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Beige Podium


During the afternoon you will have the choice of attending 2 breakout sessions. Our speakers will be discussing a range of topics - finances, balance, leadership, negotiation, etc. 


Liz Choi

Liz Choi is an award-winning and highly sought-after senior executive leader with over 15 years of experience in higher education, currently serving as the CEO of Education Canada Group. As a proud Korean-Canadian who moved to Canada on her own in her late teens, she firmly believes in the power of storytelling when it comes to disrupting systems of racism, bias, misogyny and patriarchy.


Norva Riddell

My career has been a journey that has spanned over the past four decades and has included a number of 'firsts' for women in both the beer and sports + entertainment industries. I've been fortunate to work with some great leaders that have supported and encouraged me along the way. I'm passionate about people, relationships and collaborating with others and thrive on working as a Team to do the best job possible. Every day has provided new challenges and opportunities. I've been married to a very supportive partner for 28 years and have seven amazing nieces and nephews.


Liz Crawford

CEO of Swish model management, Swish productions, co-founder of Studio 315 and the owner of the Rosè. Passionate about new adventures and empowering women in business and life to pursue their passion and adventures. As Cher once said this life isn’t a dress rehearsal. Plan to make the most of it.


Justine McDonald

Justine McDonald is business coach for women and author of the Mama's Got Goals planner. After a decade working in corporate marketing, she decided to take her knowledge of building small business brands and help woman create freedom based businesses. She's been recognized in national publications and most recently created a custom planner with Jillian Harris for her Jilly Academy Box.

Connie Walker

I am so grateful to have learned from amazing people my entire career and would never have guessed I would become a CEO. I like making a difference. My husband and I have raised two terrific young men. And I love the outdoors - best enjoyed in a canoe in the middle of nowhere.

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Kiirsten & Erica

Kiirsten May is the co-owner of UpHouse. Erica Urias is a marketing manager at UpHouse.
UpHouse is an award-winning advertising agency that elevates in-house marketing teams and their brands. Kiirsten and Erica led the development of the company's social purpose – to inspire the social consciousness of brands. We have a responsibility to use marketing to
portray the kind of world we all want to live in: one that is more inclusive, diverse,
accessible and equitable.

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