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Voices of Leadership: Insights and Inspirations from Women Leaders

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Leadership isn't just about titles – it's about making a lasting impact. Welcome to 'Voices of Leadership', the podcast that shines a spotlight on the remarkable women of the International Women’s Forum, who are reshaping industries, defying norms, and being instigators of change. Each episode is a candid conversation with women leaders from across a variety of industries and sectors. As we delve into their stories, our guests will share their insights, wisdom and experiences as they recount their successes, pivotal moments that have defined their careers, their thoughts on leadership and so much more. But it's not just about triumphs; we're also here to discuss the challenges that have tested them and the strategies they've employed to overcome them. Through these conversations, we aim to ignite a fire of inspiration within you. Whether you're a budding leader, a seasoned executive, or simply someone with a passion for growth. The IWF is a global network of over 8,000 leaders from over 30 nations that connects women leaders in support of each other and the common mission of advancing women’s leadership and equality worldwide.

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Leadership isn't just about titles – it's about making a lasting impact. Welcome to 'Voices of Leadership', the podcast that shines a spotlight on the remarkable women of the International Women’s Forum, who are reshaping industries, defying norms, and being instigators of change. Each episode is a candid conversation with women leaders from across a variety of industries and sectors. As we delve into their stories, our guests will share their insights, wisdom and experiences as they recount their successes, pivotal moments that have defined their careers, their thoughts on leadership and so much more. But it's not just about triumphs; we're also here to discuss the challenges that have tested them and the strategies they've employed to overcome them. Through these conversations, we aim to ignite a fire of inspiration within you. Whether you're a budding leader, a seasoned executive, or simply someone with a passion for growth. The IWF is a global network of over 8,000 leaders from over 30 nations that connects women leaders in support of each other and the common mission of advancing women’s leadership and equality worldwide.

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English


Episodes
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Pioneering Sustainable Design: Vivian Manasc on Green Building Movements, Design Collaboration, and Leadership in Architecture

7/10/2024
On today’s episode, we talk with Vivian Manasc, an architect and pioneer in the green building movement. She is the Founding Principal at Reimagine, an architectural firm dedicated to collaboration, joy, creativity, and sustainability. We explore Vivian's passion for sustainable design, her philosophy of optimism, and her unwavering dedication to fostering environments where community and creativity flourish. We also talk about how our Grandmothers were right. Connect with Vivian: LinkedIn Website Instagram Key Takeaways: Books by Vivian Manasc Old Stories, New Ways: Conversations About an Architecture Inspired by Indigenous Ways of Knowing Agora Borealis: Engaging in Sustainable Architecture What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:40:07

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Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Spirit: Camelia Nunez on Curiosity, Innovation, Continuous Education and the Future of Work

6/26/2024
In today's episode, we talk with Camelia Nunez, a self-proclaimed "profpreneur" who blends her entrepreneurial spirit with a deep passion for education. We talk about why she believes building a culture of curiosity and continuous learning around education is important and how it will affect how we live, learn and work. Camelia shares her experiences growing up in Romania, witnessing life before and after the revolution, and moving to Canada as a teenager to complete her education. Starting her career as a Spanish professor, Camelia's entrepreneurial drive led her to co-found an EdTech startup. With over 17 years in higher education, she has held roles in teaching, administrative leadership, research partnerships, innovation, entrepreneurship, and operations at Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo and now Conestoga College. Camelia emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and adapting to a rapidly evolving workforce. We discuss innovative solutions like yearly membership fees for education to maintain relevant skills and challenge the outdated concept of a fixed career path. We talk about all kinds of entrepreneurs, but Camelia highlights the resilience and persistence of non-tech entrepreneurs and how those traits are significant in achieving long-term success. Camelia shares insights on inspiring youth to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, offering real-life examples of creativity sparked by personal pain points. Connect with Camelia LinkedIn Resources Conestoga College Play-a-Latte Youth Creativity Fund What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:44:13

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AI Meets Curiosity: A Conversation with Mardi Witzel About AI Innovation, Leadership and Governance

6/12/2024
On today's episode, we talk with Mardi Witzel, CEO and co-founder of PolyML, an advanced AI and machine learning company. Mardi is also a leader in AI governance, serving on the Digital Governance Council’s AI Ethics Advisory Panel and contributing her expertise to the Province of Ontario’s AI Expert Working Group. Mardi explains PolyML's innovative intersection of data analytics and AI to improve manufacturing. Learn how this horizontal technology is revolutionizing the auto parts sector, enhancing efficiency, quality, and safety. The evolution of AI brings both excitement and concerns, including issues of fairness, privacy, security, job loss, and the potential for mass disinformation. We talk about the evolving landscape of AI governance, the importance of explainability, and Mardi's role as a leader in AI governance. Mardi's curiosity has been instrumental in navigating her unique career path. Her journey reminds us that curiosity can lead us anywhere. Connect with Mardi: LinkedIn Resources: PolyML NuEnergy.ai White paper: AI-Related Risk: The Merits of an ESG-Based Approach to Oversight The Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Women Get On Board The Institute of Corporate Directors What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:49:18

