Abigail is the Head of Strategic Planning and New Business Development at the ZOO, Google’s creative think tank for agencies and brands. She and her team works closely with the advertising and marketing communities to help develop their strategic and creative efforts for the digital space. While at Google, she has also launched an industry-first thought leadership series on human beings deep, emotional relationships with the digital space: Humanizing Digital.
Daryn Carp is charismatic, accomplished and determined to achieve her childhood dream. She has been the personal assistant to Andy Cohen for over nine years and is a host at Bravo's Oxygen and People TV’s Reality Check.
At 22 years old, Lauren Simmons shattered the glass ceiling and made history by being the youngest and only full-time female equity trader on Wall Street for Rosenblatt Securities. Affectionately called the “Wolfette of Wall Street,” Simmons was also the second African-American woman in history to hold the prestigious title.
Since her story broke, Lauren Simmons has been featured in various media outlets including Harper’s Bazaar, Forbes, Politico, CNBC, and The Cut. She has had brand partnerships with LinkedIn, Express, Champs, and currently, she has a movie on her journey to Wall Street starring Kiersey Clemons.
Living with Intent is a chronicle of Mallika Chopra's search to find more meaning, joy, and balance in life. Chopra's insights and advice will help us all come closer to fully living the lives we truly intend.
Vicki Saunders the founder of SheEO.world
“Our ecosystem-based model dramatically improves outcomes for women entrepreneurs. With the SheEO model women show up as customers, advisors, network connections and funders of revenue-generating women-led businesses that are working on the World’s To-Do List.” Vicki Saunders
Pooja Handa is an award winning broadcaster who most people recognize as the co-host of Toronto’s #1 morning show, CP24 Breakfast. Torontonians have come to know Pooja as one of the familiar faces greeting them every morning helping them start their day with a smile. She started in 2008 at CP24 as a News Anchor and Reporter and has covered everything from politics to entertainment. She is a born storyteller, who uses her wit and humour to engage viewers.
Pooja has hosted many prominent Toronto events including the annual Toronto International Film Festival, Pride Parade, Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival, Toronto Raptors Championship Parade, Canada’s Walk of Fame and many more. She also makes regular appearances on CTV’s The Social and The Marilyn Dennis Show.
The Honourable Mary Ng was elected as Member of Parliament for Markham–Thornhill in April 2017.
Minister Ng is a devoted community leader who has always believed in the power of public service. She has 20 years of experience in the areas of education, women’s leadership, job creation, and entrepreneurship.
Minister Ng immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong with her family, and grew up learning about the struggle and eventual success that many new immigrants experience in Canada.
Her years working for the Ontario Public Service, Ryerson University, and the Ontario Ministry of Education led to her being recognized as one of Canada’s top-performing public sector leaders. She later served as Director of Appointments for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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From the first female real estate broker on Million Dollar Listing LA, a no-nonsense guide to analyzing big egos, deflecting power plays, and taking control of any room.
Jana Webb is an inspirational industry disruptor who is the founder and CEO of Joga a hybrid of the science of yoga with the biomechanics of sport movement. She is an innovator, a creator, an entrepreneur, a businesswoman, a teacher, a mother, a TEDx presenter, a published fitness writer, an ambassador, a media sensationalist a renowned speaker and was on the reality show the desperate housewives of Toronto. In this episode Jana shares with the audience her inspiring journey.
Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco has worked tirelessly on behalf of her constituents for more than 15 years. She was first elected in 2003 and is currently the longest serving Asian female politician in the City of Vaughan and York Region.
Sandra’s background and experience blend business relations, the arts, family and a complex understanding of the needs and priorities of her constituents. She is committed to delivering results beyond the level of expectation and to building a vibrant community in Ward 4. 4mycommunity.ca
At 33, Jodi Kovitz was a lawyer with the uneasy feeling she’d chosen the wrong career. By 40, she was founder and CEO of #movethedial, a global movement to advance the participation and leadership of all women in tech—and living her passion and purpose. Along the way, she developed the theory that advancing was basically about having the courage to connect with others, show up for them repeatedly with a generous heart, and build meaningful relationships with them. Blending her own frank stories and tactical advice with insights from tech and corporate leaders, she provides a guidebook for moving the dial in career, company, and life and creating an enriched workplace.
With personal examples and insights from savvy business leaders, Jodi Kovitz illustrates the power of generosity and going out of your way to help people. Kovitz also describes how other people went out of their way to help her when she launched #movethedial, a global movement to get more women into tech.
Rhonda Klosler the National COO and Toronto Office Market Leader at RSM which is an international tax and accounting firm. As the national chief operating officer of RSM Canada, Rhonda oversees the firm’s finance, human resources, and growth initiatives. In her inspiring interview Rhonda shares what it takes for an organization to maintain a strong corporate culture during this unpredicted and uncertain time; along with insights into how organizations can close the gender gap, while increasing employee engagement.
Zahra Al-harazi is the co-founder of Skillit (www.myskillit.com) and Author of What it Takes. Skillit is an experiential marketplace for skills. The founder and CEO of Foundry Communications, an internationally acclaimed, award-winning marketing and communications firm based in Calgary, Al-harazi was selected at Chatelaine’s Top Female Entrepreneur of the Year, named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network, and voted one of RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants. Al-harazi, an international sought-after speaker and consultant for leading organizations around the world, also served as the Canadian ambassador for UNICEF.
With warmth and courageous honesty, she recounts how it is only through gratitude and persistence that we can find happiness and the courage to build the life we want.
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