Christina Pilarski - Women of Inspiration

Articles Behind the Chicks: Christina Pilarski


Christina Pilarski - Women of Inspiration

Christina Pilarski – CEO, CIPR Communications

Chief Chick of Marketing and Communications, Canadian Business Chicks


Women who own businesses and work in the business space aren’t just symbols of strength and independence. They are evidence of greater gender equality in the professional world. When it comes to support for businesswomen, it’s important to seek out companies with the mission of helping female entrepreneurs – or seek out companies being run by women.

Meet Christina Pilarski, founder and CEO of CIPR Communications, a strategic communications firm specializing in public relations, digital communications, and training.

Christina believes in the power of meaningful relationships and strategic engagement both online and offline; her passion surrounding engagement has solidified her role as a leader within the communications industry.

Through public relations, communications, marketing, and stakeholder relations – strategy and execution, Christina and her team work closely with Canadian Business Chicks.

A daily routine of self-care is important for Christina. “Every morning and evening, I write a Five-Minute Journal entry. If you don’t have one of these, get one,” she said, adding, “I also really guard my time and set realistic timelines for myself, my clients, and my family,” said the mother of twin boys.

Christina’s number one goal is to build a team as passionate about communicating and engaging as she is. “I want to be a leader that empowers and gives my team as much room as they need to perform and drive towards success, and I want to be one of the first names companies think of when they think about engaging a firm to help them with their communications needs.”

A short-term business goal for Christina in 2018 is to triple revenue. CIPR is well on its way and that is in part due to connections made through organizations they believe in – like Canadian Business Chicks.

When asked what her favorite Canadian Business Chicks event is throughout the year, she excitedly answered “The awards! Women of Inspiration is a truly awesome event – last year I filled a table with inspiring female clients and… Click To Tweet

Thank you so much for everything, Christina!

Article Written by

Monica Kretschmer

Monica Kretschmer

Monica is the Founder and CEO of Universal Womens Network™, formerly Canadian Business Chicks, Women of Inspiration™ Awards, The Nest Foundation™ and SupportHER ™ elevating male leaders who champion women in their networks, workplaces, and communities, and MentorHER™ Mentorship Program. She is the founder of The Nest Foundation™ empowering women to rebuild their lives for themselves and their children through mentorship, education, and wellness. Monica is a native Calgarian, visionary, speaker and serial entrepreneur, passionate about celebrating and advocating for women to prosper personally and professionally. She is committed to Gender Equality and fostering a network where diversity, innovation, recognition, mentorship is valued. Monica's mission is to inspire women to lead with a purpose and prosper in business and life. Since launching in 2014, Monica has broken traditional barriers and silos by embracing collaboration and diversity. In five short years, Monica has built a recognizable National brand across Canada and spearheaded partnerships with government agencies, non-profits, venture capitalists, and women’s organizations. In 2015, Monica created Women of Inspiration™ Awards to recognize a woman who helped her overcome adversity and a life-changing Seven Journey in the justice system with 4800 hundred hours of litigation, 22 days of trial and 56 + court appearances. Monica’s personal story of resilience was the fuel to create Women of Inspiration™ to honour one woman, her lawyer. Women of Inspiration celebrates, recognizes and inspire women across Canada who lead by example and inspire others to be more and do more.

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