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The Storyteller's Guide to Leadership Transitions with Jane Halford

5/29/2024
On today's episode, we talk with Jane Halford, founder of Halford Consulting. Jane is passionate about the power of storytelling and how it shapes leadership. She candidly shares her personal experience of overcoming workplace bullying as a CEO, and how she transformed her challenges into a powerful message. Jane also delves into her extensive expertise in leadership and transition, emphasizing the crucial role of preparedness in navigating change and driving success for businesses of all sizes. Her insights on preparedness, strategic planning, and governance also provide valuable lessons in the boardroom. Jane shares stories about how she helps boards with leadership transition and some personal experiences at the board table. Jane's stories cover a wide range of topics, from discussing the 'dating before marrying' approach to board commitments to being the Chair of the board of a Crown Corporation to her involvement with the Rick Hansen Foundation. Connect with Jane LinkedIn Instagram Resources Halford Consulting Farm Credit Canada Rick Hansen Foundation The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:43:11

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Bridging Industries: Melissa Durrell on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Communications, Journalism and Politics

5/15/2024
In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Melissa Durrell, the CEO and Chief Strategist of Durrell Communications, and a partner with Roseview Global Incubator. Melissa's diverse background includes successful careers in politics, award-winning Canadian broadcast journalism, and her current work with international entrepreneurs looking to establish and grow their companies in Canada. Join us as Melissa shares invaluable insights on the value of listening and the power of storytelling, whether it's within the confines of a Canadian boardroom or on a global stage in China. Together, we delve into the unique challenges that women leaders encounter, especially during their thirties and forties, which are pivotal stages in their professional journeys. Our conversation spans a wide range of compelling topics, including Melissa's experiences in the communications field, her endeavours with international entrepreneurs, reflections on democracy, perspectives on the current state of housing, and even her role as a pitching coach for Team Canada. This episode offers something for everyone, so be sure to tune in for an enriching and thought-provoking discussion. Connect with Melissa LinkedIn Website During our conversation, we talk about some past episodes. Please find the links here: Rose Greensides Sherry Shannon-Vanstone Resources Profound Impact Women’s Municipal Campaign School Communitech Roseview Global Incubator What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:39:49

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Philanthropic Innovation and Pioneering New Paths in Giving with Rose Greensides

5/1/2024
In today's episode, we talk with Rose Greensides, the Executive Director at Social Venture Partners (SVP). SVP is a unique partnership that brings together the time, talent, and funding from the community to support the nonprofit sector. Rose shares some inspiring stories about how SVP has helped several local organizations in the Waterloo Region. You'll be amazed at what SVP has been able to achieve through its community-driven approach. In addition to discussing SVP's work, we also delve into the concept of imposter syndrome and why being comfortable with being uncomfortable is vital. Rose shares her experiences as both a mentor and mentee, and we explore the richness of reciprocal mentorship and the valuable lessons that every relationship teaches. We also take a closer look at some of the larger issues facing Waterloo Region today, including the decline in volunteerism, housing and food insecurity. By the end of the episode, you'll find yourself considering how your own talents could contribute to Social Venture Partners' mission. Connect with Rose: Website LinkedIn During our conversation, we talk about some past episodes. Please find the links here: Jane Klugman Ginny Dybenko Lisa Bragg Tracy Vankelsbeek Resources: Social Venture Partners Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region Bereaved Families of Ontario (BFO) – Midwestern Region What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:36:13

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Impactful Leadership: Leading with Purpose and Making a Difference with Sherry Shannon-Vanstone

4/17/2024
On today's episode, we talk with Sherry Shannon VanStone, a trailblazing, successful serial entrepreneur. Sherry is currently the founder of Profound Impact and the co-founder of Women Funding Women. Sherry's career started with her being an accomplished code breaker, which she explains is just as cool as it sounds. She shares her insights and experiences on leading startups to successful exits, building a strong company culture, and the crucial process of finding a company's 'Why'. Our conversation delves into the rapidly changing world of AI and Sherry's thoughts on its impact on businesses, as well as her thoughts on the future of AI and education. Sherry also talks about her experiences with mentorship, both as a mentee and a mentor, and how it has shaped her career. Finally, we discuss Sherry's latest venture, Women Funding Women, a collective working to address the funding gap faced by women-led ventures. Connect with Sherry LinkedIn Resources Profound Impact Women Funding Women Find Your Why The 51 Perimeter Institute University of Waterloo What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:43:26

