2020 Mompreneurs Conference with Cynthia Loyst, Karlyn Percil, Sonia Jhas, and Tonia Jahshan


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Friday March 27th, 2020

9:15am – 10:00am
Attendee Registration, Networking, Marketplace Open

Mompreneurs Founder and CEO Maria Locker
Welcome and Day 1 Kick-Off
With Mompreneurs Founder & CEO Maria Locker, featuring Mompreneurs’ 10th Anniversary highlights and reveal of a huge announcement!

Ashley Freeman of Smash TessMompreneur Awards Alumni Spotlight
Ashley Freeborn, Founder of Smash + Tess

Closing in on 150k Insta followers in 3 short years, the Smash + Tess brand is known for its authentic brand messaging and standing out in a very cluttered and oversaturated marketplace. Ashley will be sharing her top tips for marketing authentically, finding your brand voice, and standing out in a very crowded social media world.

Paul Gaspar - UPS Canada Small Business DirectorThe Pulse of the Online Shopper
Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business for UPS Canada

Our world is more connected than ever, and more and more of these connections happen online. The digital marketplace is a $2.9 trillion industry, growing 24 percent annually. The 2019 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper study demonstrates that today’s online shopper is savvier than ever – and has higher expectations for information, service and the full customer experience. So as e-commerce continues to change before our eyes, understanding the customer’s perspective can help you establish a deeper relationship with your customer to drive both sales today, and capture the customer lifetime value of tomorrow.

Mompreneurs Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood of Love Powered Co.Mompreneur Awards Alumni Spotlight
Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood of Love Powered Co.

Anna & Lindy are co-founders of Love Powered Co., The Affirmation Company! These ladies are moms, friends and entrepreneurs on a mission: to power the next generation of mindful leaders and make affirmations a common practice in homes around the world, spreading love through the life-changing POWER of I AM.

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Break — Networking — Marketplace
Gourmet Luncheon Buffet included for all VIP “Full-Access” attendees

Mompreneur Tonia Jahshan founder of Steeped Tea SipologyAfternoon Keynote
Tonia Jahshan, Founder of Steeped Tea

Tonia’s entrepreneurial journey started in 2006 with a mini vacation to a Halifax bed and breakfast, with her husband Hatem. It was here for the first time she tried Cream of Earl Grey loose leaf tea and was blown away by the flavour. The Jahshans stocked up, returning home, wanting to share this new found love with family and friends. Sharing a cup of Cream of Earl Grey tea turned into something more, and Tonia’s vision to build a direct sales company was born. Today, Steeped Tea has millions in annual sales and thousands of Consultants across North America selling loose leaf tea and accessories. The company has been recognized year after year as one of PROFIT 500’s Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada, and Tonia was proclaimed as Canada’s #1 Female Entrepreneur by W100; she has received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women award and has been listed as 1 of 6 Women to Watch on forbes.com.

Success Panel — Business Goals for Growth & Success
Our expert Success Panel will feature a roster of industry experts and fellow members, sharing their insights, advice, and top tips for growth and success!

2:50pm – 3:30pm
Networking — Marketplace — Illumination Lounge
Afternoon Coffee Break included for all VIP “Full-Access” attendees

Illumination Lounge Expert Sessions:

mompreneur Lindsay Whisen of Ease Up Organizing as seen on CityLineLife Hack Presentation
Lindsay Whisen, Founder of Ease Up Organizing

Lindsay is the CEO of Ease Up – The Organizing Experts – a loving and helping company that rescues people from the stress of clutter and disorganization. Lindsay is passionate about life-long learning, social justice, mental health awareness and the energy that is unleashed through being organized. You can catch Lindsay on Cityline as their resident Organizing Expert. Lindsay will be sharing her top organizing tips to make your life easier on a daily basis!

Lina Khalife of SheFighterAfternoon Inspiration
Lina Khalifeh, Founder of SheFighter

Lina Khalifeh is the Founder and owner of SheFighter, the First Self-Defense studio for women only in Jordan and the Middle East, and the author of “SheFighter – From Trouble Maker to Global Change Maker”. SheFighter is designed to empower women physically, mentally and emotionally through Self-Defense training. The studio was founded in 2012 and has trained more than 18,000 women all over the globe. Honoured around the world for her innovation and courage, Lina remains passionate about her work and about empowering women and girls, especially in her home region. Lina will share her inspiring story of building a business against all odds, and going from ‘trouble maker to global change maker’.

Cynthia Loyst of The SocialCLOSING KEYNOTE
Exclusive Fireside Chat with Cynthia Loyst

Cynthia is a National Bestselling Author, Producer, Television Host, and self-described “professional sensualist.” She is also the creator of FindYourPleasure.com, a popular online destination that celebrates decadence, indulgence and pure, unadulterated joy.

Find Your Pleasure book written by Cynthia Loyst of CTV's The SocialThroughout her award-winning career, Cynthia has had the pleasure of interviewing a wide variety of interesting people, including Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bublé, Emma Thompson, Hugh Jackman, Lena Dunham, Kate Bernstein, Danai Guierra, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Rod Stewart. She is also a sought-after public speaker and relationship advice columnist. We’re thrilled to feature an exclusive fireside chat with Cynthia to discuss all things pleasurable, followed by an intimate VIP book signing and meet and greet to close out Day 1 of our event!

