Meet our Featured #WIBC2019 Speaker Line-up


Join us on Wednesday, March 6th for the 11th Annual Women in Business Conference 2019

WIBC is celebrating 11 years of providing Ottawa’s premiere women’s conference with speakers to connect, inspire, learn and celebrate women’s business success.

Meet our Featured #WIBC2019 Speaker Line-up:

Your Host & WIBC Producer

Sandra Tisiot
Sandra is the Founder & CEO of the Women in Business Conference, which is the signature event of the Eastern Ontario Women in Finance. She is also an author, lecturer, fitness and certified bodyART instructor of, as well as a life-long Mortgage Agent at Dominion Lending Centres.

Keynote Speaker

Jill Beresford
CEO & Certified International Gender Intelligence Trainer | Genderversity

In her presentation, “The Science Behind Our Gender Differences and How Women Can Capitalize on Those Differences!”, Jill will provide insight to understanding gender differences in the workplace.

Keynote Speaker

Michaela Alexis
Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, Personal Branding & LinkedIn Expert |

In her presentation,How to Build a Mega Personal Brand on LinkedIn on a Mini Budget, Michaela will share her experience of how she went from a desperate job seeker to designing the career of her dreams, all through the power of LinkedIn.

Opening Remarks

Laura Reinholz
Director, BMO for Women | BMO Financial Group

Through the BMO for Women program, Laura leads the strategic direction and tactical recommendations for BMO’s North American businesses, championing the needs of women clients. Laura and her team are advocates for gender equality, and of reducing the challenges women face in their careers, businesses, and finances.

Guest Speaker

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

Laura leads BDC’s national strategy to support Canadian women entrepreneurs. Currently, only 16% of small and medium-sized businesses are majority women-owned. BDC, Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs, has a bold mandate to increase that number and Laura has lead the way to ensure integration across the bank and awareness among Canadians.

BDC Entrepreneur Guest Speaker

Stephanie Karlovits
Founder & CEO | EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle

After Laura’s talk, Stephanie will share her entrepreneurial journey of opening her business: EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle, as well as how she combined her love of movement, human psychology and alternative medicine together for clients to attain sustainable wellness. Through her intense research on the potential of the human body, mind and spirit, she founded the 4 pillars of the EPIC Life: Functional Movement; Holistic Nutrition; Nature and Self-Care; and the EPIC Life Formula.

Guest Speaker

Stacey Martin Bafi-Yeboa
Owner, Designer & Creator | KANIA

In her presentation, “Your Success Depends On How Certain You Are That You Can”, Stacey will share how her life shifted from dancing On Broadway to focusing 100% of her time living the KANIA Life – Luxury Redesigned!

Comedy Break

Jenn Hayward
Comedian & Speaker | The Jenn Hayward Show

Jenn is a Metis mother of three adoptive kids, married to some Scottish dude and her comedy ranges from seriously funny to seriously absurd! She has performed across Canada at clubs, corporate events and is a writer for CBC radio.

Guest Speaker – WIBC 10 Talk Presenter

Lise Jorgensen
LJ Consulting

In her presentation,Be the Leading Lady in your Own Life, Lise will teach you how to: take back the leading role in your life, make your goals, dreams and happiness a top priority, and become the star of your own story!

Guest Speaker

Dominique Souris
Co-Founder & Executive Director | Youth Climate Lab

As Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Youth Climate Lab, Dominique works with a global team of youth and partners to design, pilot and scale initiatives that engage youth in developing new approaches to climate policy and entrepreneurship.

These fabulous speakers will challenge, inspire, motivate and teach us a thing or two, and of course, have us laughing too.

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Posted February 11, 2019 in: 2019, Blog by WIBC