Encouraging Leadership: Conversations to mobilize today’s women leaders makes the wisdom of today’s leaders accessible to women wishing to develop and polish leadership skills for application in business and in life. Accomplished women and men share their experience and insights in conversations intended to inspire, support and mobilize exceptional women leaders.

Anne Miner is a best-selling author, international speaker, entrepreneur and visionary leader with a reputation for seeing a “better way”, and bringing it to life. As President and Co-Founder of the Acacia Institute, Anne is creating exceptional women leaders for 21st century organizations.

With over 30 years of leadership experience, and just as many observing women inside corporations, Anne has a unique perspective on women leaders in corporate North America. Her leadership in the International Women’s Forum, Canada, YWCA and Oxford Women in Networking demonstrate her skill in charting a path for women and accelerating their advancement towards their unique potential.

Each week Anne interviews an accomplished woman leader who shares her experience, expertise, knowledge and perspectives to mobilize other women to lead! Click here to access the archives!

 

 

 
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Barbara Bellissimo


Barbara is dedicated to the advancement of women in business and serves as Treasurer of the International Women’s Forum (IWF). She has also founded State Farm’s Women’s Network (WNET), an affinity group that provides a platform to explore women’s business issues and creates strategies to develop future leaders.

 Linda Hasenfratz

A candid conversation of how Linda has become a leader in an organization that operates around the world, along with her advice to women who aspire to leadership.

Deborah Trudeau

Deborah Trudeau, Vice-President of International Business and Licensing at Trudeau Corporation

Lia Grimanis

Lia Grimanis is a Canadian businesswoman, adventurer, keynote speaker, and philanthropist. As the founder of Up With Women, an organization dedicated to helping homeless women and children to rebuild their lives.

Brenda Halloran

As Former Mayor of Waterloo, Brenda Halloran openly discusses her decisions, challenges and her knowledge gained during her term.  Brenda shares her advice for those seeking leadership roles.

Beth Horowitz

Former President & CEO of Amex Canada, a corporate and non-profit director. Beth shares her passion and support for women achieving their goals.  She discusses what was key to her success and how she adds value to the board table.

Angela Mondou

Former Canadian Air Force Captain, ICE Leader, Speaker and now Author, Angela discusses her book, "Hit the Ground Leading," and her ideas on establishing and articulating your core values. "Seize your potential and do incredible things."

Belinda Pruyne

Belinda discusses what type of leadership is needed in business today; the biggest misconceptions about leadership and the key to being a powerful leader in the shifting tides of business.

Fiona Macfarlane

Fiona shares her story of immigrating to Canada with four degrees and £5 in her hand. She discusses her experience and progress that has been made for women in the workplace and the countless articles and studies examined on gender differences in the workplace. Fiona's "Salmon Story" is a wonderful demonstration of her perspective on the workplace.

Dr. Isaura Gonzalez

Isuara discusses the power of collaboration and how it has supported her businesses. She chats about her leadership path as a Latina leader; important strategies in cultivating a successful business and how she balances four children and running a business.  Her advice:  Lead a Life on F.I.R.E. 

Susan Hodkinson

A candid conversation with Susan. She discusses her greatest challenges and situations faced as a leader; the greatest challenge as a professional woman of her 'age and stage;' and her greatest joy as a professional woman.

  Brenda Andress

Brenda shares her philosophies of, "Leadership is Truth in what I speak and in What I think." She also feels Leadership is like love. "Be yourself and do not be afraid of failing, as failure cannot exist and I have not failed, everything as it should. It is a lesson in how to move forward or what path to take."

  Mary Morassutti

Mary Morassutti, President of H.U.B. Inc. (Heighten Your Business) talks about what her greatest strength is; what leadership style she uses and who is the most important member of your team.

Cindy Stradling

Cindy talks about the importance of self-leadership, why willpower alone is often not enough to make change and the difference having a coach can make to your results.

Sue Ferreira

Learn what it is like to start a business in your 60's.  Sue discusses the main roadblocks for women and how she helps women move forward to create an effective online presence.

Rona Maynard

Rona shares her experiences as Editor in Chief of Chatelaine.  She chats about how she landed the top job; what advice she would give ambitious young women and what her first big test as a leader taught her.

Yvonne Weld

Yvonne explains her reasons why women entrepreneurs should build a team in their business and discusses what the #1 lesson women who feel alone in business should understand.

Françoise Lyon

Françoise discusses issues with women in finance; the lessons she has learned over the years, and shares what she would do differently if she could go back in time.
Anne Doyle

Anne Doyle, Author of, "POWERING UP: How America's Women Achievers Become Leaders," talks openly on the U.S. Presidential Election and why she is participating in the Women's March on January 21st, 2017.

Odette Laurie

Odette, a Clarity and Impact Strategist shares her story of building two successful businesses. She relays her views on what makes a strong leader and her top three leadership qualities.

Terry Allen

Terry shares what inspired leadership looks like.  Learn when to lead and when to follow and the meaning of situational leadership.  

