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virtual Virtual Success Summit + Round Table – Relaunch Female Entrepreneurs! June 10 and 11

June 10, 2020 @ 7:00 am - June 11, 2020 @ 2:30 pm MDT

$10.00 – $199.00

Virtual Success Summit – Relaunch, Rebuild, Recover!

Female Entrepreneurs Relaunch!

2 Day Virtual Success Summit + Roundtable – June 10 and 11


We are empowering female entrepreneurs across Canada to succeed!

Success Stories | Business Recovery | Resilience | Mental Health | Transformation | Panel Discussions | Strategy Sessions | Leadership | Negotiation | Crisis Management | Self-Care & More!




General  Summit Pass – $ 10 – 2 Days | Agenda | (Round Table Pass not included).

VIP Women-Owned Pass – 2 Days + $ 99 (Includes 1-year Wome-Owned Business Directory Listing), 2- Day Summit Pass|  Access to Reply Recordings| Round Table Pass (Invitation to Invite-Only Round Table – Day 2 – June 11, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm), 2 Day – Summit Agenda. Social Media Mention when Directory Activated.

VIP SupportHER Pass – 2 Days – 2 Days + $ 199 (Includes 1-year SupportHER Directory Listing), 2-Day Summit Agenda | Special Mention in Social Media when Directory Listing Activated, Special Gift.

Summit + Round Table Pass – Day 2 – Summit Pass, Summit Agenda, Invitation to Private Round Table (3 pm – 5 pm) – LINK FOR ROUND TABLE EMAILED MORNING OF EVENT 90 MINUTES PRIOR TO EVENT ( $ 79)

  • Day 1 – Success Summit (9 am – 4 pm) MDT
  • Day 2 – Success Summit (9 am – 3 pm) MDT
  • Day 2 – Round Table *Invite Only and Pass Holders (3 pm – 4:30 pm + 30 min networking)



These past few months have put an extraordinary strain on our economy and especially with our female entrepreneurs. We are committed to keeping the conversation going to advance women in business and forge ahead to build sustainable businesses post COVID-19. Together, we will rebuild, relaunch, and recover to support female entrepreneurs!

We are pivoting to host a 2 -Day Success Summit on June 10 and 11. Day two will end with a Roundtable discussion to initiate a series of White Papers in support of our new normal. Register! to attend. Click here to complete your Pre-Summit Survey.

Our Goals

  • Strategic Recovery – How has COVID-19 impacted you? How can we support you?
  • Resources – Success Stories from Keynote speakers, Industry Experts, Panel Discussions on topics such as Resilience, Mental Health, Business Recovery, Inspiration, Negotiation, Innovation, Motivation and more!
  • Support Women-Owned – Launch of the Women-Owned Directory. Proudly supporting women in business.
  • Connect – Women and men who SupportHER, women-owned and women-led businesses and key stakeholders.
  • Unite for support, collaboration, and action!

Thank you to our incredible business leaders across Canada, US and UK for supporting us to support female entrepreneurs! Together we are stronger! #SupportWomenOwned #UWNSuccessSummit2020


Opening Remarks – 9:00 am MDT – Day 1 – June 10


Honourable Leela Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism, and Status of Women | @Alberta_Women

Minister Aheer was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Chestermere-Rocky View on May 5, 2015. She was re-elected on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for the newly formed riding of Chestermere-Strathmore. Born in Edmonton and raised in Chestermere, where she is raising her family, Aheer is a proud wife and mother of two boys. Prior to entering politics, Aheer was a professional vocal coach and music teacher, who instructed singing in 7 languages, owned and operated businesses as an entrepreneur, and was heavily involved in the arts, volunteerism and community service.
Leela Aheer was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women on April 30, 2019. She is also Minister responsible for the Francophone Secretariat. Previously serving as the Opposition Critic for Children’s Services and Status of Women, Aheer brings her experience as a legislator to her new portfolio. A
key priority of the new government is to provide more protections for women, through initiatives like Clare’s Law. Aheer will continue to work hard to build an Alberta that regardless of who you are, who you love, where you come from, to whom you pray – is for generations to come, strong and free.

KEYNOTE – Disarming Limiting Beliefs

Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt – #1 Megasucess Speaker, Best Selling Author @Unstoppabletrace

2019 Women of Inspiration™ Change Agent | UWN National Ambassador

TV HOST, #UnstoppableTracy is an expert on Disarming Limiting Beliefs, Seen in Oprah Magazine with 100 million ++ viral video views, #1 International Award-Winning Business Leader & Speaker with the stars, on TedX, seen in over 40+ countries, impacted over 160 countries, has an MBA, Decorated Athlete as a World Cup Sailor, the 1st 4-way amputee who climbed the Himalaya Mountains, Bestselling Author, whose foreword is written by Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul, and this year’s Canada Hall of Fame Inductee as an Honoured Humanitarian.

