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Interviews with women leaders who are breaking barriers and have an inspiring story to tell.

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Interviews with women leaders who are breaking barriers and have an inspiring story to tell.

    30: Oleksandra Zubal - Telling her story of balancing life and war in Ukraine

    30: Oleksandra Zubal - Telling her story of balancing life and war in Ukraine

    Oleksandra Zubal shares her inspiring life story and experiences as a business women, wife, and mother in the time of war in Ukraine.

    Please support her by following her on Twitter @OleksandraZubal

    Please support her by following her on Twitter @OleksandraZubal

    It is important that we all unite in support Ukraine and that we take the time to understand the reality of this war on the lives of people just like us that only wish for peace, love, freedom, and family.

    Oleksandra is dedicated to helping to raise funds in order to support those fighting for the freedom of Ukraine and for democracies all over the world.

    The Women Leadership Nation, Breaking Barriers Podcast is committed to helping women break barriers through the power of storytelling, self-awareness, and knowledge sharing. We started this podcast as a platform for women to share their journeys, experiences, and insights so that we can learn and grow from one another.

    We hope you enjoyed this episode and would love for you to subscribe to our podcast!

    Also, we hope you will follow us on our journey thru Instagram at @LadouceurJennifer! 

    Thanks for listening and welcome to the Women Leadership Nation community! 

    Together we can break barriers!

    www.WomenLeadershipNation.com

    • 48 min
    28: Sue Pitchforth of Owner and Principal Designer of Decor Therapy Plus

    28: Sue Pitchforth of Owner and Principal Designer of Decor Therapy Plus

    Sue Pitchforth of Owner and Principal Designer of Decor Therapy Plus is an International Award-Winning Designer, a TV personality, and a professional speaker.

    Sue’s approach to design is refreshing, unique, and inexpensive, yet yields luxurious results.  Believing the home is an expression of your life and personality, Sue says most people usually have a lot of what they need, they just don’t know it. “You would be surprised, how every home has the best stories and items in their basements or closets”, according to Sue.

    She is passionate about creating spaces where homeowners surround themselves with things they love and that reflect who they are. Her workshops and seminars are extremely popular, inspiring thousands of homeowners around Ontario. Sue is a leader in the industry and is forging new directions with her unique “Staging & Design from a Distance” virtual services. She is excited to be based out of the Nation’s Capital and recently has been appointed as “Ottawa Ambassador” for the Canadian Association of Property Stylists. A proud Rotarian, Sue gives back to her community by volunteering on various Boards and is passionate about mentoring new entrepreneurs.

    The Women Leadership Nation, Breaking Barriers Podcast is committed to helping women break barriers through the power of storytelling, self-awareness, and knowledge sharing. We started this podcast as a platform for women to share their journeys, experiences, and insights so that we can learn and grow from one another.

    We hope you enjoyed this episode and would love for you to subscribe to our podcast!

    Also, we hope you will follow us on our journey thru Instagram at @LadouceurJennifer!

    Thanks for listening and welcome to the Women Leadership Nation community! 

    Together we can break barriers!

    www.WomenLeadershipNation.com

    • 50 min
    27: Helen Ashton, Vice President of Human Resources at Campbells Company of Canada

    27: Helen Ashton, Vice President of Human Resources at Campbells Company of Canada

    Helen Ashton is the Vice President of Human Resources at Campbell Company of Canada.

    Helen obtained a Bachelor's degree focused in Economics and Information Technology from York University and a Master’s in Industrial Relations and Human Resources. In this episode, we discuss her career journey from the military to human resources and the current transition to the digital workplace due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where she shares incredible insights into how to lead a new workplace environment. We also discuss the importance of mental health and Helen shares some of her best practices for supporting your team during this challenging time in the world. 

    The Women Leadership Nation, Breaking Barriers Podcast is committed to helping women break barriers through the power of storytelling, self-awareness, and knowledge sharing. We started this podcast as a platform for women to share their journeys, experiences, and insights so that we can learn and grow from one another.

    We hope you enjoyed this episode and would love for you to subscribe to our podcast!
    Also, we hope you will follow us on our journey thru Instagram at @LadouceurJennifer!

    Thanks for listening and welcome to the Women Leadership Nation community!
    Together we can break barriers!

    www.WomenLeadershipNation.com

    • 51 min
    26: Deborah Gillis, President and CEO, of CAMH Foundation

    26: Deborah Gillis, President and CEO, of CAMH Foundation

    Deborah Gillis, President and CEO of the CAMH Foundation

    Deborah Gillis is President and CEO of CAMH Foundation. As a recognized thought leader on gender equality, diversity, and inclusion, Deborah has dedicated her career to driving social change. Deborah’s unique blend of passion, strategic vision, and entrepreneurial spirit is helping her lead CAMH Foundation in transforming how Canadians understand and address mental illness, in the workplace and in society.

