The Mother Daughter Empower Conference is BACK and we’re going BIGGER, BETTER & BOLDER… WHY? Because we need this more than ever!
It’s time to reconnect, get inspired & FEEL EMPOWERED! Get Ready for The Mother-Daughter Empower Virtual Conference & Awards 2021!
This one of a kind virtual event will be an unforgettable day packed with valuable tips & tools that will empower your mother-daughter relationship. Unite and get inspired by our power positive, keynote speakers, and interactive programming! Giveaways, swag bags, shopping and so much more! You and your daughter will be sure to leave feeling celebrated and empowered by this one of a kind virtual event!
The Mother Daughter Empower Conference will take place on Sunday, June 6th from 11 AM- 4 PM, it is a Personal Development and Growth Mindset Conference designed for Moms and daughters ages 7-14. It is an experience like no other that will Empower girls to be who they are and become anything they want to be. Our Speaker Topics focus on a variety of subjects that include; Confidence building, Relationships, Resiliency, Health & Wellness, Mentorship & More.
The Empower Girl Awards is an awards ceremony that follows the conference where we celebrate our top 10 finalists and announce our 2020-2021 Empower Girl of the Year award winner!
CHECK OUT OUR 2021 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & TOPICS
HOW TO DEAL WITH MEAN GIRLS
Lindsay Sealey earned a B.A. from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University. A passionate youth advocate, she has worked in education, counseling, consulting, curriculum development, and special education for over twenty years. She is the founder and CEO of Bold New Girls and Brave New Boys, unique and comprehensive teaching and coaching companies empowering young girls and boys through the learning and personal growth.
Lindsay is the author of Growing Strong Girls and Rooted, Resilient, and Ready, published by Wonderwell. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Canada and Red Tricycle. She has appeared on TV shows such as: The Social, Global News, CTV Morning Live, and The Agenda. She has been featured in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Canadian Family, and Today’s Parent and she has been a guest on CBC Syndication Radio and various Podcasts.
KIDS CAN BE ENTREPRENEURS
Laura and Josie Cannone are actual sisters who became known as The GG Sisters after they co-founded The Glama Gal Kids Spa in 2006. They started their entrepreneurial journey out of their parent’s basement, with an $80 investment in some children’s bathrobes, nail polish, and bath bombs. Today Glama Gal Kids Spa is a well-known brand, with multiple franchised and virtual locations across Ontario.
With their business growing and thriving, in 2015 these two sisters saw a need to share the real behind scenes look at the life of franchisors, entrepreneurs, and moms. Laura and Josie created The GG Sisters social media channels, showing followers glimpses of their daily family and entrepreneur life.
In 2019 Laura & Josie took all of their entrepreneurial knowledge, customer service acumen, and social media savviness, and launched The GG Media Group, and GG YOU-niversity Community, which is a multifaceted social media company.
The GG Sisters have been featured by national news outlets such as the National Post, Toronto Star, Global Morning Show, Breakfast Television Toronto, and CP24. Laura and Josie have been sought-after speakers and have shared their knowledge at multiple conferences, events, and workshops. Whether it is learning the newest social media trends and how to execute them for business, or tips for an easy pizza dough recipe, the GG Sisters strive to be a trusted source of advice and leadership for both parents and entrepreneurs.
LOVE THE BODY YOU ARE IN
Emily Lauren Dick is a body image expert who is committed to making girls feel comfortable in their own skin. Her book, Body Positive: A Guide to Loving Your Body, is the number one resource for young adult women who desire to redefine and understand true beauty. Emily believes that educating young people about body image, teaching resiliency, and normalizing real bodies is critical in combating negative thinking and improving self-esteem. Emily is passionate about promoting positive body image, media awareness, and healthy relationships.
Mindfulness Practices for the Modern Family
Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood are Founders and CEO’s of Love Powered Co., the affirmation company. They are moms on a mission to power the next generation of mindful leaders and make I AM affirmations common practice in homes around the world. Their affirmations have been seen on The Marilyn Denis Show, Breakfast Television, Fox News, and enjoyed by influencers and celebrities including Sarah Landry of The Birds Papaya, Jessica Alba, Jaime King, Jully Black, Cheryl Hickey amongst many others! They are now available at Indigo & Well.ca
Diversity, Inclusion & The Next Generation
We welcome Youth Activist & Making Change Ambassadors, Keliah Casey & Shondra Durrant who will join us to speak about diversity, inclusion & the next generation!
