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DR. STELLA JANSEN VAN RENSBURG DR. STELLA JANSEN VAN RENSBURG PAPILLON MEDICAL PAPILLON MEDICAL Papillon Medical was founded on the basis of living your best Papillon Medical was founded on the basis of living your best life, from the inside out. At Papillon Medical we support and life, from the inside out. At Papillon Medical we support and inspire our clients to live happier, healthier lives by partnering inspire our clients to live happier, healthier lives by partnering with them and wellness wellness goals. goals. with themtotoachieve achieve specific specific health health and Dr. customized care careplan plan Dr.Stella Stellaprovides provideseach each patient patient with with aa customized for their transformational goals, and maintains supportive for their transformational goals, and maintains supportive relationships to health. health. relationshipsduring during her her client’s client’s journey journey to AsAsaabusiness and as as aanew new businesswoman, woman, educator, educator, physician, physician, and mother, (Miss. Sophia Grace joined the Papillon family earlyinin mother, (Miss. Sophia Grace joined the Papillon family early 2019), transformation,which which 2019),Dr. Dr.Stella Stellashares shares her her passion for transformation, isisrepresented at her her Downtown Downtown representedininPapillon’s Papillon’s butterfly logo, at and support and andcare care andOkotoks Okotokslocations. locations. Providing Providing the best support herclients clientsisisDr. Dr. Stella’s Stella’s top priority and itit shows totoher showsininher her dedicationand anddevotion devotion to to higher learning, patient dedication patient education, education, andininbuilding buildingaateam team of of professionals professionals to support and support her herand andher her clients. clients. Dr.Stella StellaJansen Jansenvan van Rensburg Rensburg received received her Dr. her medical medicaldegree degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and completed from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and completed post-graduatediploma diploma inin Dermatology Dermatology from aapost-graduate from the the University University Cardiff,Wales. Wales.InIn addition addition to to aa thriving thriving dermatology ofofCardiff, dermatologyand and medical aesthetics clinic, Dr. Stella is a certified Functional medical aesthetics clinic, Dr. Stella is a certified Functional MedicinePractitioner; Practitioner; which which included included additional Medicine additional Fellowships Fellowshipsinin Anti-Aging, Metabolic, and Nutritional Medicine. Anti-Aging, Metabolic, and Nutritional Medicine. Functional medicine focuses on prevention and the reversal Functional medicine focuses on prevention and the reversal of the disease and aging processes; not just symptom of the disease and aging processes; not just symptom management. Dr. Stella is driven to provide quality Medical management. Dr. Stella is driven to provide quality Medical and Aesthetic care to aid her community in aging gracefully, and Aesthetic care to aid her community in aging gracefully, and healthily. Community, innovation, commitment, and and healthily. Community, innovation, commitment, and passion are the building blocks for Dr. Stella’s business and passion are the building blocks for Dr. Stella’s business and is embodied by the many beautiful and healthy individuals she is embodied by the many beautiful and healthy individuals she sees in her practice every day. sees in her practice every day. papillonmedical.com papillonmedical.com 403.982.7771 Okotoks 403.982.7771 Okotoks 403.263.0661 Calgary 403.263.0661 Calgary 2 WWW.THEKNOWTRIBE.COM


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Launched in 2017, The KNOW Book + Tribe began as a way to bring more attention to dynamic women doing remarkable things in the Phoenix metro. We knew there were an outstanding number of women impacting the community and making big strides in their industries. Our goal was to get those women out from behind their computer screens and into the public eye. Thus, we created the KNOW Book, a carefully curated publication that would feature vision-led women in a glamorous and authentic style. As the momentum grew and we recognized the need for more, we launched our Tribe around the women featured in our KNOW Book. Our mix & mingles soon ensued and we witnessed incredible things happening. We saw our women doing business with each other, creating friendships, supporting each other, collaborating on projects together and so much more. What started as a fun project to spotlight women, has turned into a full-blown movement. The KNOW Book + Tribe has expanded beyond its birthplace of Phoenix, Arizona; its aim is to launch in every major city across the United States and Canada.

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COLLECTION We are a collection of highly successful, authentically driven women. COLLABORATION We collaborate to support one another & build clout that inspires & motivates the advancement for all women. COMMUNITY We support our local & global communities by actively searching for ways to pay it forward. MANTRA

Lift & Rise Nominations for the 2020 KNOW Calgary Book open in March 2020. Follow KNOW Publications for the latest information www.theknowtribe.com

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DESIGN & LAYOUT: EMMA CATARINO PHOTOGRAPHY: JANA MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY SMITHFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY PUBLIC RELATIONS: ELLEN PARKER, PARKER PR CONTRIBUTORS: LISA WEBB MALKA LABELL CHRISTINE BASSIT AMBASSADORS: KIM HAYDEN PUBLISHER: SARAH BENKEN CONNECT: @KNOWTRIBE @KNOWTRIBECOMMUNITY SUBSCRIBE: WWW.THEKNOWTRIBE.COM 6 WWW.THEKNOWTRIBE.COM


table of contents 11 BEAUTY 13 BUSINESS 40 FASHION 43 FOOD & BEVERAGE 54 HEALTH & WELLNESS

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CONTRIBUTORS Meet the superstar women who have contributed to KNOW Calgary Volume 2. After countless hours of searching through rolodexes, meeting and connecting with so many multi-faceted women; Volume 2 for KNOW Calgary is here! As you flip through the pages, notice the amazingly talented women who are from all backgrounds, walks of life, and levels of experience. They are the leading women of Calgary who are making their marks through community service, entrepreneurial efforts, and networking opportunities. These women are disrupting the norms within their industries! Thank you so much to Christine Bassit, Lisa Webb, and Malka Labell for all of their efforts and contributions to 2019 KNOW Calgary!

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#bts We snapped hundreds of photos to prepare the KNOW Calgary Book...and we had a whole lotta fun doing it!

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Kim Hayden wears many hats. At any given time she is Friend, Neighbor, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Innovator, Creator, Connector, Entrepreneur, Supporter, Protector, Survivor, and Thriver. But no matter which hat she is wearing, she is always focused on her core belief of collaboration over competition; a belief that has helped her successfully navigate 30 years of business, 25 years of marriage, 20 years as a Real Estate Agent, and nearly 10 years as a Media Producer and Event Host. This past year Kim has been honoured to wear the hat of Ambassador for the KNOW Book + Tribe, an opportunity that has allowed her to connect and create with an outstanding group of women in Calgary and beyond.

Kim’s true enjoyment comes from meeting and working with people. Whether finding homes for clients, interviewing guests on her Kim Talks podcast and various television series, or simply chatting with someone while grabbing her daily tea, Kim seeks to make each person feel truly valued and ‘at home’ with her - a philosophy she carries over into each physical space she works in.

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BEAUTY Brianna’s Barbie’s had the BEST hair! It was way back then that the hair industry grabbed a hold of her. After completing hair school in 2003 she craved to purchase every salon she ever worked at! In 2014 she finally succeeded in the purchase of Calgary’s landmark SwizzleSticks SalonSpa, located in heart of Kensington. In the past five years Brianna has completely renovated the facility and continues to lead the industry in Environmental Stewardship and in creating major opportunity for Community Collaboration. Just this April Brianna relocated Swizz’s two Bee hives to her very own backyard and is very excited to work with local businesses to create some very sweet and sticky partnerships! Brianna believes that strong community creates strong economies, and has learned through the past five years that relationships are the most valuable commodity anyone can have.

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BRIANNA HALLET SwizzelSticks SalonSpa @swizzlestickssalonspa

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SANJA SERWA VOSSITY

Sanja is the founder and CEO of Vossity, an online green beauty retailer specializing in organic, non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty free products. Vossity was born because of her desire to create a platform for people to shop for all of their green beauty needs in one place; but more importantly perhaps, it has become a place for people to learn about why switching to green beauty products is important. Vossity focuses a lot on the education aspect of clean beauty.

Sanja also has three incredible children, two fur babies, and a husband who supports all of her crazy ideas. She loves being an entrepreneur and thinks this is because she immigrated to Canada at a young age. That immigrant mind set of ambition and tenacity has carried her through life with determination and an attitude of “If I want it bad enough, I can make it happen�. Sanja is a fierce supporter of women from all walks of life, and hopes to create an example for her daughters of a strong willed, authentic, and independent woman. vossity.com info@vossity.com @vossity.beauty PHOTO CREDIT: SUBSTANCE YYC


BUSINESS Jenny has experienced many traumatic life events and innumerable lessons. Her rebel yet humble attitude and resilience had made her a survivor. She is a Living Organ Donor to her daughter and a fierce medical advocate. In 2011 she found the gift of creativity and became an Artist. Adding to her adventures and unafraid of risk she blossomed it into a creative career where her work was published in International Magazines, she ran a DIY & Supply Studio, taught women from all over Canada, co-designed a stencil line and ran The Alberta Dames Markets for the past 5 years. She now fearlessly shines with her own Ava Blake brand including the wildly popular Pretty Profanity Drinkware Collection. She is hosting her own high energy event, The Ava Blake Show this Fall. Being authentic is her only choice, she has a wisdom beyond her years, her stories are raw, real, tragic and magic and she has lived to tell you about them. She believes we all need more laughter, and this shall be her mission.