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Shaping the Future of Academia: Deborah MacLatchy on Fostering Women in Science and Embracing Leadership Challenges

4/3/2024
On today's episode, we talk with Deborah MacLatchy, President and Vice-Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University. She is also a zoologist who is passionate about science and is still actively involved in research and mentoring students across Canada. We discuss the importance of nurturing young girls' interest in science during their high school years, setting the stage for further exploration in university. Deb shares insights into the success of the Laurier Center for Women in Science and addresses the barriers that women still face in attaining leadership roles in academic institutions. Deb's passion extends beyond academia. She's also deeply committed to promoting equity in sports, particularly at the USport level. We talk about how to lead in different roles, and Deb offers her advice for the next generation of women leaders. Connect with Deb LinkedIn Other Resources Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Centre for Women in Science Canada University Board The Museum What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:34:21

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Steins & Stories with Tracy Van Kalsbeek, Executive Director of KW Oktoberfest, Community Leader and Serial Volunteer

3/20/2024
On today's episode, we talk with Tracy Van Kalsbeek. Tracy is an accomplished Executive Director, a passionate volunteer, and a valued community builder. Her leadership journey is a treasure trove of inspiration and wisdom for aspiring leaders. Tracy takes us through her remarkable career trajectory, from her formative cadet days to her influential tenure at Manulife, her time at the Uptown Waterloo Business Improvement Area, and finally, KW Oktoberfest. She shares her insights on career navigation, the importance of mentorship, and overcoming challenges with grit and adaptability. Tracy gives us a glimpse into the dynamic evolution of Oktoberfest. Her enthusiasm is infectious as she details the festival's strategic pivot towards becoming Canada's quintessential Fall Festival. From celebrating age-old traditions to integrating fresh, inclusive activities like Kidtoberfest and Dogtoberfest, Tracy's vision is a kaleidoscope of innovation and heritage. Don't wait until October to get involved. The Women of the Year nominations are open until March 31, 2024. The awards will be held on May 23, 2024! Connect with Tracy Tracy also mentioned Ginny Dybenko and Jane Klugman, who have been part of her personal and professional journey. Both Ginny and Jane have been guests on the podcast, and you can listen to their episodes here: Luminary Leadership with Ginny Dybenko Lessons In Leadership: Showing Up and Asking Questions with Jane Klugman Other Resources KW Oktoberfest Women of the Year Awards and Nominations Uptown Waterloo BIA Junior Achievement Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Waterloo Region Community Foundation The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:37:33

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Part Two of Bragging Rights: How to Talk about Your Work Using Purposeful Self-Promotion with Lisa Bragg

3/6/2024
Are you ready to learn how to talk about your work using purposeful self-promotion? On today’s episode, we welcome Lisa Bragg, author of Bragging Rights: How to Talk about Your Work Using Purposeful Self-Promotion. We had so much to talk about that we divided our conversation into two episodes. In part two, Lisa and I continue our conversation about imposter experience. We explore ideas from Lisa's book including the terms double bind, positional and professional influence, the Flip test, Tall Poppy syndrome and how ot start a Bragg book. If you want to learn how to brag, this is a great place to start. Connect with Lisa Website LinkedIn Instagram Resources TEDWomen 2023 MediaFace Kristen Pressner - The Flip Test Dr. Rumeet Billan - Tall Poppy Syndrome Charlie Bit My Finger What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:30:32

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Part One of Bragging Rights: How to Talk about Your Work Using Purposeful Self-Promotion with Lisa Bragg

3/6/2024
Are you tired of feeling like your hard work and achievements go unnoticed? Do you struggle with self-promotion and feel like you're not being seen or heard in your industry? On today's episode, we talk with Lisa Bragg, author of the book Bragging Rights: How to Talk about Your Work Using Purposeful Self-Promotion. Lisa is a renowned speaker, advisor, and professional mentor who helps high-achievers to share their value with the world. We had so much to talk about that we divided our conversation into two episodes. In Part One we talk about Lisa's experience writing the book, the true definition of bragging and we learn what a Hidden Gem is. If you want to learn how to brag, this is a great place to start Connect with Lisa Website LinkedIn Instagram Resources TEDWomen 2023 MediaFace Kristen Pressner - The Flip Test Dr. Rumeet Billan - Tall Poppy Syndrome Charlie Bit My Finger What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:27:01