Keliah Casey (She/Her), is an ambitious activist in the making, who has a passion for the success of her community. She strives to use her talents in a way that will help to make a difference, be an inspiration, and help pave the way for generations to come.
GROWING CONFIDENCE FOR GIRLS
Philanthropist, body image advocate, actress, model, and now small business owner, Taylor Hui has always struggled to pinpoint exactly her career title. Throughout her most recent professional and passion-led projects, Taylor has gained the title as a social entrepreneur.
At the age of 17, Taylor started the BeaYOUtiful Foundation, a Canadian charity that works with young girls across Canada providing self-esteem programs and female empowerment workshops. Available both in-person and online, BeaYOUtiful programs focus on helping young girls build confidence through mentorship and provide a safe space for open dialogue around mental health. With multiple friends suffering from eating disorders, as well as directly experiencing the negative implications of bullying, she knew action was needed to inspire young girls about the importance of self-love.
Further expanding her organization, Taylor created a clothing line called The Roster. Designed with a purpose to inspire women to feel confident in their own skin, proceeds from every sale are donated to BeaYOUtiful. Currently, the brand is carried in over 60 stores nationally.
Taylor has worked in the acting and modeling industry for 7+ years, traveling across Asia and Europe on fashion contracts. She continues to work in both industries in Vancouver while building her foundation and clothing line
Sonia Zarbatany is an international speaker, life coach, business coach & corporate consultant based out of Montreal, Canada who lives her life for IMPACT. From her Coach Sonia events, retreats, online programs & her “Le Tribe” event space & co-working space in Montreal, Sonia coaches and speaks on global stages to empower and give tangible tools and techniques to build, scale and pivot your business. Entrepreneur and business owner herself she has built and scaled several businesses to well over 7 figures and coaches her clients to achieve the results they desire in their life and business.
Coach Sonia was running her retreat in Morocco when Covid-19 struck and closed the borders, so “no one left behind” was their moto. Bringing back everyone safe, Sonia’s purpose was to help her community cope through the corona and she launched three new programs, how to start up your business in 30 days, how to pivot your business during covid-19, find your identity and build your social media blueprint. Every day is an opportunity for Sonia and her team to impact, from her IG lives, seminars & summits to group coaching and on-line programs her only focus is to help people through the struggle, get them aligned to their purpose and build a life and the business they desire.
Follow along the journey on her IG @soniazarbatany
How Girls CAN make a difference + LIVE Q&A
The Honorable Eleni Bakopanos, P.C., is presently the Chair of the National Board of Directors of Equal Voice and regional Director for Quebec as well as Vice-President of the Quebec Chapter. She is a former Member of Parliament who was first elected in 1993 as the Member of Parliament for Saint-Denis (Quebec), was re-elected 3 times in Ahuntsic (Quebec), and is a member of the Privy Council of Canada. She has served in a number of parliamentary roles including Assistant Deputy Speaker and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. She also served as special advisor for caucus to the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. She is a member and has served as President of the Women’s Commission of the Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec).
Prior to entering politics at the federal level, Ms. Bakopanos had worked in provincial politics with the Liberal Party of Quebec and in the Quebec government as policy advisor for the Quebec Premier and the Minister of Immigration and Cultural communities. She was also a candidate in the electoral district of Cremazie for the Liberal Party of Quebec.
She held the position of Senior Director for Government Relations at McGill University and has worked at mentoring young women, including the students with McGill’s “Women In the House” program which once a year brings McGill students to Parliament Hill to shadow women parliamentarians. She is presently serving as Honorary President of the McGill Women’s Alumnae Association.
Ms Bakopanos serves as a Director on a number of non-governmental and not-for-profit Boards. She has volunteered with a number of Quebec women’s organizations, including the Montreal Council of Women (as VP), Groupe Femmes, Politique et Démocratie and La Gouvernance au Féminin. In addition, she is presently the Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians
LIVE PERFORMANCE & #IMatter Program
Girl Pow-R is an all-girl pop-rock band that was nominated for a JUNO in March 2020. Their debut album “This Is Us” has garnered the group well over 2.2+ million social and Spotify streams across all platforms — including 1.1+ million on TikTok alone. In addition, they’ve also received countless media features in print, web, television and radio, including Tiger Beat, J-14, Girls’ Life, Celeb Secrets, SiriusXM, Breakfast Television, CityTV, CP24 Breakfast, YTV, TVO Kids, eTalk Canada, Fresh 95.3, and more.
