Category Archives: Women in Business

Idalia Obregon

Idalia Obregon is an entrepreneur, engineer, marketer and leader with experience spanning the not-for-profit and private sectors in Canada, Latin America, US and the EU. She is the President and Founder of an international management consulting and marketing firm with the purpose of promoting trade and investment between Canada, Latin American and European markets called “Exito Trade […]

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Judi Smith

Judi Smith, of Aon, has extensive experience in the insurance industry. Judi’s primary areas of expertise are manufacturing and product liability. Judi uses extensive knowledge to counsel manufacturing, contracting and construction clients about the best insurance options to effectively protect their business. What is your experience of the glass ceiling?  I am on the sales […]

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Ingrid Läderach Steven

Ingrid Läderach Steven, for the past 30 years, has owned and operated Swiss Master Chocolatier selling “Beautiful Chocolates to Beautiful People”, which are flown in from her native country, Switzerland. “In this time, we have built up a most loyal clientele from all walks of life, which is one of the reasons I still continue […]

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Julia Salgueiro

Julia Salgueiro has more than 15 years experience in marketing and business in Canada and South America. She is the Director of recruiting candidates in The Americas and The Caribbean regions for ConnectCA Business Immigration. ConnectCA Business Immigration Inc. is a practice that provides specialized immigration services for investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals. What is […]

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Karima-Catherine Goundiam

Karima-Catherine Goundiam is the founder and managing director of Red Dot Digital, which she launched in 2014 with the aim of bringing greater efficiency and diversity to the world of digital and social media. Before Red Dot, she managed digital and social media for Deloitte Canada and directed social media for Ford. What is your […]

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Doris Pontieri

Doris Pontieri is an artist and we are delighted that she will be joining us on March 8 to provide a demonstration. What is your experience of a glass ceiling? For most of my life, until I took my art to a professional level, I worked in primarily male dominated industries. My first job out of […]

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Briar Emond

Briar earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Guelph University, after which she explored careers in finance as well as film and television production. Briar was bit by the bug while finger painting with her children. That quickly led to a daily endeavor of expanding her knowledge and skills in the realm of visual arts. […]

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Sandra Robson

Sandra Robson freelanced as a Graphic Designer – Illustrator for most of her career. She currently works within a corporate environment as an Art Director – Graphic Designer. “Creativity touches everything I do. My playground is the canvas, with intuition as my compass and a paint brush in hand”. What is your experience of a […]

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Donna Child

With a deep-seated interest in fine art and design and an aspiration to provide mid-career and established artists with a venue to exhibit, Donna Child established Artworld Fine Art as one of the top, full-service galleries in Toronto. Representing 30+ Canadian painters, illustrators, photographers and sculptors, the gallery has a mandate to satisfy the needs of all […]

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Aline Ayoub

Aline Ayoub is an accomplished Human Resources professional and trusted HR advisor for small businesses. She played a leading role in the senior leadership team in HR at Hudson’s Bay Company, Loblaw’s and Sears for over 30 years. Aline is the CEO and founder of Aline Ayoub HR Consulting. She works with small-business owners and emerging […]

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