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May 2019

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WIL Talk #44 Rina Lang, "Healthy Mind, Healthy Brain" Livecast Host, Mind and Brain Power Coach

Are you suffering from brain fog or memory fatigue? Join us as we speak with Rina Lang, a mind and brain power coach and the creator of “ Mind and Brain Supercharge”. Rina will share her top tips for increasing your brain power, improving memory, and what it takes to hit the flow state. This is such an important topic especially as we have navigated the pandemic. This used to be an older person's problem but today brain fog and memory fatigue is an epidemic. Rina was only in her 20’s when she started to suffer from these issues but worked diligently to crack the code to unleash her intellectual abilities. Join us and learn how you can impact your brain power.

WIL Talk #43 Dr. Robyn McKay, Award-Winning Psychologist & Author | Peak-Performance Executive Coach | Keynote Speaker | Burnout Recovery Expert | ADHD Rx for High Ability Women in Tech, Healthcare, & Entrepreneurship | Podcast Host | Dog Mom

How many of you put that extra pressure on yourself to do it all? And then one day, you wake up and realize how burned out you are, decide to downsize or leave your careers, etc. Join us in our conversation with Dr. Robyn McKay, who is an award-winning psychologist, a leading expert in spiritual psychology, author, and “Whole Brain” coach. She co-authored the newest version of “ Smart Girls in the 21st Century”. Dr. Robyn shares with us why taking a pause is so important before downsizing your career and getting in touch with your emotional intelligence before making those life-changing decisions, how to tap into being, and embodying your personal leadership. She has spent countless hours researching and connecting reason with intuition, science and spirit, and the head and heart. If you are ready to make some changes, then this is an episode you do not want to miss.

WIL Talk #42, Gillian Stein, CEO of Henry's

There are a lot of stigmas around mental illness and how we approach a topic, no one seems comfortable discussing it. We are fortunate to speak with Gillian Stein, the CEO of Henry’s,  a family-owned and operated, iconic Canadian independent camera retailer since 1909. In our conversation, we learn that there is no straightforward path to mental illness, and for many people, it is nonlinear. Gillian shares with us that in 2021, she made the decision to come out publicly and announce her own journey with a mental illness diagnosis. She shares her journey and how she thrives with a wonderful support system around her, what her company is doing to open the conversation and how they created the Henry’s Foundation to support others walking this path.  It takes tremendous courage to be open about what her journey is like and how she is making a change with how we speak about mental health on all levels.

WIL Talk #41 Liz Radzick, Executive Speech Coach & President of Manifest Consulting

Need support on becoming a better and more authentic public speaker? Join us for a conversation with Liz Radzick, Executive Speech Coach, and President of Manifest Consulting. Liz has a unique background in classical music, comedy and improv so her ability to bring authenticity and creativity along with the bottom line to presentations is a real asset. Her skills and consulting have helped thousands of individuals influence their audiences, and more recently, 2 entrepreneurs pitched for capital on CBC’s Dragon Den. During our conversation, she shares some tips and tricks for ensuring you slow it down and create a compelling story that connects you with your audience, no matter who that might be, a TEDx talk, Interview, town hall, etc. Thank you, Bonhill, for sponsoring this episode of WIL Talk.

WIL Talk #40 Kristi Honey, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at Township of Uxbridge

Curious about how to get your seat at the table? Women on boards are more important than ever, especially when you think about the global challenges we are facing and how this platform can enable your ability to influence and create the necessary change we need to see happen. Join us as we speak with Kristi Honey, board member, executive in leadership for public and private sectors, and community advocate, as she shares her journey of getting on multiple boards and the impact she can have. Her tips on relationships, education, and authenticity will set you up for that next opportunity.

WIL Talk #39 Vicki Bradley on Confidence

Struggling with confidence? That is very common for most of us, and just because we lack it in one area of our lives doesn’t mean we lack it in all areas of our lives. Vicki Bradley the host of  WIL Talk and executive coach shares some examples of where we might lack confidence and how to start to build your confidence. We are not all born with confidence, but we can cultivate a possibility mindset and practice confident behaviours.