KEYNOTE: How Do We do Impossible

Cameron Chell – Co-Founder and CEO, BIG | TedX Speaker | @CameronChell

Cameron Chell is considered a ‘serial entrepreneur’ with his first ventures beginning at age 14 and a trajectory in business that spans more than 25 years. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Business Instincts Group (BIG) and BUILD Impossible. He has launched numerous successful tech start-ups such as Draganfly Innovations (CSE: DFLY) (OTCQB: DFLYF), ColdBore Technologies, Raptor Rig, Urthecast, KODAKOne and CurrencyWorks. His entrepreneurial success is based on principles of clear vision, quantifiable results and tireless pursuit of goals.

In 2016, his project Urthecast was awarded the number 1 Technology Company by Deloitte for the creation of the first-ever live video of Earth. A sought-after speaker, Chell has addressed audiences of thousands in settings around the world. His presentations include speeches at the United Nations, Tony Robbins and TEDx Montreal Women. His talks touch on themes ranging from technology to homelessness as he shares his life experiences of overcoming hurdles and doing “the impossible.”

A thought leader, Chell shares insights based not just on his business experience but also his life experience, which has seen him living a jet-set lifestyle as a self-made multimillionaire, to losing it all and then regaining it back again.

After the 9/11 attacks in 2001, where he was at the base of the towers and experienced first-hand at attack on the World Trade Center, Chell began a battle with addiction. He went from accomplishment and self-made success to a life of substance abuse, losing everything and living on the streets of Vancouver’s East End.

His journey towards recovery is at the centre of his “How do we do impossible?” Cameron shares how with just a few dollars and the will to survive and focus on “the next thing,” he was able to transform his life. Cameron’s message aims to inspire his audience to tackle significant challenges in their personal and professional lives.



Fred Fishback – President and CEO, Javeline Learning Solutions | SupportHER

Did you know there are billions of standardized tests administered each year in education and industry? There was actually a time when they relied on a bubble form, a number 2 pencil, and an optical scanner. While VR, AI, quantum computing, and petabytes of storage are commonplace concepts today, there was a day when a floppy disk, holding 360 kilobytes was the bleeding edge of technology. Armed with a floppy disk, some programming skills, and one of the earliest desktop computers, Fred wanted to change the way tests were administered and scored. No more paper booklets, test forms, or #2 pencils.  And, no more waiting weeks to get results. Take the test. Get the results instantly.  That was his first global success story.  As technology moved along,  something else was brewing. Computers were becoming networked with blazingly fast—-or so everyone thought back then—-300 and 1200 baud modems. Computers could talk to each other and send data across long distances. What if test data….those millions and billions of pieces of test data collected around the globe could instantly find their way back to a central repository for rapid consolidation, organization, analysis, and intelligence? Hmmm. Big test data. Instantly collected, rapidly analyzed.

That was version 2.0 of Fred’s story, followed by version 2.5, leveraging the internet for these tasks. Today, the story continues. His newest venture…scaling one-on-one relationships across the globe to make learning more personal and effective, improve healthcare in the home and facilitate a personal, global advisory team of talent for each person.

No retirement on the horizon for Fred. No slowing down. Throttle-up!

KEYNOTE – Leading From The Frontline

Linda Cruse, CEO, Frontline First – Global Humanitarian | Author | @Linda_Cruse

UWN Global Ambassador

The Dalai Lama, HRH The Prince of Wales and Sir Richard Branson are just three of the influential figures who have supported Linda Cruse in her mission to solve the most critical social, environmental and humanitarian problems around the world.

Described as a pioneer and entrepreneur, Linda is a leadership expert, inspirational speaker and successful author. Working in extreme conditions for over two decades, Linda has dedicated her life to finding creative and sustainable economic solutions that have the power to lift communities from the grip of poverty and from the depths of disaster.

KEYNOTE: Rebuilding in a Digital World

Karen McGregor  Owner, Speaker Success Formula | @SpeakerFormula

Karen McGregor has supported hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs over the past decade to double and in some cases, 10x their income through the power of high-converting talks and webinars. She walks her talk every day, sharing her message on stage with luminaries like Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, John Gray and David Wolfe.

Karen is also the founder of Speaker Success Formula and the wildly popular Rock The Stage and Rock the Digital Stage programs (for entrepreneurs who want direct results of sales and more clients through speaking and webinars).

She is a thought leader and catalyst for influencers with a powerful global message, and is the author of The Tao of Influence: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Leaders and Entrepreneurs. Her ideas and direct quotes have been featured on CTV News, Readers Digest, Breakfast Television (Toronto, Canada), Harper’s Bazaar, Florida Weekly and many other prominent media outlets.

