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.


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 EPISODE 56:  Vassy Kapelos is one of the most well-known figures in Canadian media and politics, and the latest guest on The Honest Talk. An award-winning journalist, she hosted Power and Politics on CBC for five years before recently announcing a move to CTV News. There, she will take on the role of Chief Political Correspondent and host not one, but two shows: Question Period and Power Play.  On the heels of her biggest career move yet, Kapelos sat down with Jennifer Stewart and Catherine Clark for this episode of The Honest Talk to discusses her first job in Saskatchewan to her new national radio show and bellwether hosting gigs, her childhood, marriage, parenthood and more.  


EPISODE 55: A sports website for women-identifying fans? Now, that is a homerun! Just ask Jacie deHoop, co-founder of TheGIST, a thrivingsports media company and the go-to source for sports coverage and conversations for women. Launched across North America in 2019 by three college friends—Jacie deHoop, Ellen Hyslop and Roslyn McLarty—The GIST is all about changing the game in the male-dominated sports industry, where fewer than 14% of journalists are women and less than 4% of coverage is on female athletes. On this episode of The Honest Talk, Jacie joins Jennifer Stewart and Catherine Clark to talk about launching TheGIST and creating content for women-identifying sports fans. She also breaks down the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm that have grown TheGIST from a weekly newsletter to a multi-platform powerhouse in just three years.

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 EPISODE 54: Vicki Saunders is making her mark in a radically different way. Over the span of her career, Vicki has co-founded and run ventures allover the world. She is an acclaimed author, a mentor, a public speaker, an award winner, and a change maker. At 50 yearsold, shefounded SheEO, now Coralus, a global not-for-profit that finances woman-identifying and non-binary entrepreneurs. Seven yearslater, the community has successfully expanded into the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom–with noend in sight.Vicki joins Jen and Catherine on the latest episode of The Honest Talk to chat about her life, her values and her thriving venturecapital firm that is rolling out a ground-breaking regenerative capital model and getting attention the world over.