WIL Talk #38 Sabrina Horn, Advisor & Speaker, Bestselling Author of "Make It, Don't Fake It"

How often do you “Fake it to Make it?” Our guest and author of the book, “Make it, Don’t Fake it: Leading with Authenticity for Real Business Success",  will make you think twice before faking it to make it. In our conversation, Sabrina Horn shares with us her journey in starting her own business at age 29 in Silicon Valley, the lessons she has learned, and why knowing and living by your values is so critical. Her book is full of stories about the good and the bad of being the CEO and how you always become the CEO. Some of the lessons she shares are not only intended for the CEO but the people they lead and how sticking to your values impacts everything you do in life and everyone you come in contact with. There is always a ripple effect. Join us for this riveting conversation with Sabrina about the Fear-O-Meter, humility, and navigating the BS.

WIL Talk #37 Ryann Dowdy, Founder of Be in the Room, Podcast Host & Best-Selling Author

Ryann did all the things she was supposed to, she got her MBA, married, had kids, the house, built 2 million dollar businesses in a very short time and yet was still feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and alone. So instead of sticking with the status quo, she rebelled. Her rebellion was in the subtleties, and then came the awareness, and eventually the change to be in alignment with herself. You will love the tips she shares on why you need to create a safe space for yourself and a community of supportive women.

WIL Talk #36 Stacy Mayer, Chief Corporate Badass | Bestselling Author of Promotions Made Easy | Founder of Executive Ahead of Time

Curious to know how to shift from waiting on that promotion to making it happen yourself? Join us as we speak with Stacy Mayer, Executive Coach, Promotion Strategist, and author of “Promotions Made Easy”. Stacy shares her energy and passion for bringing more diversity to the leadership table by doubling the number of women promoted to the C-suite each year worldwide. In our discussion, she shares stories and strategies for a step-by-step guide to the executive suite. She will offer suggestions for gaining more respect from those more challenging teammates or bosses, and finally showing up in your authentic power.

WIL Talk #35 Marc Hull-Jacquin, Founder & Executive Director of Shelter Movers

This episode of the WIL Talk podcast is a story of hope, courage, and action. Marc Hull -Jacquin is a passionate social justice leader who founded, Shelter Movers, in order to change the patterns and empower those struggling with domestic abuse. In studying gender-based violence, he was struck by how difficult and dangerous it can be for survivors to leave their abusers. His approach in following the lead of the abused has enabled Shelter Movers to successfully relocate over 1600 families annually but the need is much greater. Currently, in Canada alone 91,000 individuals are in need of safe relocation from an abuser and the pandemic has only amplified that need. Marc shares with us how we can all take part in some way to support and break the patterns. Please share this episode with those you think need to hear the message, whether that be with how to leave an abuser, or for those who would be interested in volunteering or providing some type of financial contribution. Thank you Bonhill Group for sponsoring this episode of WIL Talk podcast.

WIL Talk #34 Karley Cunningham, Creative Strategist, Growth Accelerator, Speaker & SheEO Activator

Pro-athlete to big thinker, creative strategist, and business accelerator. Being a performance-driven individual who thrives in competitive sport, Karley shares with us her take on being in “Flow” and what happens when you are not in alignment with yourself and your values. But also the price you pay physically when you suppress the acceptance of yourself.  Her tips for the endurance race and planning for the seasons are great lessons not only for a pro-athlete but also for the everyday person.

WIL #33 Jennifer Chapman, Founder & Executive Leadership Coach at Ambition Leadership

Interested in learning how to best manage your boss? Jennifer Chapman shares her experiences on how to be more effective at doing just that. She also knows firsthand that the actions you take and the words you use have an impact on the people around you. So the bigger question is “why is this important”? We discuss the why and how with Jennifer in this episode of WIL Talk.

