Gladys Daoud has been giving leadership workshops for many years. She is certified in Leadership Training by Management Research Group as well as in Creativity and Innovation by Edward DeBono. She has contributed immensely to her community. She is one of the cofounders of Ton Avenir en Main - Seize your Future (TAM-SYF), a non-profit organization whose goal is to help young women to gain better leadership skills. Since its creation, TAM-SYF has helped more than 100 young women to become leaders of tomorrow's society and Gladys, who teaches the leadership seminars, is a big part of that success
Commissioner Cavoukian has always advocated the idea that privacy is good for business. Her message to both public and private sector organizations: privacy should be treated as a business issue, not a compliance issue. Privacy by Design allows businesses to achieve a competitive advantage, by developing and maintaining accountable business practices.
Ania Basak is one of the most influential women in fashion&beauty industry in the province of Alberta - coming just over 5 years ago straight from Europe - now proudly Canadian, Ania is helping women, men, organization feeling & looking their best by improving their look. She supports events and functions all over our city and province - giving feedback to the community.
Moreover, she is the founder of Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign - started in 2012, when Calgary has been chosen as the cultural capital of the year, with the aim of featuring TOP30 Ambassadors who are shaping the cultural scene within our city, province and our country(including Premier of Alberta, W.Brett Willson and many more). This year she linked the campaign with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra - raising funds for their non-profit organization - Musical Camps for Kids and help create awareness around that.
Guest speaker for BPW - Calgary Chapter, Brand Ambassador for Guerlain Paris, only one Canadian media representing both Canada&Europe at New Jersey Fashion Week(later Fashion&Beauty Week in NJ). Believing in giving back - proudly volunteer at YMCA for over 4 years and Bikram Hot Yoga.
Carole, who is a supervisor at Enbridge Consumer gas, and also my mother, works hard to bring the spirit of the holidays to her office. She is the one that organizes a giant food-drive for the entire Gatineau-branch of the company and helps raise thousands of dollars worth of food for families in need in the region. She also demonstrates her involvement in participating in the Ottawa Mayors pancake breakfast, and has been serving pancakes outside of city hall for years! These are only 2 examples of her community involvement, but she helps out year round with volunteer work around the city. She is a wonderful role model, but an even more inspiring member of this community and she deserves to be recognized for all the hard work that she does year after year, for her company and for the community.
Kealey is the most inspiring female that I know. She has been able to complete a masters degree in social work through her first pregnancy. She was able to go to school and work while having received a scholarship for her high grades. She is also very involved in the community as a board member, she is very involved with the organization of fundraiser events amongst other things. Through her struggles she is still able to connect to so many people and bring joy to their lives while living life with such dedication.
A Chartered Accountant by trade, Carol Leaman is a brilliant woman, leader and entrepreneur. Carol ran several startup companies that have been overwhelmingly successful. Her last company PostRank she sold to Google in 2011. Carol is currently the President and CEO of Axonify where she heads up the strategic direction of the rapidly growing organization. She is the 2010 Winner of the Sarah Kirke Award for Canada's Leading Female Hi-Tech Entrepreneur as well as the 2011 Winner of the Waterloo Region Intrepid Award for Entrepreneurship. Above all, Carol is a humble and kind mentor.
Carol mentors, coaches and guides young entrepreneurs in casual one on one meeting or through her commitments with numerous boards and associations.
She has donated her time to a number of organizations and boards including: Past Chair, Conestoga College Board of Governors, Electrohome Limited, PerspecSys Inc., Shad Valley International, Fakespace Systems, RSS Solutions, Active Growth Inc., Strike Face Technologies and Planned Parenthood.
Presently she is on the board of directors for Chaordix Inc., FoodBank of Waterloo Region, Communitech Technology Association, Accelerator Center, Conrad Business Entrepreneurship and Technology Center as well as the Center In The Square. Additionally, Carol is a member of the Waterloo Region BarnRaiser's council.
Despite donating tons of her time to others, Carol to this day refuses to share her secret banana bread recipe with anyone.
In addition to being a mother of two, Carol is an avid baker, artist and a patron of the arts. Her contemporary art pieces and her delicious banana bread are just some of the perks of working for her.
Judy McDougall is known in the industry for her ethics, integrity and customer service excellence.
As President of Welcomehome Relocations, Judy has her hands full with leading and managing the growth of WHR and its network of consultants across Canada. Be that as it may, Judy has in this past year also made an additional commitment to giving back even more to the community, as well as increasing her participation in CERC. She does this while also having to deal with a serious and ongoing personal family challenge. Those who know Judy know that she conducts herself with grace and compassion.
In the past year, Judy made it her mandate to directly get involved with charities of our choosing. She put together a team of runners to fundraise and participate in the Sears Great Canadian Run (Relay to End Kids Cancer) from Toronto to Blue Mountain, and raised over $2,000 for that worthy cause. Furthermore, she championed the cause of Heart & Stroke and through various fund-raising events and corporate challenges, donated over $6,500 to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (4th highest in York Region) and through her challenges of others was also responsible for raising the awareness and donations from other corporate entities.
This past year also saw Judy take on a more participative and contributory role within the CERC. A member for the last 15 years, Judy travelled to Calgary from Toronto to be the speaker at a CERC Breakfast Seminar in June, and spoke at a similar Breakfast Seminar in Toronto.
Anna LeoneTammy Burke Nominates - Janet Lowe
I met Janet when she began working at Coffey Geotechnics in 2010 as the Manager of the Environmental business unit. Within a short time, she turned the group of 30 into a well oiled machine that was the envy of the Canadian organization. An opportunity arose where Janet was asked to take on the leadership of the entire Canadian group - over 160 staff, and $20M in revenue. Quickly she was able to make hard decisions and turn the losing business units into a more profitable group. As a leader she was very collaborative in style - getting input from others before making her final decision. She never shirked the responsibilities of the role - despite the difficult nature of the decisions she faced. Janet went out of her way to meet and get to know all staff - even staying late at night to speak with Field Technicians who only came in after 6:00 p.m. As the first women Vice President of the Canadian organization, she exemplified the behaviours that should be present in all great leaders - understanding of business issues; compassion for people and fearless decision making ability.
Tammy Burke Nominates - Cynthia Taylor-Iwankow
I am nominating Cynthia Taylor-Iwankow who is our leader and mentor in the It Works Business. She has worked her way up to Presidential Diamond in the company and works every minute of the day to help her team of men and women all over the world achieve their dreams and goals. She is an Icon in the industry, set apart by others because of her willingness and desire to see others succeed. She not only holds meetings monthly, but is a phone call, email or text away for everyone on her team, and believe me our team is huge! She sets a standard for all of us to follow with the biggest heart, open mind and passion for us all.
She is a true leader, people are attracted to her instantly because of her amazing personality! She is the true meaning of Entrepeneur, but is humbled every day by her team and all our efforts. The amount of time and effort she puts into each and every one of us is insurmountable. I cannot say enough about her and how she has changed the lives of so many people starting their own business. My life is forever changed and am blessed to have her in my life personally and business wise. She deserves this more than anyone I know! Countless people would not be where they are in this business if we did not have her as our leader
A major inspiration to me would be Nazanin Afshin-Jam - Official page. She is an advocate for women all around the world! I first met Nazanin in Air Cadets when we were growing up. Since then she has done so much good for this world.
Check out her fan page and you will know exactly what I'm talking about. Wishing her much success and happiness and a BIG congratulations to her on the birth of her so : ).