The Honest Talk promises to do things differently. We are committed to engaging in real, deeply honest conversation about the experiences, challenges, aspirations and lessons shared of women entrepreneurs, business leaders, and up-and-coming female professionals.

We want to shed the layers of key messages and talking points, and create a forum that leaves women feeling connected, inspired and motivated in their careers and personal lives.



EPISODE 25: Susan Aglukark is a multiple JUNO award-winning Inuk artist whose music has earned international acclaim. She has also received the Order of Canada, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime artistic achievement, holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from several institutions and she has performed before Heads of State and Royalty. But Susan has also faced and overcome many personal challenges. In this episode of The Honest Talk, Susan talks with Jen and Catherine about surviving sexual abuse as a child, her battle with postpartum depression and her journey of self-discovery.


EPISODE 24: Anna Maria Tremonti is one of Canada’s most respected journalists. She has covered major news stories for CBC’s The National, co-hosted The Fifth Estate and worked as a foreign correspondent in global capitals and major conflict zones. She also served for 17 years as host of CBC radio’s popular current affairs show The Current, drawing in more than one million listeners a day. Anna Maria has now embarked on a new journalistic odyssey with the launch of a podcast called MORE With Anna Maria Tremonti, and she joins Jen and Catherine for a thoughtful, funny and deeply personal conversation which reveals the human side of a life in news.


EPISODE 23: Sangita Patel is a staple in Canada’s entertainment sector – she’s an on-air host with Entertainment Tonight Canada, the current host of HGTV's Home to Win and Canada’s Covergirl ambassador. But Sangita wasn’t always set on a career in TV – in fact, she’s an electrical engineer, but also a dedicated mother, wife, philanthropist and fitness enthusiast - a true example that women can achieve multiple goals in different fields, and that sometimes the best laid plans need to be thrown out the window. Sangita joins Jen and Catherine for a fun, dynamic chat about her fast-paced life, her unusual start in television and, oh yeah… Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.