WIL Talk #32 Dr. Tracy Irvine, Co-Owner Totum Life Science Cityline Health Expert at Rogers Communications

Finding a solution to motivate an entire planet to live healthier lives is just not happening – obesity is on the rise, our consumption of alcohol and junk food is off the charts, we get less sleep, and mental health issues, well don’t even get me started. We have all of the science and have communicated in numerous ways, yet it is still not happening. Join the conversation with Dr. Stacy Irvine, founder and co-owner of Totum Life Science, author of “ Your Better Instincts” and media speaker. Her clients range from beginners to pro athletes, and even a few well-known celebrities. We will explore how we can reconnect with our most valuable superpower as she shares her learnings and some excellent sage advice.

WIL Talk #31 Emily Tsitrian, speaker, author, shipping container enthusiast

“Make me the boss” author Emily Tsitrian shares her journey in navigating leadership and why she created the book she wished she’d had when she took her first leadership role in tech. She shares why it’s important to lead like the boss you want to work for, why millennials have such a tough time in the workforce, and more importantly the support you need when becoming a leader. Her 90-day guide is perfect for that first-time manager to set you up for success. Emily is one to watch!! She has been a featured speaker for Lesbians Who Tech- Pride Summit and highlighted by the New York Times for her work in tech.

WIL Talk #30 Valeri Hall Little, Founder & Lead Business Coach, Built To SOAR™

Are you an overwhelmed entrepreneur? If so this is an episode you don’t want to miss. Valeri will help you rethink how you work so you can enjoy your business without burning out. She has been featured on CBC radio, Time Magazine, and The Huffington Post.

• How to harness your secret superpower and accomplish your priorities
• How to stay aligned with your purpose at work
• How your business can be a broader expression of who you are.

WIL Talk #29 Dr. Errin Weismann, Life Coach specializing in burnout in high achievers | Podcaster | Author | Physician | Speaker | Day-maker |

Moving from burnout to badass is not an easy journey, but listening to Dr. Errin Weismann share her story helps us know it is possible. In our conversation, she shares how she managed to address the big question, “ Is this it? Is this all life is going to be?” She shares her best on rest and recovery, overcoming guilt and how being a workaholic is just like any other addiction. She is sassy, authentic, and gets real about navigating that addiction. If this podcast resonates with you leave us some feedback.

WIL Talk #28 Lexi B (Alexandria Butler), storyteller and freedom fighter

According to Alexandria Butler "Lexi B". “Everyone is a freedom fighter and has the opportunity to build equity in the workplace”. She is a storyteller and freedom fighter, helping others to recognize their greatness. I loved my conversation with Lexi B who is full of energy, funny, courageous and has such a potent way of demolishing your perception of privilege. She took us on a journey to better understand the unique cultural, social, and professional advantages as it relates to individuals while sharing strategies for pinpointing exact moments to influence equity in the workplace. We discuss how she moved from thinking “I am a freedom fighter” to “We can all be freedom fighters”. Each of us has a responsibility to use it.

WIL Talk #27 Kim Chackal, Director of Sales & Marketing at Equifruit, Inc

Equifruit is committed to global domination in raising awareness about the banana industry, fair trade, and the impact we have as consumers. With small and simple changes we can impact an entire ecosystem. What consumption patterns do you have?  Listen to the ideas that Kim Chackal from Equifruit shares in our WIL Talk podcast episode #27. These ideas can have an amazing impact by taking small steps.

WIL Talk #26 Eleanor Beaton, founder of SafiMedia

Eleanor Beaton from Safi Media where we will speak about “How conforming to the status quo TANKS your Confidence.” Eleanor will share her secrets of showing up in an authentic and sustainable way and how this maximizes your power, attracts the right opportunities to you, and lets you craft a career you love. We will also be discussing how a silicon valley approach is harmful to women entrepreneurs.

