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As a writer, I am the author of 3 successful books on Canadian marketing and media relations and was a weekly columnist at the Globe and Mail newspaper and the Toronto Star. As an educator, I have taught marketing courses at the Schulich School of Business, the University of Toronto, and the University of Western Ontario. As an entrepreneur, I have worked with many high-profile clients, including the Toronto Blue Jays and Queen’s University. Visit : www.woottensommers.com

Meaghan is the founder of Joyful Mud Puddles. Her homeschooling and parenting coaching is focused on supporting parents, guiding them from feelings of overwhelm and frustration towards confidence and peace. She uses a combination of experiential activities, and gentle parenting techniques while working with families both online and in person. She also writes a blog from the heart about life, parenting and homeschooling with her three adventurous boys. www.joyfulmudpuddles.com

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