I am super excited to announce to you the first half of the ladies.. WOOHOO !!!!
IF you don’t have your ticket .. don’t miss your chance. Here is the link:
1-Alisha A. Armour –Marketing & Wellness Manager- Armour Transportation Systems.
Alisha Armour has been involved in transportation all her life. Her father, now retired, owned and operated his own trucking company and this inevitably led her down the same path.
Alisha joined Armour Transportation Systems in 2004, initially as Communications Coordinator, involved in providing sales and marketing support as well as overseeing public relations and community-based initiatives. She has also been instrumental in the company’s award applications, media involvement and sponsorship activities.
Alisha now leads the company’s award-winning corporate wellness program as Wellness Manager, which has been designed to offer employees opportunities that promote healthy lifestyles in a healthy workplace. She also continues to work as Marketing Manager, responsible for advertising, corporate event planning and management along with employee-focused initiatives.
She is currently volunteers her time with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Greater Moncton SPCA.
Alisha enjoys cycling, curling, boating, volunteering and traveling with her family and friends.
2-Cindy Comeau – CEO/Founder C3 Leadership Ltd
For over 30 years in a corporate career, Cindy’s focus was in leading small, large and virtual teams across Canada. As a Director in the health solutions/insurance industry working with executives, management and all levels across a network of national organizations, she played a pivotal leadership role in the implementation of a national life insurance company.
Having Chaired several founding initiatives, as well as national and regional conferences where she organized, hosted and presented, she honed her skills of being competent with her ability to connect with people and having strong character for what would be her best chapter yet, entrepreneurship.
Described as a visionary, people maven, activator and executor, Cindy’s focus is on inspiring others to cultivate their potential, so they may experience their best life. Her ‘WHY’ complements her role as Chief Empowerment Officer within C3 Leadership Ltd where they bring together people, businesses and change-makers to create better communities. Their philosophy is that transparent information ongoing conversations and empowering engagements are the springboard to creating strong sustainable communities.
C3 = Connect + communicate + celebrate
3- Natalie Davison – Marketer. Speaker. Co-Founder of Marrow.
Natalie Davison gets her clients to the heart of who they are and helps them scream it from the rooftops! Be prepared to dig deep because she won’t allow you to stay on the surface. Natalie is a passionate advocate for leading with meaning and purpose and helps her clients think bigger about their businesses and lives. As the co-founder of Marrow, she is an expert at building audiences, particularly on social media. Her work in this space has been recognized by Canadian Contractor Magazine, The Financial Post and Social Media For Business, For Dummies.
4- Bonnie Porter – Marketing Director at the brand new Moncton Events Centre.
Bonnie Porter is a mother of two amazingly talented young adults. She is engaged to her wonderful fiancé who she met back in high school many moons ago and will marry this fall. Bonnie is a true Scorpio, she is passionate about anything she does. Her motto is “work hard, play hard”….and this is something she strives to do everyday, especially in her new role as Marketing Director at the brand new Moncton Events Centre. When Bonnie is not at work she can be found here, there and everywhere…. with her many friends and family enjoying life to its fullest!
5- Beth Robichaud – General Manager of Legault Creative a division.
Beth Robichaud a wife, mother and grandmother who has a passion for shoes. Always an extra suit case on a trip to bring back new shoes. A graduate from Georgian College of applied arts and Technology located in Barrie Ontario returned to New Brunswick after graduation and began a career as a Graphic Designer for 25 years with a company located in Moncton. In 2005 took the position of General Manager of Legault Creative a division of Legault Companies. Working to expand and grow the division, Legault Creative now provides creative design and decor throughout Atlantic Canada, as well as Ontario and Montreal for clients. If not working on an event you will find Beth swimming, kayaking, walking or enjoying time with her family.
6-Chantal Larocque -paper flower artist & owner of the custom floral studio Paper & Peony.
Larocque’s paper floral designs have garnered international attention – you can find her blooms in Madison Avenue storefronts, on fashion designer clothing lines, in wedding magazines and at soirees hosted by celebrities such as Lauren Conrad and Ali Larter.Her atelier is based in Moncton N.B., and has an ever-growing list of clientele through its website and online boutique.
Larocque’s forever florals have embellished events, homes and businesses all over the world and been featured in The Perfect Palette, STYLE ME PRETTY and countless international publications.
Chantal is the author of the Best Seller DIY book “Bold & Beautiful Paper Flowers.”