KEYNOTE: Yes To Success

Debra Poneman – Bestselling Author, Yes to Success Seminars | @dponeman

For over 35 years, Debra Poneman, bestselling author and founder of Yes to Success Seminars, has shared her system, now used by tens of thousands of people in every corner of the globe, to create lives of not only success and abundance, but deep and profound happiness, self-love and lasting inner fulfillment.

Known as the mentor to the mentors, Debra’s students have used her teachings to become mega-successful entrepreneurs, renowned transformational leaders, NY Times bestselling authors, millionaires, billionaires—even household names.  But Debra’s greatest gift is her deep belief in each person’s magnificence and her ability to convey that belief to activate in her audience members, listeners and clients profound and lasting inner and outer transformation.

KEYNOTE – How To Flush Your S**T (Excuses)Once and For all!

Jill Sinclair – Founder, Hustler Sophisticate | Author, Speaker, Coach | @Jill_Sinclair

I’m a catalyst for real, tangible, actionable change and I open up the possibilities for people to step into their brilliance.
As an executive coach and speaker, I get my clients past their success blockers with proven business strategies. I’m the founder of Hustler Sophisticate Speaker Series and Business Bootcamps and also Author of Hustler Sophisticate business book.. I’m blessed and honoured to be a sought-after Keynote and TEDx Speaker that changes people’s lives by challenging their limits. My raw and vulnerable delivery, allows me to connect with the audience as I provide actionable takeaways that they can implement into their businesses and lives right away for massive success.

After speaking on stage with Ryan Serhant, TV Star of Million Dollar Listing NY at my inaugural Hustler Sophisticate Speaker Series, I’ve been asked to go on a speaking tour with Josh Altman, Star of Million Dollar Listing LA mid 2020. Incidentally, I have the same tour promoter as John Travolta.



Karen Stewart – CEO Fairway Divorce Solutions | Bumble Bees Venture Capital | @FairwayDivorce

2018 Women of Inspiration™ Game Changer

Karen Stewart is the Founder and CEO of Fairway Divorce Solutions, the first national divorce franchise company that is changing the way divorce happens and Bumble Bees Venture Capital, a VC with a strong social cause supporting the Female Economy and Tech while specializing in Series B opportunities. Karen is also Published Author, Speaker who is committed to disrupting both outdated thinking, markets and products.

Karen has over 25 years of experience in the business/financial world. She is experienced as a Financial Planner, Stockbroker, Insurance Agent, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Chartered Mediator, innovator and entrepreneur. She has previously founded, built and sold 5 businesses and today is focused on disrupting the Divorce Industry and Supporting women in leadership and building a national Venture Capital firm with a strong investment thesis and cause.

Karen is also an active blogger, writer, the published author of the best-selling book “Clean Break” and sought after by various media outlets for her advice and speaking engagements.

Sarah Hawco, Co-Founder and Partner, Hawcopeters | @HawcoFitness

2019 Women of Inspiration™ The Nest Award | UWN National Ambassador

Sarah has an extraordinary wealth of legal and financial expertise that brings a 360-degree perspective to the financial and debt restructuring as well as dispute resolution process. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional, holds a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, is a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Qualified Arbitrator. In her not so free time, Sarah teaches aerobics 5x per week and trains for marathons. Outside of her professional commitments, Sarah volunteers her time to teaching financial literacy at various schools and shelters.


Dana Levenson – Television News Personality, Founder, OntheDL | | @DanaLevensonTV

UWN National Ambassador

Dana Levenson is a Television News Personality with 20+ years working in broadcast TV news and information programming. Since 2000, Levenson worked as a news reporter and anchor at CTV News in TORONTO. Her role varied but, namely as a general news reporter and weekend weather anchor.

Levenson has interviewed some of the biggest names in politics, entertainment, sports, and health & education. Including, Kawai Lenoard, Wayne Gretzky, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Short, and Richard Branson. Levenson was also an on-air contributor to CTV’s Canada AM, Your Morning, News Channel, and The Social. Levenson interned in New York City at CBS News with Dan Rather before joining the CTV team.

Karen Fonseth, ICD.D – CEO, DASCH @DASCH_INC

Karen is a highly respected Chief Executive Officer with proven skills in effectively growing, managing and developing complex organizations both provincially and nationally. These organizations have ranged from start-ups through multimillion dollar corporations.  Karen is an experienced and analytical Board Director with extensive experience in corporate and board governance, strategic planning, insurance, audit & risk management, finance, communications/media relations, human resource management, government relations, standards, and policy.

