Company of Women is a vibrant community of women achieving success on their own terms.

Whether you own your business or work for someone else, Company of Women provides you with a safe and supportive environment to be yourself.

Think of us as your cheerleading team, behind you all the way, connecting you to people you need to meet and providing learning opportunities so you have the confidence, information and tools to move forward.

When you need a dose of inspiration or a confidence boost, our speakers and group leaders are there to keep you motivated and on track.

Through sharing our stories and collective wisdom, we learn from and support each other.

At Company of Women you can be bold, brave, and belong. You can be yourself.

As women, our lives are like a tapestry, made up of the different threads, all woven into the fabric of who we are, and who we can become. Through Company of Women, we wish to weave wisdom,warmth and wellness into your everyday life. We want to inspire you to achieve your full potential and to realize your dreams.

Anne Day

Founder, Company of Women

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Meet the team

Anne Day

Anne Day

Founder

I have had an eclectic career from leadership roles in the non-profit sector, to working in government on women’s issues, to being the editor of a national parenting magazine and then to having my own consulting practice.

In 2003 I started Company of Women as a way to meet up and connect with other women entrepreneurs. When I am not planning programs for Company of Women, I am writing.

I am the author of six books. In June 2016, I launched Full Circle Publishing to help women get their words out into the world.   On the home front, I am married, have two adult daughters, a dog, and live on a farm near Guelph.

Awards
•    ATHENA Leadership Award
•    Rotary Centennial Award for Professional Excellence
•    Entrepreneur of the Year, Oakville
•    TIAW World of Difference Award

2015 – Named one of the top ten most influential women in diversity in Canada

Megan Barnes

Megan Barnes

Branding Manager

Megan is responsible for the graphic/website design and branding for Company of Women.

She has her own business – needed wanted through which she makes play mats for children, custom-designed to their local neighbourhood. She and her husband also own pb prints, making stickers and labels for small business.

Narinda Coward

Narinda Coward

Brantford Chapter Leader

Narinda has had a lifetime of sales experience. For the past 14 years has had her own business in direct sales with Fifth Avenue Collection Jewellery.

Narinda has had a team of women who she trains and motivates to have a successful business for over 13 years. She has won numerous awards for top recruiter and top sales in Ontario and Eastern Canada, she has won many trips and fabulous gifts over the years. Narinda also organizes the semi annual training conference for Fifth Avenue every January. She is currently one of the top 5 consultants in Canada and in the top 10 in the entire company.

She is also an active member of the Brantford Chamber of Commerce and is on the Women in Business committee helping to organize events.

Narinda is passionate about empowering women

Mitzy Dadoun

Mitzy Dadoun

Markham/Richmond Hill Chapter Leader

I am a Commercial Real Estate & Luxury home Specialist. I help clients in Toronto and the GTA achieve their real estate and financial dreams. There are great opportunities for investment real estate.

I have extensive diverse experience and qualifications in key areas such as valuation, financing, purchasing, succession and estate planning.  I also work with executors of estates to dispose of the real estate and work with divorcing couples to help them sell their real estate and move on with their new life.

I love doing what I can to help those in need. I rescue cats and help at various Women's shelters. I have a Donate and Save program when you list or buy a house with me. If you Donate $100 to your favourite charity, I will match the $100 donation and give you $1,000 of off your listing commission. Together we can make a difference.

On behalf of the (Women in Networking ) WIN group, I am thrilled to be the leader of the Markham/Richmond Hill chapter

Marianne D’Alessandro

Marianne D’Alessandro

Membership Co-ordinator

Marianne is your go-to person with questions about your membership – when it expires, logging in, etc…

Marianne has been an Executive Assistant for over 30 years.  She is the owner and virtual assistant for TimeFlies-Admin Services.  Her extensive experience in the corporate world transfers into virtual support for small to medium size business owners.  Marianne’s business motto:  Use my time not yours!

Marianne’s desire to support, help and volunteer has her instructing with CLC Canada – offering courses which promote confidence in public speaking and serving on the Board of Directors of Food4Kids Hamilton Halton. She loves giving presentations, being the organizer and right-hand person to her clients, and keeping it fun.

