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 7: You could say that Nicole Verkindt was born into business. The child of aerospace industry entrepreneurs, she founded her own global company called OMX in her twenties, and she hasn’t looked back. Most Canadians know Nicole from her stint as a Dragon on CBC’s popular Next Gen Den and from her frequent media commentary, and this award-winning business leader continues to smash glass ceilings everywhere she goes.
EPISODE 6: Marci Ien is one of Canada’s most recognizable media personalities. She is co-host of CTV’s popular daytime lifestyle television show The Social, and spent more than fifteen years helping to ease Canadians into their day as co-host of Canada AM. Aside from her professional accomplishments, Marci is also a mom, a wife, a community builder and an activist, using her voice to raise awareness of systemic racism and to celebrate diversity and equality for all.
EPISODE 5: Before The Honourable Catherine McKenna became one of Canada’s most recognizable women, she was a human rights lawyer, a negotiator with the United Nations mission in East Timor and the co-founder of a non profit organization which committed to providing access to justice for all. Now serving as Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities after many years as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna – mother, lawyer, politician and social justice advocate – talks about her public career and why she chose it, and her passion for building a better, more sustainable world.