Currently, Karen is the CEO of DASCH (Direct Action in Support of Community Homes).  In 1974, DASCH began as a group of families who wanted to provide community-based support for their family members with intellectual disabilities as an alternative to the institutional-based residences and services of the time.  Since 2001 under Karen’s leadership, DASCH has rapidly grown as the organization responded to demand from families, closing institutions, and government.  In 2001, DASCH supported 50 clients, operated eleven locations, and had a staff component of 55.  Today, DASCH supports hundreds of clients, operates over 60 locations throughout Winnipeg, and has a staff component of 700.

Siobhan Calderbank – Director Talent Managemen, LCBO | @MeetSiobhan

2019 Women of Inspiration™ Diversity and Inclusion | UWN National Ambassador

Siobhan Calderbank is a keynote speaker, recognized Learning Leader, consultant, and award-winning author. She has over 20 years of progressive experience in transforming businesses, leading change and developing leaders. She has spoken internationally to diverse groups and to thousands of people from over 70 countries at conferences, events, seminars, and planning sessions to motivate individuals to work more collaboratively. Siobhan is the Founder of Butterfly Ladies – a Mentoring Program committed to helping develop the careers of women and youth, especially visible minorities. She was also voted Top 10 Inspirational Female Entrepreneur 2019 by Women Entrepreneur and recognized as one of The 10 Most Influential Businesswomen to Follow in 2020 by Insights Success. At LCBO, Siobhan is an experienced Director of Talent Management and focuses on talent development, learning, change management, and diversity and inclusion.



Victoria Lennox – Co-Founder, Nineteen Ai  | @VLennox 

Motivated to inspire other leaders through sharing a journey but also through discussing critical trends and opportunities using advanced digital technologies, including AI, for the future. Victoria is one of Canada and Britain’s leading proponents of innovation, entrepreneurship and technology to foster a more ethical, sustainable and safer future for everyone. Her more than 15 years in the startup community, including investor and government relations, keeps us all on track and focused on building a nimble, responsive, AI-based technology platform for the short and long-term.

Leadership in our New Reality

  • Guidance on entrepreneurial leadership in our new reality
  • Building safe and sustainable businesses
  • Leveraging AI and advanced technologies to build a stronger future as a leader, for your family and business success


Angela Groeneveld – CEO, Emerge Agency | @Agbizcoach

I am passionate about seeing and seizing opportunities for small businesses to increase their performance. Providing support, coaching, and strategic direction for businesses facing growth, changes, or disaster recovery challenges while contributing to growing rural communities economies. I am an entrepreneur with an extensive history of running small businesses in rural Alberta and British Columbia and generating results. From the cattle industry to the fashion industry, to the health & wellness industry; I have firsthand knowledge of the things that can make you successful and the obstacles that can get in the way like man-made or natural disasters, I have experienced them all.

I have combined further disaster recovery, coaching, and Economic Development training to my portfolio to expand my services and continue to do what I love. I am all about putting my knowledge and expertise into action to serve you and your goals. Be prepared to be challenged, to take a hard look at what is possible, and above all to roll up your sleeves and get to work with me. Passion to action = success.

Business Pulse Check During Disaster Recovery

  • What stage is your business in recovery
  • How to prevent the second disaster in a false economy
  • In every disaster is opportunity


Corinne Finnie – CEO, 29 DEgree Institute, Transformation Strategist 

Corinne is an experienced thought leader for aligning communities and organizations towards achieving strategic imperatives during disaster recovery. She finds innovative ways to implement collaborative ecosystems as a solution for people in communities and organizations to work together to achieve a common goal. She has presented her methodologies and experience to delegates across the globe on community collaboration and economic diversification to achieve sustainable economic and social prosperity. Experienced Strategist with a demonstrated history of building sustainable programmes in municipal government, health care, higher education, private sector, rural, remote, and Indigenous communities to achieve challenging strategic business imperatives. Strong private and public sector professional skilled in Human Capital Alignment with Strategic Direction, Culture Transformation, Community Engagement, Business Community Stakeholder Alignment, Change Leadership, Programme Management, and Organizational Development.

Mindset of Authentic Collaboration to Achieve Strategic Goals

  • Explore the value of authentic collaboration.
  • Implementation of an impactful framework to create professional collaborative ecosystems.
  • Align, Create, and Flow – a system that keeps optimism and strategy working collectively towards outcomes.


