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Women of Distinction Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Drew

Our team so enjoyed meeting this spunky, lighthearted, and well-loved local radio host in 2014. Since then, she’s stayed engaged in our work and an active mentor for our girls. Hear what keeps Lisa Drew fueled and fired up for those very, VERY early mornings! 1. What was your reaction/thoughts

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Women of Distinction Alumni Spotlight: Michele Braniff

The broad strokes of 2014 Women of Distinction winner Michele Braniff range from art to politic, and have one unified theme: she is always looking to the next opportunity to make impact where she lives. Find out more about this colorful catalyst of innovation! 1. What was your reaction/thoughts when you

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Women of Distinction Alumni Spotlight: Andrea Wong

The things this 2012 Young Woman of Distinction did before the age of 18 to transform her community stayed with the Women of Distinction committee for a long time. We were so inspired to see Andrea Wong has continued to tread an impact, and has received more accolades for her

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Women of Distinction Alumni Spotlight: Linda Innanen

Next up in our Women of Distinction Alumni interview series is Linda Innannen. This WRDSB teacher inspired the pants off us in 2015 with the many intentional ways she built an empathetic classroom and school culture. Read on to hear how her award win helped shift her focus as a

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Women of Distinction Spotlight: Christine Vigna

Here it is: the second in our 6-week series of Women of Distinction Alumni interviews! Up this week is Christine Vigna, former Young Woman of Distinction and now Presidenct of YWCA Cambridge Board of Directors! 1. What was your reaction/thoughts when you were approached for a Women of Distinction nomination?

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She Talks Profile: Meaghan Martin

We’re really excited to represent Waterloo Region in this week’s She Talk interview! Meet Meaghan Martin: Assistant to Member of Provincial Parliament Michael Harris, Public Speaker, Child Welfare Advocate Founder of Sleep Tight Waterloo Region and SO much more. Here’s just a tidbit or two but trust us, you’ll want to hear her

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Women of Distinction Spotlight: Mano Duggal

This week we’re catching up with Women of Distinction Alumni Mano Duggal, owner of Phidon Pens. Hear about how she’s staying inspired everyday, so that you can get some for yours!  1. What was your reaction when you were approached for a Women of Distinction Nomination?I was so overwhelmed and humbled

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She Talks Profile: Dianne Bondy

Dianne Bondy – is a celebrated yoga teacher, social justice activist and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive view of yoga asana and philosophy inspires and empowers thousands of followers around the world – regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. 1. What does the

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She Talks Spotlight: Eden Hennessey

Tip: the following experiment in empowerment pairs perfectly with your morning coffee 🙂 Get your micro dose of Eden Hennessey here, and make sure to get your ticket to She Talks to soak in this inspirational woman’s story in person on May 1!   1. What does the word grit mean to

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She Talks Spotlight: Tahani Aburaneh

While Tahani Aburaneh’s face might look familiar, her personal story of triumph and tenacity is gonna blow. your. mind. Here’s a sneak peek into her world! 1. In moments of self-doubt or adversity, how do you build yourself back up again? Thinking about all the great things that are going

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