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Empowering Your Career Path: Patricia Polischuk on Networking, Navigating Transitions and Leading with Inclusion

2/21/2024
Have you ever considered how a strong support network can catapult your career to new heights? Patricia Polischuk, Vice President, Business Development with the Organizational & Talent Development practice at B. Riley Farber joins us to unravel the secrets of career empowerment and the transformative power of networking. She shares her insights and advice on career transition, leadership, and organizational culture. We also discuss the importance of curiosity, resiliency and owning one's career. Our dialogue takes a heartfelt turn as we reflect on the joy found in connecting people and fostering a workplace culture that's not only productive but also inclusive and supportive. Paricia highlights the importance of networking, and she imparts strategies for building and maintaining relationships and how to engage your network when you are in a career transition. Connect with Patricia LinkedIn Website Resources B. Riley Farber Wilfrid Laurier University Conestoga College What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:41:41

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Beyond Books: Melanie Rodriguez on Leadership, Literacy, Building Community Partnerships and the IWF Fellowship Program

2/7/2024
In this episode, we welcome Melanie Rodriguez, Director of Corporate Partnerships with the Toronto Public Library Foundation. Melanie shares insights from her experience with the IWF Fellowship and emphasizes the importance of the continuous pursuit of learning and seizing opportunities for career pivots. We also discuss the importance of mentorship and the challenges facing female leaders today. Melanie talks about her passion for education and literacy and ensuring children have access to quality education. This conversation is a must-listen for anyone interested in the power of education and the impact of strategic partnerships in creating equitable access to opportunity. Connect with Melanie. LinkedIn Resources Toronto Public Library IWF Fellowship The Judy Project Institute of Southern Georgian Bay Hoot Reading What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:40:08

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Leading With Purpose: A Conversation with Rosa Lupo on the Law, Mentorship, Community Involvement and Leading Beyond Boundaries

1/24/2024
In this episode, we welcome Rosa Lupo. Rosa is a partner based in the Waterloo office of the Corporate Commercial Group with Gowling WLG, a global law firm. Her specialties include commercial real estate law both locally and globally. Rosa shares with us the story of how watching the show L.A. Law influenced her decision to become a lawyer. We discuss the importance of using different leadership styles depending on the situation, and Rosa shares her views on mentorship and the importance of letting go of stereotypes and guilt in your career journey. We explore Rosa’s criteria for sitting on boards and her involvement in the Enova power merger as the Chair of Enova Energy Corporation, Enova Poer’s parent company. Join us as we learn from Rosa's vast experience and insights on leadership, mentorship, and community involvement. Connect with Rosa. Website LinkedIn Resources Gowling WLG University of Windsor Enova Power L.A. Law What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:45:07

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Fighting for More: Inspirational Stories of Life Inside and Outside the Ring with Mandy Bujold

1/10/2024
In the latest episode of our podcast, we had the pleasure of interviewing Mandy Bujold, a Canadian boxer who has made a name for herself on the international stage. From her humble beginnings in Kitchener, Ontario, to her rise to fame as a two-time Pan American Games gold medalist, Mandy's story is one of perseverance and determination. During the episode, Mandy shared her journey to becoming a professional boxer, which included overcoming numerous obstacles such as funding challenges and sexist attitudes within the sport. She also spoke about her experiences competing at the highest level and what it takes to be successful in such a demanding and physical sport. Mandy is not only an accomplished athlete but also a dedicated mother and community advocate. She discussed how she balances her roles as a boxer and a mother and the importance of giving back to her community through her involvement with various charities and organizations. Overall, our conversation with Mandy was inspiring and informative. She is a true role model for aspiring athletes and anyone who wants to achieve their dreams through hard work and determination. To learn more about Mandy and her journey, check out our latest episode. Connect with Mandy Website Instagram Facebook LinkedIn YouTube Resources Champions for Charity Mandy Bujold wins fight to compete in Tokyo Olympics Grand Valley Construction Association What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:42:49

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Leadership, Mentorship, and Innovation: Martha's Breithaupt's Impact on Science and Business in Canada

12/13/2023
On today’s episode we welcome Martha Breithaupt. We talk about innovation, the dangers of the ‘broken rung’ as an obstacle women face on the path to senior leadership, the state of science, Martha’s newest venture, which is devoted to innovation in both the science and business sectors and R&D tax credits, which are more interesting than you might think! We also talk about the importance of mentorship. Martha shares her personal journey of actively seeking mentors throughout her career and how building a diverse network and actively seeking guidance from experienced professionals can significantly enhance a leader's growth trajectory. Martha is an innovator and non-dilutive funding expert with over two decades of experience as a thought leader, speaker, board member, and tax practitioner. Connect with Martha LinkedIn Resources State of Science Profound Impact What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:32:34

