APRIL 6th 2022

Let’s get dirty

Join Ladies Who Lead Membership, for an evening of networking, getting dirty, while enjoying our community and eating yummy food. Heidi Gorter – Owner and operator of Dragonfly Landscape will be taking us through the important steps of creating plants that last and thrive in our homes. Pat Howell – Owner and creator with The Blackmore Creative, will allow us to brighten ourselves up in this painting session. She will be showing us how to make inspirational rocks to place in our gardens at home or gift to friends. Land Acknowledgement with Janis Monture from Woodland Cultural Centre. Buy event tickets.
Arlene Dickinson Brantford March 24, 2022
may 26th 2022


Widely known as the “Dragon with a heart”, Arlene is full of fire, shattering glass ceilings, inspirational and blazing trails as she discovers her rhythm for success in business and in life. Join us for an evening of inspiration and community. Buy event tickets.

Arlene Dickinson Brantford March 24, 2022
March 2nd 2022

Women Working In Non-Traditional Roles

Join LWL membership as we learn about Paulette’s reason for writing a book to inspire her three nieces to overcome any obstacle placed before them as women. She hopes that her writing brings hope to many readers and women in non traditional employment or professions. Buy event tickets.

Arlene Dickinson Brantford March 24, 2022
February 9th 2022

It’s All About You – Making Wellness a Priority

Join us members, for our first meeting of 2022.

This event is designed to get us all started on the right foot. Stephanie Huntjens-White, local Registered Holistic Nutrition Coach + Wellness Stylist BA, RHNC, and LWL member, will be discussing the important first steps to take with getting back on track after the holidays. With a member-based panel of experts in the health and wellness field – tune in to this interactive discussion on how to make 2022 the best year yet.

Arlene Dickinson Brantford March 24, 2022
December 1st 2021

Mingle + Jingle 2021 Tradeshow

What better way to usher out a pandemic year than to gather and celebrate each other? Learn more about your fellow members through our tradeshow. Browse, chat and remind yourself just how special our membership is. Spreading love and positivity to your fellow woman in business. Kim Clark, LWL’s very own local artist will be walking us through how to make beautiful handmade LADIES WHO LEAD pins for our membership. Each attending member will be able to try their hand at this artful opportunity to show support and community with our attending members. In the true holiday spirit, this meeting is also about giving. Donations of feminine hygiene products will be accepted in support of Period Pop Up, a fellow members local organization and initiative, Bonnie Brennan Betlejemski. Please be sure to bring any type of feminine hygiene product to help support Bonnie and Period Pop Up Brantford.
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November 3rd 2021

Post Pandemic Leadership with Raechel Pefanis

Ladies that lead are standing at a precipice of important new considerations in business life. We are negotiating a massive movement of the workforce, profound impacts on mental health and wellness, and the changing face of leadership to deal with racial equality at work. How must we adjust our mindsets, our mission and our behaviour to address this? What are the critical skills needed in the next 2-5 years, after COVID? In this talk, we will learn how work is not just about industry and output anymore, but is now a place of public gathering to engage social issues. We’ll learn what it means to build vibrant public squares, breaking out into groups for deeper discussion and reflection.
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September 15th 2021

An Evening with Erika Polidori

Erika Polidori, Bronze Medalist in Softball at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be joining us for an evening of conversation and inspiration. You will will get an intimate interview learning about Erika’s passions, her journey, and her challenges to becoming an Olympic Bronze Medalist. Great opportunity for each of you to take a photo with our local Olympian. We are looking forward to the inspiration and passion that Erika has to share with our community.
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may 5th 2021


Stegemann became known to millions of Canadians when she became the first woman from Atlantic Canada to land a venture-capital deal on the CBC TV show Dragons’ Den for The 7 Virtues Beauty. She went on to become the “Top Game Changer” in the history of the show for creating her social enterprise. Barb will be discussing with us her mission into pivoting her business during the continued pandemic, how she overcame business challenges and adapted to the digital world that is the new normal. You do not want to miss this inspiring conversation about determination, endurance, and the successes as an entrepreneur.
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APRIL 7TH 2021


Your brand + social media should speak volumes to your essence as a business + your voice as a business operator. It’s important to share relevant information on your social media platforms to ensure that the correct message is being heard from your clients + followers.

Pull up a stool as ADB leads us through the importance of content creation as business owners + gain the attention of our customers + followers.

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MARCH 3rd 2021


With special guest speaker – Skylar Turkiewicz |Chartered Professional Accountant from Brantfords own, Millards – as she discuses what we need to know this tax year and how to prepare ourselves for success. We will be chatting COVID-19 government subsidies for both personal and business, corporation tax, deductions and we’ll learn about this years deadlines for filing.

After Q & A, we will be giving our minds the self-care it deserves after bettering our business knowledge. The second part of our evening, we will be joined by fellow Lady Who Leads member, Shelley Gaudet owner + operator of GFS Fitness Solutions located in Paris, ON. Shelley strongly believes that women need to ‘put on their own mask first’ + take care of their own health in order to wear all of their hats. Pour a second glass as we learn about balance and selfcare. With the goal to EDUCATE women on how to eat to reach + maintain their health + wellness goals, so that they can make it a lifestyle that they love.

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february 3rd 2021

you’re on your way home with sandra rinomato

Toronto Real Estate Broker/Owner and former host of the popular HDTV shows ‘Property Virgins’ and ‘Buy Herself’, Sandra Rinomato has worked with hundreds of clients, and understands the importance of first knowing yourself well, setting goals, and remaining flexible.

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january 13th 2021

Optimize your brand with amanda kenney (Your Home Your Story)

Together we will learn about the creative process behind successful social media photography and how to utilize our mobile phone to assist us with the creative process of business. Learn how to capture effective shots, how to apply filters and create flow with your posts to engage your followers.

Hosted by a fellow Lady Who Lead within our own community, Amanda Kenney of Your Home Your Story here in Brantford, will show us how she accomplished over 50 THOUSAND FOLLOWERS, while creating her brand through photography and social media presence.

Mae Legg from our local Business Resource Centre will also be on hand with a summary of some government money available for local business!!! Learn which grants you and your business qualify for, eligibility criteria, and more!

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