Kim Gervais

Kim Gervais

Durham Chaper Leader

Following a 20-year career as a professional event planner, Kim made the change to the travel industry to align her professional life with her personal passion. Having visited 53 countries to date with a never-ending list of future destinations, she loves to share her knowledge and personal experience to help clients have the most amazing holidays. She takes the time to understand their wish list and budget and work with people to create a customized package that is unique to them.

As a travel specialist, Kim wants to be known for treating each vacation plan like a personal research project - so you can rest assured that she wouldn't recommend anything that she wouldn't do herself.

Karen Kessler

Karen Kessler

Simcoe Chapter Leader

World class trainer, speaker and Master Coach, Karen Kessler is founder and partner in ChooseRESULTS, a leadership training company committed to giving entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and coaches the skills and tools they need to get positive, lasting results in all areas of their lives. Karen uses humour, raw truth, and expert training skills to ensure they discover the principles and practical steps to create ultimate success in their business, relationships, health, and finances. Karen’s graduates of the professional training program have gone on to secure regular spots on radio shows, doubled sales to multiple six figures and used their new skills and tools to create real change in their communities.

Karen's passion is to provide opportunities for new and aspiring entrepreneurs to learn the skills and attitudes required to succeed and soar as an entrepreneur. She believes that following the entrepreneurial path is a personal journey to be designed from the inside out. Once implemented from a place of service, the entrepreneur will have what they need to continuously feed their soul and their purse.

Kate MacDonald

Kate MacDonald

Marketing and Social Media co-ordinator

Kate is in her second year of the Business Administration Marketing program at Conestoga College. She has been working for Anne Day, the founder of Company of Women, as the Marketing Coordinator since January, 2018. She has a passion for travelling, seeking out new experiences and making connections wherever she goes. She was awarded the “Volunteerism Award” for accomplishing 500+ hours over her high school career and most recently was a nominee for the highest achieving grade in Sales in her second year at college. Kate is well versed in social media marketing and has excellent attention to detail. She feels honoured to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing and accomplished mentor as Anne Day.

Mandi Neiser

Mandi Neiser

Niagara Chapter Leader

Rev. Mandi is a non-denominational minister specializing in helping couples and families create truly personalized and unforgettable ceremony experiences. Her business “Married By Mandi” began in 2003, and since then Mandi has been part of the tapestry that has woven together many lives as she has officiated over 1300 weddings, baby blessings, vow renewals and celebrations of life. Mandi is also Co-Founder of the Purse Project Niagara.  “Fill a purse with love and a women’s heart with hope”

Kimberley Robb

Kimberley Robb

Niagara Chapter Leader

Kimberley Robb has an English Language and Literature degree, a Journalism New Media post graduate degree, and her diploma as a PSW. She is the owner of RetroScripts and works at the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington as a PSW, where the idea behind RetroScripts was born. She is an upbeat, quirky woman who is passionate about the environment, human interactions and the documentation of lives. She thrives on positive energy, and has made it her goal to meet the needs of ALL in our community. Strength, support, and creativity is something that she believes is a necessity to life, a need in which she is happy to provide.

Using her business she provides strength, courage, and positivity through not only her Memory/ Legacy Books but also several different workshops that promote creative mediums and digging deeper to find your true meaning of happiness. She focuses on guiding/ teaching people in various states of being, from all walks of life to work with their emotional and mental well-being to achieve the life they want or reflect on how their life has gone so far.

Brenda St Amand

Brenda St Amand

Simcoe Chapter Leader

I am a former financial professional who has found a better way for me and my family through entrepreneurialism. I currently work two Network Marketing businesses and am constantly expanding my vision to build an abundant life.

Amy Vodarek

Amy Vodarek

Good Enough Project

Amy Vodarek is the co-author of the Good Enough book. She’s the Chief Visionary and Coach at Amy Vodarek and Associates, Executive and Leadership Development Company. She’s a creative educator, writer and speaker about all things leadership. Her holistic coaching approach embraces self-care, reducing over-commitment and enhancing wellbeing.

Amy partners with individuals, leaders and teams to talk about what no one’s talking about and build trust by having the missing conversations. Amy guides leaders to shift perspective, effectively communicate and create a culture where heightened engagement and new action is possible.