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.
Meet the team
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.
• 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Niagara Chapter Leader
I am a Mindfulness Mentor specializing in stress management and life/work balance. I utilize various yoga, meditation and mindfulness based teachings to support my clients as they develop the tools that will help them "Find calm in the midst of Chaos". My ideal customer is a self-employed entrepreneur who feels caught on the hamster-wheel of busyness and may be suffering from exhaustion, lack of motivation, anxiety, or feelings of not being 'enough' and is READY to make changes. Someone who understands that I cannot change the stress in their life but I can help them change the way they deal with it. And we will do that one breathe, one step, one smile and one action at a time.
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.
Durham Chapter Leader
Suzy Tamasy is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor in finance, and a leader in advocating for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world. Suzy is the Founder of SuzyQJewels & Frugal Divas, an initiative to radically transform how we support, celebrate and finance female entrepreneurs. Suzy is currently based in Toronto, Ontario with two lovely sons one 7 and 19. She has been organizing events for the past 7 years. She started as a Jewellery designer using recycled items for the past 7 years and has evolved to her own mini empire with a virtual consignment shop & new clothing line under SuzyQJewels & Frugal Divas on facebook in which a portion of their sales goes to women shelters. Her concept is to be frugal in saving money and sharing business tips to assist other woman in expanding other avenues of growth in their lives. Frugal Diva provides everyday living tips either on entertainment, home décor and issues to recycle to save our planet. Her passion is fashion and being an appearance stylist and her goal is to assist stop contributing to our land fill by recycling your clothing and giving back to our community. She currently hosts a yearly Swap, Sell and Donate event please watch for the event on FB SuzyQJewels or Frugal Divas in which they donate items to women’s shelter across Toronto. You can contact Suzy at her facebook pages SuzyQJewels, & Frugal Divas and on instagram at Suzy Tamasy. Her business moto is to build a business/friendship relationship with her clients and to never give up on your dreams because the universe works towards you once you are open to the light of kindness you can accomplish anything you put your mind too.
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.