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ANGELA MERZIB BE BOLD BRANDING AGENCY Angela Merzib launched Be Bold Branding to build confident, competition-proof brands for industry disruptors. She sees brand positioning as a contact sport - you’ve got to make emotional contact with your target market to succeed. A memorable brand packs a punch, and as a certified brand strategist, kickboxing instructor, and former roller derby competitor, Angela lands a punch with style. Angela has spent years pushing past design trends to create campaigns as fresh and innovative as the businesses she serves. She’s an entrepreneur with personal experience in the pain points of business owners. She’s a seasoned designer and strategist with the professional knowledge and creative chops to take on the most daunting brand challenges. She’s a wife and mother who’s pulling off a balancing act like an Olympic gymnast, and she can do it all in heels or on wheels. PHOTO CREDIT: MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

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SANDRA EASTON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEASING

Never to shy away from a challenge, Sandra Easton stepped into the Calgary Commercial Real Estate Industry on a dare and has been gaining notoriety ever since. Sandra got into the Real Estate Industry 14 years ago in Northern Alberta. She did things differently right from the start and was the recipient of numerous Provincial and International awards for production and service. She is passionate about creating community for Business Owners and hosts regular events‌ mostly just for women, and usually involves some type of delightful shenanigan. Sandra works with all types of Tenants in the Retail, Office, Industrial and Medical Industries, helping make the complicated details of Leasing simple and understandable, all the while bringing her fierce negotiations to the table. Sandra Easton was just an average kid who started negotiating to get out of household chores. Now, finding creative solutions to complicated issues is her absolute passion in life.

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BUSINESS strong emphasis on community, creativity and collaboration and loves partnering with clients who share this vision.

KAYLA BROWNE / BOLD WORKSHOP ARCHITECTURE Kayla Browne is an architect, creator, and connector. From a young age, Kayla was driven towards a potential for change which took her around the world seeking out challenging opportunities to create. After becoming a certified architect and working for various esteemed firms, Kayla followed her quest for originality and founded BOLD Workshop Architecture. The firm works on a variety of building typologies but is most proud of their recently completed residence, slice house (pictured). BOLD’s work places

BOLD is currently co-creating with Sturgess Architecture, an offering that pairs international award-winning experience with fresh, innovative thinking. Always passionate about equality in architecture Kayla is among the founders of the Calgary chapter of Building Equality in Architecture. Kayla is also active in the fashion and design community via theNEATblog.com, which is founded on being raw, unfiltered and authentic.

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LISA GAREAU CANDY EVENT CONSULTING

When founding Candy Event Consulting in 2008, Lisa Gareau began her work of supporting event planners by “Making Their Teams Stronger”. Since then it has been her joy to empower in-house and do-it-yourself event planners to plan events that better express the purpose of their businesses, organizations, or groups. Together with her hand-picked, diverse team of pros, Lisa supports Candy clients with deepdive event strategy sessions, end-to-end event planning and promotion services, and a welcoming place to grow a strong network of planning peers through interactive workshops and group masterminds. A natural mentor with over 30 years of experience, Lisa continues to share her lessons learned by creating and publishing Moments Magazine – Event Planning Ideas + Inspiration, instructing students in the Event Management Program at Mount Royal University, and speaking to business and community groups as an event industry expert. Lisa loves living near the Canadian Rockies in Calgary, Alberta – a favourite family playground.

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EMMA PORTSMOUTH ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, CALGARY SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION A former NCAA athlete and passionate sports fan, Emma is quickly making a name for herself on the business side of the sports industry. After initial success working with the Arizona Coyotes and Florida Panthers, Emma returned to Calgary where she spent the majority of her childhood. As a Group Sales Account Executive with Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC), Emma is helping grow ticket sales for Calgary’s most prominent sports franchises: the Flames, Stampeders, Roughnecks, and Hitmen. In just 18-months Emma has developed new business and partnered with a range of clients across Southern Alberta. Her exemplary service, innate ability to build meaningful relationships, and creativity in designing fun and memorable experiences for her clients, led to her being named Rookie of the Year for 2018 in the CSEC Sales Department. To make your next sporting experience unforgettable, Emma is your go-to-girl in Calgary for everything professional sports.

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BUSINESS Megan’s life has gone to the dogs. Out of her desire to drive change in the dog care and training industry, she founded dogma training. It consists of two behaviour and education centres, and dogma Academy, which offered the first of its kind dog training apprenticeship in Canada. Dogma helps dogs be successful in our families and busy human world. It leads the industry through its standards, programs and promise that every decision made ensures the well-being of each dog in their care. A mentor and active volunteer, Megan is on The Association of Professional Dog Trainers Board and was the first Canadian to be Chair in 2018. She is also the President of The Guinniss Foundation; named after dogma’s canine co-founder to help terminally ill pets. Life is too short to not do what we love, so Megan strives to inspire and encourage others to follow their dreams.

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MEGAN STANLEY dogma training dogmatraining.com

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Michelle is passionate about the financial industry and about people. She treats everyone with dignity, kindness and respect. Her integrity is one of the most important things to her. You can expect her to treat your money the same way she treats her own. She has 20 years of experience working in several facets of the industry. She started on the trading floor in 1999, then ran the new issues desk for Central Canada for one of the biggest discount brokers in Canada, In 2004, she found her place as an Advisor and has helped generations build their wealth. Her other passion is helping severe child abuse survivors obtain service dogs. As a survivor she wants everyone to have the opportunity to thrive, not just survive. She is in the process of getting a service dog herself and setting up her charity Constant Companions for Invisible Warriors. Michelle is originally from BC, but Calgary is her home.

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LESLIE KRAATZ FEDERAL METALS, INC.

Born to be a Scrap Dealer, Leslie is the third-generation owner of Federal Metals Inc, founded by her Grandfather in 1950. Federal Metals is a Calgary based metal recycling facility that assists businesses and Calgarians with their metal recycling needs. Overcoming the bias that being female is a detriment in the scrap industry, Leslie has smashed the male dominated barriers and turned her femininity from a liability to one of Federal Metals greatest assets. As an ambassador for Scrap Dealers across Alberta, she works alongside Government, Police and security of Power companies to help mitigate copper theft. She belongs to CARI (Canadian Association of the Recycling Industry) and sits on the Women in Recycling Council of ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries). Leslie is also co-founder and an owner of CRO Software Solutions (software designed specifically for waste and recycling industry), Executive Director at Thirsty Naturals Inc and was crowned Mrs. Calgary 2015.

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TASHA FISHMAN FISHMAN’S DRY CLEANING

Tasha operates Fishman’s Personal Care Cleaners with her husband Sheldon who’s family founded the company in 1945. In this historically toxic industry, carcinogenic solvents and environmental pollutants are still the norm. Impacted by generations of cancer in their family, they had a deep desire to find a new and non-toxic way of conducting business. They took a leap of faith into uncharted territory and have become the only %100 solvent free wet cleaner in Calgary and the largest in Canada. Tasha describes the ‘Wet Cleaning’ movement similar to the Organic Food Movement. She understands that people want to ingest and be surrounded by clean and safe products and that consumers are savvy enough to look for them. Last year they won a global nomination for best practices and placed 18th overall in the world! This year they plan to win and present their new repurposed energy technologies in Frankfurt.

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Caitlin Cooke and Brittney Pickett co-founded Glass Cliff Divas as best friends turned business partners and they immediately started turning heads. Cait’s drive, and determination is something that motivates others daily. Her expertise includes: marketing strategy, digital advertising, google analytics, graphic design, project management, and social media marketing. Brittney evokes feminism and inspires others through her passion to make a difference. Her expertise includes: copywriting, editing, marketing strategy, business development, process development, customer service, and communication strategy. Together, a full service digital marketing agency tackling everything from social media and advertising to websites and design. The duo has made it their mission to create a socially responsible business, and help others do the same. In 2019 the Divas launched the female focused social impact community, BOSSI Women to bring business game changers together. Through a like-minded community, women learn, grow and succeed through collective experience and genuine connection. PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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BUSINESS ASHLEY WOLFE GSL GM CITY

Ashley Wolfe is the President of the Wolfe Automotive group, comprised of five General Motors Franchises located in Edmonton (Wolfe Cadillac, Westgate Chevrolet, Western GMC Buick), Calgary (GSL GM CITY), and Canmore (Wolfe Canmore). Ashley is a fourth-generation owner and operator in the automobile business. In an industry historically dominated by men, Ashley is one of only a handful of women that operate an automotive dealership, let alone an automotive group. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and she’s a graduate from the National Automobile Dealer Academy. In addition to a business owner Ashley is an avid pilot, outdoor enthusiast, and mother of two small boys. Ashley has a passion for a healthy lifestyle and tries to be as active as possible with her family, working daily to achieve a balance between her career and life at home.

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Originally, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Kim moved to Alberta in 1999. Kim is a proud wife and mother of 3 busy boys. An entrepreneur at heart, Kim focuses her time as the Principal Consultant of HR Factor and the Labour Relations Officer for Bow Valley College Faculty Association. Kim provides hire to retire services, labour and conflict resolution practices to organizations across Alberta. Kim analyzes business practices to assist leaders in transforming challenging employee issues into “Brand Ambassadors”. Kim is also the Founder & CEO of PROFHYL Athletics. A social medial app for athletes who wish to connect with like-minded athletes, coaches and recruiters to advance their athletic career. Kim’s success as an HR leader and entrepreneur is thinking outside the box. The hotter the mess, the more determined Kim is to be successful. When Kim is not putting out fires or working on new business ventures, you can find her on the sidelines cheering on her boys.

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DENISE YEE HOW TO BE A RED | MULBERRY MAVEN Denise is the creator and founder of two small Calgary businesses. She truly believes that success is a blend of balancing both her analytical and creative skills to never stop growing. “How to be a RED” blog is an ode to her experiences being a daring, female, spicy, RED personality. Her brutal honesty and bold nature have led to monumental learning moments. Introducing vulnerability by sharing personal stories, she is expanding her current online platform to public speaking engagements, workshops and mentorship. Mulberry Maven is a boutique décor company founded in late 2015 and specializes in floral design, calligraphy and event coordination. The true passion and current focus is expanding her workshop series to share her love and expertise with a community who is asking for opportunities to get creative. The common threads that weave through both businesses include growth, collaboration, community and slaying sacred cows. PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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Infusion Coworking is a supportive coworking and incubator space a stone’s throw from the Calgary Tower. The goal is to foster creativity by developing a unique culture and community, and by using the dedicated team’s own experience in the world of startups and business to help execute incredible ideas in Calgary and accelerate change. KRISTEN MACKAY – COFOUNDER Kristen is the shining voice of Infusion! She’s passionate about connecting with the different businesses that fill the space and finding collaboration opportunities hidden in the community. Her background in the oil field and as Canadian Pacific Railway’s Service Design Analyst gives her a special perspective on how thing can operate more efficiently. HEBA ELASAAD – VP of Innovation + Digital Strategy Heba is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and digital specialist, focused on early stage tech startups. With almost a decade of story-telling and consulting experience, her work as a writer, photographer, and content manager is international. She was instantly drawn to Infusion’s mission to support innovation and loves being able to give her expertise to the incredible ideas in the community. PHOTO CREDIT: MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

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BUSINESS KIM HAYDEN / IN-HOUZE PRODUCTIONS | KIM TALKS | EXP REALTY Kim Hayden is an award-winning Real Estate Agent and Media Producer with a unique approach to building business. Guided by her passion for family, Kim has worked alongside her husband Doug for over 20 years and recently welcomed their son Dexter Hayden to the team. Always aware of the opportunities, trends and changing landscape, Team Hayden is proud to have been the first team in Canada with EXP Realty, a global community of agents and partners transforming the real estate experience.

