Profiles


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 […]


Solutions for All: How one Canadian bank is developing technology to drive accessibility graphic

Solutions for All: How one Canadian bank is developing technology to drive accessibility

December, 8th, 2017

    As Vice President of Design, Digital Banking, at Scotiabank, Pamela Hilborn is tasked with developing unique technology solutions that can meet the needs of the Bank’s diverse customer base — including those with disabilities.   By Shelley White     Pamela Hilborn has always been fascinated by what makes people tick. It’s a […]


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 […]


How Dr. Paula Harvey is looking at women’s heart disease through a holistic lens graphic

How Dr. Paula Harvey is looking at women’s heart disease through a holistic lens

December, 3rd, 2017

    Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in Canada. As both the director of cardiology and physician-in-chief of medicine at Women’s College Hospital, Dr. Paula Harvey is dedicated to changing that, including through groundbreaking interdisciplinary work and a focus on the unique needs of women.   By Sarah Treleaven     […]


Up to the challenge: How Sian Williams, president of Bulova Canada, reinvigorated a legacy brand graphic

Up to the challenge: How Sian Williams, president of Bulova Canada, reinvigorated a legacy brand

December, 3rd, 2017

    When she was recruited to lead Bulova Canada, Sian Williams had already made a name for herself in the male-dominated watch industry, overhauling two major brands with great success. She’s spent the last four years rejuvenating the 142-year-old company, guiding it back to the leadership in innovation that originally defined the brand.   […]


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 […]


From Engineer to Executive: How curiosity and courage has guided the career of 3M Canada President, Mojdeh Poul graphic

From Engineer to Executive: How curiosity and courage has guided the career of 3M Canada President, Mojdeh Poul

November, 27th, 2017

    When Mojdeh Poul first moved from Iran to the U.S. to pursue an engineering degree, she planned on returning home after finishing her studies. The curiosity and courage that brought her there ended up keeping her there, then led her from engineering into marketing, and ultimately into her current role as president of […]


Five significant (and possibly surprising) ways that technology can help your business graphic

Five significant (and possibly surprising) ways that technology can help your business

November, 27th, 2017

    Technology is already the heart of your business — and of all businesses. Its infrastructure houses your data and provides access to email, the Internet, and applications. Are you taking advantage of all that it can do for your company?   By Marie Moore     In a BDC study of Canadian entrepreneurs’ […]


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 […]


How Lisa Milburn reinvented her career — and is helping BMO reinvent how they communicate with women graphic

How Lisa Milburn reinvented her career — and is helping BMO reinvent how they communicate with women

November, 17th, 2017

    Lisa Milburn is the chief operating officer at BMO Insurance, a role she took on after pivoting out of a career in communications. She’s also the executive sponsor of the BMO for Women program, an initiative that’s changing the way the financial institution interacts with their female clients.   By Hailey Eisen   […]


Too busy to do your absolute best? Done is better than perfect, advises Raman Gakhal graphic

Too busy to do your absolute best? Done is better than perfect, advises Raman Gakhal

November, 17th, 2017

    While Raman Gakhal was completing the Executive MBA-Americas program presented jointly by Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, she was also handling some major changes at home — caring for a young infant, and preparing for a second on the way. […]


Being is Believing: How 18-year-old Sindy Mosquera became CEO of one of Colombia’s largest banks for a day graphic

Being is Believing: How 18-year-old Sindy Mosquera became CEO of one of Colombia’s largest banks for a day

November, 10th, 2017

    To mark the United Nations’ 2017 International Day of the Girl, 600 young women were selected to take over top jobs at various organizations around the world. Sindy Mosquera was one of them. As part of Plan International’s #GirlsBelongHere campaign, Sindy sat in on committee meetings, met clients and connected with some of the bank’s […]


The Story of Project Her: the first Canadian crowdfunding platform for female entrepreneurs graphic

The Story of Project Her: the first Canadian crowdfunding platform for female entrepreneurs

November, 9th, 2017

    Launched this week, Project Her is a crowdfunding platform for female-led businesses. But it’s not just the gender focus that sets it apart. Founders Donna West and Shelly Lynn Nellis have a vision to build a community of support, enabling women entrepreneurs to face their unique challenges, and create success on their own […]


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 […]


How Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe is creating better care for women with diabetes graphic

How Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe is creating better care for women with diabetes

November, 1st, 2017

  As the director of endocrinology at Women’s College Hospital and a physician-scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe dedicates her time to studying diabetes in women — from identifying risk factors to improving access to care.   By Sarah Treleaven     Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe has long been part of a tradition […]


Beside Every Man: The founders of Earth Inc give credit to their wives for their early success graphic

Beside Every Man: The founders of Earth Inc give credit to their wives for their early success

October, 30th, 2017

  Kennedy McRae and James Dale are the co-owners of Earth Inc., a successful landscape design firm. They are also the husbands of Rajini and Sandra — two accomplished women who played an integral part in that success, offering emotional and financial support as well as hands-on help, especially in the early days of the […]