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Catherine Clark, co-founder of The Honest Talk

Catherine Clark


Named one of Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, Catherine Clark is a nationally respected broadcaster, emcee and the President of Catherine Clark Communications, providing strategic communications and public affairs advice to individuals, institutions and corporations.

Through her work in television, radio and print, Catherine has interviewed Canada’s most influential people, and is co-founder of The Honest Talk, a new, live, multi-platform event experience targeted at a highly motivated, dynamic, educated and professional audience of women who are looking for more – out of themselves, out of their businesses and elected leaders, and out of the world around them.

She has hosted and co-produced two historical documentaries, The Residences and Inside Centre Block, is the Giving Back columnist for Ottawa at Home Magazine and writes for the Montreal-based IEFA Magazine.

Catherine serves as a member of the boards of CARE Canada, CARE International in Kenya and The Writers Trust of Canada, is Honourary Chair of Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Women in Philanthropy campaign, co-chair of the organizing committee of the Politics and the Pen Gala and Community Chair of the 2019 Ottawa Police Gala

Jennifer Stewart, co-founder of The Honest Talk

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 actively involved in the Ottawa community. She currently sits as the Chair of the Village of Carp Business Improvement Association and 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.

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