Whether connecting communities through the creation of groups like McKenzie Towne Moms & Tots, hosting events like Stampede on High Street, or interviewing hundreds of entrepreneurs and celebrities for her podcast Kim Talks, Kim strives to find insight and build value for her clients and the greater community. She also runs a successful production company called In-Houze Productions which produces Kim Talks. With her eye for presentation and an ear for client care, Kim elevates each interaction and transaction to a new level.

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BUSINESS JENNY PAUL BUSINESS COACH

Through her blog and coaching programs, Jenny helps female entrepreneurs start and scale businesses they’re passionate about. After attending law school and joining a top-tier firm, she felt unfulfilled and knew she wanted to be her own boss. She took a leap of faith and in a short amount of time, built one of Alberta’s most innovative legal recruitment companies. With a background in corporate law and practical experience scaling a company, Jenny brings a unique perspective to her coaching practice. In addition to providing tactics and strategies for business growth, she places a strong emphasis on developing an entrepreneurial mindset and avoiding burnout. Jenny’s signature coaching program, Six Figure Blueprint, opens for enrollment a few times a year. Check out her website for more information. You can also catch her on Instagram where she shares daily tips and inspiration to create the life and business you imagine.

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MICHELLE SCHURMAN As a former journalist and one of Calgary’s most connected public relations professionals, Michelle helps her clients get noticed through well-researched and targeted multi-channel media campaigns. Operating as a solo business owner, Michelle enjoys working directly with Calgary entrepreneurs and startup founders. Using valuable insights from her media career, Michelle designs custom PR campaigns that deliver results, handling strategy, implementation and execution in a seamless fashion. She’s led successful campaigns for a variety of clients including startups, health, fashion, travel, real estate, B2B and non-profits. A transplanted Maritimer, Michelle has been in Calgary for more than a decade and loves the entrepreneurial spirit that exists here. Michelle is a passionate advocate with Ovarian Cancer Canada and is the Chair of Calgary’s Lady Ball Gala which raises funds for critical ovarian cancer research. She’s also a wife and mom of three girls.

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ELLEN PARKER PARKER PR

Ellen Parker is the Founder of PARKER PR, a public relations firm in Calgary, Alberta. PARKER PR is a group of communication professionals with a proven track record of helping businesses thrive through creating and implementing communication strategies. Prior to founding PARKER PR, Ellen worked in New York City for the Institute for Children and Poverty and for boutique PR firms representing a variety of celebrities, hotels, small businesses and restaurants. In Canada, Ellen worked for the Alberta government, the Calgary Food Bank and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Ellen has acquired extensive experience building strong networks with stakeholders in government, corporate, and non-profit organizations. Ellen sits on the Board of Directors for Dress for Success and she is one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. She volunteers for the Brenda Strafford Centre and is the co-chair of the Hillhurst School parent council. Ellen is happily married with two boys. PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Pioneer Event Corporation’s Director of Operations and VP, home of The Pioneer and The Garret event venues, Jenna Kopperson, is a seasoned events strategist and planner with more than 15 years of experience and endless passion for her craft. Jenna has a unique ability to navigate events of every shape and size, with intuition and care backing her extensive expertise. Jenna launched her career in events as Operations Manager with a local entertainment and restaurant group, where she ran overall management and led booking for social, corporate and all largescale live musical acts. Jenna today? She is connected, driven and dialed-in to the nuances of event planning and venue procurement. Acting as your champion from day one, Jenna has a unique ability to help guide your event vision. Sophisticated, yet bold. Supportive, yet innovative. The Pioneer is a true reflection of Jenna’s ever-growing impact in the booming events space which she has created and built as a labour of love.

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JENNA KOPPERSON The Pioneer & The Garret jkopperson@thepioneeron8th.com

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Renee is a travel professional, travel writer, Family Travel Specialist and Disney Vacation Planner Extraordinaire! Renee left behind the corporate world of the food industry to enter the world of entrepreneurship as a self-employed travel advisor, specializing in family travel. As a global ambassador for travel, Renee inspires parents to invest in their family with travel experiences and helps them plan and book epic vacations for unforgettable memories. Travel is the best education a parent can give their child and the experience and memories they gain will be far more valuable than anything money can buy. As a travel writer, Renee takes her personal experience of a destination, resort and travel supplier to provide up-to-date travel advice and tips, which is what prompted her to write her first book, a Disneyland vacation planning guide to introduce first-time visitors to Disneyland. Renee is also mom to 2 crazily energetic and hilariously goofy kids who join her in their annual research trips to Disney!

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KATE NORRIS* B.A., CHS™ SUN LIFE ADVISOR Kate is a holistic Sun Life advisor helping business owners and families across Calgary and Airdrie achieve their long-term goals. She has spent the last 5 years in the financial services industry since moving from rural Ontario in 2014. Kate recently made the move to Airdrie to help better serve the community and be more involved locally. Kate has a diverse background in Psychology and Business, and she is consistently furthering her knowledge in her industry. Always working toward new designations to best serve her clients. With transparency, integrity, and expertise, Kate is a life-time partner to help you solidify your financial future. Relationships and referrals drive her success. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. With the support of Kate Norris, create a road map designed to help support your family and build-out the legacy you want to leave behind. Build for retirement. Protect your family. Protect your business. Dream big! *Mutual funds distributed by Sun Life Financial Investment Services (Canada) Inc. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies. © Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, 2019.

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TANNIS DYRLAND TRAVEL WITH TANNIS - THE TRAVEL AGENT NEXT DOOR

For Tannis Dyrland travel is not only a way to escape but also one of the most freeing experiences. Cultures and information from outside of the everyday is what took her from a career in Psychology to a career in travel. It has now been well over a decade and although her travels have expanded to include 60 countries, one thing that still motivates her is the ability to create experience. 5 years ago she started a team of women who came from all backgrounds, but the one thing they had in common was balance. They wanted to escape the confines of an external office and create a working environment that was conducive to income as well as family and health. Fast forward to today, they have become one of the most successful teams within the franchise across Canada. Proving to be strong female travel leaders and curators of custom travel.

tannis.thetravelagentnextdoor.com tdyrland@ttand.com @travelwithtannis PHOTO CREDIT: JENNIFER CHABOT PHOTOGRAPHY

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TAYA DE BAAT & LYNNETTE PARENT TAYLYNN BUSINESS SOLUTIONS INC.

Working with businesses for over 15 years this mother/daughter team is devoted to supporting businesses on their journey to share their passion. The TayLynn Business Solutions team helps you relieve stress, increase motivation, and rekindle passion for your business by making better decisions with complete and accurate financial snapshots. We’ve worked with over many business owners just like you to create processes and gain clarity from a financial perspective. Whether you’re in need of a total bookkeeping clean up or someone to take over maintenance, TayLynn Business Solutions has a package to fit your vision. Get back to your passion while we support your bookkeeping needs. What’s your passion?

taylynnbusiness.com info@taylynnbusiness.com 403.474.0614 PHOTO CREDIT: MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

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BUSINESS

BOBBIE RACETTE FOUNDER & SHE-EO OF VIRTUAL GURUS

Recently named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Prairies Region at the Startup Canada Awards, it is easy to see that Bobbie works incredibly hard, continually lifting the spirits of those around her. She is a natural leader, committed to helping people pursue happiness. Bobbie is the Founder and She-EO of Virtual Gurus, a Talent as a Service Solution platform that matches its users with the perfect North American Remote Assistant/Freelancer by using matchmaking algorithms. Named by Forbes as one of 19 Innovative Tech Startups to Watch, Virtual Guru’s clients include Fortune 500 executives, startup entrepreneurs and small business owners. Seeing the value in what Virtual Gurus offers, The Business Development Bank of Canada awarded Virtual Gurus the Emerging Growth Award in 2018. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Bobbie is a Cree-Metis woman committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She shares her passion by mentoring First Nations Youth who have expressed interest in technology and business. In her downtime, Bobbie enjoys learning photography, reading, spending time with her family and thinking about new ventures. PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Authentic. Tenacious. Motivating. Gisele Kreuger, Founder and Creator of The Winner Will. Gisele has over 35 years of experience in competitive sport as an elite athlete and coach. She distilled her athletic experiences along with her career as a seasoned high school teacher, guidance counsellor and coach to create her business, The Winner Will. Through her unique, holistic approach to training, she helps student-athletes overcome physical, mental and emotional obstacles so that they can radically transform their athletic performance and excel in all areas of their lives. Gisele’s personal life has displayed remarkable resilience. As a breast cancer survivor, she is an individual who relishes life’s challenges as an opportunity to grow. Gisele’s unrelenting positive attitude, encouraging spirit, and unique gifts inform her approach to her life and her work each day. Gisele and her husband live in Calgary, and together they enjoy life with their two adult daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren.