International Women's Day/Week we had the great fortune to have Luc Villeneuve join us for a conversation about "Men as Allies". Luc shared about his journey, the importance of male allies, how we need to share feedback and correct when inappropriate things are said and to give men the opportunity to be allies. It was a fabulous conversation and sparked some great ideas and passion about how we need to see each other as human beings. Many ideas were shared after the discussion on how to keep the conversation a live. If you are interested in learning more about being male allies or would like to connect with a group of passionate individuals, reach out. I think there is more to be said and Luc along with Martin Bernier host a fabulous community about being "Stronger and Better Together, Men as Allies".

Leila Lavaee, from Travel designed by Leila, shared some of the most important tips on how to navigate our current travel environment during our WIL social. First off, we are all so excited about being able to travel again!

She coached us on the importance of planning, having travel insurance, and doing our homework no matter where we decide to go. Some countries have relaxed their covid rules a little faster than Canada but as of March 1 many restrictions will be removed. She shares the importance of you being comfortable and just knowing what your own personal limitations are. Thanks Leila for joining us and sharing these important tips.

You can reach Leila at leila@traveldesignbyleila.com if you have more questions.

Thank you Akilah for joining our community at WIL Empowered and sharing time at our last social to share your knowledge and expertise. The women loved all of the incredible insight you shared from tax planning, wealth planning, common language, how to navigate divorce, loss of partner, job, etc. Also your advice on starting early and teaching our children the importance of building wealth early and how the money they invest will compound.

I think my biggest take away is the importance of having someone work with you that is an expert. We all have unique gifts and talents but are not good at everything so having someone like you to map out a solid plan and keep you on target with it is critical.

WIL Talk #25 Jill Griffin, an executive career and Gallup® certified Strengths Coach

We had a conversation with Jill Griffin. Jill will speak with us about how to balance work and life while living with a traumatic brain injury. She has spoken at AdWeek, the Digital Media Summit, SheKnows Media event, The NY Times, Hearst and Conde Nest. She was listed as Advertising Agent's 25 Women to watch. Learn more about doing mindset work to deal with a disability and work trauma, how to work through being fired and finding career joy again and so much more.

WIL Talk #24 Jennifer Risher, author, philanthropist, change maker

We spoke with Jennifer Risher, author, philanthropist, change maker. Her book "We need to talk: A memoir about Wealth" tells the story of the impact of wealth on identity, relationships, and the sense of place in the world. Jennifer spent many years at Microsoft as a recruiter and product manager right out of school. Jennifer believes that community is key to learning and spreading information to the collective. She has a mission to educate on how we look at money, diversity, equality, etc. In 2020, she and her husband created an initiative called #HalfMyDaf, this initiative has enabled them to help move over $19.2 million from DAFs to nonprofits. She also has created funds to invest in marginal areas and communities to support underrepresented areas with an equity lens where they struggle to get loans promoting more gender equality. Join us for this truly inspiring conversation.

WIL Talk #23 Vanessa Vakharia, The Math Guru

We had a conversation with Vanessa Vakharia, a rock star, literally!!! A math guru, an advocate for women in STEM and so much more. You will not want to miss this lively conversation as Vanessa shares her journey and how to love math again!! And on a more serious note why women are still under represented in STEM. She will make you laugh and get moving to make change happen in this world. You ready to be inspired to make a difference?

WIL Talk #22 Nikki Self, co-founder of Saponetti

We had an inspiring conversation with Nikki Self, co-founder of Saponetti, disruptor and champion for building sustainable options that impact communities, our environment and our eco-systems. In this conversation, Nikki shared her "WHY" for educating and promoting an eco-conscious lifestyle and how each of us can do our part to reduce, reuse, refill, recycle in order to minimize the strain of human consumption on our world.

WIL Talk #21 Cristina Tahoces, DHN, NNCP, TEDx speaker, holistic nutritionist, owner of Thrive Nutrition Practice

We discussed "Burn out or Bow out" with Cristina Tahoces, DHN, NNCP.