Victoria Baird

Victoria offers the key factors that have attributed to her success as an Image Coach.  She discusses common mistakes women make with their professional images, and why she changed careers at age 46.

Karen Moffat

Karen shares her leadership practices from her careers as a Flight Attendant, OPP Officer/Inspector and Instructor and Entrepreneur. She explains which of her careers had the most impact on women.

  Tanya MacIntyre

Tanya, a former Broadcast Journalist discusses her reasons for leaving mainstream media and why she launched The Good News Only in 2010.  Her mission is to minimize the negative effects of mainstream media.

Margaret Hoff

In this candid conversation, Margaret shares her insights of, "is brains or beauty more important for women seeking election," and how women and men differ in politics.

Elayne Whitfield

A story of true inspiration from a Canadian trailblazer.  Elayne talks about her journey as a Master Virtual Assistant, gifted businessperson, author, mentor, speaker and trainer.  

Janet Benedict

Janet discusses her passion for networking and coaching.  Seeing the struggles of entreprenuers attracting their ideal client, Janet launched The Canadian Networker in 2011.

   Stella Thompson

Stella shares some life lessons on how to help you transition from different careers successfully, and ideas on how to become a board director.

  Adam Mortimer

An informative conversation on how Adam helps his clients discover and overcome their limiting beliefs.  He uses the latest technologies to help people stop unconscious self-sabotage and live the life of their dreams.

Linda Hasenfratz

A candid conversation of how Linda has become a leader in an organization that operates around the world, along with her advice to women who aspire to leadership.

Belinda Pruyne

Belinda relates what type of leadership is needed in business today; the biggest misconceptions about leadership and the key to being a powerful leader in the shifting tides of business.

Gregory Downey

An informative discussion on how Gregory empowers women and girls to rise above and become leaders through personal development.

Jean L. Price

Jean explains what a DIVA is and why she feels, "Your Appearance is Key to Your Success."  Are you living your DIVA Type to improve your life both professionally and personally?

Katie Higginbottom

As a PhD Candidate and high school teacher, Katie discusses the challenges she has faced in returning to school and having an internship at Harvard University.  She shares what she has learned about women in leadership.

Kim Boudreau-Smith

A candid conversation with the owner of Bold Radio about accidental leadership as an ongoing journey. Kim encourages women as a speaker, author and mentor. Mentorship is the key to success. 

Michèle Stanners 

With more than 20 years' experience in leadership, Michèle discusses what drives her work and career and the most important thing she brings to the practice of leadership. 

Maria Fiallos

Nicaraguan born, Maria, immigrated to Canada at the age of 15.  She is a gifted coffee roaster, Coffee Importer and Entrepreneur.  Maria discusses her sacrifices, decisions and her charity, Los Frutos del Cafe.

Play button Jennifer Jimbere

Jennifer shares how she integrates positive psychology into her work; what challenges most women Executives face and how she assists her clients to unleash their strengths.

Play button Kelly Falardeau

A Burn Survivor: Kelly talks candidly of her decisions to become an entrepreneur, Influential Speaker and Best-Selling Author.

Play button Ellen Voie

Founder of Women In Trucking Association, Ellen discusses how the organization came to be and who can join.

Play button Melinda Cooper

Owner of Living the Dream Magazine, Melinda relates what every business needs in order to succeed, and an easy way to find the right place and people for your business.

Play button Jane Ross

A Generational Business Woman, Jane talks of her new leadership role, as Manager of Allanti Beauty School, and the wisdom she can impart on the students to do their part for the environment.

Play button Brenda Halloran

As Former Mayor of Waterloo, Brenda Halloran openly discusses her decisions, challenges and her knowledge gained during her term.  Brenda shares her advice for those seeking leadership roles.

Play button Clare Beckton

Clare explains why women's leadership is so important and through the aid of mentors, we can give women the confidence to speak up and be heard.

Play button Teresa Syms

Entrepreneur and Author, Teresa shares the events that altered her life.  She discusses what contributed to her growth and her action plan for the future.

Play button Sarah Barclay

Founder and Principal Consultant of Synapse Human Resources, Sarah talks about starting her business, what strategies she has employed, mistakes she's made and her advice for advancing women.

Play button Beth Horowitz

Former President & CEO of Amex Canada, a corporate and non-profit director. Beth shares her passion and support for women achieving their goals.  She discusses what was key to her success and how she adds value to the board table.

Play button Sue Maes

With 30 years experience in the Healing Field, both as a Life Coach and International Teacher, Sue shares her motto:  Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit = Self-Empowerment

Play button Angela Mondou

Former Canadian Air Force Captain, ICE Leader, Speaker and now Author, Angela discusses her book, "Hit the Ground Leading," and her ideas on establishing and articulating your core values. "Seize your potential and do incredible things."

Play button Bonnie Powers

Business Owner & Co-Founder of Acacia Institute, Bonnie explains how the Acacia Institute came into being and it differs from other leadership programs.  The Acacia Institute helps women build women leaders."