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Women of Influence Virtual Series: Debbie Fung, Co-founder of Yoga Tree Studios

In 2007, Debbie Fung co-founded Yoga Tree Studios with one studio in Thornhill and a vision to create a yoga community that was inclusive and accessible to all. Today, she’s built the business into an award-winning brand that has been listed for four consecutive years (2016-2019) on GROWTH 500, a ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing companies. With five premiere locations across the GTA (and a sixth set to break ground), Yoga Tree Studios offers 2000 live classes a month to a dedicated community of followers.

When Covid forced doors to close on March 15th, operations ground to a sudden halt and revenue evaporated overnight. Debbie had to pivot at lightning speed to find ways to digitize her services and keep her community connected. Over the last month she’s faced unprecedented challenges, but also discovered new opportunities - and done it all with a fearlessly positive attitude.

On April 29th, Debbie will join us live to share her personal journey through Covid as a mother and entrepreneur and provide insight into how she’s adapting her business to a ‘new normal’. Topics will include:

  • HR guidance on how to support employees and handle layoffs with compassion

  • Quick-launch strategies for moving fitness classes online and digitizing services (for the first time ever)

  • How service-oriented businesses can find opportunity in community growth while revenue is halted

  • First-hand experience accessing key financing and funding resources from organizations like BDC

  • How to integrate home-schooling two young children into the mix!
Join us on April 29th to find out how one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs is navigating the current climate. If you are an SME, in the fitness industry, or leading a service-oriented business, this is a conversation you’ll want to tap into.


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April 29, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


60 Minute Live Event

Welcome Message from Women of Influence

Fireside Conversation with Marcia MacMillan and Debbie Fung

Live Audience Q&A

Notable guest

Our Keynote Speaker

Meet Debbie Fung <br> Co-Founder of Yoga Tree Studios

Meet Debbie Fung
Co-Founder of Yoga Tree Studios

Debbie Fung is the co-founder of Yoga Tree Studios, Toronto’s premier studio offering over 2,000 yoga classes a month. Debbie’s vision was to create a yoga community, which offered classes accessible to practitioners of all levels, while openly embracing and acknowledging the different benefits from the array of yoga lineages.

Since 2007, Yoga Tree has grown from being one studio located in Thornhill, Ontario to five locations across the Greater Toronto Area, including studios in Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Midtown and Downtown Toronto.

Debbie has been recognized for the third consecutive year (2014-2016) as one of "Canada's Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs" in Canadian Business Magazine Annual W100 list. She is also the recipient for 2016 Canada's Next Top Entrepreneur Award presented by KPMG & Ivey School of Business. She has been active in the Toronto community promoting startups and female entrepreneurship and has been a guest speaker at Ivey School of Business, Rotman Commerce, University of Waterloo and City of Toronto Small Business Forum.

Yoga Tree Studios is also listed for the 4th consecutive year (2016-2019) on GROWTH 500, a ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Canadian Business magazine. Debbie's growth journey is also featured in Stacey Kravetz's newest book SHE'S SO BOSS available on Amazon, Chapters and Barnes & Nobles.

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A Message From Our Presenting Sponsors

BDC & Cisco are proud to partner with Women of Influence as the presenting sponsors of the inaugural Virtual Series.


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About the Series

In the midst of this unprecedented COVID climate, Women of Influence and presenting sponsors BDC & Cisco are travelling (virtually) from coast to coast to tap into the first-hand perspectives, guidance, and key insights of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs. 

CTV News Anchor Marcia MacMillan will sit down with business owners of varying sizes, industries, and stages of growth who will share how they are managing — both personally and professionally — and what strategies they are using to survive in their respective fields (and how others can do the same). Connecting via the Cisco Webex platform, the Women of Influence community will have the opportunity to ask direct questions about similar business issues they are facing.