Women Moving Forward Conference

Join us May 26, 2018

8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Light breakfast & registration opens at 8:15

What is the Women Moving Forward Conference?

It is a one-day conference to celebrate the courage of women who are moving forward in their lives. These women can come from many different walks of life and have chosen to move beyond their circumstances. Our goal to provide participants with new tools and motivation to continue to move forward in their lives.

Women Moving Forward is a not-for-profit grass-roots one-day annual conference for women who have embarked on a journey of transition from a life of abuse, neglect and pain towards a future of hope, health and happiness. We are partnered with One Spark, a registered Canadian charity with a vision of a world where no woman faces financial barriers to living a life free of violence.

We are holding the non-profit event which is FREE to the first 100 women who register.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for these ladies. We will also have information tables with other non-profit organizations that support and sponsor women to move forward with their lives. (e.g. Scarborough Women’s Centre). The entire event will be run by volunteers, including speakers, trainers and coaches and will be funded by donations, sponsorship and various fundraising events.

We are passionate about our SIXTH annual event and know we can make a major positive impact for these women.

The Presenters

Louisa Jewel MAPP

Louisa Jewell is a speaker, author and positive psychology expert who has facilitated thousands of people towards greater flourishing both at work and in their personal lives.

Louisa is the Founder of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (www.cppa.ca) an organization that brings together leading-edge researchers and practitioners to share the latest knowledge on psychological well-being to improve the mental health of all Canadians.

Louisa is a graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania.  Louisa teaches positive psychology at the University of Texas, Dallas, she was an instructor at the University of Toronto and regularly delivers webinars and workshops to educators and practitioners around the world.

Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Huffington Post, Canadian Living Magazine, Live Happy Magazine, Chatelaine, Psychology Today, Women’s Agenda, Toronto Sun, to name a few. She is a contributing author to the European Handbook of Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology at Work and Positive Psychology News Daily.  Her book Wire your Brain for Confidence;  The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt was released in September, 2017.

Lindsay Whisen

Lindsay is a mother of 2, a feminist, a lover of red wine, and a sucker for potato chips. Lindsay is one of three partners at Ease Up – The Organizing Experts.  Organizing became Lindsay’s genius while, over a decade, she used it as her main coping mechanism to manage the stress of unidentified depression.  Lindsay’s joy is found in making life easier for people and organizing allows her to do that in a way that feels truly useful.  She has an amazing program planned for the Women Moving Forward Conference.


Elizabeth Correia

Elizabeth can and will deliver a life changing motivational lecture – that will leave a lasting impact on your audience.

From pain to purpose, Elizabeth shares her story with a positive message about her personal journey through healing; emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. Drawing strength from personal experiences, she brings her audience a unique perspective on issues many of them face each day.

“The two most important relationships you will ever have is your relationship with God (or higher power) and yourself. It will determine how you relate to others, your emotions, faith, fear, love and purpose. It will also make a difference to how effective you are in the world.” – Elizabeth Correia, Founder of The D.e.v.a In You Group

Deniece Bell

Deniece Bell is an educator, a fitness enthusiast, a certified personal trainer, as well as a certified Dancepl3y instructor.  Deniece’s love for fitness and wellbeing was initiated at a very young age when she was introduced to the sport of track a field.  This passion and interest shaped much of her formative and young adult years, where she became an NCAA, All American, 400m hurdler, at Syracuse University.  Shortly thereafter, Deniece began her teaching career, at the elementary level, and 14 years later, she still finds herself working in this realm.  In addition, to student well-being, Deniece is passionate about generally helping others (young and old) achieve their desired states of wellness, through individualized and small group fitness activities.

You can often spot her on weekends in a local park, working with 4 to 6 of her keen clients on their squats and mountain climbers; or you might also catch her on a Sunday afternoon, at the gym, teaching a Dancepl3y class to a group of women of all ages.  Deniece embodies generosity, dedication, and energy, all rolled up with a thirst for lifelong learning.  She is constantly seeking new opportunities to share these values, along with her positive energy, with her community.

Jill Hewlett

Nationally recognized Speaker, Author, Wellness TV Personality, Founder of Women’s Wellness Circles and Brain Fitness Expert Jill Hewlett empowers her audiences with effective Brain Optimizing Tools and resources to support them in achieving greater success in all areas of life.

Learn how to quickly and effectively clear stress, increase your energy levels, improve your memory, access mental clarity, make better decisions, have a more positive attitude and improve your overall health & wellbeing.

You will be inspired by the positive changes you can make immediately!

Our Committee

We look forward to creating another fabulous conference!

Shirley Gaudon

Shirley is a Client Relationship and Recruitment professional who is passionate about building relationships with clients and consultants. She loves what she does and is excited to a part of the Women Moving Forward Conference to give back to the community.

Karen Kennedy Jones

Karen is a self employed entrepreneur and mother of 2 who started Karen’s Car Connection in 2011 after the loss of a successful family business. She is driven by love and realizes the power of community and is so excited to be a part of this amazing conference.

Julie Sutton

Julie Sutton is the Senior Director of Meat/Seafood/Deli/HMR/Bakery Replenishment at Loblaw Companies Limited.
In her role, Julie is responsible for managing day-to-day replenishment of these Fresh categories for all banners across Canada. In her spare time, Julie has spent time fundraising for the Greater Toronto Hockey League, raising money to bolster operating budgets and help more children afford to play hockey.

Tanya Piazza

Tanya is a senior Human Resources professional and has lead several charitable campaigns in the workplace and personally including an annual charitable motorcycle ride (“Wheels for Meals”) to provide meals to starving people around the world, Second Harvest Lunch Money Day, CIBC Run for the Cure (13 year participant) and Volunteer Coordinator (Mississauga location), and sat on the Board for two years for an annual fund raising event benefitting at-risk-youth.

Cindy Stradling

Founder, Author, Coach and Facilitator,Cindy believes that there is untapped potential in each of us and is delighted to coach women as they create the lives they have always dreamed about. Cindy herself, is a lifelong learner and has accomplished goals beyond her expectations by working with her own life coach. This conference is truly a dream come true.

Barb Zaldin

Barb helps people build their wealth and have their dreams come true. She is a Real Estate Agent who supports and helps sellers, buyers and investors make an educated decision. Barb helps people get from where they are to where they want to be.

Rhonda Power

Rhonda is a senior Financial Services professional who has built her career around establishing long term relationships with those around her, including her clients and colleagues. She believes in a strong community, in all aspects of life; energetic about the ‘day to day’ and passionate about leaving a positive mark on those around her, she is thrilled to be a part of the Women Moving Forward Conference. Through support and encouragement, we raise each other up, one bit a time!

Our Sponsors & Partners

We have partnered with One Spark, a registered Canadian charity with a vision of a world where no woman faces financial barriers to living a life free of violence.


Register & Keep in Touch

To register, submit this form call Cindy At 416.290.5227

For general inquiries and to confirm your eligibility please send us an email to info@womenmvgforward.com


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