International Women's Day

international women's day women in business Mar 14, 2023

In honor of International Women's Day, we highlight three successful #businesswomen in Canada who are making a difference in their industries. As we celebrate the achievements of women around the world, we recognize the contributions of these inspiring entrepreneurs who have broken barriers and created opportunities for themselves and others.

We have selected three women from different backgrounds to showcase the diverse talent that Canada has to offer. Their stories are a testament to the strength, resilience and ingenuity of women in business. We hope they will inspire more women to pursue their dreams and achieve success in their own careers.

Let's take a look at these amazing women and their accomplishments.

Heather Reisman - CEO of Indigo Books & Music

Heather Reisman began her career as a lawyer before entering the retail industry. In 1997, she founded Indigo Books & Music, which has since become the largest book retailer in Canada. Reisman has been recognized for her leadership and contributions to the retail industry, including being named numerous times as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network.

In addition to her business career, Reisman is a philanthropist and supporter of literacy and education. She has donated millions of dollars to charitable causes, including the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, which supports literacy initiatives in Canadian schools. Reisman has also been involved in a number of education-related organizations, including serving as the Chair of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives' Education and Skills Committee and as a member of the Board of Governors of McGill University.

Nadine Spencer - CEO of BrandEQ Agency

Nadine Spencer is a Canadian entrepreneur and the CEO of BrandEQ Agency, a marketing and advertising agency based in Toronto. Spencer has been recognized for her leadership and advocacy work, including being named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network. She is also the President of the Black Business and Professional Association and has been a vocal advocate for Black-owned businesses.

Lisa Charleyboy - CEO of Urban Native Magazine

Lisa Charleyboy, MBA is a Canadian entrepreneur, writer and television host. She is the founder and CEO of Urban Native Magazine, a publication focused on celebrating and promoting Indigenous culture and arts. Charleyboy has also been recognized for her writing and advocacy work, including being named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network and receiving a National Aboriginal Role Model Award.

We hope these three businesswomen inspire you and show the diversity of talent and entrepreneurship in Canada. Let's continue to support and uplift women in business – not just on International Women's Day – but every day.

Please feel free to tag them and share their stories in your networks!

Happy International Women's Day!

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