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY WARDROBE STYLIST: YALDA KAZEMI - STYLESTEEM

GISELE KREUGER The Winner Will thewinnerwill.com

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ELLINOR STENROOS EVSTENROOS – CONTEMPORARY, CUSTOM FINE JEWELLERY With every piece of art Ellinor Stenroos makes, she creates a striking keepsake. Her art -whether jewellery made to endure the everyday, or special occasion objects- is built to become a legacy. “I create pieces of art, rather than ‘just jewellery’. It’s more than a commodity. It’s a symbol of a significant moment in time for the wearer –which should be uniquely conveyed in the piece; to be treasured, and handed down through generations.” Raised in Swedish speaking Finland and recognized internationally for her bold, luxurious statement pieces rendered in contemporary Scandinavian style, Ellinor’s use of clean lines and architectural integrity appeals to those who are “confident in their own style.” Her classical silver- and goldsmithing education from the UK enables her to create jewellery that can stand the test of time –whether incorporating family gemstones, redesigning pre-existing jewellery or creating a bespoke piece of art inspired by you.

PHOTO CREDIT: KIRSTEY JANE AT SUPERCORPORATEPEOPLE.COM EDITS MADE BY: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

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DANIELLE FAWCETT THE SHOE CLOSET Danielle has always had a unique sense of style and at times been a bit ahead of the crowd. Owning shoe stores has allowed her to embrace and nurture her love of fashion. Being able to bring diverse styles to Calgary and the surrounding area has been an amazing outlet! This fashionista is always on the hunt for styles that cannot been found elsewhere. Keeping everything comfortable and affordable has become her mission. What started out as a small side business, on an off the beaten path location in Cochrane, has now expanded to 3 locations in and around Calgary. PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

theshoecloset@live.ca

@theshoeclosetinglewood

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DENISE KRUEGER STYLE ENCORE SOUTH CALGARY Denise Krueger has been a stay at home mom for the last 12 years. Her 2 girls, Talia and Kiana have always had their mother by their side. Her husband Ralf thought she had a great idea when she came home one day saying “ We should check out this Franchise called Style Encore�. Denise was decluttering her home for a renovation and the next thing she was starting a business. Her dream of owning her own business is now a reality and she is opening the first Style Encore in western Canada. Denise loves how the concept is sustainable fashion and great prices for her customers. She loves the fact that if people want a designer handbag it can be affordable. Calgarians have responded so well to this store and she is so excited for Grand Opening on September 5, 2019. Her and her team will do the best they can to give the best product and service in a pleasant environment with a cool vibe.

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Angel’s Cafe Business that works from the heart

CATHY JACOBS ANGEL’S CAFÉ

Cathy Jacobs, owner of Angel’s Café, could be called an angel. She spends her days serving food and drinks, sharing her inspiring story and wisdom with her customers. From serving ice cream from a truck in 1997 to running a full-service restaurant in 2019, Cathy’s love for people has made Angel’s in Edworthy Park a place to nourish bodies and souls. The growth was not always easy, but over the years, the community embraced and supported her—a testament to her character and generosity. Angel’s is a landmark on one of Calgary’s bustling pathways, and Cathy a beloved figure in the city. Visitors seek her out or simply return to enjoy the picturesque location on the Bow River. Besides running a successful business, Cathy has published a book and won awards. She’s a dynamic public speaker, a councillor, and a shining example for all who know her.

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KATHERINE DOLAN Behind Every Athlete behindeveryathlete.com

LAUREEN CAURYN CAMERON Brilliant Events & Celebrations laureencauryn.com

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JACQUI MMONO Rhythm Fitness Inc Rhythemfitness.ca PHOTO CREDIT : PURVESH TRIVEDI PHOTOGRAPHY

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KAREN JEAN LAURENDEAU Tan on the Run Calgary South tanontherun.com

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KENDRA ROBINSON Decades Collide decadescollide.com

LINDSAY WHITE High Voltage Coaching highvoltagecoaching.ca PHOTO CREDIT: MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

CONNIE JAKAB The Jakab Co. www.conniejakab.com PHOTO CREDIT: CHAR G PHOTOGRAPHY

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Jennifer Andrew’s idea of play as a child was through creating and running businesses. With a passion and dedication for family, she found a way to bring a business model with a family flare and focus. She wanted to find a way to have her family of growing teenagers find a vehicle to work together in the sunshine. Starting with Family Squeezed Lemonade and growing to multiple trucks in both the USA and Canada, store fronts, and multiple brands of crave worthy treats, Jennifer has created a family affair. From sidewalks to multi-year winners at the world famous Calgary Stampede, her amazing guidance has made the next generation excited to dive in and help out. Work hard, play hard, and love deeply is Andrew’s motto and can be tasted in every one of her family’s treats. The natural transition for Jennifer and her family trucks was to become the proud owners of Calgary’s YYCFoodTrucks.

PHOTO CREDIT: PAMELA BERYL PHOTOGRAPHY

JENNIFER ANDREWS Family Squeezed Lemonade jen@calgaryfoodtrucks.com

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INGA JONUTIENE FINESSE DESSERTS

Never stop dreaming! After giving a shot in Banking, Family Law and few other professional endeavors in between Inga moved from Lithuania to Canada with her husband and then a two and four year olds back in 2012. Six years later still no professional environment really ‘clicked’ as The One. In the meantime, placing 1st at the Bikini Fitness competition in Calgary and then again in Alberta in 2018 made her realize that while going through the hell of getting ready for the stage she really enjoyed baking and appreciation of highest quality desserts. That being said, Inga quit her job so she could follow her childhood dream. Today, being her own boss for Inga means having unlimited freedom to dream brave and disclose her passion by sharing sweet memories at her newly opened European pastry shop Finesse Desserts, which has already been called as the newest gem in Calgary. You won’t find her baking in the kitchen though, but no recipe, dessert, wedding cake or its presentation starts and finishes without Inga’s vision and final touch. PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

232 7337 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary

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Chef Jordan Shane continues to leave her mark in the culinary industry on a global scale, being the only female Chef with an International Gold Seal from Canada and one of three women from North America. Her style of cuisine quickly gained attention when she brought Modern Catering to Calgary AB. Jordan’s menu’s benefit from years of intercontinental experience to select and balance diverse flavour profiles into creative and playful dishes rooted in classical French technique. Chef Jordan has worked diligently to expand her business into various countries, while promoting “Women at Work Initiatives” and ethical outsourcing that support various humanitarian efforts. Simultaneously, this expectant mother of 4 strives to break the social stigma to show women, that a career, personal dreams and aspirations can still be achieved while maintaining a family life.

PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY MAKE UP BY WAR BABY COSMETICS HAIR BY CHELSEA VAN DER WESTON

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AMANDA HORN PERSOMA WINE Driven by creativity, Amanda is an experienced marketer, graphic designer and entrepreneur. She believes that business is best at the intersection of design and technology and is highly focused on redefining customer experiences in the wine and spirits industry. She knows that the sum of all of her experiences, mentors and relationships have prepared her to launch her new wine marketing company, Persoma, with her team of wine industry experts. The world of wine has offered Amanda prolific experiences among the most passionate people who have taught her to live for taste. She is pursuing her sommelier training and continues to manage some of the most prestigious wine and spirits brands in the world. Amanda fully believes in leaving a piece of herself in all of her work and is thrilled to have connected with Calgary’s startup community and shape the future world of wine through design.

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

persomawine.com

@itsamandatory

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NANCY GOEMANS & JO-ANNE CAZA / PIE JUNKIE

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The Pie Junkie and Bakery is an artisan bakery in Calgary, producing hand-made, sweet and savoury pies in an all-butter crust like your grandmother did. Nancy Goemans opened the shop in the summer of 2015 fulfilling a vision to create Calgary’s first true Pie Shop. With over 30 years of food styling and marketing experience, she wanted to create pies that would not only tempt the palette, but the eyes too, making beautiful pies that are special for any occasion. piejunkie.ca 52 WWW.THEKNOWTRIBE.COM

Long-time friend, Jo-Anne Caza, partnered with Nancy in Fall 2016, bringing an extensive business background in the oil and gas industry at the executive level. Sharing a belief that if people tasted their pie they would want more, the business expanded and opened a second location in Kensington in the summer of 2017. Pie Junkie expects to open a third location in Mahogany this Fall and their pies can also be found in other boutique retail establishments.

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JENNIFER CURREY THE PROSECCO CART Meet Owner and Operator of The Prosecco Cart, Jen. At a crossroads in her life Jen took it upon herself to make a change, and after some contemplating she decided to bring The Prosecco Cart to life. Finding the courage to reach out to her friends and family for help was a huge step, but once she committed to following her dream she was dedicated to making those that did help her proud. The steady growth of The Prosecco Cart has been an exciting journey and truly the best job. Jen rolls up with her cute little cart, sets a beautiful scene for your guests and serves them Beer and Prosecco on tap. What better way to celebrate your special day then to have Jen and The Prosecco Cart set the tone for your event. PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

403.826.3405

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FOOD & BEVERAGE LIANA ROBBERECHT / WINSPORT Liana Robberecht , executive chef of WinSport, is a leader in many realms. A celebrated chef with a long list of accomplishments that include awards from Women Chef & Restaurateurs, Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show and La Chaîne de Rotisseurs. Liana believes that women in power have the unique position to mentor, promote, and empower others. She strives to make a position of authority, a position of change. With an inspiring encouragement that challenges

the status quo and ignites the passions of those around her; Liana’s genuine curiosity and empathy helps her forge lasting and meaningful relationships with other chefs, diners, and artists. With everything she does, Liana hopes to connect with others and create meaningful change. It is her dedication to culinary arts, and her generosity of spirit and creativity that defines her – a woman who inspires others to become the best versions of themselves.

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT : MARIA BESUIJEN, L.A. RYBICKI, MELANIE HENNESSEY PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

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FOOD & BEVERAGE TEAGEN NELSON, ELYCIA ROSS, HEIDI LAING / LIL TRUCK ON THE PRAIRIE & MS. MAC N CHEESE YYCFoodTrucks is Calgary’s food truck lovers’ concierge service and YYC and surrounding area’s event host. Jennifer Andrews purchased YYCFoodTrucks with the goal of amplifying the greatest street food culture to Calgary; whether for private, corporate, or community bookings. Her desire has always been about connecting friends, families, and communities over great food, fun times, for unforgettable experiences. YYCFoodTrucks is proud to showcase two of their amazing lady run trucks!

