We’re so excited for Ignite. Empower. Innovate. 2016, we couldn’t wait to pick the brains of some of our brilliant session facilitators, panelists and keynote speakers. We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know them before the conference and that you’ll take the opportunity to connect in person.

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The road to success isn’t without bumps, detours, and forks in the road. Our ‘I Learned It The Hard Way’ panel (part of the conference morning agenda) includes 4 successful female leaders who will each bring their wisdom and share their success scars with conference attendees.

We’re looking forward to hearing from hometown girl Janét Aizenstros, a Canadian media proprietor, author, talk show host, speaker, model, producer, HuffPost Live correspondent and globally recognized emotional intelligence advocate.

Not only has Janét been selected as one of the Top 10 Inspiring Women in Canada by 29secrets.com (2014), she was ranked on Listorious’ Top 50 Women in Social Media (2012) amongst Martha Stewart and Arianna Huffington. She’s also been twice nominated for the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Guelph (2013 and 2014).

We can’t wait to hear her story and soak up her insight and tips for growing our capacity for leadership in our personal and professional lives. Check it out!

What do you hope people take away from the “I Learned It The Hard Way” panel?

“I want women to learn that it’s not the hard way, it’s the detailed way. The road only becomes hard based upon perception due to a lack of trust and surrendering to the flow of life.”

What advice would you give to your younger self at the start of your career?

“Believe in yourself, when no one else does. Your perseverance is your sustaining power.”


What skill do you think is most important for women to master in order to advance their career, and why?

“Self-confidence. It is the key to withstanding the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship.”

What do women need to lead in the 21st century economy?

“Humility. One of the most perplexing things I have seen are women who ask a successful women her advice and then want to tell her that this is how you do it… when they themselves haven’t done it.”

What part of the event are you most excited about?

“I’m thankful to be celebrating International Women’s Day with a group of inspiring women!”

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Feb 26, 2016