CEO, Diesel Canada & founder, OneXOne Foundation, Joey Adler discusses her life as a true visionary entrepreneur and humanitarian, seeking to reinvent the business of philanthropy through ground-breaking sustainable models.
Women's rights advocate and social entrepreneur, Mehrak Mehrvar, talks about her unique social enterprise dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs in Cambodia, and her women's rights advocacy work around the world.
Marilyn Field is the founder/president of DAREarts, a Canadian organization that helps kids at risk have better lives -- through the arts. In this interview, Marilyn discusses the inspiration behind the creation of this unique organization and how it is changes the lives of many kids -- as well as her life.
Laura Serra is the founder of Paws for the Cause, an organization dedicated to helping our canine friends - using fashion!. She is also the society columnist for The Globe and Mail, and works in the world of PR as a day job.
Rachael Smith is the founder of Yard Sale for the Cure, a unique fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In this interview, Rachael discusses her journey from having had breast cancer to how she got the idea for Yard Sale for the Cure, and why it's important.
Tara Uzra Dawood is President of Dawood Global Foundation and serves on various boards and Advisory Councils of eminent organizations throughout the world, particularly those focused on the rights of women and children. She’s a recognized world authority on women entrepreneurship. She was the first female CEO of a publicly listed financial institution in Pakistan, which she founded with Asian Development Bank; Tara grew her company to become an industry leader in managing Mutual Funds with top payouts for its unit holders.
Martha Deacon is the founder and CEO of The Townships Project, created in late 1998 in response to then President Nelson Mandela’s challenge to do something about the poverty in his country. The Townships Project, a Canadian registered charity, has worked for 13 years with local microfinance organizations in South Africa to extend small loans to start or expand small businesses, always exploring how to make these loans more effective in the fight against poverty.
Deborah Ellis is the author of over 20 books for young people, including the highly popular trilogy, Breadwinner. She writes novels and books of interviews that attempt to portray the realities faced by young people in difficult situations around the world. She is also a philanthropist, donating much of her book royalties to charities.
Jody Steinhauer is the Founder, President and Chief Bargain Officer of The Bargains Group Ltd., who used her skill and innovation to build a socially conscious, multi-million dollar business. She is based in Toronto.