Lil Truck on the Prairie and Ms Mac n Cheese are two amazing examples of YYCFoodTrucks who go above and beyond to dazzle their customers with their extraordinary cuisine and customer service. Their menus are often customized and are always delicious! In an industry where food trucking hasn’t traditionally been lady driven, (pardon the pun), these ladies and their trucks stand out with a huge following of satisfied customers!

PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

yycfoodtrucks.com

hello@calgaryfoodtrucks.com

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

KIMBERLY NELSON FLOURISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC.

Kimberly’s approach to psychotherapy is warm, personalized, strength-based, and relationship focused. She works with clients to enhance problem solving and goal attainment, to create more balance, and to heal and improve the important relationships in their lives. She helps clients highlight and celebrate their strengths. Together, they identify paths to meaningful change. Additional areas of speciality include an integrative approach to sex and couples therapy. Kimberly has been inspired by, and trains with, Master therapists such Esther Perel and Dr. Tammy Nelson. In 2018, Kimberly completed the University of Guelph’s Intensive Sex Therapy Training program, as well as additional workshops and trainings on couples and sex therapies. Kimberly has provided media interviews and has led workshops on wellness topics including self-care, stress and burnout, as well as relationship, sex, and couples issues.

403.650.8409 info@kimberlynelson.ca kimberlynelson.ca PHOTO CREDIT: MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

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KRISTY GARNET CL.H., M.SC. CLINICAL HERBALIST & PROFESSIONAL BIOLOGIST ALMANDINE WELLNESS Kristy went through a life-changing health crisis while completing her master’s degree in biology. This single event set her on a path to bridge the gap and misconceptions between western and alternative medicine. Realizing she could have the best of both worlds, her outlook on life and wellness shifted and her journey to provide compassionate support and embody wellness for herself, and others, was born. As the founder and owner of Almandine Wellness, Kristy prides herself on delivering personalized care. Each of her clients receives focused attention and recommendations that help them achieve their overall health and wellness goals without compromising their lifestyle choices. By combining conventional methods (pharmaceuticals and laboratory results) and alternative approaches (herbal remedies, aromatherapy, nutrition, and mindful practices), Kristy offers tailored holistic health plans. Kristy and her clients are living proof that there is more than one way to achieve balance.

almandinewellness.com kristy@almandinewellness 403.663.9008 PHOTO CREDIT: PAMELA BERYL PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHOENIX BRILL FLOURISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC.

Dr. Phoenix Brill is the owner operator of Flourish Psychological Services Inc. A counselling agency that works diligently to bring the highest quality therapy practices to Calgary. Phoenix is a passionate business owner but also a successful author and skilled Psychologist. Phoenix has been practicing in the area of mental health, addiction, and trauma for 2 decades. She brings warmth and a wealth of knowledge and experience to both her clients (individuals, families, and couples), as well as to the staff that she mentors along into the profession of psychology. When she isn’t hard a work, she is hard at play with her four children or participating in Crossfit, mountain biking, or triathlon.

flourishpsychology.ca phoenix@flourishpsychology.ca 403.910.5866 PHOTO CREDIT: MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

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JOANNA & JULIA ARCURI GIOSOUL HANDMADE HEALING JEWELRY GioSoul, a Calgary based shop and twin sister duo, who handcrafts each and every piece with reiki infused semi precious gemstones, coupled with unconditional love and a deep spiritual practice. Their journey began in 2016 as a true expression of love, creativity, and personal exploration using healing gemstones. Joanna and Julia are passionate about helping to guide and support others by spiritually connecting them to their pieces by using the finest gemstones of the highest quality and purity. Their life focus is to live mindfully with love and compassion through their work, creating meaningful and inspiring jewelry. When creating GioSoul, the vision of a sunflower came to them as a symbol of adoration, loyalty, and longevity which coincides with the beautiful memory of their beloved grandfather, Salvatore. Who grew the most beautiful sunflowers. GioSoul proudly shares their passion, love and gifts with their uniquely designed pieces for everyone to enjoy.

PHOTO CREDIT: MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

giosoul.ca

@giosoul572

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Choosing to follow their passion of helping people of all ages discover the impact of a great smile, Dr. Jen & Dr. Dena became orthodontists and own a practice in the South of Calgary. They understand that having straight teeth does more than improve dental health, it also gives patients the confidence to realize the best version of themselves, truly caring about how a smile makes you feel. The community knows them as fun-loving, kind, and dedicated to serving children, teens and adults with orthodontic needs. Enthusiasm for continual innovation, personal growth, empowering women, and community impact keeps these successful business owners excited about what they do!

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

DR. JENNIFER SMITH & DR. DENA SAWCHUK Impact Orthodontics impactortho.com

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403.256.7797

@impactorthodontics


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SHAN ROTH PAEDIATRIC SLEEP EXPERT JAMMY TIME SLEEP SOLUTIONS

Shan loves helping families feel happy, healthy and well-rested. 7 years ago she founded Jammy Time Sleep Solutions and was one of the first sleep consultants in Alberta. Being a classroom teacher before she had kids, Shan is a big believer that parents are their child’s most important teacher. With the right guidance and support from parents, every child has the ability to learn to sleep well whether they are 2 weeks old or 5 years old. With 3 children of her own, she has been through all the fun of raising young children and is ready for the challenge of teenagers. In the end, Shan just wants every mom to feel confident that she is a good mom.

jammytime.com @jammytimetips jammytimesleepsolutions PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Charmaine is a sought-after expert for helping people transform their bodies and lives in a joyful, sustainable way due to her education, personal experiences, and over a decade working in the wellness industry. After a devastating crash ended Charmaine’s Olympic snowboarding career and left her almost paralyzed in 2009, Charmaine took her passion for movement and positivity and created Ironside Fitness where she and her staff help thousands of members transform their bodies and lives every year. Charmaine enjoys all the hats she wears inside and outside of the studio including being a mom to her 2 kiddos, a best friend to her husband, and a coach and speaker who is constantly transforming, walking her talk, and showing up as exceptionally as possible each day everywhere she goes.

PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

CHARMAINE IRONSIDE Ironside Fitness @charmaine.ironside

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ironsidefitness.com

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KIM ESS TULA HOLISTIC COACHING Kim is determined to improve with age and to share her secrets. A perpetual seeker of good things, she finds them by being curious, openminded and by following her intuition. She’s an independent visionary, who enjoys taking the non-conventional paths in life. Intrigued by the new landscape of legalization, Kim began studying cannabis as a wellness tool. A graduate of the Cannabis Coaching Institute and founder of TULA Holistic Coaching, Kim guides other women to improve their lives by learning to support their Endocannabinoid system. Her blend of holistic health practices and informed supplementation with cannabis provides a modern toolkit for health and happiness. Kim is also a certified face yogi. She teaches how to activate, train and strengthen the facial muscles to fight against gravity, and restore a more youthful, toned and lifted face. Kim enthusiastically shares her knowledge for getting better with age both naturally and discreetly.

tulacannacoach.com tulaholisticcoaching@gmail.com 403.619.1459 PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

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ROBIN DEVINE, RMT, CLT LYMPH BALANCE CENTRE

Robin’s vision is to aid the body’s healing by providing overall wellness through Lymph Drainage Therapy, Lymphedema Therapy, Relaxation & Therapeutic Massage, Brain Therapy, Brain Reflex Therapy, and Craniosacral Therapy. Through extensive school, teaching, training and experience over the past 2 decades, Robin established the Lymph Balance Centre, while teaching Lymph Drainage Therapy worldwide. Robin’s passion radiates as she lives her dream, while providing care and hope for everyone who comes through her doors.

lymphbalance.com 403.472.3100 robin@lymphbalance.com PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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SARAH JOHNSTON / ADVENTURES IN REAL ESTATE As the current Chair of the Calgary Real Estate Board and licensed REALTOR (r) with CIR Realty, Sarah has realized the importance of giving back. Known for her quick wit, sarcasm and all things teal, her personal branding has made an impact and taken the real estate industry by storm. From sharing her experiences and stories online, to speaking in front of large crowds or happily meeting competitors for coffee, Sarah is trying to raise the bar in real estate while remaining embarrassingly relevant. Her self-depreciating humour makes an easy entrance and has made her a fan favourite with nationwide podcasts and interviewers alike. Of course, she has to have some downtime too and that is usually spent with her horse, dog, pretending to enjoy yoga or yelling at herself on the golf course. Welcome to the Tealiverse! PHOTO CREDIT: SMITHFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY

sarah@sarahjohnston.ca

sarahjohnston.ca

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ANA CUMMINGS ANA INTERIORS

Ana Cummings owns and operates ANA Interiors, a multiple national and international award-winning boutique interior design and decorating firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Since 2006, she has specialized in show homes, residential renovations and delivering original, unable-to-leave spaces here in North America, the Caribbean and abroad. Ana is passionate about the healing power of beauty, loves solving her clients’ design challenges with creative possibilities and recognizes the vital nature of ambience, nourishment and aesthetic in her process. She supports local wherever she can and continues to learn about leading edge, planetfriendly designs through her travels, vast network of manufacturers, and trade conferences. PHOTO CREDIT: MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

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ana@anainteriors.com

anainteriors.com


HOME & LIFE HILLARY BENEY / CDL CARPET & FLOOR CENTRE With over 10 years of customer service and a keen eye for design, Hillary Beney has started her professional design career at full speed. Her dynamic and creative abilities have led her to many opportunities in all types of business ventures and is currently excelling in the flooring industry as a sales/design rep for CDL Carpet & Floor Centre.

Combining the knowledge gained from her role as Vice President & Creative Director of the former local clothing brand, Even Odds Collective and her 6 years of design experience, she has recently taken on a new side hustle as Principal Designer with her Interior Design business, Elysian Dezin.

PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

hillary@carpetandflooring.com

@cdlcalgary

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JENNIFER MCINTOSH AND JAMIE OSTBY EXP REALTY

For some partnerships, the pieces just fall into place. After years of searching for the perfect fit, real estate agents Jennifer McIntosh and Jamie Ostby of EXP Realty formed a business partnership, discovering that sometimes two truly is better than one. Both women already had years of real estate experience and equally believed in hard work, honesty, and transparency before establishing their partnership. While their perspective is the same, they have different talents. For Jennifer and Jamie, serving clients well means offering the best of what both of them bring to the table. Using their personal strengths, Jennifer and Jamie work together on every home sale or purchase. They’ve built a strong reputation in Calgary as a reliable, trustworthy real estate duo. By focusing on the parts of the process that they each enjoy most, they can make sure all clients receive the best possible experience. PHOTO CREDIT: MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

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thebigpinkchair.com

info@thebigpinkchair.com


HOME & LIFE MONIQUE SHAW HOMES BEAUTIFULLY BY MONIQUE SHAW

A serial entrepreneur, Monique Shaw is Lead Designer of Homes Beautifully Interior Design & Staging. Monique has run several businesses, from running a successful restaurant in London England, to designing and running her own mother and baby-wear company in Britain. After completing her interior design training in London, Monique returned to Canada and now runs a boutique interior design firm, and has appeared on t.v. on Homes And Lifestyles, as well as Style In The City television shows, where she was a featured expert on how to style and stage your home. She creates glamorous environments for homeowners, sellers, home builders and realtors, giving homes that show home look and feel. Working with the media, she provides opinions on the Canadian staging market and is a home staging mentor. Monique loves exploring the mountains and beaches, from L.A. to Kelowna and continues to dream about her next creation or venture. ‘Let’s take the ordinary and make it extraordinary’.

PHOTO CREDIT: STEPHEN LEE

homessoldbeautifully.com

homessoldbeautifully@gmail.com

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RACHEL WARD HOPE CLEANING INC.

Growing up the daughter of an immigrant, Rachel Ward’s business deeply reflects her roots. In 2013, she co-founded Hope Cleaning Inc., which provides meaningful employment opportunities for members of Calgary’s most vulnerable populations. She is passionate about creating employment for newcomers to Canada, as well as empowering women to reach their potential. Rachel believes that work is a gift, one that everyone deserves to have. Through Hope Cleaning, Rachel has helped create more than fifty jobs for women that have worked hard to rise above their circumstances. Some of these women have even left social assistance alltogether. When asked to describe her greatest contribution, Rachel says “I create opportunities for women. When they take them it makes all the hard work worth it.” PHOTO CREDIT: MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

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HOME & LIFE MELISSA WAGNER & JENNIFER REICHERT INTERIORS TO INSPIRE Interiors to Inspire is a creative team of artists installing decorative finishes together for over 20 years. They specialize in creating custom paint, plaster and concrete finishes on canvas, walls, ceilings, fireplaces and other architectural features. Best friends and entrepreneurs Melissa Wagner and Jennifer Reichert co-founded Interiors to Inspire in 2006. Having been friends and partners in crime since their early 20’s, the business partnership was an organic progression and obvious next step. The Internationally trained, artistic dynamic duo have grown their grassroots, small business into a sought after creative team of artisans. The partners have crafted a successful culture and vision, building upon traditional faux finish methods in cutting edge, contemporary, and innovative ways. Their team will transform your space, adding depth, versatility and personality, fully understanding your vision throughout the process and ensuring the final product leaves you feeling inspired.

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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JACQUI LOUCKS JACQUI LOUCKS INTERIOR CONCEPTS Established in 2003, Jacqui Loucks is the founder and award-winning principal designer at Jacqui Loucks Interior Concepts, a premiere design firm in Calgary, Alberta. Her professional career is comprised of formal design education and years of new construction and onsite proficiency. Her client list includes successful business owners, legal and financial executives, medical specialists, and sport professionals. Her vast portfolio includes primary residences, vacation homes and executive office spaces. Jacqui Loucks has the remarkable privilege of learning about her client’s personalities, values, lifestyles and aspirations that are essential to the design. With the gift of being able to deeply connect with her clients, she is able to provide a discerning assembly of natural textures, colours and bold use of materials to uncover her trademark look of fresh sophistication and timeless elegance. At the end of each project, an inspired sanctuary, reflecting heart and soul is realized ‌and felt for a lifetime. 202, 7730 MacLeod Tr SE, Calgary 70 WWW.THEKNOWTRIBE.COM

403.651.7897

PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

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JANA MIKO MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

Jana is an award winning photographer who has been serving Calgary and area since 2004. Capturing personalities & relationships through photography is her motto and her goal as she works with families of all shapes and sizes to capture what family really means to them. Whether in the studio, your home or office, or in the beauty of nature, Jana works with families & individuals to create meaningful images and lasting memories. Jana is also a trusted resource for business professionals in the community, helping them to showcase themselves and stay current with photos they love.

mikophotography.com

403.451.9769

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HOME & LIFE

Kakes & Kanvas Inc. (K&K) was born out of Kalia Gounden’s passion for creativity and art. The selftaught baker and artist wanted to be as bold as her creations and started her own business 2 years ago. Since then Kalia has partnered with local charities, supporting women’s mental health and the Children’s Hospital, as well as local businesses and cafés. When Kalia is not pouring her heart into her confections, you can find her taking time to paint. Her paintings continue to travel the globe with commissions across the Americas, Australia, and Europe. Here at home, The Art Box of Calgary, displayed her pieces during its Grand Opening in October 2013. Kalia has continued to inspire novice painters through her Paint Nights. By sharing her talent and inspiration, be it a spatula or paint brush, Kalia brings her clients along on a journey filled with love, light, and laughter. PHOTO CREDIT: PAMELA BERYL PHOTOGRAPHY

KALIA GOUNDEN Kakes & Kanvas Inc. kaliagounden.com

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@kakesandkanvas

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HOME & LIFE

CHERYL SANGUINETTI THE MORTGAGE GALLERY - INVIS Cheryl’s passion is to walk alongside her clients to help them fulfill their dreams. Born and raised in the beautiful City of Calgary, Cheryl has been active in the real estate industry for over 17 years. As a certified Mortgage Broker and top producer in her brokerage, she is dedicated to her clients, and works hard to save them time, energy, and money. Cheryl takes a strategic approach to financing. With education and planning, she helps her clients to achieve their financial goals through home ownership. This includes new home purchases, second & vacation homes, investment properties, refinancing, renewals, commercial and much more. Cheryl is particularly passionate about assisting clients who are self-employed as they can often find it challenging to get qualified. No matter what the situation, her service is highly personalized, with Cheryl caring deeply about the success of her clients. Cheryl has built her client base by focusing on relationships rather than transactions, and through this, her business has continued to grow.

cheryl@themortgagegallery.ca themortgagegallery.ca @themortgagegallery

PHOTO CREDIT: CHARMAINE SCARLETT STUDIOS HAIR/MAKEUP: FANCY FACE BY LAMESE LOCATION: THE WESTCHESTER BY TRICO HOMES

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BARB BRIGGS Asvoria Media Inc. asvoriamedia.com

JANE SMITH Smithfield Photography smithfieldphotography.com

HALEY MACLEOD Author www.hmpoetry.com

STEPHANIE HREHIRCHUK Author & Coach stephaniehrehirchuk.com

PHOTO CREDIT: MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

YYC arts

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YALDA KAZEMI styleEsteem stylesteem.ca

NANCY ADIE Simply Styled Inspo. simplystyledinspo.com

PHOTO CREDIT: B. BODDY PHOTOGRAPHY

ALDONA BARUTOWICZ Aldona B Creative aldonab.com & scarletstyle.net PHOTO CREDIT: ELIZABETH S. CAMERON

VANESSA HERNANDEZ-MUNOZ WarBaby Cosmetics warbabycosmetics.com

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RENA ST. CLAIR TMG THE MORTGAGE GROUP Rena St. Clair is no stranger to what it takes to find and finance a new home. In fact, she’s moved over a dozen times, living across Canada and around the globe. When her journeys led her back to Alberta over a decade ago, she wrangled her passion for homes into a career as a certified mortgage broker with The Mortgage Group. With her dedication to client relationships and vast knowledge of the mortgage industry, Rena has empowered hundreds of Calgarians realize their dream of home ownership. Because her company is an independent mortgage lender, she’s able to offer unbiased advice to help clients find a mortgage that best suits their individual needs. Rena is passionate about supporting the Calgary community as a member of 100 Women Who Care. She enjoys life with her husband and her two dogs, Kitty & Sally Brown, and she’s excited to welcome her second grandchild soon. PHOTO CREDIT: PAMELA BERYL PHOTOGRAPHY

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SAMANTHA ANDERSON ONE CRAFTY MOTHER

Samantha’s creative journey started long ago with her move from British Columbia to Alberta. As the maker and mastermind behind One Crafty Mother, Samantha is also a proud wife and mom to two little girls. While most days are filled with sawdust and coffee, Sam keeps busy outside the shop curating The Picket Fence Market in Olds while working closely with organizations and events across Central Alberta, and in the new year she will co-host the All Things Pretty Market in Red Deer. Samantha understands the power of market collaboration: makers, small businesses and entrepreneurs find outlets to promote business, communities to connect with, and ways to live what they love. Her goal is to build a network of likeminded people who support and inspire others, and she refuses to settle for anything less than One Crafty Mother’s best. PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

onecraftymother.ca

sam@onecraftymother.ca

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HOME & LIFE AMANDA AND ANGELICA BENNETT / THE PAINTED BOTTLE The Painted Bottle Art Gallery is a collaboration a love for thick rich textures, bold colors, and between sisters, Amanda and Angelica Bennett; finding beauty in the world around us and putting small town country girls who always dreamt of her visions on canvas. Her energy and heart goes into every piece which makes them very personal. running their own business and are excited to be operating The Painted Bottle off their website, Angelica’s favorite things when she isn’t painting while also working towards opening a brick and are traveling and spending time with family and mortar gallery. Amanda is a business oriented friends. Together they aim to create and provide professional, a published author, world traveler, moving pieces of art that represent “Dreaming photographer, grandmother to two beautiful girls Big” and to always support giving back to the and is passionate about art, writing, wine and community of YYC. traveling. Angelica is a self-taught artist with

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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@thepaintedbottleyyc


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CASSIE SARAZIN SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

Cassie is a Wedding and Portrait Photographer who will take you on an adventurous photo session in the mountains. Capturing couple’s genuine love for each other is her absolute favorite and she finds beauty in the tender, and sometimes hilarious candid moments. Her quirkiness will make you feel comfortable enough to be your weird, funny, awesome self too! Originally from Ontario, Cassie was inspired to follow her heart to the Rocky Mountains where she loves to spend her time enjoying the breathtaking views. If you’re looking to create beautiful memories in a fun, scenic shoot in the mountains, it would be Cassie’s absolute pleasure!