During our discussion we addressed:

  • The impact of burnout on mental health, being physically present but emotionally absent.
  • This state of overwhelm and the difficulty to get out of the weeds.
  • Sleep and how we get more of it?
  • How to bring more love and joy to your life.

She shared with us how we can use nutrition to get out of the weeds, build confidence, and enhance our courage. Be sure you mark your calendar and are ready to fill your toolbox with some excellent tips to Thrive.

Women's Leadership Council Presents The Power of You featuring Vicki Bradley

WIL Talk #20 Erika Biesenthal, Chief Number Cruncher and founder of Plan by Numbers

We spoke with Erika Biesenthal, Chief Number Cruncher and founder of Plan By Numbers. Erika is a dynamo and shared with us some of the biggest mistakes business owners make. In our session, we talked about your why for doing what you do, some of the necessary habits to create as a business owner and most importantly your profits. Most business owners work so hard in their business that they don't even think about paying themselves and as women, we know that story runs true in many aspects of our lives. We put everyone else first so Erika shared tips on how to ensure proper cash flow and paying yourself consistently.

Erika is offering a bookkeeping crash course starting October, please click link to learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3AXdMtI

WIL Talk #19 Fawn Annan, CEO & President of IT World Canada

We spoke with Fawn Annan about her journey in navigating digital media and marketing technologies. Fawn is a trailblazer and has been an advocate for women throughout her career. She is the Vice-Chair Board of Directors for Women in Communication and Technology. She is also the co-author of “Digital Transformation in the first person, Surviving and Thriving in a hyper-competitive era.” Fawn shared with us some of her biggest and best lessons in navigating as a woman in leadership and how she continues to stretch herself.

WIL Talk #18 Jackie Porter, Award-winning Financial Planner

We spoke with Jackie Porter, one of Canada's most recognized financial planners! She is the author of "Single by Choice or Chance, the smart women's guide to living longer better" I cannot wait to dig into what inspired this book. Jackie shared with us how she created a 7 figure net worth out of very humble beginnings and she will share insights and real-life stories on how to build a financial fortress in this age of uncertainty. We invite you to take this quiz prior to our call to learn what fabulous "Sex and the City" actor you most resemble. You can tell already Jackie is a lot of fun and knows how to work hard play hard.

Take the "Sex and the City" Quiz here.

WIL Talk #17 Kelly Wendorf, author of Flying Lead Change

We spoke with Kelly Wendorf, author, visionary teacher, horse-woman, and socially responsible entrepreneur from Santa Fe New Mexico. I am so excited to have Kelly on the WIL Talk podcast. I fell in love with Kelly's book, "Flying Lead Change" an evolutionary kinship with horses and just knew we needed to hear her message. She shared with us her journey into the EQUUS experience and how an ancient system reveals how to respond to our changing world. We learned about being fully present, safety, connection, the lead mare and so much more.

What energy do you most resonate with? Feminine or Masculine?

I spent many of my executive years in masculine energy which kept me from Being my full self. I shared this with Ralph Graves Jr on the "Unstoppable" podcast that as women, I believe we have tried to fit into a male dominated world especially in the corporate world. And that actually takes away from the power we bring to the table. As we navigate these types of situations it's important that we bring our full self, to share the strengths and talents that we have so that we harmonize both the feminine and the masculine energy.

Men and women equally must harmonize both sides of their energy to bring their best self to the world. Listen to the full episode with Ralph Graves Jr on the "Unstoppable" podcast.

WIL Talk #16 Kelli Thompson, leadership coach, speaker, writer

We had a conversation with Kelli Thompson, leadership coach, speaker, and writer. Kelli has earned her MBA and has served as Adjunct Management Faculty at the University of Nebraska - Omaha. Her thought leadership can be found on Thrive Global, Introvert Dear, Working Mother and IndogoBlue Magazine. But her favourite roles are wife and mother to a beautiful teenage daughter. You will not want to miss this conversation where we discussed taming the imposter monster. Kelli shared her favourite tips on how to handle that imposter monster especially when we are faced with life-changing moments such as, when you are about to do something exciting in your career, starting a new relationship, and why it is so hard to shake the feeling that you'll be " found out" as unqualified or a fraud? The feeling has a name "imposter syndrome", she shared the importance of why you need to STOP over estimating others' intelligence and underestimating your own.

