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Join us on Wednesday, March 10th for the 2021 Top 25 Women of Influence™ Virtual Awards Ceremony presented by Ricoh Canada, and help celebrate Canada's most accomplished role models.

This year's Top 25 women represent a variety of sectors, career stages, and contributions to women’s advancement. What do they have in common? They are all women of influence, who have left their mark over the past year. Some have reached impressive heights in their career, breaking through barriers to become visible examples of what women are capable of. Others are focused on supporting women and girls through their initiatives, both at a community level, and on the world stage. Many are giving a voice to the challenges women face in their lives and careers, helping to initiate important conversations that can lead to lasting change.

The 2021 Top 25 Virtual Awards Ceremony will include:

  • Connecting Salon to Meet & Greet with the WOI Community
  • Special Entertainment + Guest Cameos
  • Spotlight Features on our Top 25 Recipients
  • Fireside Chat with 2021 Recipient Larissa Crawford, Founder and Managing Director of Future Ancestors Services
  • Fireside Chat with 2021 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Camille Orridge, Senior Fellow at Wellesley Institute and former CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
  • Opportunity to attend Inspiration Pod breakout rooms with the Top 25 Recipients

TICKETING TIERS

All Access Ticket - $55.00
> Early Access to the Connecting Salon to create your professional profile and meet & greet with the WOI Community
> Viewing Pass for the Live Awards Ceremony, including Fireside Chats with Camille Orridge and Larissa Crawford, Special Entertainment, and Guest Cameos
> Invitation to join an Inspiration Pod break-out room moderated by Women of Influence with select Top 25 award recipients
> Access to a Digital Swag Bag with offers and products from Canada's top women entrepreneurs and leading organizations
> Unlimited 30 day post-event access to the event recording and digital swag bag

Livestream Ticket - $19.99
> Early Access to the Connecting Salon to create your professional profile and meet & greet with the WOI Community
> Viewing Pass for the Live Awards Ceremony, including Fireside Chats with Camille Orridge and Larissa Crawford, Special Entertainment, and Guest Cameos
> Unlimited 30 day post-event access to the event recording

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Details

Date:
March 10, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Virtual Livestream
Platform link to be provided 48 hours in advance of the event, Virtual, Livestream

Agenda

1:30 – 2:00 pm - Connecting Salon & Exhibitor Expo

2:00 – 3:30 pm - Fireside Conversations with Camille Orridge & Larissa Crawford, Live Audience Q&A + Top 25 Spotlight Features

3:30 – 4:00 pm - Inspiration Pods

Notable guests

Our Keynote Speakers

Meet Camille Orridge <br>2021 Top 25 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Meet Camille Orridge
2021 Top 25 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

"I won’t be boxed in by anyone else’s perceptions about what I can or cannot do. We will take our rightful place and we will achieve."

As a Senior Fellow at Wellesley Institute and former CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Camille is a passionate advocate for social change and health equity. Over her 50+ year career — during which she climbed from ward maid to CEO — Camille has always prioritized patient and community needs, collaborating to build programs and initiatives that have had a positive and enduring impact on people’s lives.

Meet Larissa Crawford <br>2021 Top 25 Women of Influence Award Recipient

Meet Larissa Crawford
2021 Top 25 Women of Influence Award Recipient

"There are better realities for future generations, and we can play a role in shaping those realities."


Larissa is a published Indigenous and anti-racism researcher, award-winning ribbon skirt artist, restorative circle keeper, and proudly passes on Métis and Jamaican ancestry to her daughter, Zyra. She is the Founder of Future Ancestors Services, a youth-led professional services social enterprise that advances equity and climate justice through lenses of ancestral accountability and anti-racism.

Meet Camille Orridge
2021 Top 25 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

“I won’t be boxed in by anyone else’s perceptions about what I can or cannot do. We will take our rightful place and we will achieve.”

As a Senior Fellow at Wellesley Institute and former CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Camille is a passionate advocate for social change and health equity. Over her 50+ year career — during which she climbed from ward maid to CEO — Camille has always prioritized patient and community needs, collaborating to build programs and initiatives that have had a positive and enduring impact on people’s lives.

Meet Larissa Crawford
2021 Top 25 Women of Influence Award Recipient

“There are better realities for future generations, and we can play a role in shaping those realities.”

Larissa is a published Indigenous and anti-racism researcher, award-winning ribbon skirt artist, restorative circle keeper, and proudly passes on Métis and Jamaican ancestry to her daughter, Zyra. She is the Founder of Future Ancestors Services, a youth-led professional services social enterprise that advances equity and climate justice through lenses of ancestral accountability and anti-racism.

SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT

Domanique Grant

Meet Domanique Grant

Meet Domanique Grant

Named one of BUZZFEEDS top 20 artists’ to watch, DOMANIQUE GRANT is amongst a new generation of artists. A new generation whose music is going viral globally for its ability to spread light and inspire authenticity.

Still, the young artist never imagined that a simple act of kindness during the first global pandemic, would be what led to her first viral single, and what CTV National has called “The anthem of our time”.

People around the world will forever remember waking up on a rainy day in March and turning on their TV’s to the image and sound of a teal haired artist’s voice filling the empty streets of Toronto, as hundreds isolated in their homes during the first global lockdown. DOMANIQUE GRANT is the perfect combination of whimsical fierceness.
Her message of self love has lead to music being featured by L’Oreal Paris, Unilever Brands (Dove, Shea Moisture) in the RBC #RandomActsofCanadianSeries and more. Last year DOMANIQUE’S viral single Till We See The Sun was featured on top 40 radio stations ranging from Virgin Radio to CBC. Her live performance has sold out a TEDx Talk and been featured on the Pepsi World Aids Day stage for over 40,000 people in Uganda.

DOMANIQUE has appeared in the Pan American Games opening ceremonies for over 1 million people. She is also amongst a small group of global artists that has been invited to perform for the Prime Minister of Canada and The United Nations.

Notable guests

Ricoh Brand Champion

Meet Laura McGowan

Meet Laura McGowan

Laura McGowan is the Marketing Director for Ricoh Canada. With a 20-year career in technology, sponsorship both in brand and female leadership is something Laura is passionate about. She has learned first-hand the impact it has on women in the workplace and the professional growth that comes from it. Ricoh’s mission is to imagine change. Today, that means supporting this forum that celebrates the inspiring accomplishments of women from all segments, industries and walks of life, who are changing the world—for better. Laura will be introducing the 2021 Top 25 Women of Influence Spotlight Features.

Meet Laura McGowan

Laura McGowan is the Marketing Director for Ricoh Canada. With a 20-year career in technology, sponsorship both in brand and female leadership is something Laura is passionate about. She has learned first-hand the impact it has on women in the workplace and the professional growth that comes from it. Ricoh’s mission is to imagine change. Today, that means supporting this forum that celebrates the inspiring accomplishments of women from all segments, industries and walks of life, who are changing the world—for better. Laura will be introducing the Top 25 Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Camille Orridge.

in partnership with

Our Presenting Sponsor

Ricoh is a worldwide leader of digital workplace solutions designed to connect people to information and each other. For more than 80 years we have imagined change to help people work better. Our technology, creativity, and expertise has helped thousands of businesses thrive during times of change. With more than 90,000 Ricoh Change Makers across 200+ countries and regions, we are helping today’s companies redefine work and change. For better. Headquartered in Tokyo, the Ricoh Group ended its fiscal year 2020, with worldwide sales of 2,008 billion yen (approx.18.5 billion USD).

For more information about Ricoh Canada please visit our website at RicohChangeMakers.ca or follow Ricoh Canada on social media LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
IN COLLABORATION WITH

Our Feature Sponsors

Business happens beyond boardrooms, markets, and borders. Cultural shifts, geopolitical changes, technology innovations — it all impacts business. At Smith, we anticipate the rapidly changing business landscape and prepare you for it. For more information, please visit Smith School of Business or follow Smith School of Business on social on LinkedInTwitterInstagram or Facebook.

Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider and the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. We are committed to supporting initiatives that empower women within our workforce and the communities the bank serves.

In 2019, we announced a bold commitment of doubling our support for women entrepreneurs which will also help them to create new jobs and strengthen communities. In 2020, recognizing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic was having on industries with high concentrations of woman-owned businesses, BMO pivoted its Celebrating Women community program to the BMO Celebrating Women Grant program, awarding ten grants of $10,000 each to woman-owned businesses that demonstrated innovation and resilience in keeping their business moving forward. Additionally, BMO offers educational tools such as its website, www.bmoforwomen.com, and a podcast series, Bold(h)er, stories of and for women who stand out.

We are transforming public policy conversations about women entrepreneurs, their risk awareness and appetite for innovation by supporting research that drives action to address funding imbalances, and dispel stereotypes.

Join the conversation. #BMOforWomen

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Want to know more about Top 25?

The annual Top 25 Women of Influence™awards recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of Canada’s diverse women role models. 

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