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

sarazinphotography.com

@csarazinphoto

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HOME & LIFE

SKY WESLEY SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY SkyBluePhotography is a Wild at Heart Adventure photographer based in Airdrie, Alberta. Originally born in South Africa, Sky has travelled to numerous destinations documenting adventurous elopements! SkyBluePhotography’s goal is to make your wedding day as memorable as possible, to capture those precious moments in-between. Your love story is the most important thing to Sky, and she hopes that through her images you are able to go back to that day and feel every emotion one more time. Wild At Heart Elopements are for those who feel more at home in nature. For those who aren’t afraid to get their hearts pounding, to get their feet muddy, their hands freezing, their adrenaline rushing or their breath taken away. From mountain tops to hidden waterfalls and everything in between, this is your adventure of a lifetime. Hand in hand, and Wild At Heart.

PHOTO CREDIT: AYLA LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY

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sky.bluephotography@yahoo.com

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HOME & LIFE

LEAH CAZEMIER & LORI NIKKEL SUPPER STUDIO

Sisters Lori and Leah have always had a passion for meal planning, cooking, and serving healthy food to their families. Knowing that life with a family can get busy, especially when unexpected circumstances arise, these sisters wanted to provide a service that could help any family be able to serve healthy, wholesome food to their loved ones no matter what the circumstances. Supper Studio offers ready-to-cook, freezer-friendly meals that can be completely personalized to your family’s dietary needs. Their goal is to help you have meals on the table quickly so that you can feel confident in what you are serving to your family while also freeing up your valuable time.

PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

supperstudio.ca

@supperstudiookotoks

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MEDIA

SANDY JUNG CHIC STYLINGS

Chic Stylings is a lifestyle blog and creative outlet for Sandy to share her passion for life, home, fashion, food and travels. Born, raised, and educated in Calgary, she’s 23 years into her career in the Oil and Gas industry specializing in Finance/Accounting. She juggles her career and blogging with her roles as a wife and mother of two. Sandy has enthusiasm for connection and building relationships. From leading and mentoring staff in the oil patch to creating content as a blogger and influencer, sharing knowledge and inspiration from her interactions with passionate people is what she enjoys doing each day. With a heavy work load and busy lifestyle, Sandy prioritizes family and friends while working on projects that speak to her most. She also believes in spending every minute of her time spreading kindness. “Kindness should be effortless, genuine and come without any strings attached or expectations in return – much like sprinkling confetti. Imagine how different the world would be if we all spread kindness this way.”

chicstylings chicstylingsblog@gmail.com chicstylingsblog.com PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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KATHY LE CTV Kathy Le is an award winning journalist, receiving the Spirit of NAIT alumni award for achieving excellence in her industry. She has also been nominated multiple times for the Radio Television Digital News Association award. Some of Le’s notable pieces of work include an investigative documentary she produced where she uncovered exclusive documents unveiling the shocking state of private and licensed child care in Alberta. Le’s mission as a journalist is to tell stories that will make a difference in the world. Outside of work, Le is a proud Rotarian and has volunteered for countless charities in Calgary. She also sits on the Rotary Heritage Park International Committee and is involved with projects around the world. Recently, she had the opportunity to travel to Puerto Vallarta to take part in on-going school-centered programs that help some of the poorest children get an education. PHOTO CREDIT: PAMELA BERYL PHOTOGRAPHY

@kathytrinhle

@ctvkathyle

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VALERIE AIMEE

Singer/songwriter, Valerie Aimee has been writing music since the age of 12, accumulating over 80,000 fans and followers on her social media accounts from posting videos of original songs and covers. She has an established unique sound, that compliments her acoustic singer/ songwriter artistry. Valerie was scouted by Carnival Cruise Lines and has spent two years travelling the globe, while also completing her Bachelors of Commerce degree. Recently, she debuted her first song “Ocean” on all music platforms, which generated over 150,000 streams on Spotify while also accepting the position, VP of Marketing at In-Houze Productions. Valerie’s creativity and passion is the foundation for both her music and business careers.

@valerieaimeemusic valerieaimeemusic@gmail.com vpmarketing@in-houze.ca PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

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SHIVA JAHANSHAH AKA MRS. PYTHON PYTHON PRODUCTIONS & STYLE IN THE CITY

Shiva Jahanshah is the President and Founder of Python Productions and The creator, Executive Producer and Host of “Style in the City”; which airs on both Global Calgary and City TV Calgary. Shiva’s most recent work highlights local talent in fashion and style. The award winning television reporter and producer is also passionate about lending a voice to people living on the margins, bringing awareness to critical social issues like homelessness, gangs and domestic violence. Her documentary “Homeless in Calgary” was honored with a prestigious AMPIA award. In 2011 Shiva was honored with SAIT’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Shiva is also the CFO of Python X-Press Ltd. a Construction Transportation company which she runs with her husband Sarwat Sarhosh. The power couple, aka “Mr and Mrs Python”, also founded a residential construction company “Urban Lux Homes”. Together they support various charities, both locally and Globally; in poverty stricken regions of Mexico and the Middle East.

PHOTO CREDIT: PAMELA BERYL PHOTOGRAPHY WARDROBE STYLIST: YALDA KAZEMI - STYLESTEEM

@style_inthecity

@shivajahanshah

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Lucky Fin Mama of 2 KRISTAL HAWRYLUK LUCKY FIN MAMA OF 2

Kristal is a wife, mother of two, entrepreneur and a woman on a mission to raise awareness for babies and children born with birth abnormalities. In 2017, when she was pregnant with their son Brady, she found out he would be born with a limb difference on his right hand. After navigating one of the most emotional experiences of her life, she’s turning it into a way to help and provide support for others. She uses social media as her platform to tell their family’s story and create a community of support for other families like hers. Through her entrepreneurial spirit, she has partnered with local businesses to create products and services in support of raising funds for genetics research for babies and children born with birth abnormalities. Kristal’s personal Mantra is: All different. All the Same. We need to embrace our differences and find comfort in our similarities.

luckyfinmamaof2.com @luckyfin_mamaof2 luckyfinmamaof2@gmail.com PHOTO CREDIT: SMITHFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY

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RAMAN SAWHNEY APAR INITIATIVE

Raman Sawhney is a Reservoir Engineer, EIT and Project Manager at Fracture Modeling Inc. (FRACMOD). After graduating from Queen’s University in 2017, she began working in the energy sector in Calgary and Albania on the largest onshore oilfield in continental Europe. She founded the non-profit organization Apar Initiative, with a mission to empower young women to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. She continues this advocacy for women and youth in the community as Miss Calgary 2019. Raman enjoys volunteering her time as the Acumen Manager with Young Women in Energy, Engineers without Borders, and she is a part of the “NEXT” leadership development program with the United Way, Calgary and Area. Her passion for philanthropy and efforts to educate, innovate, and inspire allow her to invest in the community while continuing to be a life-long learner and entrepreneur.

ramansawhney @_ramansawhney aparinitiative.com PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Making Changes Association is a vibrant organization supporting women and teenage girls to build confidence and skills so that they can participate more fully in the community. Empowerment is embedded within the values and principles of their programs. They fulfill their goals of empowering women and girls by providing programs to enable them to enter the workforce or pursue their education and become self-sufficient. The ‘Walk-In-Closet’ and ‘My Best Friend’s Closet’ offers image consultations and no cost appropriate clothing clients seeking employment or attending school. Their Employment readiness program is an empowerment process for immigrant women, aiming to increase their personal power through participation so that they can take action to improve their circumstances. Their Women In Technology program is a 6-month full time integrated skills training program for women teaching web development for careers in IT.

PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

KAREN LOVE | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Making Changes Association makingchangesassociation.ca

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NON-PROFIT

SARAH CORMIER SIDS CALGARY SOCIETY | QUINN’S LEGACY Sarah Cormier is the chair for SIDS Calgary Society and Vice President of Quinn’s Legacy Run Society. After the loss of their daughter Quinn at 4 months old, Sarah and her husband Lee became actively involved in creating supports for other grieving families in Alberta. The lack of financial support was incredibly shocking, due to the termination of parental benefits after the death of an infant. Sarah approached SIDS Calgary in 2015 to ask for their help in spreading awareness. In 2016 she became the chair of SIDS Calgary Society and currently co-hosts events in honour these babies, educating the public and advocating for resources. She created a motion, with help from her MP, which is currently in the House of Commons in Ottawa. Recognized for her efforts across the country, Sarah works to unite bereaved parents across Canada and is a wife and mother to two other daughters. @sidscalgarysociety quinnslegacyrun sidscalgary.ca PHOTO CREDIT: SKY BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

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LILY AHONEN & MARIGOLD MIOC MARIGOLD’S HEART GARDEN

Lily Ahonen (2019 National Canadian Ms. Calgary) and Marigold Mioc (2019 National Canadian Young Calgary) are a mother daughter team who enjoy giving back to the community. They operate Marigold’s Heart Garden, making and selling headbands to raise money for various charitable endeavors. Marigold is 10 years old and is an Ambassador for One Girl International. She is a 2019 Diana Award holder as well as a Youth Ambassador for hundrED, an educational organization based in Helsinki. She regularly gives motivational speeches at various events and facilitates leadership classes for youth. Lily is a self-employed Nurse and Medical Aesthetician. She is an Ambassador for Gems for Gems and a Sustainer Member of the Junior League of Calgary. Both are involved with Patti Falconer Agency. They volunteer with Engineers Without Borders and Calgary Immigrant Support Society, among others. They plan to start their own non-profit organization in the near future.

