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Category: Winners’ Circle

Kamel Ghribi, Founder and President, GKSD

Photos courtesy of Kamel Ghribi. For the past three decades, Kamel Ghribi has brought forward-thinking initiatives to the global petro-chemical and health industries. But that’s

Desirée Bombenon, CEO of SureCall

Photo courtesy of Desirée Bombenon. As the CEO of SureCall, a leading business optimization company and contact centre, Desirée Bombenon is continuing to innovate and

Jane J. Wang: CEO of Optimity

Photo courtesy of Jane J. Wang. Serial entrepreneur, university professor, and cancer research fundraiser, Jane J. Wang is the founder and CEO of Optimity, the

Kayla Isabelle: CEO of Startup Canada

Photo courtesy of Kayla Isabelle. Kayla Isabelle is a force for helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals, creating strong local and national networks for them, and

Khushboo Jha: CEO of BuyProperly

Photo courtesy of Khushboo Jha. If you’ve looked into buying or investing in the housing market and felt overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Khushboo Jha is

Nicola Harris, Co-Founder of Ubuntu

Nicola Harris is the co-executive director of the Afro Caribbean Business Network (ACBN), a community organizer, and the co-founder of The Centre for Strategic Impact.

Black History Month: Carrie Best

Photo courtesy of Berma Marshall. Rosa Parks wasn’t the first Black woman in American history to refuse leaving her seat for a white passenger. The

Black History Month: Elijah McCoy

English is full of expressions we use daily without questioning. Though many of these turns of phrases have problematic or disturbing origins, it’s fascinating to

Black History Month: Anne Cools

Photo courtesy of Senate of Canada. Writers and political scientists have often discussed what drives someone to a life of politics — be it circumstance,

Israel Schachter: CEO of Charity Bids

Photo courtesy of Israel Schachter Israel Schachter of Charity Bids boasts a celebrity roster of clients, including the likes of Wolfgang Puck, Elton John, Drake,

Dr. Joe Vitale: Best-selling Author

Dr. Joe Vitale is a best-selling author and metaphysician who has written several books on business, marketing, and success, including The Art and Science of Results, Money

Scot Keith, CEO and president of 123w

Work environments and office settings looked very different this year for most people globally, having to transition to work remotely due to the repercussions of

Shelley Niro: A Multi-Dimensional Artist

Award-winning multidisciplinary artist Shelley Niro is a true multimedia artist working across various media including photography, filmmaking, painting, sculpting, and beadwork. A member of the

Ivan Misner: Networking Guru

It’s not a stretch to say that one man single-handedly changed the way people think about, and act upon, modern business networking. Credited with being

Susan Sly Has It All!

Author, speaker, entrepreneur, mother-of-five and fitness enthusiast; Susan believes that we can truly have it all. You have been an entrepreneur since you were 11

Rose Handy: No Excuses

You wouldn’t know it by how she carries herself, but Rose Handy was once homeless with her child. She knows firsthand what a hard road

Tommy Hilfiger: A Visionary in Fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is not merely a globally recognized name brand – it’s synonymous with a clean, all-American look that epitomizes the fashion-forward lifestyle. But before

Timbaland: Grammy-Winning Music Producer

Timbaland is without equal in his influence, groundbreaking sound inventions, and partnerships with scores of upper-tier modern musicians. Over the past two decades, the 47-year-old

Joanna Track: Startup Junkie

Joanna Track calls herself a “startup junkie,” with the consulting firm Good Eggs & Co., news site The Bullet, style website Sweetspot.ca and fashion retailer

Sandra Oliver: Coaching with Impact

Twenty years of coaching senior executives motivated Sandra Oliver to launch the boutique coaching firm Impact-Coaches in 2003. Sandra holds a BA in Organizational Behaviour

Huda Idrees: Medical Tech Visionary

As a 12-year-old, Huda Idrees was already building websites for clients. Idrees, who learned computer-programming and web design in Saudi Arabia, is also an Industrial

Althea Clarke: A Unique Voice

Althea Clarke moved to Canada when she was a child and built her own success story. After earning certificates in business operations and hairstyling, she

Jane Wood: Founder of T.O.T Corp

Jane Wood is the founder of The Original Toy Corporation, or T.O.T Corp., an Ontario-based toy manufacturer, as well as the designer of the Gertie

Joel Brown: Propelling Others to Succeed

Joel Brown created Addicted2Success and coaches more than 200 aspiring entrepreneurs each month as part of his exclusive Mind-Strong Alliance group and has established himself

Stephanie Allen: Gatekeeper of Wellness

Stephanie Allen founded Gateway Development in Amherst, Nova Scotia, where she works with individuals and companies to help them improve physically and spiritually. With her

Amber Mac: A League of Her Own

Amber Mac is a multi-talented tech expert, author, speaker, TV host, and president of her own business, AmberMac Media. She got her start during the

Chris Gardner: Raw Determination

Millions of people have heard Chris Gardner’s inspirational talks. They come to hear lessons from the lives he’s lived as an entrepreneur, stockbroker, and single