Past Speakers


Jill Beresford – CEO, Genderversity

Michaela Alexis – Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, Personal Branding, LinkedIn Expert

Laura Reinholz – Director, BMO for Women of BMO Financial Group

Laura Didyk – VP & National Lead, Women Entrepreneurs of Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Stephanie Karlovits – BDC Entrepreneur Guest Speaker / Founder & CEO of EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle

Stacey Martin Bafi-Yeboa – Owner / Designer / Creator of KANIA

Jenn Hayward – Comedian & Speaker of The Jenn Hayward Show

Lise Jorgensen – Founder & CEO of SEEKGRIT Empowerment Education



Manjit Minhas – Co-Founder & co-owner of Minhas Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, and Co-Star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den

Hana Abaza – Head of Marketing of Shopify Plus

Lesley Lawrence – Senior Vice President, Financing & Consulting of BDC Ontario

Jana Dybinski  – Vice President & Culture of

Jennifer Jane Clark – Transformational & Turn Around Specialist of Soulful Solutions

Sharon Campbell Rayment – International Speaker and Author

Doris Belland – Financial Literacy Educator, Speaker/Author of Your Financial Launchpad

Susan Stewart – Comedian, Author, Speaker

Samantha Dreiling – WIBC 10 Talk Winner


Denise Donlon – Feminist. Social Activist. Broadcaster. Corporate leader and one of Canada’s most celebrated and dynamic citizens

Minister Bardish Chagger – Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Minister of Small Business and Tourism

Angella Goran – Athlete, Business Woman, Social Entrepreneur

Barbara Cartwright – CEO of Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

Ashley Zahabian – Speaker, Trainer, Youth Leader

Jessica Tomlin – Executive Director of The MATCH International Women’s Fund

Judy Croon – Comedian, Motivational speaker, Radio host, Second City Standup Coach and Author

Manali Haridas – WIBC 10 Talk Winner / Spiritual Wellness Coach and Owner of Zen For You

Solange Tuyishime – UNICEF Canada Ambassador, Miss Canada International 2006, Miss Galaxy Canada 2011 and Founder of Naylah’s Legacy


Sandra Tisiot – Founder/President of Women in Business Conference

Brenda Halloran – CEO, WEK Effect Inc.

Natalia McPhedran – Online Safety Consultant, Author

Odette Laurie – Owner of Women on Top Business Coaching

Mia St. Aubin – WIBC 10 Talk Winner / Founder of RunYourLife Coaching

Barbara Orser M.B.A., PH.D. – Full Professor, Deloitte Professor of Ottawa Telfer School of Management

Catherine Elliott – Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Teller School of Management

Susan Stewart – Comedian, Author, Speaker


Dr. Kellie Leitch – Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women

Melissa Hathaway – Hathaway Global Strategies

Holly Warner – CHHC at the The Wild Carrot

Peggy Blair – Award-winning Mystery Author

Master Phil – Black Belt Leadership

Peggy McColl – Peggy McColl, The Best Seller Maker

Dr. Robert Setari – Physician / Medical Researcher / TV Host

Kate Davis – Speaker / Writer / Mother / Comedian / Actress


Gail Vaz-Oxlade – Financial guru, TV host of Til Debt Do Us Part, Money Moron & Princess, best-selling author, speaker.

Dr. Joey Shulman – Founder, Shulman Weightloss Clinics, best-selling author, media spokesperson and host and creator of The Skinny Chews

Dr. Karen Dover – Cosmetic and Laser Specialist, sculptor, painter, photographer


Kathy Smart – North America’s Gluten Free Expert, Dr. Oz guest and TV show nutritionist and host

Kathy Donovan – Co-host and Co-producer of CTV Ottawa’s Regional Contact, Author and Life Artist

Diane Merpaw – Intuitive Spiritual Teacher & Coach

Alison Caravan – Founder and President of Ace Event Management


Erica Ehm – Former MuchMusic host, founder of, journalist, song & music publisher

Dr. Joel ND – Educator, practitioner of Wellness Medicine, Community leader and Media Spokesperson

Claire Drage – CEO and Founder of The Lion’s Share Group

Margaret Trudeau – former first lady of Canada, author, speaker, advocate.


Kent McLeod, B.Sc – Biochemist and Clinical Pharmacist, Owner Nutrichem Compounding Pharmacy

Susan Blain – Director of Marketing and Sales, Ottawa Business Journal

Willow-Marie Power – Creative Director, Working Assets

Tracey Clarke – Founder/Managing Director, Bridgehead Coffee


Ann Max – Founder of Productive to the Max, Speaker and Productivity Coach

Ginette Deslauries – Fitness Professional

Erin Blaskie – highly sought after Digital Media Strategist, co-founder Next Dev Media

Dr. Karen Dover – Cosmetic and Laser Specialist, sculptor, painter, photographer

Peggy McColl – New York Times Bestselling Author, Speaker and Coach


Kimberly Allen – Owner Fitness for Freedom

Fiona Cleghor – Genworth Executive

Ann Max – Founder of Productive to the Max, Speaker and Productivity Coach

Carol Laidlaw – Owner, Laidlaw Financial

Amanda Lovett – Owner, Lovatt Effective Systems