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  • Wonder Women: Women in Business Conference, Georgina Chamber of Commerce
  • Wonder Women:

    Women In Business Conference

    It's been a long 2 years, and we're so incredibly ready to safely gather for a full-day conference to collaborate, learn, connect and inspire one another to take on new and expanded roles in work, community and life! Our day will include continental breakfast, a key-note speaker, panel discussion with like-minded professionals, lunch and a variety of female driven workshops in the afternoon. 

     

    All Superheros welcome, regardless of gender.

    If you were in attendance in 2020, you know this is an event NOT TO BE MISSED!

     

    When: Friday September 23, 2022  

    Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

    Address: The Link, 20849 Dalton Road, Sutton ON

     

  • Keynote Speaker, Wonder Women: Women in Business Conference
  • Pooja Handa

    Co-host of 98.1 CHFI’s weekday morning show, CHFI Mornings with Pooja & Gurdeep

    Covering some of Toronto’s most glamourous red carpets to the biggest cultural events, along with the latest breaking news, Pooja is a highly respected broadcaster with nearly two decades of experience informing and entertaining television audiences across Toronto and the GTA. She is passionate about mentoring young women in their career paths and has dedicated her time to many charities, most recently Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

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  • Panel Moderator, Wonder Women: Women in Business Conference
  • Brianne Ducharme

    Entrepreur 

    Brianne Ducharme is a former TV producer/videographer turned wellness coach & content creator.  After 15+ years in the TV industry she's now taken her experience of communicating and helping others to a different stage.  Brianne now helps busy women fit health and fitness into their day while also creating content to help support her team and her clients. @fitwithtwins.brianne

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  • Panel Speakers, Wonder Women: Women in Business Conference
  • Wonder Women, Women in Business Conference, Georgina Chamber of Commerce
  • Sandra Hutchings Sandra Hutchings

    Sandra Hutchings

    Owners of Hutchings Farm

    Sandra Hutchings is the owner operator of Hutchings Farm that she runs with her husband Kevin and four children. Daily chores include the care and feeding of our sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys and tending to the market garden. We use the sheep wool for value add products such as dryer balls, felted soap, knitting yarn and have wool rovings. Social media allows me the opportunity to share what it’s like to live on a small farm. 

  • Kaitlin Ward Kaitlin Ward

    Kaitlin Ward

    Co-owner of Ess & Cay Salon and Experience

    Although her business is new to Keswick, her craft and expertise are far from that. 
    Kaitlin is one of the owners of the trendy new space Ess & Cay salon and experience. 
    “Social media has become such a huge part of our daily life at the salon- it is literally our portfolio to showcase our guests what they can look forward to when coming to visit us! We are lucky with this day and age that we get the luxury of customizing our online presence about our services and available products every single day.” 

  • Melissa Sedore, RDH Melissa Sedore, RDH

    Melissa Sedore, RDH 

    Owner of Dental Hygiene on Demand

    Melissa Sedore has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 17 years — the past 3 of which she has headed Dental Hygiene on Demand, an exclusive boutique dental hygiene office in the heart of Keswick, ON.

     

    Melissa is an enthusiastic member of the Georgina Chamber of Commerce as well as her community, and her dedication to her clients has earned her the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Dental Hygienist and Best Dental Services in Georgina in 2021!

     

    Be sure to check out Dental Hygiene on Demand on Facebook and Instagram, where Melissa loves to share fun and informative posts meant to educate and make you giggle 🤭 You can also explore her new website at www.dentalhygieneondemand.ca

     

  • Amanda Gordon Amanda Gordon

    Amanda Gordon 

    Co-Owner of Cloverhill Flowers

    Amanda Gordon was raised in Georgina and went off to Queens University for a degree in Film & Media. She worked with one of Canada’s prominent filmmakers, Allan King and in 2009 started her lifestyle blog, LifeatCloverhill.com. With a large international audience, she works with brands on sponsored content that highlights diy projects, decor, recipes and her lifestyle. In 2015 she made the move back to Georgina where Amanda and her husband are lovingly restoring a 1903 farmhouse, while raising their three young children. In 2016 she started the sustainable cutting flower farm, Cloverhill Flowers with her mother, Debbie. They focus on seasonally inspired floral designs and teach workshops. 

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  • Breakout Session Hosts, Wonder Women
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  • Lauren Ferraro Lauren Ferraro

    Lauren Ferraro

    Executive Public Speaking Coach and Co-Star on HGTV’s Trading Up with Mandy Rennehan

    When it comes to public speaking, presentation and communication skills, Lauren Ferraro is Canada’s “go to.” Her expertise and innovative approach have made her one of the most sought-after public speaking coaches for many of the top Fortune 500 companies, CEOS, executives, politicians, and media personalities in Canada and abroad.