    Deborah put her ideals into practice in her previous role as President & CEO of Catalyst, a global non-profit that helps build workplaces that work for women. She advised some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies on how to accelerate and advance women into leadership.

    Deborah has received national and international accolades for her advocacy efforts and business achievements. In 2016, she was named as one of Canadian Business magazine’s 10 Most Powerful Business People and was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal. In 2017, she was appointed to the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders and also accepted an honorary Doctor of Laws honoris causa from Cape Breton University for dedicating her life’s work to advocating for women’s rights and equality. She serves on the Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University.

    The Women Leadership Nation, Breaking Barriers Podcast is committed to helping women break barriers through the power of storytelling, self-awareness, and knowledge sharing. We started this podcast as a platform for women to share their journeys, experiences, and insights so that we can learn and grow from one another.

    We hope you enjoyed this episode and would love for you to subscribe to our podcast!

    Also, we hope you will follow us on our journey thru Instagram at @LadouceurJennifer!

    Thanks for listening and welcome to the Women Leadership Nation community! 

    Together we can break barriers!

    www.WomenLeadershipNation.com

    • 52 min
    25: Erin Bagwell, Documentary Filmmaker, Blogger, and Creative

    25: Erin Bagwell, Documentary Filmmaker, Blogger, and Creative

    Erin Bagwell is a documentary filmmaker, blogger, and creative!

    Erin produced and directed Dream, Girl the documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring & ambitious female entrepreneurs in NYC. To make the film she raised $100K on Kickstarter and premiered the film at Obama's White House in May 2016.

    In 2018, Erin became a mother and started filming her new short documentary, Year One. The film is an intimate look at the first year of motherhood through Erin's eyes. It addresses the identity shifts, the challenges of experiencing postpartum depression, and the everyday extraordinary moments of being a new mom. Year One is set to release Spring 2021.

    After living in Brooklyn for 10 years, Erin and her family recently moved back to her hometown in Buffalo, New York.

    The Women Leadership Nation, Breaking Barriers Podcast is committed to helping women break barriers through the power of storytelling, self-awareness, and knowledge sharing. We started this podcast as a platform for women to share their journeys, experiences, and insights so that we can learn and grow from one another.

    We hope you enjoyed this episode and would love for you to subscribe to our podcast!

    Also, we hope you will follow us on our journey thru Instagram at @LadouceurJennifer!

    Thanks for listening and welcome to the Women Leadership Nation community! 

    Together we can break barriers!

    www.WomenLeadershipNation.com

    • 35 min
    24: Courtney Symons, Editor in Chief at Shopify

    24: Courtney Symons, Editor in Chief at Shopify

    Courtney Symons is the Editor in Chief at Shopify

    Courtney Symons is the Editor in Chief at Shopify, a Canadian multinational e-commerce company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. It is also the name of its proprietary e-commerce platform for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems

    Courtney made her dreams come true by writing my first novel on the coastline of eastern Australia in 2010. She explains how she was supposed to be working, but instead, she made the decision to sit in the sand with her new Macbook and write.

    When she returned home from Australia had a draft manuscript of her first book called “Once, We Were Stolen”, which was successfully published. 

    Courtney was also a technology reporter for the Ottawa Business Journal, which publishes a bi-weekly newspaper and daily web content.

    Courtney was also a finalist in the Hot Mommas Project, a global case study competition based out of Washington, D.C., which collects success stories from women across the globe.

    The Women Leadership Nation, Breaking Barriers Podcast is committed to helping women break barriers through the power of storytelling, self-awareness, and knowledge sharing. We started this podcast as a platform for women to share their journeys, experiences, and insights so that we can learn and grow from one another.

    The Women Leadership Nation, Breaking Barriers Podcast is committed to helping women break barriers through the power of storytelling, self-awareness, and knowledge sharing. We started this podcast as a platform for women to share their journeys, experiences, and insights so that we can learn and grow from one another.

    We hope you enjoyed this episode and would love for you to subscribe to our podcast!

    Also, we hope you will follow us on our journey thru Instagram at @LadouceurJennifer!
    Thanks for listening and welcome to the Women Leadership Nation community!

    Together we can break barriers!

    www.WomenLeadershipNation.com

    • 44 min

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