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 39:  Marie Wilson is an award-winning journalist who founded northern Canada’s first daily television news service which operated in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. She was also notably one of three Commissioner’s of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, where she traveled the country to witness and record the testimonies of thousands of residential school survivors. In this open and honest conversation, Marie talks to Jen and Catherine about the power of love, the value of hindsight and the importance of building a society where all feel accepted & heard.

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 EPISODE 38: The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson arrived in Canada as a toddler, a refugee from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong who grew up to become not just a noted journalist and bestselling author, but the 26th Governor General of Canada – the first Chinese Canadian and only the second woman to assume the role of Commander in Chief.Adrienne Clarkson never shies away from a good, frank conversation and she discusses health, feminism, supporting new Canadians and her time as Commander in Chief in her conversation with Jen and Catherine on this episode of The Honest Talk. 

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EPISODE 37: She came to Canada from Grenada as a teenage domestic worker and went on to become not just the first Black woman elected to the House of Commons and a cabinet minister. Dr. Augustine has worked tirelessly to improve her community – as a teacher, a mother, a board member, a social justice and equality activist and now as the President of the Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment, and she joins Jen and Catherine to talk about the influence of the grandmother who raised her, the power of education and the things that give her hope for the future.