WIL Talk #15 Angela Podolsky, founder of Kinesics.com

We had a conversation with Angela Podolsky, an award-winning entrepreneur with expertise in public speaking, corporate training, sales and business consulting. She is the founder of Kinesics.com, a consulting firm that helps business achieve their full potential by mastering the art of body language and non-verbal communication. Angela is a mentor and influencer to many.

During our discussion, you will better understand your own body language, non-verbal communication, how to read others, what might be sabotaging your message and key pointers from in-person to virtual calls.

WIL Talk #14, Julie Karaman van Schaardenburg, founder of Feelfullyyou.com

We spoke with Juliette -Van Schaardenburg, a coach, teacher, and writer on relationships, healing, sex and intimacy, trauma and how to choose you! Such an incredible conversation and learning experience. She specializes in the reinvention of the most intimate relationship in life...The one you have with yourself.

This episode will touch on why and how to choose you!

WIL Talk #13, Sybil Allen, CEO of The Human Factor

On May 13, 2021, we spoke with Sybil Allen, CEO of The Human Factor. Sybil has her Masters degree in Clinical and Medical social work as well as a Doctorate in Philosophy, Social and Organizational Psychology. She works diligently to maximize human potential and we are thrilled to have her join us. She shared tips on how to create space for courageous conversations and to take ethical action, one person, at a time. Her career has been focused on leadership development, conflict resolution and crisis management. It is an episode you wouldn't want to miss!

Download a list of FREE resources Sybil has provided for us!

WIL Talk #12, Lori Bailey, CEO of Just4Women Group

On April 22nd, 2021 we spoke with Lori Bailey, CEO of Just4Women Group. Lori is a seasoned veteran in the retail industry having worked with some iconic retailers across North America throughout her career. But a few years ago she made the decision it was time to go out on her own. Her story is one of passion, commitment, and resilience. One of her superpowers is her ability to bring that entrepreneur spirit to any corporation and now she is doing it for herself. Lori will share her stories of the challenges faced when striking out on our own to create something fresh and meaningful. She saw a need in the marketplace and went for it.

WIL Talk #11 Dr. Rachel Corradetti-Sargeant, ND

On April 8th, 2021, we had a discussion with Dr. Rachel Corradetti-Sargeant, ND. Dr. Rachel was destined for a career in Naturopathic Medicine – she’s a part total science nerd and part no-holds-barred health nut. Her recent focus is on both sides of the fertility spectrum - either women looking to try to conceive or women coming to the end of their fertile years. We got tips from her experiences in helping women of all ages and stages about menopause and hormonal changes. It is a discussion you wouldn't want to miss!

WIL Talk #10, Ashley Houston, Blogger & Influencer at Nashville Wifestyles

We had a discussion with Ashley Houston, blogger and influencer at Nashville Wifestyles. Ashley was voted one of the Top 9 Bloggers in the SouthernUnited States in 2020. During our conversation she shared her stories about her battles with mental health and the impact it has on her daily life, being a high impact momprenuer, and showing up as your full and authentic self always!!

WIL Talk #9 Kimberly Kingsley, Author, Teacher, Licensed Counsellor

March 11th, 2021

We spoke to Kimberly Kingsley, author, teacher & licensed counsellor as she shared her work on "Brain state" and Being in "Flow". She took us on a journey to learn more about living with a higher vibration and how our current environment is a gift.

Vicki Bradley: On Resilience and Being in Alignment

March 5th, 2021

On Power, Purpose, Play's new podcast "The Midlife Reinvention", Kavita interviews Vicki Bradley who graciously shares her views on the importance of resilience and being in alignment with yourself, and so much more.

