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Thank you to the Mentors, Mentees + Guests who joined us on January 30, 2017, to officially kick off this year’s Mentor Program. It was a great opportunity to connect with all participants, and meet amazing entrepreneurs + business leaders from the GTA.


Meet the Inaugural 2016 E-Series Toronto Class!


Maryna Bakuntseva, ResearchQuest Inc. | Brampton

Mandy Balak, It’s Date Night | Calgary

Kaila Beattie, Antris | London

Maryse Benhoff, BG Communications International Inc. | Montreal

Arlene Blunck, All Office Machines Inc. | Toronto

Kalyn Carter, Everyday Office Supplies Inc. | Toronto

Sheena Chandaria, Conros Corporation | Toronto

Pauline Chung, Materialistic | Toronto

Christine Clark, Thinkingbox | Toronto

Chanel Cressman, Sprout Wellness Clinic | Waterloo

Kalynn Crump, Top Shelf PR, ReBLOOM | Calgary

Shelly Cyr, Synfini Works | Aurora

Stephanie DeBou, Lunch with the Ladies | Toronto

Vanessa Dineen, Sash & Bustle | Toronto

Andrea Dineen, Sash & Bustle | Toronto

Pam Grills, ErgoPrime Inc. | Ottawa

Brittany Haavaldsrud, Fjordlife | Toronto

Rebecca Hempey, The Delivery Guys Inc. | Waterloo

Claire Ihasz, Ladybug Florist | Toronto

Stacy Irvine, Totum Life Science | Toronto

Lisa Kitteringham, Lexica Communications | Toronto

Debbie Korobanik, Windigo Ventures General Partner Ltd | Sioux Lookout

Sharon Landau, skoah | Oakville

Laura Marciniwe, Teletek Structures Inc. | St. Jacobs

Lisa Marion, H&P Properties | Mississauga

Joline McKnight, The Sugar Cube | Waterloo

Kelly Niessen, KANDY Outdoor Flooring, Inc. | Toronto

Niki Pryor, Brownie Points | St. John’s, NL

Monica Riechel, H&P Properties | Mississauga

Cassandra Rizzotto, Earth + City | Toronto

Tracy Rossetti, MyBabbo | Toronto

Caroline Ruggiero, Truly You Hair Solutions | Mississauga

Alexa Samuels, Mercartto Inc. | Toronto

Sheryl Sauder, Mi5 Print and Digital | Mississauga

Allison Seiderer, Living Well Home Medical Equipment | Peterborough

Jodi Simpson, CityMatch | London

Stephanie Singleton, Patrick Cassidy & Associates Inc. | Toronto

Lisa Siragusa, NRG TeleResources | Nepean

Tanya Snell, WhatsUPhut.com | Wasaga Beach

Kristi Soomer, Encircled | Toronto

Julie Steiner, Percy 3DMedia Inc. | Toronto

Gertie Ugoh, The Nigerian Canadian Newspaper, Canada | Brampton

Martha van Berkel, Hunch Manifest Inc | Guelph

Lesley Warren, Lesley Warren Design Group Inc. | Kitchener

Julie White, SWGi | Toronto

Denise Wilches, Lion Legal Services | Toronto

Wendy Woods, Watershed Training Solutions | Toronto

Janice Zeppieri, Karrots Inc. | Bolton


October 25, 2016 | Fairmont Royal York Hotel

On October 25, FWE launched its 1-day extensive educational and mentorship program in Toronto. We welcomed 47 women entrepreneurs from the GTA and across Ontario to this tried-and-true growth-orientated program. E-Series Toronto provided women entrepreneurs the deep expertise, connections and inspiration needed to take their start-up or mature business to the next level.

Participants were immersed in sessions that tackle:

  • Branding + Marketing
  • Sales
  • Capital Raising
  • Financial Statements
  • and more.

Click here to see the program agenda for E-Series Toronto.

Following the day of education, participants enjoyed a private dinner followed by a reception including a fast-paced Speed Mentoring session where they connected with business leaders and successful entrepreneurs. For continued support, each participant will be strategically paired in early 2017 with a Mentor for 12 months of 1:1 mentoring.

Exceptional Speakers

Meet our all-star speakers for the 2016 program:

Rossann Williams (President, Starbucks Canada)

Kelsey Ramsden (Founder, Speaker, Writer and Wingman, kelseyramsden.com)

John DeHart (Co-Founder, Nurse Next Door)

Marla Kott (CEO, Imprint Plus)

Judy Brooks (Entrepreneur + FWE Board Member)

Christina Anthony (Founder + Chair, FWE)

Nicole Stefenelli (Founder, Urban Impact Recycling + FWE Board Member)

Brandi Wingrove (Partner, KPMG + FWE Board Member)

Monica Murray (Principal, Diversity and Inclusion, CPA Canada + FWE Board Member)

Lesley Lawrence (SVP, BC + North, BDC)

Jamie Firsten (Partner, Cassels Brock, LLP)

Kristin Taylor (Partner, Cassels Brock, LLP)


For more information about E-Series Toronto or other FWE programs, please email eseriestoronto@fwe.ca or call 1-604-682-8115.

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