Date & Time
April 25, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
“It’s our time.” With the “#metoo” movement, more and more women are speaking up and taking their power back. As Michelle Obama said recently it is time for women to sit at the corporate and political table. Yet it is harder for women to enter the political arena.
Hear from our panel of women who have played in this field, who’ve successfully been elected, or not, and others thinking of taking this leap. Together let’s see how we can help each other succeed and overcome the barriers to success.
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ComLinked | Brenda Halloran Inc.
Brenda Halloran is often referred to as the people’s Mayor, Halloran successfully held the top job as the Mayor of the City of Waterloo, Canada from 2006-2014. Responsible for leading the City through one of the most dynamic and innovative periods in its history, Brenda was focused on economic development, international partnerships and smart city growth. She is a strong advocate for seniors, women and children, homeless citizens, victims of human trafficking and new Canadians.
Today,she is the CEO of ComLinked and the CEO of Brenda Halloran Inc. She is also the Chair of the Board of Startup Canada and the President of the Trillium Innovation Venture Group. Brenda is highly engaged in the community and is a member of the Rotary Club of Waterloo, on the Kidsability Foundation Board, on the board of Supportive Housing of Waterloo and assists many organizations with fundraising. She believes in coaching and mentoring others and helping them achieve their highest potential. She continues to be involved in the local technology sector and works with new start-up companies.
Julia Hanna began her journey into the restaurant world at the age of 26 when she opened her first restaurant Café Galleria. Since then she has created and owned four other restaurants, in an industry known for failures, all have been successful. She still owns and runs Ritorno, which is Julia’s return to her Italian roots.
Julia’s most passionate undertaking is her not-for-profit initiative – HealthyFam – through which they teach kitchen literacy to children, families and seniors to build a foundation for healthy living, for which she has received several awards.
Not a stranger to serving the community, Julia served on the board of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, and was chair from 2012-2013. She is now giving serious consideration to entering municipal politics.
Life Enrichment and The Soul Café
Che Marville is the Vice-President of Life Enrichment and The Soul Café- Employee Digital Platform at the Origin Active Lifestyle Corporation. She is a leading wellness advocate in the healthcare field, the creator of the first Employee Health and Mindfulness Centre at St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton and former senior wellness advisor for the York University health network.
In the last federal election she ran and the NDP candidate in Oakville. “I believe that the political landscape needs to change, it needs to be more compassionate, more reflective, more inclusive of new ideas, more truly democratic and bold,” she said at the time. She has a degree in political science from York University.
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