The Honest Talk is fast becoming the leading digital media platform for women in North America.

The Honest Talk was founded by leading entrepreneurs Jennifer Stewart and Catherine Clark

The Honest Talk does things differently, breaking down silos so women can connect through our shared stories and experiences.

Led by respected entrepreneurs Jennifer Stewart and Catherine Clark, The Honest Talk stands out for our commitment to providing a platform for authentic, empowering and inspirational conversations.
Through our interactive and ever-evolving platform, The Honest Talk creates an environment where women can share their truths and experiences, fostering deeper connections and understanding among listeners. We aim to inspire personal growth, challenge assumptions, and promote empathy.

The Honest Talk Podcast empowers and inspires women in their professional and personal lives, and is recognized as one of the best Canadian podcasts for women.

For three years, we have interviewed Canada’s most influential and inspiring women. Among our guests are TV hosts and journalists, entrepreneurs, business and cultural leaders, ambassadors, Olympians, authors and politicians.

Our mission

To bring together a unique community of Strategic Partners and Canadian Women to collaborate and share the things that matter to them most.

Our vision

To become Canada's largest online community for women by generating honest and transparent conversations that make a positive, lasting impact on their lives.

About our co-founders

Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark is a nationally respected broadcaster, emcee, and co-founder of The Honest Talk, an online platform which includes a popular podcast featuring conversations with some of Canada’s most remarkable women.


Catherine is also the President of Catherine Clark Communications and Special Advisor to Syntax Strategic, providing communications counsel to individuals and corporations.


Deeply committed to community service, Catherine writes the Giving Back column for Ottawa at Home Magazine, has served on numerous boards of directors, and currently sits on the Board of Governors of The Ottawa Hospital and the Board of Directors of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

Jennifer Stewart

Jennifer Stewart

As President and Founder of Syntax Strategic, Jennifer Stewart is a leader in the strategic communications sector. She has twice been named one of the ‘Top 25 People in the Capital’ by Ottawa Life Magazine, is one of the Ottawa Business Journal’s ‘Top Forty Under 40′, and was a finalist for Ottawa’s ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year.’


Jennifer works with dozens of clients in a number of sectors and provides national business leaders with sound strategic advice and C-suite-level communications guidance.


An active commentator on CBC National and CTV National, Jennifer is often called upon to provide her communications expertise and insight on national and international issues of the day.


She is also deeply involved in the Ottawa community. She currently serves on the board of Ottawa’s Youth Services Bureau and as Chair of the Village of Carp Business Improvement Association,  is a former board member of the Ottawa International Writers Festival and the former co-chair of Women in Communications and Technology, National Capital Region.

Our co-founders are also nationally recognized speakers

Ottawa Business Journal
Leaders Catherine Clark, Jennifer Stewart keep it real at United Way women’s talk
Ottawa Citizen
Clark and Stewart: Canada’s hybrid Parliament should be made permanent
The Hill Times
Hybrid Parliament an opportunity to ‘create a truly 21st century House of Commons,’ witnesses tell PROC
The Globe and Mail
Is the work of feminism finished?

Are you looking to inspire, motivate and inform your audience of women?

Jen and Catherine are dynamic, engaging speakers whose public presentations weave together their own personal experiences of work and life with those of their remarkable and famous podcast guests.
Our co-founders will work with you to tailor an impactful presentation that leaves a lasting positive impression.


Our events

The Honest Talk has also hosted a sold-out event attended by Canada’s most influential women. We created a platform to discuss the future of women and work and to make sure women’s voices are heard in discussions about the workforce of the future.

Our special partner Abacus Data conducted social research for this event to find out what kind of flexibility at work women were looking for.

The future of women and work
The Future of women and work
The Future of women and work

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