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A Journey from Co-Founder to Mentor: Entrepreneurial Insights with Tricia Mumby

11/29/2023
Welcome to today's episode! We are thrilled to have Tricia Mumby as our guest. Tricia is an accomplished entrepreneur, co-founder of Mabel's Labels, and guiding force in the business world. During our conversation, Tricia shared her passion for buying URLs, her current interest in Bleisure travel, and her business book club. We also get an exclusive look behind the scenes of Mabel's Labels, where Tricia reveals the story of its genesis, growth, and eventual acquisition by Avery, the world's largest printing company. Since then, Tricia hasn’t slowed down, and we talk about what she’s up to now, including her work as a core mentor at the Accelerator Centre in Waterloo, where she advises and guides start-ups as they work to build and grow their own businesses. Thank you for joining us today, and we hope you enjoy this insightful conversation with Tricia Mumby. Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy: Tricia talks about Ginny’s involvement and contribution to her business book club. Learn more about Ginny’s story in this episode: Luminary Leadership with Ginny Dybenko Voices of Leadership: Insights and Inspirations from Women Leaders Triaica mentions Jane as she was the person who introduced Tricia to IWF. Learn more about Jane in this episode: Lessons In Leadership: Showing Up and Asking Questions with Jane Klugman Voices of Leadership: Insights and Inspirations from Women Leaders Resources: Mable’s Labels Accelerator Centre Innovation Guelph Limitless Expanded Edition: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life, by Jim Kwik What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:40:08

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Lessons In Leadership: Showing Up and Asking Questions with Jane Klugman

11/15/2023
Today we welcome Jane Klugman to the podcast. Jane is an amazing leader, whose career has taken her through entrepreneurship, real estate, and business development. Jane is also the Honourary Colonel for the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada, making her the first woman in the history of the Regiment to hold this esteemed position. Join us as Jane takes us on a journey from her first job at a cottage resort at the age of 11 to her current role in commercial real estate. Discover the lessons learned during her early days in business development at the City of Kitchener, her entrepreneurial endeavours, and the unique path that led her to where she is today. Connect with Jane: LinkedIn Avison Young Real Estate Here are some highlights from our conversation and where you can find them in this episode. 1:27 - Jane and IWF 5:46 - Women on Boards 9:49 - Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada 23:42 - Career Journey FU Nights 34:39 - Lessons in Leadership What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:43:01

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Luminary Leadership with Ginny Dybenko

11/1/2023
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Voices of Leadership. On today’s episode, we welcome Ginny Dybenko, a serial high achiever who has recently retired, for the fourth time. We talk about topics such as the International Women's Forum (IWF), leadership styles, our fondness for Amazon ordering and our perpetual race against GPS. Ginny recounts her experiences through her various careers, from the corporate world to academia. Her stories are filled with laughter, eye-rolling moments, and invaluable lessons. Connect with Ginny: LinkedIn Instagram Facebook TikTok Here are some highlights from our conversation and where you can find them in this episode. 2:01 - Ginny and IWF 12:52 Four Retirements 29:15- Mind Palaces Limitless by Jim Kwik38:21 - What's Next for Women in Leadership What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:45:55

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Welcome to Voices of Leadership

10/4/2023
Leadership isn't just about titles – it's about making a lasting impact. Welcome to 'Voices of Leadership', the podcast that shines a spotlight on the remarkable women of the International Women’s Forum, who are reshaping industries, defying norms, and being instigators of change. Each episode is a candid conversation with women leaders from across a variety of industries and sectors. As we delve into their stories, our guests will share their insights, wisdom and experiences as they recount their successes, pivotal moments that have defined their careers, their thoughts on leadership and so much more. But it's not just about triumphs; we're also here to discuss the challenges that have tested them and the strategies they've employed to overcome them. Through these conversations, we aim to ignite a fire of inspiration within you. Whether you're a budding leader, a seasoned executive, or simply someone with a passion for growth. The IWF is a global network of over 8,000 leaders from over 30 nations that connects women leaders in support of each other and the common mission of advancing women’s leadership and equality worldwide. What did you think of today's episode? We want to hear from you! Thank you for listening today. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe to our podcast. When you do this, it helps to raise our podcast profile so more leaders can find us and be inspired by the stories our Voices of Leadership have to share. Connect with us: Voices of Leadership Website Instagram

Duration:00:01:43