    Her stellar reputation, combined with her genuine enthusiasm for public speaking, has also made her a regular fixture on the Canadian media circuit, with appearances on major networks, radio and tv shows, including:

    HGTv, The Social, CTV News, Your Morning, CBC Radio, CP24, Global’s The Morning Show, CHCH Morning Live, The Comedy Network and Global News BC1.

    She also writes for various digital magazines and coaches Tedx Speakers.

    Lauren holds a Masters Degree in Voice and Speech Studies from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, England. She is the current Instructor of Public Speaking, and Interview Skills with the Speech Communications department at the University of Waterloo, Invited Instructor with the Master of Professional Communications Department at Ryerson University teaching Advanced Speaking and Presentation Technology.

    Prior to this appointment, she was Professor of Speech and Dialects at George Brown College and has held many workshops at various national and international post secondary institutions. Lauren also holds a Bachelors Degree in Classical Theatre, Performance from Ryerson University and has been a Voice & Speech Coach for various studios and private actors auditioning for: Broadway, Hollywood, Commercials, Voice-Overs & London’s West End.

    Hosting: Comfort Over Confidence: Communication Techniques to See You 

    This business world is about being COMFORTABLE speaking about your product, service or yourself in front of any audience...not CONFIDENCE. Allow me to explain...

  • Portia Chambers Portia Chambers

    Portia Chambers

    Social Media Manager

    Before becoming a social media and digital marketing coach and manager, Portia Chambers grew her own business as a local yoga instructor and reiki practitioner. This background has become paramount in propelling her clients to success when navigating the realm of social media. From creating an effective content strategy, dynamic content creation, to compelling and engaging story creation, to creating a healthy and balanced social media mindset to navigate the ever-changing features and algorithms, Portia’s passion for growth shines through everything she does. Not only is she passionate about helping businesses grow, but also helping business owners create a more balanced approach to social media, coaching them every step along the way.

    Hosting: Social Media: Advanced Level Marketing Tactics 

    Learn how to create content that feels good, unleash your authentic voice, build a foundation that works for your business while making social media fun again.

  • Vicky McGrath Vicky McGrath

    Vicky McGrath

    Founder of Vicky McGrath Spiritual Arts

    Vicky McGrath is a professional speaker and expert on success mindset, with over two decades of speaking experience across North America. Vicky will lead you through her engaging, empowering formula on goal setting for success. Vicky has used her unique formula in her own life and actualized amazing goals, including a coveted spot in the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii Oct 6/23. Vicky speaks at conferences, trade shows, on TV and podcasts, in person and virtually. Book Vicky for your next event! vicky@vickymcgrath.ca

    Hosting: Goal setting for success - achieve with ease

    In this workshop, Vicky will actively engage participants in her three part formula to set goals for success: feel good, take inspired action and celebrate progress!

  • Jennifer Anderson Jennifer Anderson

    Jennifer Anderson

    Executive Director of the Georgina Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information Centre

    Jennifer Anderson is the Executive Director of the Georgina Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information Centre, a dream career that allows her to encourage residents to shop local and discover the amazing businesses and organizations available to them in their own backyard.    


    Her love of community is evident in every professional position she has held.  Prior to her work at the Chamber, Jennifer was the Program Administrator for Georgina Cares, a non-profit organization that helps children and families in need.  For 14 years, she held the position, overseeing the organization and running the annual live tv auction.  


    Jennifer has also spent 24 years working and volunteering in community television for Rogers tv.  Her on-air resume includes shows like: The Parenting Show, Georgina Life and That’s My Story and event coverage of Elections, the Business Excellence Awards and the Santa Claus Parade.  


    In her free time, you can find Jennifer in the arena, at the ball diamond and out and about in the community with her husband and kids. 

    Hosting: Community connection, why it's good for you & your business 

  • Lunch Menu
  • Lunch Menu

    Lunch will be provided by Cori Doern and her team from The Good Food Collective.

     

    The GFC was started as a collaboration between the Georgina Food Pantry, Community Living Georgina, and Routes Connecting Communities, 3 not for profits also calling The Link home. The collective was created to provide a variety of foods with locally sourced ingredients to Georgina residents. This program's goal is to collaborate in a catering venture to support economic opportunities and growth in Georgina, and beyond.

     

    Menu:


    Mediterranean Chicken Wrap
    - Filled with assorted farm fresh local greens, peppers, cucumber, tomato, sweet onion, marinated artichokes, feta, and olives.
    - Served with a secret garden salad, seasonal berries, sweet onion , toasted almonds, and goat cheese with a white balsamic vinaigrette
    - Finished with carrot cake topped with subtly sweet cream cheese icing

     

    Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free Option Available - Details Coming Soon!

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