SANDRA FILETTI – MENTOR
Sandra is a professional Educator of 30+ years, an Academic/Career Consultant with Sandra Filetti Consulting, Mentor and a fervent Advocate. She is a subject matter expert on the topics of victim experience and intimate partner violence (IPV), and has been a victim advocate for the past 25 years. With a unique insight in the area of IPV, Sandra has developed and delivered presentations that educate the community on how to empower and support victims and their families. As a professional speaker, facilitator and mentor, Sandra has impacted and inspired a broad range of individuals and groups in the community. Ultimately, Sandra believes that education is the road to empowerment, moving forward, and coming out the other side.
DEBORAH FILLIPPE – MENTOR
Deb is a Human Resources Professional with over 25 years of experience in various roles within HR. She has a passion for helping people to develop and reach their goals. As a mentor she enjoys guiding people through the process of self-development in an environment of mutual trust and learning from each other. We all have a journey, I am honoured if my journey and experience can help another woman on her journey and I can learn from her for mine. When women support each other, incredible things happen!
MARIE PERCIVAL – MENTOR
I am Human Resources and Communications Leader with over 25 years of experience in corporate roles. One of the most satisfying aspects of my work has been the opportunity to coach and mentor others, particularly those early in their career or wanting a career change. I truly enjoy helping others uncover and express their unique gifts, so that they can achieve their goals. I was lucky enough to have some great mentors over the course of my career, and I will never forget the impact they had on me. I feel privileged to have this opportunity to share my experience and use my skills to help other women on their development journeys. Never underestimate the power of women supporting other women!
SUE RUTLEDGE – MENTOR
Sue has over 20 years in Sales Management leading, training and coaching within a dynamic and competitive target driven environment. She was fortunate to have extensive leadership and coaching training throughout this time and recognizes that helping others believe in themselves is their key to success. Through a combination of empathy, encouragement and accountability she successfully mentored and coached Sales Consultants and Managers through unprecedented product, workplace and economic challenges.
She recognizes the importance of acknowledging the fear that comes with change and stepping outside one’s comfort zone. Having faced and moved beyond many of the same issues that hold other’s back Sue has a deep desire to help women maximize their potential.
NILUKA KOTTEGODA – MENTOR
Vice President Customer Experience, Retail Executive, Empowering Leader, Passionate Philanthropist.
Niluka has dedicated her career to driving exceptional results in uncharted territories. She works passionately and empower her teams and mentees; together they continuously strive for excellence.
Niluka works with mentees to help them build careers, navigate difficult situations, balance career/home life and create a pay it forward mentality.
DOROTHY LAZOVIK – MENTOR
Personal Brand Mastery Strategist, Executive Coach.
The most powerful position to lead from is to know who you are. As a Personal Brand Strategist Dorothy works with leaders and mentees to make a conscious decision in how they show up. When they have this certainty it has them being more intentional and deliberate in everything they do.
MELANIE ROUSSEAU – MENTOR
CEO – Money Coach & Family Advisor at Money Mama.
Melanie created more wealth since she decided to take care of herself and put herself first! She has seen the shift in her finances and now wants to pass on what she has learned and show our mentees how they can rise above money challenges too.
Melanie works with our mentees to help them organize their finances, empower women to make financial decisions and getting others to the next level.
JANA SOBEY – MENTOR
VP Merchandising, Community Format, Thrifty Foods & Field at Sobeys. With her background in merchandising, small business and formal mentoring program at Sobeys.
Jana brings a wealth of experience to support our mentees. She helps our mentees set achievable goals and developing healthy habits so they can live their best lives.
JANINE WOO – MENTOR
Janine is a Professional Engineer with over 5 years of experience in delivering effective presentations, communication, and leadership. She has 3 years of experience mentoring young women interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related careers and has had many mentors herself that have helped in her career and personal journey.
Janine has a positive outlook on life and is interested to share her experiences and inspire others to achieve their goals.
CECILE PETERKIN- MENTOR
Fifteen+ years of corporate management and mentoring experience into a successful Career Management and Mentoring Company, focusing on Career Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Management Training, and Mentoring.
Even before launching her own coaching and mentoring business, Cecile served as a mentor and coach to several people. Coaching and mentoring for her is just a way of life, a natural talent that she uses to inspire, encourage, and motivate others to succeed. She possesses a natural talent for engaging individuals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Cecile is a born leader and communicator, and her wit and light-heartedness help others see the joy in any situation. She is very charismatic, passionate, pragmatic, dependable, inspiring, and energetic.
PATRICIA WRIGHT – MENTOR
She is a Canadian of Jamaican descent. She is a dedicated and passionate mental health advocate, writer, and speaker. As a Mental Health Peer Mentor and Holistic Nurse Coach with lived experience, her sole mission is to raise awareness and bring understanding to the masses in how we communicate with ourselves and others.
Patricia Wright is a solid and dynamic personal development professional with a college diploma focused in Nursing. Skilled in Crisis Management and Intervention, Trauma-Informed Education, and Information Gathering, she has recently entered the world of infopreneur, offering eBooks, workbooks, and online courses based on healing and recovering from mental and emotional health challenges.
WENDY LONDON – MENTOR
Wendy is a highly diverse human resources professional with extensive employment, training, counselling and career related experience. This experience was gained in a multinational consumer goods corporation, her own consulting practice and teaching English as a Second Language to international students and new immigrants. This is coupled with a strong desire to use this experience to enhance the “life skills”, communication ability and employment opportunities for women.