Thank you for joining us on this journey of celebration of women and discussion for change.
#PressforProgress is the theme for this year’s IWD. This webinar will feature 6 powerful women.
Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta:
Yvonne has been described as a speaker who inspires her audience to take immediate action towards their desired goals. She is passionate about positive change, and works with professionals and organisations to help successfully lead and transition through change to achieve their goals.
She has gained invaluable experience from working with a diverse group of small business and corporate clients globally; as well as an extensive education in business development, change management and leadership, which all come together to help her work with her clients and empower her audience to get the results they want.
She is a Change Strategist and Catalyst, and Author of the book “The Change You Want! Change Your Mindset, and Change Your Life”
Darine BenAmara is the Founder – CEO of EasyPoli Consulting and the Founder of The Smart Woman. She is a leading global expert in gender and organizations. She is an international speaker, writer and advocate. Darine has significant international experience advancing women in leadership, leading global diversity and inclusion programs and advocating for women at work. Darine currently leads The Smart Woman initiative focused on leveraging strategic networking skills and effective communication to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Darine holds a Masters in International Relations and Applied Policy.
Through gender equality lenses Darine has written speeches for international speakers and has also been a speaker before prominent audiences including The White House, UNESCO, UN Women Canada, Social Good Summit Mashable, Bureau of Gender Affairs Jamaica, UNDP, chambers of commerce, women’s organizations and universities. The Smart Woman
Kamshuka is an author, international speaker & certified life coach. Featured on CBC Radio as a Young woman in Canada changing History & 1 it 150 Black Women in Canada making history through the HerStory Project.
Kamshuka is an award Winning entrepreneur, & community leader…also recipient of the 2014 Best Black photographer in Canada. She uses her influence to inspire heart to heart conversations and round table forums to communicate the importance of knowing who you are to reach the goals ahead. Kamshuka has appeared on several local media interviews, various articles, as well as recognized by her people in Uganda on the national network of NTV as an Empowered Woman of Power. She is passionate to bring change & impact with her story as a War Child Survivor. Her passion is driven by her story: an unconventional artist expressing her thoughts and interpreting life through her art and heart.
Dwania Peele is the Owner and Executive Director of Canadian Small Business Women. A lover of entrepreneurship, volunteering and networking, Dwania strives to inspire aspiring and current entrepreneurs in Canada. A Chemist by training and education, but an entrepreneur at heart, Dwania has started 2 successful businesses in the past 7 years. For the past 5 years, Canadian Small Business Women has serves as a platform for aspiring and current small business women of Canada. Through e-courses, blogs, online chats, Seminars and Expos, CSBW provides avenues for entrepreneurs to showcase their expertise. Dwania continues to make an impact by appearing as guest speakers at various entrepreneur events and by guest appearances on Panels across the GTA to provide valuable insight to those in need.
Kelly Farrell, BA.H, B.Ed.
Kelly Farrell is the founder and Director of Oak Learners, a not-for-profit alternative school and learning center in Toronto. She is dedicated to supporting learners of all ages and abilities reach their goals and love the learning journey. Kelly is an OCT Certified teacher and has over 12 years of experience teaching in the classroom and working with students of all abilities. Kelly has a passion for empowering students to develop confidence through building on their strengths to support their difficulties, particularly those with learning exceptionalities, including LD, ASD, social emotional needs and anxiety. Kelly is also the founder of Teach Me Social, a social media marketing agency and training organization which empowers female entrepreneurs to brand themselves and share their message confidently and effectively online.
Gabriella Mammone is an inspirational example of someone who has overcome adversity. She is an entrepreneur widely recognized as an advocacy leader in the charitable and not-for-profit sectors. Her company, Kind Projects, plans and executes events that support a cause or a purpose with a focus on fundraising and grant writing. Gaby is an avid volunteer and has strong alliances with many charities including her work as a Volunteer Ambassador with the MS Society of Canada. As a keynote speaker, Gaby has influenced and inspired audiences throughout Canada. She believes in togetherness and trying to bring people together. Gaby recently earned a provincial award of outstanding community contribution in honour of International Women’s Day.
The goals of this FREE Webinar are:
*Discuss hot topics in the media that affect inclusiveness & gender equality
*Discuss #timesup and #metoo
*Identify what we can do as women to #PressforProgress
*Identify what we expect from our male counterparts
*Identify what we can expect from our government
*Identify how we can impact change for the future generation