The album’s title track “This Is Us” debuted on the iTunes Canada Children’s chart at #2 and #15 in the U.S., all in the midst of a summer featuring back-to-back-(to-back) Canadian and U.S. tour stops to Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC to audiences of thousands of young fans at each show!
Having symbolically formed on International Women’s Day 2017, each member has their own social cause. The roster of talented singers, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and dancers have performed more than 200+ shows in their first three years.
Since starting, the group has won a Family Channel singing competition, as well as nominations for Niagara Music Awards’ ‘Best New Group’ and a Toronto Independent Music Award. Girl Pow-R was hand-picked to re-create the Mysticons theme song. Check them out on YouTube or Spotify.
Girl Pow-R’s sound is rooted in Pop-Rock, with the goal of inspiring others to be their best, through their music and lyrics. Too often, young people are influenced by the thoughts and life experiences of singers and musicians who are in their late teens and their 20’s. It’s time to give young people an alternative to these messages.
CHECK OUT OUR 2021 CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
PRE- CONFERENCE LIVE WORKSHOP: BREAKFAST WITH ROOKS TO COOKS
YAY!!!! Thanks to Rooks to Cooks we are able to offer all of our 2021 Mother Daughter Empower Conference & Awards Ticket Holders complimentary access to a culinary Breakfast Workshop hosted by ROOKS TO COOKS Chef!
Start your conference day off right by learning how to cook a delicious, nourishing, and empowering breakfast! By participating you will have a chance to win an awesome cook set giveaway!
The workshop will run live prior to our conference at 9:30 AM on June 6th, a list of pantry ingredients will be emailed to you beforehand!
The Rooks to Cooks mission is simple; to empower their students to become more independent by building self-confidence and supporting self-expression through culinary education.
For more information on Rooks To Cook visit: https://www.rookstocooks.ca
WORKSHOP: Mother-Daughter ZUMBA CLASS
A BIG THANK YOU to Fit by Fatima for providing all of our 2021 Ticket Holders with a complimentary Mother-Daughter Zumba class! We are so excited to have Fatima join us for this year’s 2021 Virtual Mother Daughter Empower Conference!
Fatima loves Helping women in their journey to an ACTIVE & HEALTHY Lifestyle, she is a certified Zumba Instructor💃 and Personal Trainer! You can follow her @zumba.fatimadias
WORKSHOP: Journal Girls
A BIG THANK YOU to Amanda Sutton from Catalyst Communications for providing all of our 2021 Ticket Holders with a very special writing workshop “Journal Girls: Finding your unique messaging through your writing”!
Thanks to Amanda’s generous donation, our VIP ticket holders will also enjoy complimentary journals and pens in their boxes!
For more info visit: https://www.catalystcc.ca/
WORKSHOP: EMPOWERING YOGA & MEDITATION
A big thank you to Annelie Gutgesell from Annelie Yoga for providing all of our 2021 ticket holders with access to an empowering yoga and meditation session! With lifetime access to these workshops, our Mothers & daughter will be sure to benefit from this for months and even years to come!
For more info visit: https://annelieyoga.com/
THE BENEFITS OF TAPPING
A big thank you to Dimple Arora for providing all of our 2021 ticket holders with access to an empowering workshop session that will teach mothers and daughters about the technique of tapping. With lifetime access to these workshops, our Mothers & daughter will be sure to benefit from this workshop for months and even years to come!
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YOUTH EMPOWERING YOUTH
MEET OUR 2020-2021 EMPOWER GIRL AWARD TOP FINALISTS
The Empower Girl Awards follows the Mother Daughter conference, it is where we celebrate our top finalists, girls between the ages of 7-14 who are making a difference within their families, schools, and communities! It is during this ceremony that we will announce our 2020-2021 Empower Girl of the Year award winner who will walk away with over $1000 in prizes!
One lucky audience member will also walk away with a matching grand prize!