5:15pm – 5:30pm
Closing Words & Day 1 Wrap-Up

8:30pm – 11:00pm

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Saturday March 28th, 2020

8:00am – 9:00am
Attendee Registration — Networking — Marketplace Open

Breakfast Buffet included for all VIP “Full-Access” attendees

Mompreneurs Founder and CEO Maria Locker9:00am
Welcome and Day 2 Kick-Off
With the Mompreneurs Team, featuring Mompreneurs 10th Anniversary highlights and further details to compliment Friday’s huge announcement!

mompreneur Heba Ahmed Malki of Domilya GroupMompreneur Awards Alumni Spotlight
Heba Ahmed Malki of Domilya Group

Heba Malki is known for her ambition, discipline and purpose, qualities that have driven the achievements of her very successful business. Heba is the Director of Business Operations for domilya GROUP, an award-winning home renovation, design and custom construction company servicing the Halton and Peel Regions of Ontario. domilya GROUP has also been featured on HGTV’s Bryan Inc. and CityTV and is proud to have opened its own Design and Supply Centre, located in Burlington. Heba will share her tips for running a family business, building connections, and finding success.

Mompreneur Sonia Jhas at Mompreneurs ConferenceMorning Inspiration
Health & Wellness Expert Sonia Jhas

Dubbed as one of Canada’s leading voices in health and wellness, Sonia has become a media darling offering her expertise and humour as a regular on national shows such as Breakfast Television, Cityline, Sirius XM, Global Morning, and many others. As a writer, Sonia has been featured in over 75 publications including the Huffington Post, GLOW Magazine, and FLARE Magazine. As an influencer, she has collaborated with brands such as Sketchers, Fitbit, Jamieson Vitamins, and Best Buy. In 2015, Sonia won the Notable Award for “Best in Sports and Fitness” and in 2016 she was the recipient of the “Game Changer Award in Health and Wellness” by Pink Attitude Evolution. Proving herself to be an unstoppable force in health and wellness, Sonia has become a pivotal voice in the quest to be your happiest, healthiest self. She is currently penning her first book due in the Fall.

Success Panel — Business Goals for Growth & Success

Our Success Panel will feature a roster of successful women in business, sharing their insights, advice, and top tips for growth and success!

Mompreneur Panel

10:45am – 11:30am

Break — Networking — Marketplace Open — Illumination Lounge

Illumination Lounge Expert Sessions:

mompreneur Angela Kafadar of Video Power UpMompreneur Awards Alumni Spotlight
Hands-On Workshop with Angela Kafadar of Video Power Up

Angela is the Creative Content Creator for Video Power Up, where she has helped hundreds of clients create thousands of videos over the last 13 years alongside her husband Scott. With the evolution of the smart phone, we all have the technical capability to create videos for our businesses; but why is it that many of us don’t take advantage of this? The answer includes FEAR, and not knowing what to say, how to say it; and TECH SKILLS. Angela will be presenting a hands-on workshop on “The 5 Types of Videos You Need On Social Media & How to Make Them Using Your Smartphone”; she will guide attendees on how to write a script that sells your story, including what to say and how to say it.

Brian Dixon author of Start with your PeopleMorning Keynote
Create Your Leadership Vision
In this interactive keynote, Brian will walk you through a proven process for developing your 10 year, 1 year, and 1 week vision for your life and business. The clarity you’ll gain as a result of this session will help you maximize your time, attract the right team members, grow your business, and finally reclaim balance in your life.

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch Break — Networking — Marketplace
Gourmet Luncheon Buffet included for all VIP “Full-Access” attendees

The GG Sisters Laura and Josie CanoneAfternoon Presentation
Laura & Josie are two sisters who are affectionately referred to as “The GG Sisters”. GG stands for Glama Gal Tween Spa, the name the two gave their business and franchise back in 2006. After successfully growing their business, Laura and Josie turned their attention to the social media world. In 2014, they created The GG Sisters social media channels; allowing followers a glimpse into their parenting and entrepreneurship lifestyle. What began as a way to share the ins and outs of daily life, has amassed to an amazing community of almost 200,000 people who follow their stories on social media. 
Through their success in creating their personal brand, Laura and Josie will share their top strategies on increasing social media engagement for your business on both Instagram and Facebook, including how to work with influencers to help market your business.

mompreneur Suzie Yorke of Love Good Fats bars keto and plant-friendly
Mompreneur Awards Alumni
Suzie is the Founder of Love Good Fats, which she launched in 2017 – now the #1 selling bars in North America! The Love Good Fats mission is to “Change how we eat – to more good fats, less sugar – and how we feel about it.” Love Good Fats offers delicious bars made with Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients, including nuts, nut and seed butters and responsibly sourced (RSPO Certified) palm oils.

Closing Empowerment

Karlyn Percil is a Certified Emotional Intelligence and Neuro-Life Coach with particular focus on D​iversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.​ She is the Founder of The SisterTalk Group Leadership and Wellness Academy and Chief Executive Officer of ​KDPM Consulting Group INC. She is a former Bank Executive, who has dedicated her career to ​helping companies identify problem areas, known as “Elephant Stories,” that may interfere with an organization’s inclusion and human optimization goals. Further, she provides transformational tools, like The Success Planner, to help women, groups, and individuals increase their emotional and social intelligence in order to lead and live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. She is most recognized for her multiple features on Oprah’s Lifeclass and mentions in Forbes and Essence.

3:25pm – 4:00pm
Break — Networking — Marketplace — Illumination Lounge
Afternoon Coffee Break included for all VIP “Full-Access” attendees

4:00pm – 5:30pm
CLOSING: Announcing The 2020 Mompreneur® Award Winners
We’ll take a closer look at the Top Finalists for The 2020 Mompreneur® Awards, highlight some honourable mentions, and announce the official winners of each of our five Mompreneur® Awards, including announcing Canada’s Official 2020 “Mompreneur® of the Year”!

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