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Kirstine Stewart to Headline Women of Influence Luncheon

TORONTO, December 2, 2013—Kirstine Stewart will be headlining the Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series on December 3, 2013 in celebration of the Top 25 Women of Influence. Kirstine was herself ranked in the annual listing last year due to her notable success at the CBC and before her highly publicized move to Twitter as the Head of its new Canadian operations.

Women of Influence is dedicated to the advancement of professional women across North America. Its prestigious Luncheon Series celebrates the accomplishments of extraordinary professional women along their journey to success. Over the last two decades the series has showcased over 200 notable female leaders from all walks of life, including Arianna Huffington (Chair, President and Editor-In-Chief Huffington Post Media Group), Heather Reisman (Founder and CEO of Indigo Books and Music), Maureen Sabia (Chairman of the Board for Canadian Tire Corporation), Cassie Campbell-Pascall (captain of the Olympic gold medal–winning Canadian women’s ice hockey team), Roberta Bondar (physician, scientist, and astronaut), and Venus Williams (professional tennis player.)

Kirstine Stewart is a revolutionary powerhouse in the news delivery and communication sphere.  She is a member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, selected to advise the World Economic Forum. She was named Canadian Women in Communications (CWC) 2010 Woman of the Year, and in 2006 was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Marketing Magazine has also recognized Kirstine’s role in naming CBC Media Player of the Year, 2009.

Kirstine’s story began in traditional media and included responsibility for programming at both Hallmark and Atlantis Alliance before becoming the driving force behind CBC’s re-invigorated television schedule, taking it from last to first place in Canadian viewed TV, and developing its broadband and mobile strategies. In a sharp illustration of how the media landscape is shifting from traditional companies to new media powerhouses, Kirstine Stewart’s role as head of Twitter Canada enables her to focus on partnerships with media companies, brands and advertisers.

The audience will include the recently announced Top 25 Women of Influence.  The annual ranking was designed to celebrate and showcase the achievements of the most influential Canadian women in business, health, non-government organizations, professional services, and the public sector over the course of the last year.  For a list of the Top 25 Women of Influence click here.

With welcome remarks from Carolyn Lawrence (president & CEO of Women of Influence) and Stewarts’s introduction by Marcia Macmillan (CTV News Anchor) the event will last two hours (see details below.)

During her keynote address, Stewart will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • How leadership is changing and how women are naturally suited for that change
  • Her move from CBC to Twitter

Luncheon guests are welcome to participate in an open Q&A with Stewart after her keynote address.


Who:                     Kirstine Stewart, Managing Director, Twitter Canada

What:                   Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series

When:                   Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Where:                 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Boulevard


Registration:     11:15am – 12:00pm

Lunch:                  12:00pm – 2:00pm

Keynote:            12:25pm – 1:00pm

Q&A:                     1:30pm – 1:50pm


Registration: To attend this event, please contact Elizabeth Heggie at Women of Influence directly at 416-923-1688 or me***@wo*****************.ca.


About Women of Influence

Women of Influence Inc. is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women. It offers solutions to women through corporate consulting on Gender Intelligence, professional coaching, events, and media.  It produces and hosts the renowned Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, in addition to the publishing the Women of Influence quarterly magazine. Women of Influence has a community and reach of 120,000 in nine cities across North American including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, New York City, and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Heggie
Women of Influence