Vilupti Corlis – Senior Consultant with UN Women | Strategic Advisor to the Governor of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | @Vilupti  

Vilupti Corlis is a seasoned international advisor with more 25-years’ experience internationally building, leading and managing highly successful game changing, award-winning initiatives. She has worked extensively on addressing issues of poverty, financial inclusion, health access, entrepreneurship, indigenous rights and women’s economic empowerment. She is currently a Senior Consultant with UN Women; the Strategic Advisor to the Governor of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; and, and Adjunct Faculty member at Vancouver Island University Her most previous role was as Vice President at the Asia Pacific Foundation Canada’s leading think-tank on the Asia Pacific Region. Amongst other initiatives, Vilupti has led: Canada’s APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership Initiative; and for the United Nations she conceived and led the “Sanap Wantaim” movement; the “One Million Men One Million Promises to End Violence Against Women” campaign; and, the highly acclaimed “2005 International Year of Microcredit”. Vilupti has worked on the antecedents to poverty such as malaria, championing a focus on malaria at the 2008 G8 Summit; and, in
the same year, convening 17 heads of state, along with business leaders such as Bill Gates and celebrities such as Bono in an event that raised more than $3 billion for the issue. In addition, she designed and oversaw the she designed and oversaw the award-winning “United Against Malaria” campaign for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Joanne Fedyko – Founder, Connection Silicon Valley | @ConnectSV

Joanne Fedeyko is the Founder & CEO of Connection Silicon Valley, an organization that helps Canadian companies collaborate, connect, innovate, and partner with Silicon Valley’s world-renowned technology ecosystem via programs, events and customized consulting. One of CSV’s signature programs helps connect Canadian women-led startups to Silicon Valley’s influential network to help them grow and scale. Joanne manages theBoardlist in Canada, a curated talent marketplace that connects highly qualified female candidates to global board opportunities. Joanne is a native Albertan and has lived in Silicon Valley for 20 years. One of Silicon Valley’s greatest assets is an ecosystem built on collaboration and helping others succeed. It’s a quality that every startup founder can benefit from as they look to launch their company or grow a successful business. Join us for this informative session and come away with tactical advice you can apply to become a better, more collaborative leader. You’ll not only grow your business, but you will also be helping others grow theirs – and that is where true success lies.

Being a Collaborative Leader

  • 3 ways you can support others when you don’t think you have anything to offer
  • How to build your network and grow as a leader in this digital era
  • Supporting teams with a “Yes, and …” mentality

Michelle Richmond – Michelle Richmond Focus Mentor to Business Leaders | @MichelleRichmond

People have scrambled to label what Michelle does — she has been described as a Business Mentor, a Health and Lifestyle Coach, a Game Changer, a Maverick, an Inexorable Leader, the one that makes her laugh, a Spiritual Master and (the one she loves the most) — ‘The Jedi of Coaches’. And on some level, all of the above are true. Understanding the ecosystem that is our humanity and the multi-facets of what it takes to create sustainable paradigm shifts is complex and requires a capacity to think and see outside of the square and to consider the intricacies of a system as a whole. Her passion is to leverage intelligent people and businesses, to reach beyond their perceived current capacity and utilise their expertise to make a positive impact on the world, so they and others can thrive.

Michelle has the privilege of living between Australia and Kenya, working with an international clientele of individuals and businesses who are ready to lead from the front and be the Game Changers of our world.

Fly Higher in the New World

– Stand strong and navigate the white noise and disruption of our ever-changing world
– Break through paradigms to get breakthrough results
– Stay in focus and lead from the front

Lindsay Harle-Kadatz – Founder, The Write Harle | @lindsayharle  | @TheWriteHarle

2019 Women of InspirationInfluencer | UWN National Ambassador

Lindsay Harle-Kadatz is the owner of The Write Harle where she helps small business entrepreneurs remove the mystery to creating original branded content that creates real long-term relationships. When not working with small business brands, she is a vocal mental health advocate, bringing light without making light to depression and anxiety. She even wrote a book about it called Depression Constipation: How Pooping Saved My Sanity…and Other Stories, a real-life tale of understanding depression in terms of constipation, humour, and mental prune juice. She has spoken on a number of entrepreneurial topics, including mental health and the creative brain, growing your readers with branded content, and gaining brand trust through consistency. Each time, she looks to leave value through tangible takeaways while connecting with a bit of humour here and a well-timed pun there. This dedication to helping people stop hiding their original voice is what saw her receive the 2019 Women of Inspiration – Influencer award, through the Universal Women’s Network. When not indulging her love of developing stories that connect, Lindsay spends time with her two “under the desk employee” pups Coco and Chase, enjoying life while making real, genuine connections with people.

  • Mental Health focus: using light to bring light, not make light of a situation; the power of baby steps (making action do-able to the overwhelmed mind); communication/connection/compassion how to’s.
  • Brand Content: get inside of your customers head TODAY; how your values impact your content messaging; tangible “do” of assessing where you are as a values-based company today.

