Women's Issues Speakers

With tact, honesty and a healthy dose of humour, these speakers address the complexities of being a woman.  Work-family balance, women's health, the glass ceiling, women in sport, and so much more! Our female roster is full of strong and vibrant examples for your group.

Click any of the speakers below for a full biography and program overview.

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Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong has the gift of touching the emotions of her audience through her stories based on her travel to many remote parts of the...

Carole Bertuzzi Luciani, Change Speaker, Moodivator, Profile Image

Carole Bertuzzi Luciani

Carole Bertuzzi Luciani is a dynamic speaker with a unique style guaranteed to keep audiences engaged, enthused and energized. Luciani co...

Roberta Bondar, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Astronaut, Profile Image

Roberta Bondar

Dr. Roberta Bondar is a much sought-after speaker who makes exciting connections between how our brains adapt in space and how we can ada...

Kathy Buckworth, Entertainment and Comedy Speaker, Parenting Expert, Profile Image

Kathy Buckworth

Kathy Buckworth is an award winning writer, spokesperson, content creator and media personality. She is the author of six books, includin...

Patricia Croft, Business and Economy Speaker, Trends Expert, Profile Image

Patricia Croft

In 2010, notable economist and media commentator, Patricia Croft, retired as chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management. Patti Cro...

Maureen Dennis, Family and Parenting Speaker, Marketing, Profile Image

Maureen Dennis

Before founding Wee Welcome, a business devoted to giving new parents the tools to have a baby and a life, Maureen spent seven years with...

Cyndi Desjardins, International Motivational Speaker, Profile Image

Cyndi Desjardins

Cyndi Desjardins was a successful business manager, working in product development and sales management, as well as being a new mom when ...

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Ann Douglas

They don't call her “The Mother of All” for nothing. Ann Douglas has been Canada's go-to guide to all things parenting since the publ...

Linda Edgecombe, Change Speaker, CSP, Hall of Fame, Profile Image

Linda Edgecombe

"My Promise is simple: to deliver programs that Create Powerful Shifts, Inspired, Energized and Accountable Professionals who show up eve...

Risha Grant, Diversity, Inclusion speaker, virtual keynote speaker

Risha Grant

Motivated by her passion to correct societal isms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha's personal mission t...

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Heather Greenwood Davis

Heather Greenwood Davis is a lawyer turned multiple award-winning journalist, travel columnist, freelance feature writer and blogger. Cal...

Alison Griffiths, Business and Economy Speaker, Profile Image

Alison Griffiths

Alison Griffiths is an award winning financial journalist, bestselling author and experienced broadcaster. She brings to her work a formi...

Carla Guerrera Professional speaker

Carla Guerrera

Carla Guerrera is a globally recognized real estate and urban development professional. Carla combines the fields of real estate develop...

Sharon Hampson, Change Speaker, Healthcare, Profile Image

Sharon Hampson

Sharon Hampson is a Member of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of many awards, including the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award, the YWC...

Jennifer Hedger, Adventure and Sports Speaker, TSN, Profile Image

Jennifer Hedger

Jennifer Hedger is the co-host of the 10p.m. ET edition of SportsCentre alongside Darren Dutchyshen. Hedger offered viewers regular updat...

Lorie Kane, Sports Speaker, Premier Golfer, Profile Image

Lorie Kane

Lorie Kane is among Canada's premier female golfers. Born in 1964 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in an athletic family. Lorie was...

Catherine Kaputa, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Profile image

Catherine Kaputa

From Madison Avenue, to Corporate America, to the halls of academia, Catherine Kaputa has perfected her ability to market products, place...

Dr. Janet Lapp, French Speaker, Change Speaker, Profile Image

Dr. Janet Lapp

Over 2,000 audiences around the world from Russia to Argentina to Hong Kong- clients such as IBM, AT&T, Allstate, New York Life, Toyota, ...

Lisa Mattam, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Business Strategist, Profile Image

Lisa Mattam

Lisa Mattam is widely recognized as a dynamic leader, inspiring speaker and consultant to business professionals across the globe. As fou...