WIL Talk #8 Kathy Jo Van & Stacey Felzer, Empowering Women Mentorship program

February 25th, 2021

We spoke with 2 very special guest, Kathy Jo Van and Stacey Felzer.  These 2 ladies have had an incredible career individually and now collectively. In 2020, they combined forces and created the Empowering Women Mentorship program. Utilizing their own experiences in business and their collective network they saw the need for women to have strong and diverse mentors. Join us to learn more about the importance of mentorship and how to find the right mentor. Watch this session to better understand what steps you can take in finding your next mentor.  To learn more about their program, please visit their website.

WIL Talk #7 Tosca Reno, a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and international best-selling author

February 11th, 2021

We had a discussion with Tosca Reno, a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a New York Times, Amazon, and International best-selling author, fitness expert, and motivational speaker. The originator of the Eat Clean Revolution, for the past two decades, she has helped millions of followers lose weight, become healthy, and live their best lives with the Eat-Clean Diet ® . Tosca's mission is to inform and inspire women to nourish their mind, body, and soul using the principles of the Eat Clean® lifestyle. Tosca will share her stories of resilience and why reinvention is such a beautiful thing. This is a podcast you will not want to miss! For more about Tosca, please visit her website!

The Leaders Who Care by Dynamis Group

February 10th, 2021

Listen to the episode with Vicki Bradley, Founder and CEO of Women in Leadership Empowered, to:
✔️ Learn about the various aspects of a culture of care,
✔️ Discover how to take ownership in any situation,
✔️ Find inspiration to overcome any struggle by adjusting your perspective,
...and much more!

WIL Empowered and Ryerson University "Breakfast Series" #3

January 5th, 2021

In this final session, we discuss with industry experts how to take action with respect to getting DEI and how to measure. During the fireside chat you will hear the importance of building new and modern systems to address systemic barriers, best practices on how to create a culture that is inclusive and diverse, and naming those individuals that fuel or sabotage the culture. If you are interested in learning more or joining one of our session please reach out to us at info@wilempowered.com.

WIL Talk #6 Adrienne Enns, Founder of May You Know Joy and author of “Intentional Days”

December 16th, 2020

On Dec 16, 2020, we had a discussion with Adrienne. She is a woman with a purpose and she shared with us why her passion is focused on Joy. Adrienne is the author of “Intentional Days’ a beautiful book reflecting on how to live each day with intentional purpose.

WIL Talk #5 Nasheen Liu, Partner & SVP, CIO Program Strategy, The IT Media Group

December 3rd, 2020

On Dec 3, 2020, we had a discussion with Nasheen Liu of IT Media Group, where Nasheen shared her story of agility, courage and resilience as she traveled from China as a young woman to 2 Continents, learned 3 languages and her ventures through 3 careers. Her stories will inspire and captivate you.

WIL Talk #4 Julie Hansen, Global Executive Advisor at Salesforce

November 19th, 2020

The Power of You with Vicki Bradley

November 17th, 2020

This talk was recorded November 17, 2020 during Beyond U Conference by Power Purpose Play. Is happiness after midlife a myth? ✨ According to the U-Curve of Happiness - a theory that our life satisfaction drops to its lowest point in midlife, and begins its recovery around age 50 - the answer is NO. ✨At Power Purpose Play we want to flip the script from midlife "crisis" to midlife reinvention. This is the time to fearlessly embrace all of our talents and creativity, to make midlife (and beyond) our best life. The Beyond U Conference will empower you to recognize your innate strengths and talents to embrace a life of renewed purpose - to go BEYOND the U you are today.

Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien Masterclass

November 5th, 2020

On Nov 5th,  our guests joined Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien, Founder and CEO of luxury skincare brand, NANNETTE de GASPÉ, for a virtual skincare masterclass and tutorial experience.