Tracy Lamourie, Founder and CEO of Lamourie Public Relations | @TracyGoddess

2020 Women of Inspiration Nominee

Tracy is the high profile Founder and CEO of Lamourie Public Relations, an international PR firm representing clients in the entertainment and across industries North America wide (and beyond.) She is also the author of the coming book “GET REPPED – Build Your Brand With Effective Public And Media Relations”. She won FIRST PLACE PLATINUM in the Hamilton Spectator Readers Choice for Public Relations 2018 and Diamond for 2019. She won the MARKETING award at the MAGNETIC ENTREPREUNER and AUTHOR AWARDS 2019 , is a 2020 RBC Women of Influence Nominee and a 2020 Universal Women’s Network Woman of Inspiration.

Build Up Yourself, Build Up Your Brand, Build Up Each Other

  • Power women often don’t even realise they are power women. You’re a Power Woman Too! Believe it.
  • You are an expert, Don’t be afraid to share that! Effective Media Relations or How DO You Get on TV and radio?
  • Women supporting other women, mentoring and encouraging young women in your industry.

Donna Dahl – Master Empowerment Coach and Developmental Manuscript Editor | @DonnaDahl

2016 Women of Inspiration Lifetime Award Recipient | Chair, 2020 Women of Inspiration™  Selection Committee

Donna P. Dahl, Author, Master Empowerment Coach, and Developmental Manuscript Editor, is the recipient of the 2016 Woman of Inspiration Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the 100th Anniversary International Women’s Day Award for outstanding service. She says, “Everything I bring to the table is a melding of a complex business/psychological/sociological/entrepreneurial/experiential mosaic with a unique set of training and skills at the Master’s Degree level. This mosaic enables me to deliver a solution-focused uniqueness that is elegant and responsive…no matter your walk of life.


Deb Crowe Davwill Consulting Inc. | @Over40Wisdom

Neurotrauma from 1990 – 2013. After 23 years as an entrepreneur in the medical-legal sector, Deb transitioned to become a Certified Og Mandino Habit Finder Coach. Deb coaches mid to upper management and C-suite executives to disrupt their habits of thinking using a science-based assessment that is based on metacognition. Deb is also the Founder of the Women’s Self-Care Conference which launched in Ontario in 2018 in Toronto and in 2019 Deb took her conference across Canada to empower all women that self-care is not selfish. Deb is bringing her Women’s Self-Care Conference back to London, ON this October. Deb lives her life by her own unique design. Deb frequently does professional speaking on self-care across Canada and the US. Deb has co-authored 4 books, her and she is working on a 5th book on Self-Care.

Self-Care is Not Selfish

  • What does this mean?
  • How to implement strategies immediately without guilt
  • The beauty of boundary management


Armineh Keshishan – CEO of Wealth & Wellness Global | @Armineh.Keshishian

2019 Women of Inspiration™ Cultural Ambassador | UWN National Ambassador

Armineh Keshishian also known as ArminehGlobal is the founder and CEO of Wealth & Wellness Global – A coaching company that encourages living abundantly. She is also the author of `Joyous Wealth`. Armineh is a Speaker on international stages as far as Dubai and has spoken on the same stages as Dr. Phil as well as Michael Douglas, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, and many more celebrities. Armineh has been featured in magazines such as `The Powerful` and the `Woman Entrepreneur`. She has been awarded the ‘Top Female Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2018. Armineh is the recipient of the “Women of Inspiration” award across Canada in 2019 and now she is a National Ambassador.
Armineh says: My courage, perseverance, adversity, passion, and triumph inspire me to tell the world that everything is possible if you just take the first step. Be true to who you are because the world needs you!

Overcoming the Fear of Finances

  • Listeners will learn how to deal with their finances and their emotions without feeling fear and worry.
  • They will discover how to use this current situation to their advantage by looking for opportunities and joy

Rukhsana Khan – Owner, Director of Rukhsana’s Wellness & Heavenly Retreat | @Ruksanasretreat

Having years of study with Deepak Chopra and David Simon under her belt, Rukhsana is a certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and is qualified in Chopra’s Perfect Health Program from the Chopra Center for Well-Being; in addition to her principle practice, she is an Ayurvedic Body Therapist and Counselor, with formal accreditation from the California College of Ayurveda. Rukhsana’s expertise expands to Sivananda and Laughter Yoga as well as Yoga Nidra, which she personally practices and frequently teaches in her successful Baja Wellness Retreat for the physical and spiritual well being.

Meditation Moment: LIVE Meditation 

  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Manifesting your desires
  • Learning to let go


Dr. Liza Egbogah – CEO, Dr. Liza Shoes | @DrLiza

2019 Women of Inspiration Innovation

Dr. Liza Egbogah is one of North America’s leading Body & Posture experts. She is the manual osteopath of choice for political leaders, CEOs and A-list celebrities, and the founder of dr. Liza shoes, a revolutionary line of heels and flats meticulously designed for painless all-day wear. When she’s not traveling to treat her Hollywood clientele, Dr. Liza practices at the[fix], her boutique clinic in Toronto’s Financial District. She is a prominent media personality that you may be familiar with from The Social, Marilyn Denis, Cityline, CTV, Hallmark Channel, NBC and a plethora of morning shows. She is also a health contributor for a wide variety of publications.

