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December 2014

Top 25 Women of Influence featuring Kathleen Wynne
Premier of Ontario
Celebrating the Top 25 Women of Influence, with a leading candidate herself, Kathleen Wynne joins us to share how she has made history as not only the first female Premier in Ontario politics, but also the first openly LGBT Premier in Canada. Winning public acceptance was only the beginning – Kathleen has no small feat ahead of her in order to keep in good standing. Find out how this fiercely passionate wife, mother and politician is handling the pressures of the public eye, as the first woman to ever lead the province.

Now in its fourth year, the Top 25 Women of Influence is designed to celebrate the most influential women in business, health, non-government organizations, professional services, and the public sector over the course of the last year. These women have not only made a significant difference in their chosen fields, but they are important role models for future women leaders across Canada.

Sonia Zarbatany
Executive Vice-President, Vince Camuto Canada and Zarby Inc

Executive Vice-President, Fashion Connoisseur, World Traveler, Life Coach, Mother, Newlywed: The Balancing Act of Sonia Zarbatany

Fashion and accomplishment have been in her blood from birth. Sonia Zarbatany grew up under the tutelage of her Father, who cultivated the Guess empire into a multi-million dollar business in Canada. From childhood she was groomed to follow in his footsteps, learning the basics of customer service, sales, buying and eventually managing. Now at the young age of 33, Sonia has successfully carved her own path as Executive Vice-President of Zarby Inc. and Vince Camuto Canada.

In any given week, Sonia travels from Paris to London to Milan, at the helm of a multi-million dollar company, and still finds the time to share her expert insights as a Life Coach to other women business owners. Add to that her role as a new mother and soon-to-be bride, Sonia gives an exemplary lesson in how to expertly juggle a multitude of demands.

Join us on December 9th for an inside look into the fascinating life of a fashion executive and business leader and find out how she manages to create a balanced, healthy, and rewarding lifestyle without diminishing her flame.

“Success to me is not a destination but rather enjoying every step of the journey”

Take Me To The Top: An Insider’s Approach
Jane Francisco, Editor in Chief, Good Housekeeping

Topic: Career Management

She wasn’t the first young woman to dream of moving to New York to become a Magazine Editor - a very select few actually get the opportunity - but Jane Francisco made it happen. As Editor-In-Chief for Good Housekeeping magazine, Jane now overlooks Central Park from her Hearst Tower office. She didn’t find herself there by any stroke of luck, but rather by determinedly building her career to position herself as the first in line for the job. After proving her work ethic, talent and ambition at one of Canada’s leading publications, Fashion Magazine, Jane was steadily recruited year after year to lead and launch a roster of well-known publications including Glow, Wish, Canadian Family, Style at Home and eventually to revive and rebrand Chatelaine to hold its place as the largest paid-circulation magazine in Canada. New York took notice. Now faced with perhaps her most daunting task yet, Jane is charged with modernizing the 130 year old legacy Good Housekeeping brand to appeal to a new generation of readers while keeping the 25 million current monthly readers happy. Join us on December 11th for an inspiring evening where you will hear first hand from Jane how she positioned herself for this extraordinary role and how you too can set yourself up for success to land your dream job.
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