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAZIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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marigoldsheartgarden

@marigoldsheart


NON-PROFIT

BINA KAMATH WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

Bina Kamath is the Calgary Executive Director for Women in Leadership Foundation since 2017. She has held various positions of responsibility in the HR department and currently with CNRL as a HR Leader. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and HR and diplomas in Computer Science and Communications. She is a member of WEKH (Women Entrepreneur Knowledge Hub) community of practice which is a Government of Canada funded initiative. Bina also loves to travel, paint, and solve logic puzzles in her spare time. She also volunteers as a mentor and communications coach for profit and non-profit foundations. Bina is passionate about empowering women to achieve personal and professional growth and is currently working on developing a mentorship program in an effort to reach remote rural communities. WIL organization, its people, purpose and vision provides her that opportunity to be able to make a difference.

bina@womeninleadership.ca 403.710.8058 womeninleadership.ca/calgary-chapter PHOTO CREDIT: MIKO PHOTOGRAPHY

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ERICA WIEBE OLYMPIC CHAMPION & CONSULTANT

Wrestling requires an intricate balance of vulnerability and strength, agility and resoluteness, composure and exploration. As the reigning Olympic Champion, Erica Wiebe lives in the space between these dichotomies and embraces each challenge as she continues to pursue success (defined on her own terms) in this life. She is a passionate advocate for the power of sport and volunteers her time with organizations that include Right to Play, Fast & Female, Kidsport Alberta, and is on the Board of Directors for Alberta Sport Connection and Calgary Amateur Wrestling Association. When not taking people down and/or promoting sport as a tool to create positive social change, she is a consultant at Deloitte in the Human Capital practice. As a natural collaborator, connector, disrupter and idealist; Erica is a dynamic keynote speaker, facilitator, and change agent dedicated to improving the lived experience of women globally.

PHOTO CREDIT: PAMELA BERYL PHOTOGRAPHY

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THE CONCORD CONCORD PACIFIC DEVELOPMENTS INC.

THE CONCORD, a luxury riverfront property located in prestigious Eau Claire. In tune with the unique and beautiful outdoor environment, this Arthur Erickson inspired residential development is destined to become a focal point for the city. THE CONCORD leaves no details unattended when it comes to amenities including; Elite 24 hour concierge service, a club level state-of-the-art fitness facility, garden view indoor pool that opens out to the summer sun terrace and elegant Grand Ballroom equipped with a catering kitchen for events of scale. For those who enjoy the outdoors, at the heart of THE CONCORD is a stunning water feature garden which converts into a private skating rink in winter with Zamboni. The ultimate car lover experience includes heated garage entry, automated carwash and a wide selection of oversized private garages. THE CONCORD redefines luxury living by offering amenities beyond imagination.

PHOTO CREDIT: JOEL KLASSEN

738 1 Ave SW, Calgary

403.266.0038

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STELLA JANSEN VAN RENSBURG

Papillon Medical

IFC

BRIANNA HALLET

SwizzleSticks SalonSpa

BEAUTY

11

SANJA SERWA

Vossity

BEAUTY

12

JENNY PYYKONEN

Ava Blake Creations

BUSINESS

13

ANGELA MERZIB

Be BOLD Branding Agency

BUSINESS

14

SANDRA EASTON

Blackstone Commercial Real Estate

BUSINESS

15

KAYLA BROWNE

BOLD Workshop Architecture

BUSINESS

16

LISA GAREAU

Candy Event Consulting

BUSINESS

17

EMMA PORTSMOUTH

Calgary Flames

BUSINESS

18

THE CONCORD

Concord Pacific Developments Inc.

BUSINESS

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MEGAN STANLEY

Dogma Training & Pet Services Inc

BUSINESS

19

MICHELLE BLUNDELL-DUNKERLEY

F55F

BUSINESS

20

LESLIE KRAATZ

Federal Metals, Inc.

BUSINESS

21

TASHA FISHMAN

Fishman's Dry Cleaning

BUSINESS

22

BRITTNEY PICKET & CAITLIN COOKE

Glass Cliff Divas Inc.

BUSINESS

23

ASHLEY WOLFE

GSL GM City

BUSINESS

24

KIM SMITH

HR Factor | PROFYHL Athletics

BUSINESS

25

DENISE YEE

How to be a RED & Mulberry Maven

BUSINESS

26

KRISTEN MACKAY & HEBA ELASAAD

Infusion Coworking

BUSINESS

27

KIM HAYDEN

In-Houze Productions

BUSINESS

28-29

JENNY PAUL

Live Long + Hustle

BUSINESS

30

MICHELLE SCHURMAN

Michelle Schurman

BUSINESS

31

ELLEN PARKER

Parker PR

BUSINESS

32

JENNA KOPPERSON

The Pioneer and The Garret

BUSINESS

33

RENEE TSANG

Renee Tsang Travel

BUSINESS

34

KATE NORRIS

Sunlife Financial

BUSINESS

35

TANNIS DYRLAND

Travel with Tannis- The Travel Agent Next Door

BUSINESS

36

TAYA DE BAAT & LYNNETTE PARENT

TayLynn Business Solutions

BUSINESS

37

BOBBIE RACETTE

Virtual Gurus

BUSINESS

38

GISELE KREUGER

The Winner Will

BUSINESS

39

ELLINOR STENROOS

EVStenroos - Contemporary, Custom Fine Jewellery

FASHION

40

DANIELLE FAWCETT

The Shoe Closet

FASHION

41

DENISE KRUEGER

Style Encore Calgary South

FASHION

42

CATHY JACOBS

Angel’s Café

FOOD & BEVERAGE

43

JENNIFER ANDREWS

Family Squeezed Lemonade

FOOD & BEVERAGE

46

INGA JONUTIENE

Finesse Desserts

FOOD & BEVERAGE

47

JORDAN SHANE

Modern Catering

FOOD & BEVERAGE

48

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AMANDA HORN

Persoma Wine

FOOD & BEVERAGE

49

NANCY GOEMANS & JO-ANNE CAZA

Pie Junkie

FOOD & BEVERAGE

50

JENNIFER CURREY

The Prosecco Cart

FOOD & BEVERAGE

51

LIANA ROBBERECHT

WinSport

FOOD & BEVERAGE

52

TEAGEN NELSON, ELYCIA ROSS, HEIDI LAING

YYC Food Trucks

FOOD & BEVERAGE

53

KIMBERLY NELSON

Flourish Psychological Services Inc.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

54

KRISTY GARNET

Almandine Wellness

HEALTH & WELLNESS

55

PHOENIX BRILL

Flourish Psychological Services Inc.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

56

JOANNA & JULIA ACURI

Gio Soul

HEALTH & WELLNESS

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DR. JENNIFER SMITH & DR. DENA SAWCHUK

Impact Orthodontics

HEALTH & WELLNESS

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SHAN ROTH

Jammy Time Sleep Solutions

HEALTH & WELLNESS

59

CHARMAINE IRONSIDE

Ironside Fitness

HEALTH & WELLNESS

60

KIM ESS

Tula Holistic Coaching

HEALTH & WELLNESS

61

ROBIN DEVINE

Lymph Balance Centre

HEALTH & WELLNESS

62

SARAH JOHNSTON

Adventures in Real Estate

HOME & LIFE

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ANA CUMMINGS

ANA Interiors

HOME & LIFE

64

HILLARY BENEY

CDL Carpet and Floor Centre Ltd.

HOME & LIFE

65

JAMIE OTSBY & JENNIFER MCINTOSH

EXP Realty

HOME & LIFE

66

MONIQUE SHAW

Homes Beautifully by Monique Shaw

HOME & LIFE

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RACHEL WARD

Hope Cleaning Inc.

HOME & LIFE

68

MELISSA WAGNER & JENNIFER REICHERT

Interiors to Inspire

HOME & LIFE

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JACQUI LOUCKS

Jacqui Loucks Interior Concepts

HOME & LIFE

70

JANA MIKO

Jana Miko Photography

HOME & LIFE

71

KALIA GOUNDEN

Kakes & Kanvas Inc.

HOME & LIFE

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CHERYL SANGUINETTI

The Mortgage Gallery - Invis.

HOME & LIFE

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RENA ST. CLAIR

TMG The Mortgage Group

HOME & LIFE

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SAMANTHA ANDERSON

One Crafty Mother

HOME & LIFE

77

AMANDA & ANGELICA BENNETT

The Painted Bottle

HOME & LIFE

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CASSIE SARAZIN

Sarazin Photography

HOME & LIFE

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SKY MAE WESLEY

Sky Blue Photography

HOME & LIFE

80

LORI NIKKEL & LEAH CAZEMIER

Supper Studio

HOME & LIFE

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SANDY JUNG

Chic Stylings

MEDIA

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KATHY LE

CTV

MEDIA

83

VALERIE AIMEE

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MEDIA

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SHIVA JAHANSHAH

Style in the City

MEDIA

85

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Lucky Fin Mama of 2

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RAMAN SAWHNEY

Apar Initiative

NON-PROFIT

87

KAREN LOVE

Making Changes Association

NON-PROFIT

88

SARAH CORMIER

SIDS Calgary Society and Quinn’s Legacy

NON-PROFIT

89

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Marigold's Heart Garden

NON-PROFIT

90

BINA KAMATH

Women in Leadership Foundation

NON-PROFIT

91

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Olympic Champion & Consultant

NOTABLE

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