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  • Ladies Who Lead is a network of dynamic professional women who believe that by Building Business, Building Self, Building Relationships and Building Community, we can lift each other up to achieve our goals.

  • International Women's Day 2023, I wanted to ensure I used my platform to shine light on an organization I believe in so deeply. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jessica Powless - as well as some other lovely ladies - who works as Nova Vita’s special events and public education coordinator. Jessica shared some humbling statistics about the state of interpersonal violence and abuse, as well as some more promising ones. Yet it is clear that more needs to be done, and that can’t happen if we don’t at least begin with a conversation.

    It was my pleasure to feature for a second year in a row alongside my good friend and colleague Erin McIntyre, as Title Sponsors. Once again, I asked Jessica to sit down with me on my podcast where we dove deeper into the state of domestic violence in Canada. The statistics were overwhelming.

  • Vanessa teamed up with other like minded women in the financial industry to bring a safe and educational space to those in Brantford and surrounding areas. Along with Julia Wheeler, Erin McIntyre, and Skylar Turkiewicz, Vanessa wanted to ensure that no matter who you are or how much you know about your financial wellbeing, you have access to an unbiased opinion.

    After a successful first summit in 2024, Vanessa, Julia, Erin, and Skylar hope to bring this venture to Brant annually.  Featuring catering, local vendors, and guest speakers, the Wealth & Real Estate Summit is the newest financial resource in the community.

Vanessa believes it is hard to have a fulfilling business if not giving back to one's community. Via sponsorship, volunteering, and organizing local events, Vanessa takes part in causes focusing on supporting women in business and bettering the quality of life for people in her community.


(press release)



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