Rona Maynard, Diversity Speaker, Former Editor of Chatelaine, Profile Image

Rona Maynard

Rona Maynard was Editor of Chatelaine through a decade of growth and innovation in which she proved to a new generation of readers that "...

Tracy Moore, Facilitator, Chairperson or MC, Host of CityLine, Profile Image

Tracy Moore

Born in Toronto to Jamaican-Canadian parents, Tracy Moore was raised in quintessential suburbia, where she had the sort of childhood you ...

Professional Virtual Speaker Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss is the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, researcher and bestselling author of “Unlocking Happiness at Work” and Virtual Key...

Heather Moyse, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Olympic Gold Medalist, Profile Image

Heather Moyse

Heather Moyse left a wake of push-start records on tracks all over the world on her way to winning Canada's first ever Women's Bobsleigh ...

Sara Orlesky, Adventure and Sports Speaker, TSN Reporter, Profile Image

Sara Orlesky

Sara Orlesky joined the SportsCentre broadcast team in January 2008 as a reporter for the Toronto bureau, filing reports on major sports ...

Suze Orman, Business and The Economy Speaker, Personal Finance, Profile Image

Suze Orman

Suze Orman is a bestselling author on personal finance, a financial advisor, and television personality who has given thousands of speech...

Michelle Ray, Keynote Female Motivational Speaker, Leadership Expert, Profile Image

Michelle Ray

Michelle Ray is a highly sought-after international business keynote speaker, consultant, author and educator who demonstrates a deep und...

Joannie Rochette, Motivational Sports Speaker, Olympic Figure Skater, Profile Image

Joannie Rochette

The audience at Pacific Coliseum, all of Canada, and skating fans all over the world held their breaths as six-time Canadian Ladies Champ...

Tracey Ruiz, Family and Parenting Speaker, Sleep Doula, Profile Image

Tracey Ruiz

Tracey Ruiz specializes in helping babies, toddlers and children sleep. Working in the trenches with thousands of families over the last ...

Sima Samar, Current Events and Political Speaker, Afghanistan, Profile Image

Dr. Sima Samar

Dr. Sima Samar is probably one of the most selfless leaders on the world stage today. Dr. Samar fled Afghanistan in 1984 after her husban...

Natasha Sharma, Change Speaker, TEDx Speaker, Profile Image

Dr. Natasha Sharma

Dr. Natasha Sharma is an Author, TEDx Speaker, Emotional Fitness Expert, and TV/Media Personality. She is also the author of The Kindness...

Dr. Joey Shulman, Change Speaker, Nutrition and Wellness, Profile Image

Dr. Joey Shulman

Dr. Joey Shulman DC, registered nutritionist, is the author of several best- selling books including The Natural Makeover Diet - 4 steps ...

Sami-Jo Small, Sports, Hockey, Olympics Motivational Speaker

Sami Jo Small

Sami Jo Small grew up on the outdoor hockey rinks of Winnipeg, MB. Her passion for the game was honed in the boys' minor hockey system. A...

Chantal Vallée, sports speaker, head coach Windsor Lancers Women's Basketball, Profile Image

Chantal Vallee

Chantal Vallée is the Head Coach of the University of two-time Canadian University Champion Windsor Lancers Women's Basketball. She h...

Suzy Welch, Leadership Speaker, Business Journalist, Profile Image

Suzy Welch

Suzy Welch is an author, commentator, and business journalist. The weekly column, The Welch Way, she writes with her husband, Jack Welch,...

Hayley Wickenheiser, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Olympic Medalist, Profile Image

Hayley Wickenheiser

Four-time Olympic medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world with an uncompromised d...

Samra Zafar, Virtual Keynote Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion Speaker, Mental Health Speaker

Samra Zafar

Samra ZafarVirtual Keynote Speaker Virtual Speaker; Diversity and Inclusion Expert .eg-home-grids-wrapper .esg-entry-media,.eg-home-grids...

Lorraine Zander, Entrepreneurship Speaker, Millennial Expert, Profile Image

Lorraine Zander

What do fire walking, creating a bomb scare and being picked up by Sir Richard Branson have in common? Lorraine Zander. That's her life: ...