized expert on executive education, Teresa travels around the country helping women at all stages excel in their careers. On June 19th, it's your turn - click here to reserve your personal consultation.

*Please note that sessions are limited and in high demand so we encourage you to book yours now.

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Katie Telford$55.00


June 19, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Toronto Board of Trade
First Canadian Place 77 Adelaide St W, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1C1 Canada
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Additional Details

Our Women of Influence Evening Series is designed to motivate and inspire the next generation of emerging leaders and provide a platform for them to meet their peers and role models who have had early success and high-profile careers. Keynote speakers share tactical advice on negotiation, leadership, entrepreneurship, communication and personal branding and a structured “Connecting Activity” enables our guests to make career-defining connections. 

Event Agenda

6:30 – 7:00 pm        Registration and Cocktail Reception

7:00 – 7:50pm         Keynote Presentation

7:50 – 8:20pm         Connecting Activity

8:20 – 8:30pm         Door Prize

** Your ticket includes complimentary Wine and Hors d’Ouevres.



Katie Telford is the current Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.

She previously served as the National Campaign Co-Chair and National Campaign Director for Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada’s successful 2015 federal election campaign. Her leadership spearheaded a new focus on grassroots organizing and innovative campaign technologies that contributed to the election of the first Liberal majority mandate from Canadians in 15 years.

She has lead and advised on multiple campaigns including her role as National Campaign Director on Justin Trudeau’s Leadership Campaign in 2013. Over her career Katie has provided senior counsel on a wide range of federal and provincial issues to non-profit organizations, the private and public sectors, and political parties. Katie was ranked in the 50 Most Powerful People in Canadian Business, and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. She and her husband Rob Silver are proud parents of their son George and dog Biko!





Toronto Board of Trade
First Canadian Place 77 Adelaide St W, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1C1 Canada
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