International Women’s Day 2023

6 Minute Read | March 8th marks International Women’s Day. Explore our most requested IWD speakers below.

As you plan your IWD and International Women’s History Month events for this March, we’ve put together a list of some incredible speakers that will make your events stand out. Fearless leaders, global experts, and compelling celebrities, we have the pleasure of working with some of the most amazing women in the world.

Arlene Dickinson“Dragon” on Dragons’ Den | CEO of Venture Communications

Arlene has become an icon of female business leaders and entrepreneurs. This celebrated serial entrepreneur has been recognized for her leadership in supporting both her community and her country to help fund and grow the next generation of entrepreneurs. Also, it’s fair to mention that she is an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Sarah Edmondson – Cult Recovery Advocate & Co-Host, A Little Bit Culty

Sarah is the main character of her story, and she is helping people around the world embrace their voices. After her life took a sharp turn into the clutches of a self-help cult, Sarah had to fight to get out and recover from the trauma. Currently, Sarah inspires companies across North America to build trust-worthy, non-culty cultures.

Dambisa Moyo – Global Economist & Bestselling Author

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a highly-sought after thought leader and influential global economist. Her expertise has earned her a strong reputation as a trusted advisor on tech, geopolitics and millennial themes. Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Dambisa takes her knowledge to economic conferences around the world and to companies looking to learn more about innovation, the future of work, and risk.

Takara Small – Tech Expert | Journalist & Popular Media Personality

Takara is a gifted multi-tasker and popular technology columnist on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning. Her tech mastery has established her as one of the country’s leading voices of tech innovation. Takara contributes her knowledge as a consultant to national brands. Her keynotes help to fuel growth through tech in any industry.

Dr. Roberta Bondar – First Canadian Woman in Space

Dr. Roberta Bondar is globally recognized for her pioneering contributions to space medicine research. As the first neurologist in space, she made groundbreaking discoveries on neurological symptoms post-spaceflight. An inspirational leader in her field, Dr. Bondar provides insightful management, critical thinking, and leadership lessons with an out-of-this-world approach that audiences will never forget.

Ashley Freeborn – Co-Founder, Principal & CEO of Smash + Tess

Ashley revolutionized the fashion industry with comfortable and stylish loungewear that can be found in (probably) every millennial’s closet. Ashley has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for her exponential growth of Smash+Tess, growing her company from two to over 65 in under five years. Ashley educates audiences on the gaps in the fashion industry, the obstacles and opportunities of small businesses, and what it means to be a woman in leadership.

Dr. Jody CarringtonRenowned Psychologist & Human Connection Expert | Bestselling Author

A powerhouse speaker and fearless champion for human connection, Jody’s ability to inspire audiences is second to none. With poise, expertise and exceptional humour, she helps organizations and individuals understand the profound impact of reconnection within their professional and personal lives.

Order Dr. Carrington’s newest release, Feeling Seen (HarperCollins)

*NEW SPEAKER* Brandi MorinSurvivor of the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Crisis | Award-Winning Journalist & Author

Brandi is a prominent voice of the Indigenous community, bringing to light Indigenous oppression in North America. Her clear-eyed and empathetic reporting has made her a key figure for educating audiences on Indigenous stories and experiences that are not shared in popular media.

Jessica MoorhouseCanada’s Money Expert | Popular Podcast Host

Jessica’s retable and non-judgemental financial advice has taught hundreds of thousands of listeners how to save money and combat financial instability. Her expertise connects her with audiences across the country to spread awareness about the lack of financial literacy and the means to change their relationship with money.

Get ready to save during tax season with Jessica. Listen to her More Money Podcast

Raia Carey – Celebrated Coach & Media Maverick | Manager of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at SickKids Foundation

Coach Carey encourages others to tap into their hidden confidence and transform their minds. She is a vulnerable and relatable speaker who has received tremendous praise for her motivational, emotional, and influential keynotes and workshops.

Sage Paul – Leader of Indigenous Fashion | Artistic Director, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto

Sage is a remarkable talent specializing in the growth and development of Indigenous fashion, craft and textiles. Her passion and immense knowledge of history inspire audiences to reach deep into their creativity while also learning about the history of the First Nations and Indigenous people of Canada.

​​Karina LeBlanc – Leadership Expert & Champion of Women | General Manager, Portland Thorns, NWSL

Former Olympic medalist and professional athlete Karina uses her leadership knowledge to help organizations build winning teams. Karina is also a fierce advocate for inclusion and more equitable workplaces.

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