7- Tina Antle – Founder of Karuna Counselling
Tina is the founder of Karuna Counselling, an integrative psychotherapy practice in Moncton specializing in stress reduction and trauma recovery. Karuna, or compassion, is her main source of guidance and inspiration. She is a registered social worker, licensed naturotherapist, and proud mother of Maya.
8-Nancy Hartling – Senator at the Senate of Canada
In 2016, Nancy J Hartling was appointed to the Senate of Canada to represent N.B.
From 1982-2016 she was founder and director of the non profit agency, Support to Single Parents Inc.
Her passion for gender equity continues to be a major driving force in her life.
She resides in Riverview with Donald Kennedy, her husband together they have four children and 6 grandchildren. She travels to Ottawa regularly for her role as Senator but always loves coming back home to New Brunswick.
9- Cathy Sweet – President and CEO of Comztar Commercial Properties.
“Wanna trade a frog?”
It really comes as no surprise to anyone that Cathy Sweet is an entrepreneur. At five years old, Cathy would collect and trade frogs (yes, live frogs) in the summer. She learned the power of negotiation early on.
Cathy Sweet is the President and CEO of Comztar Commercial Properties. One of the largest and first choice industrial warehouse providers in New Brunswick, Comztar develops, owns, and leases industrial, commercial and retail properties.
Cathy began her career working in the soda industry while going to university and after graduation, she continued to manage a couple of properties while honing her skills in Sales & Marketing, Property Management and Business Development at several Fortune 500 companies. Cathy eventually decided that it was time to focus on her dreams of becoming a full time entrepreneur, and in 2003 she purchased her first real estate property and launched Comztar Commercial Properties.
A dedicated community leader, Cathy is passionate about helping others and is committed to having a personal contribution to growing the New Brunswick economy and business development. She is a Past President and Past Chair of the Business Professional Women of Greater Moncton and is currently a member of the Order of Wallace McCain Institute.
In her spare time, Cathy is an avid golfer and enjoys going on adventures with her partner Kent and her dog Kaiden.
10- Crystal Richard – President of Crystal Richard & Co & Founder of the Sandy Toes Shop
Crystal Richard is the President of Crystal Richard & Co. a global digital PR biz helping entrepreneurs, small businesses and brands tell stories that will attract a tribe of raving fans.
She’s the Author of Get Covered! but she will be the first to admit that her cat with thumbs was published and Instagram famous first.
11- Madelaine Caissie- Leader, Nerd & Passionate @ Sparkle Lifestyle & MediSpa
My father is a dreamer who thought me how to dream. He always told me everything was possible. He kept telling me how amazing and beautiful I was growing up.
My mother gave me a passion for entrepreneurship. She provided me with the basic skills a business owner needs. She’s the bubble popper that thought me to work hard in a smart and efficient way, and to put your energy only where it matters.
Together they created a little entrepreneur. They created a girl who will sleep on the floor if it brings her closer to her goals. They created an introvert who everyone likes and respects.
I dreamt like my father and I have the work ethics of my mother. I’ve spent my life taking on a lot of risks but always with an educated guess. I have my ups and I have as many downs, but that also has given me the tools to react and come up with solutions the right away.
As an entrepreneur, I want to keep offering our services with top notch technology and become a pioneer in a private health system sector. As a woman with experience struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle, I want to partner with other women and celebrate their successes as they find their paths to wellbeing and give themselves permission to Sparkle.
12- Cathy Rogers – MLA Moncton South- Minister of Finance NB
Cathy Rogers was first elected to the Legislative Assembly on September 22, 2014, to represent the riding of Moncton South. She was sworn in as Minister of Social Development and Minister of Healthy and Inclusive Communities on October 7, 2014.
A graduate of the University of New Brunswick with a masters and a Ph.D. in Sociology, Dr. Rogers served 14 years as professor at Crandall University and University of New Brunswick. With a policy focus on child and youth poverty, she understands the connections with health, education, crime, and the economy. Dr. Rogers spent 18 years as a federal and provincial civil servant working in social development, industry, public safety, and economic development.
She has been a lifetime advocate for prevention, support, and early intervention, and is concerned for the quality of life and well-being of vulnerable families. Honoured for her community service work by the YWCA Moncton in 2011 with a Woman of Distinction Award for Education, Training, and Development, she also received Stephen and Ella Steeves Excellence in Service Award from Crandall University in 2012.
Cathy Rogers is married to Daniel Goodwin, and together they have four children.