Young Women of Influence


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The Rise of Girls

October, 7th, 2019

They’re staging ‘die-ins’ at the UN in the name of global warming awareness, speaking out publicly for gun reform, fighting international governments for equal rights, being elected into government roles, standing up for equality and pay equity. They’re starting businesses, running charities, using coding and STEM to solve real world problems. They’re training to work […]


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Four ways young women can prepare for career success

April, 25th, 2018

    Why wait until you land your first job to start preparing for success? Our Women of Influence co-op student, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, is still in high school, however, she’s already begun the work to ensure she’s well-equipped to start her future career on the right foot. Here are her tips — learned through personal […]


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Meet Sharon Kim, CEO & Founder of CanPlan

December, 19th, 2016

Sharon Kim is a passionate, imperfect millennial striving to live a life of meaning as CEO/Founder of CanPlan, a one of a kind planner that exists to assist cancer patients and their caregivers navigate the confusing and often overwhelming world of cancer treatment. Here she outlines how she got her idea off the ground, why it’s important to […]


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Build Your Worth

January, 27th, 2014

Financial knowledge is a cornerstone of both independence and success but it is also a skill that often is overlooked. As a strong women and an emerging leader you need to be in control of your finances.


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Bernadette Morra – Following Your Instincts to Success

December, 1st, 2013

Bernadette Morra says that trusting your instinct is one of the best business tools you can use. As the editor-in-chief of Fashion magazine, Canada’s number one fashion and beauty magazine, she has been been living by that maxim for a long time.


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Carolyn Lawrence – Intro to Finding Your Passion

December, 1st, 2013

This tailored workshop is to help you – emerging female leaders – to discover what you are passionate about, and create an action plan to get there.


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Personal Branding with Unilever's Sharon MacLeod

October, 21st, 2013

As Vice President of Marketing for Unilever, Sharon Maclead knows creating your own personal brand has become a key part of doing business in our wired world. She believes that professionals can extend the power of brands to positively impact the lives of people everywhere.


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Personal Branding with Sharon MacLeod

October, 7th, 2013

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
Vice President, Marketing, Unilever. Creating your own personal brand has become a key part of doing business in our wired world.


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Carving Your Own Career Path with Connie DeSousa

October, 7th, 2013

Connie has defined her own brand and carved out her own unique career path by looking at a traditional profession in a new and innovative way.


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Drilling for Success with Joanna Desjardins, ConocoPhillips

September, 17th, 2013

Joanna knows a lot about achieving success in a demanding profession and she is itching to share those lessons with you.


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Networking for the 21st Century with Danielle Restivo

July, 16th, 2013

Creating a powerful online presence and a strong support network are two of the keys to success in the 21st century business world – working in communications on global programs, Danielle knows that all too well.


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Leading an Integrated Life with Sabrina Geremia, Google Canada

April, 12th, 2013

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
Trying to find a way to fit everything into your life? Should you be worried about ‘having it all’ or focusing on integrating the things that matter into your life – from work to family to play.


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Taking Control of Your Career Path

March, 8th, 2013

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
Taking an active role in planning your career path is one of the keys to success. Anna Murray knows firsthand that having a vision of what you want to achieve keeps everything in perspective and on track.


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Career Management: The Power of Networking and Mentorship

January, 22nd, 2013

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
Does it really matter ‘who you know’? What is the impact of networking and mentorship on your career? Having a strong network and supportive mentors are two of the keys to getting ahead in business and becoming a leader.


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Brand New You

October, 23rd, 2012

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
Dee Dee Taylor Eustace shares how, like any great product, a personal brand is not only how you define yourself, it’s also how others perceive you.


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Work-Life Balance Panel

October, 23rd, 2012

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
Can you really have it all? The dream career, marriage, family, health – everything balanced and successful? These women will have you believing anything is possible. Our panellists are living proof that you can manage work and life.


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Negotiating Blockbuster Deals

August, 16th, 2012

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
Anne Fitzgerald, Chief Legal Officer, Cineplex Inc. For most, negotiating the acquisition of Famous Players, a deal that meant buying out your largest competitor making Cineplex the largest theatre exhibition company in Canada, would be a daunting task. Fitzgerald shows us that when employed properly, negotiation can garner blockbuster results.


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Negotiating Your Career

August, 9th, 2012

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
Evelyn Ackah, Founder & Managing Lawyer, Ackah Business Immigration Law. Asking for what you want can seem daunting. But with strategic thinking, clear vision, and advice from the pros, negotiations can also be seen as exciting challenges to overcome and get what you want.


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Good Social Media

August, 9th, 2012

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
Lauren Dineen-Duarte, Senior Manager, Public Affairs and Communications, American Express Canada. With the rise of social media in today’s culture comes the extraordinary opportunity to access consumers and spread your brand awareness like never before – if you know how to do it right.


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Sandra Sanderson, Senior Vice-President of Marketing, Shoppers Drug Mart

March, 12th, 2012

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
She has built a marketing career with endurance. Join Sandra Sanderson on June 7th and be inspired to develop your own path to success.


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Michèle Maheux, Executive Director and COO of the Toronto International Film Festival

March, 12th, 2012

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
It takes lights, camera, and ACTION! to get to the top. Put your passion into action with one of the most pervasive influencers of our time.


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Jennifer Wong, Chief Operating Officer, Aritzia

February, 29th, 2012

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
At just 18 years old, Jennifer Wong joined the Aritzia team as a part-time sales associate in 1987. Twenty-five years later she’s now the Chief Operating Officer. Join us on May 9th to inspire the confidence to succeed in style.


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Branding Basics

January, 26th, 2012

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
Where products are made in the factory, brands are created in the mind – and Kara Claypool has managed to help develop distinctive branding – twice. Join us on March 15th as Kara Claypool’s shares her tips on building brands – and businesses – that stand apart.


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Build Your Worth

December, 11th, 2011

YOUNG WOMEN OF INFLUENCE EVENING SERIES
Join Angela Self, co-founder of Smart Cookies and journalist for The Globe and Mail; and Alison Griffiths, financial journalist and author on International Women’s Day as they share financial trends for you to leverage today, to be a strong woman every day!


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Young Women of Influence: Work Life Balance Panel

November, 1st, 2011

Moderated by Lindsey Deluce, Anchor – CP24



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