Rhonda Goldberg – Founder, Oh Naturals Snacks | @OhnaturalSnack

2019 Women of Inspiration Inspire – UWN National Ambassador

Specializing in Flavoured Banana chips and Flavoured Sweet Potatoes. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Rhonda Goldberg is a branding expert who helps companies craft their brands and turning their visions into reality. All brands start with a story, says Rhonda, and her job is to help tell them.

Over the years, she has pioneered many companies’ brands to market, and in the past 5 years, she decided to create her own product to give lend credence to what she does for others. To this end she developed a fruit and vegetable snack company called Oh! Naturals! She saw the need for a healthy, vegan, and naturally healthy snack food in the Canadian market, and within 24 months Oh! Naturals flavoured banana chips and flavoured Sweet Potato fries can be found in major national and international retail locations across Canada.

Emily Baadsvik CEO, Co-Founders, and Co-Founder, Bridgette Freel, Wild Tea Kombucha | @wildteakombucha

I started WTK in June 2015, but it was not until I bet Brigette Freel in August that it quickly became a real business. Together we have enjoyed the roller coaster that is small business, and have supported each other in more ways than one. Now in our 5th year of operation, we have over 11 SKUs, we are Nationally distributed, and soon looking to export! We have a small but very mighty team of badass women, and one part-time amazing man. Through tried tribulations, we have grown to surround ourselves with other leading members, and are constantly pushing the envelop on what is success.

The journey that is Wild Tea Kombucha. The power of choice- you always have a choice, just depends on how you choose to respond to a situation that reflects your true personality. The power of partnership, surrounding yourself with good people, and being definition of being a ‘good boss’. Being accountable, being transparent, and knowing when to stand your guard. Being a woman in business, especially in Calgary.

Krista Malden, Founder, Community Now Magazine | @communitynowma1

2020 Women of Inspiration Nominee

Krista Malden, Mother of two beautiful girls, Drummer, Community Connector, storyteller and founder of Community Now! Magazine. Krista started her journey in the world of Jazz, which led her to teaching, performing and creating. She has a passion for community, connecting people and helping people shine. Krista is the founder of ZX Media…Community Now! Magazine and spends her time connecting the community to community, industry to community and community to industry. She is always looking for ways to shine the light on how powerful community is.

Eno Eka – Founder & CEO Eny Consulting Inc | @MissPragmatic

2019 Women of Inspiration MentorHER Mentorship

As a Career Coach & Speaker at Eny Consulting I am a Business Analysis Content Developer and Course Instructor at the University of Manitoba. I lead & volunteer with several immigrant resource groups helping immigrants kickstart their careers in Canada. Some of my awards and achievements include: Winner 2019 Award for Mentorship, Universal Women’s Network, Forbes 30 under 30 nominee 2020 for Education, Calgary Top 40 under 40 nominee 2019, Globally recognized & featured by the IIBA for the CBAP Journey Campaign. Host of the Business Analyst Online Meetup 5000 downloads on our Career talk podcast across 15 countries, IIBA Global Corporate Member, IIBA Endorsed Education Provider for all IIBA certifications. Authorized Training Partner for Agile & Scrum through ScrumStudy. Head Coach for Business Analysis Accelerator Coaching Program where I am helping 1000 professionals start their business analysis careers

Women-Owned Panel

Kyla Lee – Criminal Lawyer, Partner, Acumen Law Corporation@IRPlawyer

2019 Women of Inspiration Aboriginal Leader | UWN National Ambassador | Universal Women-Owned – Certification Committee

Kyla Lee is Metis. She is a partner at Acumen Law Corporation. Kyla routinely appears in all levels of court in BC, and has presented impaired driving and roadside prohibition cases at the SCC. She is known for her tireless advocacy, often succeeding in seemingly unwinnable cases.

Kyla is passionate about legal education and awareness. Kyla writes regular opinion columns for Vancouver Is Awesome and Huffington Post. Kyla’s legal education activities also include her weekly podcast, Driving Law and her weekly video series, Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

An outspoken defender of Charter rights and the rule of law, Kyla Lee has appeared before the House of Commons Justice and Human Rights Committee three times, and before the Standing Senate Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs, to provide expert testimony about various government bills.

In addition to legal education and advocacy activities, Kyla volunteers as a mentor with the Canadian Bar Association, and lectures to the UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic bi-annually. Kyla has also funded a scholarship at UBC for Indigenous Law students.

