Live from the Podium Series

Welcome to the Women of Influence Live From the Podium series.

This series of audio episodes features the keynote presentations and panel discussions of past Women of Influence podium speakers. Live From the Podium highlights a diverse range of topics, from entrepreneurship to tech innovation to career changes - this series includes all the episodes you need to navigate the successes and challenges in your career and personal life. To access the full series, sign up for a WOI Connect Membership now..


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A Conversation with Joanna Griffiths: the Entrepreneur who Disrupted a $2.5 billion Underwear Industry and Created a Brand for Every Body

March, 21st, 2019

Speaker: Joanna Griffiths, Founder & CEO, Knixwear

What does it take to be the Founder and CEO of one of Canada’s most successful consumer brands? Just ask Joanna Griffiths, the Founder & CEO of Knixwear – one of Canada’s fastest growing companies and a disrupter of the $2.5 billion underwear industry. After establishing […]

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The Balancing Act: The Art of Juggling Motherhood and your Career

February, 27th, 2019

Speaker: Catherine Reitman, Actress, Comedian, Producer, Writer, Director, Workin’ Moms

Balancing motherhood with your career and professional life is no small feat. Catherine Reitman, the creator, producer, director and star of CBC’s hit comedy Workin’ Moms, knows this well. In this episode of Live From the Podium, Catherine shares her insights on the […]

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The Future of Tech: What It Takes To Be a Leader in the Digital Space

February, 27th, 2019

Panelists: Eva Wong, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Borrowell; Huda Idrees, Founder & CEO, Dot Health; Sage Franch, Co-Founder & CTO, Crescendo

Thinking of starting the next million-dollar tech venture? This episode of Live From the Podium features the stories of 3 leading tech entrepreneurs who are shifting the business landscape and making […]

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A Discussion with Katie Telford: Working Through Barriers and Beyond Limitations

February, 27th, 2019

Speaker: Katie Telford, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, Government of Canada

Katie Telford is a Canadian political strategist and the current Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In this episode of Live From the Podium, Katie shares the journey and opens up about the experiences, successes and […]

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The Power of Pride: Olivia Nuamah’s Story

February, 27th, 2019

Speaker: Olivia Nuamah, Executive Director, Pride Toronto

What does it take to be a strong leader? Olivia Nuamah, the Executive Director of Pride Toronto, knows first-hand the level of awareness and responsibility that is required of community leaders. In this episode of Live From The Podium, Olivia shares her compelling journey and explains […]

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Success on Your Own Terms

February, 27th, 2019

Speaker: Ginella Massa, Reporter, CityNews Toronto

What does it take to be successful? Persistence, resourcefulness, and simply having guts. In this episode of Live From The Podium, renowned journalist and the first woman to wear a hijab in broadcast media, Ginella Massa shares her groundbreaking story as a changemaker in the media’s representation […]

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Tackling Transition: How to Successfully Navigate Career Changes

February, 27th, 2019

Speaker: Marci Ien, Co-Host, The Social

For many of us, our careers are a huge part of our personal identity, which can make career transitions or changes difficult. How do we navigate changes like retirement, terminated employment or entering a new industry? In this episode Marci Ien from CTV’s daytime panel talk show […]

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Designing Your Next Chapter

February, 27th, 2019

Speaker: Debbie Travis, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur & Design Icon

Let’s face it – change can be scary. Our fear of failure and the unknown can prevent us from taking risks, making bold career moves or pursuing our passions. How do we work past those fears and concerns to achieve our goals? In this […]

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How to Own Opportunity and Discover your Million Dollar Idea

February, 26th, 2019

Speaker: Michele Romanow, ‘Dragon’ on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, Co-Founder of Clearbanc

We all have great ideas, but what does it take to transform a great idea to a million dollar idea? Michele Romanow is a Canadian tech entrepreneur and the youngest ‘Dragon’ on CBC’s hit show “Dragon’s Den”. In this episode of Live […]

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