Erica Edwards, “Uplift, Empower & Motivate”

A recent arrival to Toronto from Montreal, I have brought my cosmetics business with me.

Being a Younique representative has given me life changing opportunities!

From much needed second income, to the phenomenal women I have met, to the personal growth and opportunity to help and serve my community through fundraising and education.

The company’s motto of “Uplift, Empower & Motivate” aligns with my personal beliefs. Helping other women realize and achieve their potential has given me new life! From the outstanding selection of natural based cosmetics, to the honest, straightforward compensation plan, I have loved every minute of this journey!
Being a part of the Younique family connects you with a warm supportive group of women around the world!

Being paid 3 hours after each sale allows us to deal with daily expenses and opens opportunities to build a viable, profitable business.

This is an opportunity I would love to share with you!

If you would like a private consultation, to schedule a girl’s night in or have a fundraiser that’s outside the box message me!

Visit my site to browse, purchase, join or contact me for more information.

Kamy Kaur Gill – SAS Statement Jewelry


Growing up I’ve always had an eye and passion for jewelry. You would often find me in my mother’s room trying on her makeup and jewelry, walking around like a model! Although it was fun, something about it felt so empowering as if I could take on the world. People know me as always accessorizing my outfits with bold jewelry to give it that “pop”.

This is how SAS Statement was created.

As a new mom with a young family I know how hard it is for us moms and women alike to put our wants and needs ahead of our families. However, every women deserves the right to look and feel special! Statement Jewelry is not only bold and unique, it is meant to boost our confidence and take us out of our comfort zone. That is why SAS is committed to having quality jewelry at jaw dropping prices, look like a million dollars without breaking the bank!

Whatever your preference, at SAS we can help you find a piece that fits your everyday style!


Facebook page: SAS Statement
Instagram: sas_statement


Stephanie Giorgi – Nutrition Consultant


As a young girl I struggled with my weight at 15 I joined various dieting programs that just DIDN’T work. No other coaching program combines the right SYSTEM, the right SUPPORT and the right ACCOUNTABILITY the way that THE NEW YOU Transformation does, so you can create the beautiful body&lifestyle you want in 90 days WITHOUT the hassles I went through.

It’s hard to stay focused on your fitness and nutrtion goals.

Trust me

I have been where you are and I’m here to give you the guidance and confidence to reach your goals!

Don’t wait anymore time, let’s start right now to reach your goals!


Krystal Jones, Seacret Skincare


Krystal Jones is a mother to 3 beautiful children, where after spending 10 years in the medical field, she stumbled upon the world of entrepreneurship. While in school at the time, upgrading her credentials, struggling to make ends meet and her fiance working 3 jobs just to get their family through the month, Krystal was introduced to Relationship Marketing.

In the past year, she has seen tremendous growth, not just financially but personally as well. Her passion is to help others to the same thing, through hard work and dedication.

Seacret brings you the most advanced formulation and intergration of one of nature’s true gifts, the Dead Sea. Every Seacret products contains exclusive Dead Sea minerals and advanced, patented technologies that are clinically proven to deliver immediate results to your skin. Seacret cares about your health and beauty from the inside out.


Skin Care and the Dead Sea

Millions of years ago, on the border of Jordan and Israel, the amazing body of water known as the Dead Sea was formed. For ages, the Dead Sea has attracted all measure of visitors to its waters, from King Solomon and King David, to Queen Sheba and Cleopatra. This body of water has long been recognized as one of the oldest, naturally-occurring salt water spas.

As the lowest point on earth at 1,388 feet below sea level, it is one of the world’s most highly concentrated saline bodies of water. And not only that, it’s breathtakingly beautiful. The crystalline shores populated with salt rocks, the deeply colored, mineral-rich mud, and the crystal clear blue waters make for an idyllic location.

Dead Sea Minerals

seacret-seaThe Dead Sea’s unique composition of natural minerals is produced from the dissolving surface salt created in the lake’s gradual water evaporation process. The compound is then refined through solar radiation which neutralizes the sodium chloride in the salt and leaves only the mineral-rich compound in the evaporation pool.

The final compound results in a total of 26 minerals, making this one of the riches sources of naturally occurring minerals in the world.

Healing Powers Examined – The Dead Sea Examined

dead-seaFor many years, travelers have sought these waters as a natural retreat. The uniqueness of the salt water, combined with the low content of pollens and other allergens in the immediate atmosphere, creates a contained ecosystem that continues to leave visitors stunned.

Through our products, we have tried to capture this experience, by bringing the high concentration of minerals to every product we make.

Become A Seacret Agent

USE, LOVE, and SHARE our products. And at the same time build a residual income while getting excited about an unlimited earning potential!