Grace Yan – Director of Sales and Marketing – Caldwell Banker Commercial |  @grace_yan_top_commercial_agent

2019 Women of Inspiration Inspire Award – UWN National Ambassador | Universal Women-Owned – Certification Committee

Grace Yan is your Five Star Agent. For Grace Yan, being in real estate is not about working every day – it’s about living her passion. When you are in the market to buy/sell real estate, it is important to have the expertise and knowledge of a great experienced Commercial Realtor to assist you through the process. However, I’ve found that not all Commercial Realtors are the same. Being a Commercial Realtor is more than showing properties, it is about strong negotiation skills, listening and servicing client needs in helping you make one of the most important financial decisions during your lifetime

With over 20 years of Real estate Paralegal experience and as a former President of the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals, Grace Yan is adept in watching out for your legal needs. She is a Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths in and for the Province of Alberta. Grace has been Board of Directors for many organizations including past NAFTA Alberta Director for Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals.

SupportHER Panel

Calvin Chrustie – Co-Founder, CC Strategic Solutions – SupportHER

He is the Co-Founder of CC Strategic Solutions, a boutique consulting firm specializing in coaching and advising in the area of negotiations and conflict management. He is also a Senior Consultant with the InterVentis Global Group, a critical risk consulting firm specializing in the field of negotiations dealing with security-related negotiations, Senior Associate of The Critical Risk Team, a global security group and recently accepted a position with the International Negotiation Institute as a Co-Director on an initiative relating to negotiations in the 21st Century. Calvin currently resides in Vancouver supporting, advising and coaching business executives and leaders.

Calvin Chrustie has engaged in negotiating intractable and highly volatile settings for over twenty-five (25) years. This has included engaging with some of the world’s most difficult negotiations and parties. His experience includes negotiating in war zones, with terrorists, political leaders, to the highest level of governments, business leaders, etc. During his 30+ year career with the federal police (Royal Canadian Mounted Police – RCMP), he held various leadership positions within the negotiation and conflict management field. This included Team Leader for Canada’s International Negotiation Group (ING), a group of professional hostage negotiators responsible for negotiating with terrorist groups involved in kidnapping Canadians and other citizens. He also led negotiating POW exchanges, dead body exchanges, and kidnappings with the United Nations in war zones. In addition to his university training, he is a graduate of the Canadian Hostage Negotiation Program, the FBI’s and Scotland Yard’s School of Hostage Negotiation. He was seconded to the Canadian government to assist others within the government to negotiate and manage volatile community disputes. He was a national and international advisor for various governments that were involved in negotiating and managing conflict in intractable situations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South America, and in North America. He also lectures and instructs at various universities.

Les Gombik – Managing Partner, Caldwell Partners

Les Gombik is the managing partner of Caldwell’s Calgary office. With more than 20 years of executive search and human resources experience, Les has a broad perspective on the most pressing talent issues in executive management today. His particular focus is on board and senior executive positions for public companies and equity-backed enterprises within the energy, industrial, retail and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Caldwell, Les worked for a leading international human resources consulting firm, where he engaged with hundreds of organizations to help them address their employee attraction, retention and engagement issues. Previous to that, Les worked in the financial services sector providing solutions to many of Canada’s largest employers. An active volunteer, Les is a frequent contributor to many of Canada’s most successful associations and charities, including the Human Resources Institute of Alberta and the Loran Foundation of Canada. He is on the board of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and is also a former section chair for the United Way of Calgary. In addition, he is the founder and president of both the BULL Club of Canada and the Board Chair Club of Alberta. Les has a Bachelor of Arts in administrative and commercial studies from Western University and is also their former Calgary Chapter Alumni president. He obtained his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.







Abe Brown, CEO, Wellness Innovate | @WellnessInnovate – SupportHER

Abe Brown, MBA, CMCT, CPHSA is the Coach’s Coach, and is an Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, International Best-Selling Author, and High-Performance Leadership Coach. He is also the President of the Certified Coaches Federation, which is one of the top Life and Executive Coaching organizations in the world, and the CEO of Wellness Innovate.
Abe has also started or led several businesses and non-profits into the tens of millions of dollars and has worked in the entrepreneur space, the corporate space, and the non-profit space at Senior Executive levels. As President of the Certified Coaches Federation, Abe has trained and certified thousands of Life Coaches and Executive Coaches in North America and around the world. Abe is focused on coaching leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs towards high-performance, resilience, and over-the-top results in both life and business. He is also focused on workplace mental health and changing the world by changing the workplace. Abe has also been a professional speaker for over two decades, has spoken professionally in 4 continents and over 20 countries around the world, and has spoken to audiences of two people to tens of thousands. Abe earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business and a Master’s in Religious Education and Counselling from California State Christian University.

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