Tuesday, April 16, 2019
9:30am – 2:30pm
Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina
With over 15 years experience in Human Resources and corporate coaching Allison Venditti launched her career coaching business Careerlove in January 2017. She works with moms and women to help build businesses that work for them and create meaningful careers.
An expert in Return to Work and Mental Health – Mandi J Buckner has worked on key projects with Bell, CMHA, Great West Life and more. She is a sought after consultant (Mandi J Buckner Consulting) and speaker as well as the mother to two adult children.
Lisa McGrath puts her years of sales, marketing, and management experience to use, helping entrepreneurs build strong brands and sustainable businesses. A mother of two children, Lisa started CAVEA Studio when her youngest child entered Junior Kindergarten. Since inception, Lisa and her team have been instrumental in launching multiple successful businesses and have created innovative brand, marketing and design work for several companies across various industries. Lisa’s direct approach, practical advice, breadth of knowledge, professionalism and personable nature make her a sought after business and brand coach.
Angela Grant Buechner is a Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant and Doula and owns Nutmeg Consulting. She has worked at Mt Sinai in the NICU since graduating in 2000 as a bedside nurse and then as a Lactation Consultant. She started her private practice ‘tentatively’ about nine years ago doing home visits and Doula support, and then went ‘all-in’ four years ago. Since then, she has grown her team to include 18 amazing professionals who support new families all over the GTA. Angela has three children ages 14, 11 and 5.
Jenna Kalinsky is an editor of fiction, nonfiction, academic, and business writing, an instructor, and a writer. Her work has appeared in mainstream and literary magazines, including in the LA Times best-selling The Modern Jewish Girls’ Guide to Guilt (Penguin), winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Originally from Los Angeles, Jenna has lived in New York, Germany, and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband and two children aged 7 and 9. After receiving her MFA from Columbia University and teaching creative and academic writing for nearly 20 years at Teachers College in N.Y., University of Toronto Scarborough, Humber College, and Western University, where she redesigned the Continuing Studies Creative Writing program, she created One Lit Place: a Full-Service Writers’ Center to give all writers the opportunity to learn, receive support, and achieve their writing goals.
Pauline Osena is a mother of 3 young children, and the owner and co-founder of Hype Food Co., a new allergy-aware restaurant and bakery in Leslieville, Toronto. Pauline chose to leave her career as a business analyst and loyalty marketer when she learned that her first born child had severe food allergies. She decided to build HypeFoodie.com, a website dedicated to allergy-friendly recipes and resources. Her food allergy advocacy and hope for more inclusive food options eventually inspired this self-taught gluten-free plant-based baker to open Hype Food Co.
Jenn Green is a super-mom and super-trainer for new moms who want to get their pre-baby fitness back in a realistic, healthful way. She combines fierce fitness with nutrition know-how to help baby mamas heal from childbirth and start getting strong again. You can find her running her signature online programs (while telling hilarious stories) over at Baby Mama Fitness.
1 Day. 7 Speakers. 60 Modern Moms.
We scheduled this event with the school day in mind and will not be providing childcare. You’re welcome to bring your baby – the space is stroller accessible (via a ramp through the main entrance and elevator via side/laneway entrance). There are a couple of couches, change tables in the washroom and a microwave in the kitchen for your convenience. If you have any questions or concerns please email us.
Panago will be providing a pizza lunch with vegetarian options. There will also be coffee and tea throughout the day as well as baked goods in the morning. If you prefer to bring your own lunch, there is a full kitchen and microwave. There are also many nearby restaurants, although there will be informal chats with speakers during lunch so be sure to bring a lunch if you don’t want to miss out.
Parking is limited, so we encourage people to take the TTC. The nearest streetcar stop is Sullivan Street (on Spadina).
1 Day. 7 Speakers. 60 Modern Moms.