Krystal Jones
Seacret Direct

Wendy Gagawchuk, Juice Plus

wendy-imageWEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this Featured Business at our Thornhill Chapter Wendy Gagawchuk, an amazing Female Entrepreneur with a mission in life to help all her clients BE HEALTHY through her business: Juice Plus.

Inspiring Healthy Living Around the World

Wendy Gagawchuk currently lives in Utopia, ON. She graduated with honors from Georgian College with a IM/IT background. She has been a Federal Government employee since 1997 and although she enjoys her work it wasn’t enough for her. As a wife, mom, nana and friend she is passionate about helping others and thanks to her daughter she has found a vehicle to achieve this. Grateful for this path in life she wants to give back.



Wendy says: “I am passionate about “Inspiring Healthy Living around the World”. I help you become the best “YOU” so you have the confidence and belief to create a life “YOU” absolutely love.

I also love helping you step into entrepreneurship and create a business that can help “YOU”:

• Make full time income working part time hours….
• Have the time and money to spend with your family or doing what you love…
• Inspire others and make a big difference in their lives…
• Be your own boss…..
• Have income security for your retirement, education plans and so much more….
• Have the life “YOU” always wanted and deserve…

Already have a job…no problem-look at point number 1 – you can work part time until the time is right for you to be “YOUR” own boss.

If you would love to explore what having your own business can do for you, then email me at or call me at 705-794-5469.


Hailee Young, Entrepreneur Plus!

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women – Pickering Chapter is elated to showcase Hailee Young. This young female entrepreneur has risen above extreme challenges and circumstance only to rise up and shine. Her Story will move mountains, and we call upon all readers to reach out to her and support her mission.

Below in her own words, Hailee shares Her Story!

hailee“Since I was 13 I have struggled with both mental and physical health problems. I have struggled with a range of health problems from anxiety all the way to a heart problem. For as long as I can remember I have been on and off different medications, I was only 14 when I was prescribed my first narcotic… a highly addictive sedative. My body became dependent on some of these medications while other medications wreaked havoc on my mental and emotional well-being.

It didn’t take long for me to realize I needed to find alternate route to my recovery. This was the start of my journey on a holistic path. Although this path was a lot healthier for my body it was not easier. I still had to take multiple supplements throughout the day like vitamins, herbs, tea’s,etc and even though they were definitely helping my physical health there was still something missing. When you are leading a busy lifestyle taking supplements 3x a day is not an easy thing to do and although my emotional state had improved it was no where near where I had hoped.

Right around this time my Dad introduced me to multiple different products that had been recommended by a family friend and doctor of natural medicine. I fell in love with them. Firstly, I fell in love with the vitamin patches, a 24 hour slow release technology so that I could get the most out of my vitamins and while keeping things simple. Since then, my family has bought the rights to distribute them in Canada and we are currently in the process of getting them fully licensed. I am so excited to share these with everyone because of the wonders it has done for me. From the sleep patches being the only natural thing that can put me to sleep, to the B12 patches helping me with chronic fatigue, to the hangover patches helping me with… well you get the point.

I am so excited about these!

hailee-cause-kupsAlong with the patches, I fell in love with the mission behind Cause Kups. A coffee company that only hires disabled adults to package and produce their products.

Now I start my morning by giving back, simply by switching the coffee brand I was using. I won’t get into too much detail here but each product is unique in their own way: black oxygen, all natural dogs treats, candles made from reused cooking oils, blooming teas, as well as a fuel additive to clean your car and reduce CO2 emissions.

This is my way to give back to the consumer.

Finally, I big part of my story was finding a purpose. When I was dealing with my mental health problems I found myself feeling hopeless. I asked myself what is the purpose of life, is it worth living if you always feel down? Well I have found a purpose that both inspires and motivates me. My dad and I founded ShopPal together, a company that provides those unique products for consumers while giving back to our local and global community.

ShopPal has been solely based around raising money for non-profit organizations as a portion of our profits will go to different charities, churches, and non profits in Canada (and potentially around the world). Now I wake up feeling good about what I do and in turn I feel good about me. This has truly been a blessing.

We are currently looking for other entrepreneurial minded founders, 100 people in total, to help us build this company and share 30% of all our profits for the rest of your life. This is not an mlm or direct selling company, as there will only ever be 100 founders. If you are interested please email and I can go into more detail with you. Also, if you can relate to anything I’ve gone through and would like to chat or you have more questions about the products please email me. Thank you.”

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Telephone: 905 922 3626
Toll Free: 1 866 885 2760

Marva Squires, Designer of The Silk Bonnet

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women was elated to showcase this dynamic Female Entrepreneur, Marva Squires as our Mystery Speaker. With a background as stock market financial analyst, this powerhouse of a woman has trailed out on her own into the ‘Land of Entrepreneurship’ designing a wonderful product that not only shows beauty and grace; but, also has top quality and many, many benefits to its’ users.

