Category Archives: Women in Business

International Women’s Day

Thanks for joining us for our International Women’s Day celebration on March 8, 2018, our Brit way to have a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We had an array of special guests from the worlds of business, art and music, culinary delights, wine, beer & champagne from around the globe, a Spanish […]

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Floria Chiu

Floria was born in Windsor, Ontario. She attended York University and then Ryerson University in Toronto, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics and Public Administration. Floria started her career with a start-up company in the security management industry, where she remained for several years. In her role, Floria was responsible for day-to-day […]

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Lubna Khader

Lubna Khader is the Lead Data Scientist at Addictive Mobility. She got her Masters degree in Applied Computing from the University of Toronto in 2014, and has been working in the fields of Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics since then. She has helped create the first data products at Addictive Mobility and grew the […]

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Anne Popoff

Anne was born in Paris, France and has lived, studied and worked in several countries before and after immigrating to Canada. Following an international career in Investment Banking and Microfinance, Anne embraced a second career in the wine industry. As a certified sommelier and holder of the prestigious Diploma from WSET, she is also a […]

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Christina Fisker

Christina Fisker is an international trade professional, with over 20 years’ experience working in customs and global logistics.  Her experience spans a few industries, including customs audits & accounting with KPMG, import-export compliance with Pitney Bowes global e-commerce, as well as freight forwarding, brokerage and compliance within a family entrepreneurship.  Christina began her career in […]

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Claire Thornhill

  Claire is an investment analyst at CI Investments, one of Canada’s largest investment fund companies, where she is responsible for the energy and industrial equity investments in her team’s portfolios. She has worked in the capital markets since graduating in 2006, spending seven years on the proprietary trading desk at Susquehanna International Group (SIG) […]

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Sherille Layton

Sherille Layton British born and a dedicated Torontonian, now living in the Lawrence Park community, Sherille has spent her working life building relationships. After travelling the World as an international merchandise buyer in London and Hong Kong, Sherille immigrated to Canada to utilize her gifts in a new endeavor, Real Estate. Passionate about homes, she has been a […]

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Laura Fernandez

Laura Fernandez, musician and host of Jazz FM, will be performing and MC tonight. What is your experience of a glass ceiling? I have generally found myself in male dominated careers and have found that I have had to work very hard in order to be taken seriously but I have been blessed to have […]

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Fern Horine

Fern Horine is the Deputy British Consul General to Toronto. “In Canada, I’m delighted to be part of a great network including many fantastic women colleagues: two of our Consuls-General are female and the incoming High Commissioner, Susan Le Jeune, will be the UK’s first female High Commissioner to Canada. Also, the UK’s Trade Team in […]

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Chelsea Prescod

Chelsea Prescod is the Country Director of WEConnect International in Canada. As an entrepreneur, she has focused her energies to create messages and stories capable of moving any audience. Chelsea recently held an Entrepreneur-in-Residence role for the Starter Company program at the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre. She has also held numerous creative and marketing […]

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