Dr. Wendy Cukier is one of Canada's leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes, and diversity. She has written more than 200 papers on technology, innovation, and management - and is co-author of the bestseller: Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park.
Madame Kareen Rispal is the French Ambassador to Canada. She holds a Master’s degree in Law and is an alumnus of the Institut d’études politiques and the École nationale d’administration. She joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986 and began her service in Paris with the department responsible for atomic and space-related affairs. Since then, she has had an award-winning global career including as an Officer of the National Order of Merit, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, and...
Amber Mac is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, regular business host for Fast Company, CNN, CTV, and many more media outlets. Amber was recently named one of DMZ’s 30 inspirational women making a difference in tech.
Paulina Cameron is a triple-threat: CEO of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, bestselling author of Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions, and Luminaries, and a mother – among her many other accomplishments.
Catherine Cano is a multitalented leader: CEO, journalist, democracy champion, and the visionary behind the influential Route 338 project while she led CPAC. Now she’s the administrator (COO) of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) in Paris, France. It’s an international organization representing countries and regions where French is a lingua franca or customary language, where a significant proportion of the population are francophones, or where there
When she made partner in her law firm, it was her happiest day. It was also a day of profound sadness and loss. Katherine Cooligan is a specialist in family law and Regional Managing Partner at BLG in Ottawa. She also a champion of women leaders and dedicated volunteer. Katherine’s recent TedX Kanata talk was "Tackling Fear and Unleashing Your Full Potential" and received a standing ovation. Listen to her compelling story.
Annie Marsolais is Chief Marketing Officer at Business Development of Canada. She oversees BDC's brand strategy and positioning, marketing, advertising, public relations, social media, as well as client experience and social entrepreneurship across the country. A fascinating conversation with a skilled professional with a unique career path from her time at Yellow Pages and beyond. Packed with insights and valuable lessons.
Jill Earthy empowers women as the Head of Female Funders. Female Funders focusses on increasing the number of women in the investment sector through education, access to investment opportunities, and a global community.
Deborah Rosati is a change-maker, champion, and advocate for women. She’s the founder and CEO of Women Get On Board, a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards.
Vicki Saunders is on a crusade to change the world. She isn’t interested in half measures – she wants a whole new way to fund, support, and celebrate women entrepreneurs. She’s the visionary behind SheEO, a Toronto-based non-profit aimed at funding women entrepreneurs, with a goal to raise $1 Billion in interest-free loans.
Fran Gagnon is the CEO of ADGA Group, a company that offers world-class technology in defense, security, and enterprise computing. Fran is also a champion of women’s leadership in Canada. As a trailblazer in defense and security industry, she is committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive company and industry.
Anna Lambert is Director of Talent Acquisition at Shopify, and co-creator of The Guild, a new and casual organization for SMEs to come together and learn from each other. Funny and whip-smart, Anna offers many insights into being hired and working at Shopify. And, shares the story behind The Guild.
The Honorable Mary Ng is Canadian Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion. She shares insights into her life growing up in Canada as an immigrant and lessons learned from her family’s small business. And, she highlights opportunities available to women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.