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Shaden Abushaera is the Founder and Managing Partner of HeraCloset.  I am a Mom, Feminist, and Entrepreneur. I know how challenging it is to pursue your dream and start your own business because what I fear and hate the most are unfulfilled opportunities.  I decided that I am no longer accepting the status quo.  The dream was simple; create a new world of self-expression for independent local artists and to help them sell their creations in a meaningful way.  Visit www.HeraCloset.com.

Cathy Nesbitt is a Health and Wellness Advocate. Cathy is the Founder of Cathy’s Crawly Composters (est 2002), Cathy’s Sprouters and Cathy’s Laughter Club. She is a multi award-winning environmental innovator who uses workshops and inspirational speaking to motivate people to live a more sustainable life.
Visit Cathy @ http://cathyscomposters.com

Sara is a holistic health business leader & Co-Founder of Flow Network. Early on Sara was growing communities in health as well as business. She combines her joy & expertise of video storytelling, business bridging & holistic wellness in her ‘role’ with Flow Network. Her passion is inspiring & documenting evolution through her Broadcast Visionary lens, of what she feels is one of the greatest paradigm shifts our humanity will see. The rise of creative, heart-centered leaders. www.saradifelice.com  www.flownetwork.ca

Honoured as the trailblazing entrepreneur For Women in Canadian Optical, Wendy Buchanan is the founder and creative force behind Perceptions Eyewear Inc.: a one-of-a-kind mobile eyewear boutique in Toronto, Canada. Wendy offers personal Eyewear Styling appointments right at client’s home/office. Recognized as the Eyewear Image Expert, Wendy is an Image Consultant, Licensed Optician and Educator sharing her program, Be Spectacular™ globally.
www.perceptionseyewear.com, www.bespectacular.com

Five years ago Rebecca founded Pivot & Pilot Creative, a design agency in Vancouver that specializes in branding, packaging design, advertising, and website design.  Aside from running her agency, Rebecca speaks, conducts workshops and hosts a “Conversations” panel where P&P interviews business leaders in Vancouver.
She also hosts P&P’s YouTube channel that explores the way design influences consumer behaviour.
On the side she dabbles in stand-up and hangs with her dog.
Portfolio at pivotandpilot.com

I was born in Essex England and moved to Canada when I was 23, looking for adventure. I wanted to be a Realtor⊙  but with no family to lean on I had to wait. Four children, a divorce, elderly parents needing care and finally it was time for me. The result of these life lessons is that I have compassion, empathy and see the world from many perspectives. The job of a good Realtor⊙ is to find out about you and how I may best help you. I learned this from the sale of my very first home, it made me feel special and now I pass it on to my clients. Connect with Hilary at  hilarywrathall.com

Catherine Ferrar is one of The Jelly Girls a business that started as a child’s dream in a neighbour’s Garden of Eden. With a passion for food, she shares her dream with Chefs, home cooks and small food businesses at Our Kitchen Brantford.  Catherine loves that the making of good food has created a family and built a supportive community that celebrates everyone’s success.  She is growing into her grownup dream.  I am very proud. Visit Catherine at http://ourkitchenbrantford.ca/

Lorraine Peters is a wife, mother, nana. She has 2 daughters & 3 step Children, 5 grandsons & 2 granddaughters. As a Senior Stylist with Nygard Style Direct she loves to help women look & feel fabulous.. She is a co-author of Dynamic Women Success Secrets, a member of Brantford Chamber of Commerce, Brantford Company of Women, Brant Women Networking Group and a Lifetime member of Dynamic Women International. Visit Lorraine at: www.lorrainepeters.nygardstyle.com

Karen Guse is a registered Social Service Worker. AKA – people person. I truly enjoy meeting new people. I want to hear your story, your aspirations. I have university certificates in Geriatrics & Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation. I’m a mom of two adult boys. I had a previous girl who lost her medical battle at age 18. She is with me every day chatting on my shoulder “you can do this mom”. I am encouraged everyday to continue to work hard with my new entrepreneurship dreams. I volunteer with our local victims services. Allow me to help you with your business marketing.      Connect with Karen @ http://www.coffeenewsbrant.ca

Laura Tedesco like many small business owners is currently wearing many hats, jewellery designer and proud mom of 2 boys. Family is everything to me and feel blessed to be able to work with my husband while carrying on a family tradition. Love to travel, health and wellness, cooking and spending time with my family.  Visit Laura @ www.lauratedesco.com