The session opened with a discussion on Nannette’s entrepreneurial journey into the world of beauty and introduce her luxurious, award-winning range of natural, high-performance, results-focused skincare products, and its highly patented ingredient delivery technology.

Attendees learned how to simplify their beauty routine with tips and techniques to keep their skin looking youthful, hydrated, and healthy while experiencing a hands-on class where they discovered how to do their own facial care at home. Nannette and her team walked us through each step, with an introduction to micro-needling and dry masking, and demystify some of the common misconceptions around skincare.

NANNETTE de GASPÉ, is a luxury, natural, lifestyle beauty brand bringing innovative, ground-breaking cosmetic solutions which truly benefit the skin. The brand launched in 2016 at Selfridges in London, followed by Colette in Paris, quickly growing into a cult favorite with exclusive distribution in top luxury retailers and spas around the world, including Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Holt Renfrew, Lane Crawford, Harvey Nichols, The Beverly Hills Hotel, plus several others. It has been dubbed the “disruptor in the beauty industry” by WWD and Vogue and has won multiple awards.

WIL Talk #3 Dr. Patty Ann Tublin, CEO & Founder of Relationship Toolbox LLC

November 2nd, 2020

On November 2nd, we spoke with Dr. Patty Ann Tublin, an internationally recognized relationship and communications expert. She has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox news, to name a few and is a best selling author of “Money can buy you Happiness: Secrets Women need to know to Get Paid What They Are Worth!” and “Not Tonight Dear, I’ve Got a Business to Run”.  Dr. Patty tells it like it is and has a global presence in making a difference. In this episode of WIL Talk she brought insight, humour and a matter of fact voice to support women in showing up. Watch this episode to learn more about tapping into your inner confidence.

WIL Talk #2 Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien , Founder and CEO of Nannette de Gaspé Luxury Skin Care Brand

October 14th, 2020

Our second episode of our Women Leaders Talk is dedicated to the beauty of each of us on the inside and the outside. We spoke with Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien, the Founder and CEO of Nannette de Gaspé Luxury Skin Care Brand– Nannette’s mission is focused on the inner beauty that wields the tapestry of our lives and the legacy we leave behind. It is her mission to help women feel beautiful from the inside out and uplift every aspect of their lives. Watch to learn about Nannette’s story that started in banking and eventually lead her to being a total disruptor of the luxury skin care industry.

WIL Talk #1 Purpose. Power. Play Founder Kavita Ahuja Interview

October 6th, 2020

Introducing our virtual speaker series Women Leaders Talk where we interview successful, empowered women on how they overcome adversity, build resilience and confidence to achieve success in their careers and in their lives. Watch our first episode from October 6th.  Our first episode is dedicated to the importance of understanding your own power, purpose and why play is so vitally important. We spoke with Kavita Ahuja, Founder of Power.Purpose.Play – a global platform that helps women recognize their unique talents and strengths to achieve personal growth. Find out how Kavita helps women identify their superpowers and how she found her purpose.

Building the new normal in corporate: Acting today for a strong, diverse future

September 2020

How To Develop a Growth Mindset

August 2020

The Growth Movement

July 2020

TuskHub's third segment of the Growth Movement featured Vicki Bradley on the topic of “Curiosity”!

Fireside Chat

June 2020

WIL Empowered and Ryerson University's Ted Rogers Information Technology School of Management host the first of a 3-part breakfast virtual series on "Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable" in building a strong diverse future.  Our fireside chat features Sudevi Gothi Partner and Legal counsel at Pallot Valo, Charles Lewis VP and CTO Telus Health, and Jennifer Laidlaw Inclusion Partners CIBC.

WIL Empowered Official Launch

May 2019

After spending a year in beta test mode, conducting research and a year at Red Hat an open source technology company, it's finally official "Women in Leadership Empowered" is born and virtual for global participation. We gathered over 50 women to come together to connect, learn, grow all while forging new relationships in building our thriving community.

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