12715229_1050828138307795_5966397767860833148_nMarva Squires is from St Vincent and The Grenadines, move to Canada at the age of 16 where she spend her time going to school and doing sports. After graduating from high school went to college and also did some University after finishing the course at Toronto School of Business which was Computer programming end up not doing what I went to school for I went and work for Insurance company after years of working with these large company my career takes another turn for Investment Company where I was an Investment Specilic after working years with this huge company I got Laid Off.

After a few months it became very expensive to process my hair, I decided to cut all of the processing hair of and go Natural, me going natural was a big shock where my hair became very hard to the point where I was about to process it again. But I meet a young lady and she told me she has been doing it for years and the same thing happen to her and said to me that SATIN Silk is the best hair cover to wear at night but it is coming from the state and it is very cost. So I did investigation and found out she was right and I decide to make SATIN BONNETS.

The Benefit of Satin Silk

20160907_185151Benefits for your skin and hair: Both polyester satin silk pillowcases and natural silk pillowcases provide benefits to your skin and hair through reduced friction. This reduces split ends in your hair, pulling on your facial skin and both diminish crease wrinkles in the face. However, because silk is a natural protein, this also provides additional benefits.

Silk pillowcases are often recommended by dermatologists to be beneficial to your skin and hair Natural silk is a very good thermal insulator, helping you to stay cooler during the summer months and warmer during the winter months, which supports healthy skin. Last, silk is naturally hypoallergenic and is resistant to mold, mildew, fungus and dust mites.

Medical professionals recommend Satin Bonnets or Pillowcase for Cancer patients to prevent hair loss and to soothe the scalp.

For further information, You can reach Marva at:

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Rational Computing & Co., G Wachtel

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women was elated to showcase one of our wonderful ‘male’ supporters, Mr. George Wachtel, an entrepreneur and expert in the information technology industry.

AUG 31 WEWGeorge Wachtel founded RC&C inc in 2006 after a lengthy career in the corporate world, based on a vision of helping small business owners with their information technology needs.

Understanding that a small business owner does not have the time or resources to concentrate on IT George’s goal is that RC&C is your partner offering a one stop shopping experience ranging from building websites, mobile apps and other custom software as well as attending to your hardware needs.

Moreover, RC&C inc is a company driven by strong ethics and principles which delivers quality services at an affordable price.

As an entrepreneur you should be interested in a web presence.

Here are some statistics taken in the USA in Feb of this year regarding small businesses and their web presence:

* 54% of small businesses have a website

* 24% are in the planning stages of building a website

* 12% are unlikely to build one

* 10% don’t know.

I would like to go through 16 reasons why you should be interested in building a website. At the end I will give give you also the top 2 reasons why some small businesses do not have a website.

1. Most businesses will create a brochure and likely will spend a significant amount in doing so. Your website is your on-line brochure and can be significantly less expensive and can easily be changed to align with your business. Paper brochures have a limited reach whereas there are virtually no bounds to your website’s reach. Also, if your products or services change all your paper copy is no longer relevant whereas your website can easily be updated.

2. Your competitors are on the web. Not a great idea if you aren’t.

3. By choosing your URL wisely you will have a name that is easy to remember, in fact easier than your phone number or address.

4. A website is cost effective, you know exactly how much it will cost and you can plan accordingly for it.

5. There are approximately 3.5 billion Internet users and most of them have found a company that offers the services they are looking or bought something on-line.

6. The geographic range of your business is expanded via a website. You may be thinking cross border but in reality many people will be looking for your services or your product close by, so you will expand beyond foot traffic to areas that are close by.

7. A website offers convenience. Your customers can learn about you on their time, not necessarily business hours. In fact they can and will buy your services on their time.

8. Your potential customers will want to look at your website first, before even contacting you, hence it is the first impression of your company. It is important to both have a website and one which makes a good first impression.

9. It will help you define your business goals. Each time you revisit you own website you will have an opportunity to reevaluate your goals.

10. It doesn’t cost much. You can do it yourself or you can use our starter website for less than $300 all in.

11. Your website is 24 x 7 it never shuts down.

12. It’s a great communication tool, and you can continuously update it with you company’s most recent news.

13. Marketing, there has been volumes written about digital marketing but it all starts with your basic website. This is not to take away from the power of good marketing and SEO but as they say “you got to have a ticket if you want to win” and no website equates to no ticket.

14. You can create great support for you customers by adding a ticketing system for your customers or you can add on-line chat to your site.

15. Often when you send an email your customer will look at your email address and look up your website. This cannot be done easily with Gmail of Hotmail and moreover looks unprofessional by using a Gmail or Hotmail emai address.

16. It gives you credibility. Without a website your business will definitely have a lack of credibility and you may lose customers.

The 2 most popular reasons given not to have a website are:

* A website is just not relevant to my business. It happens although I believe this is few and far between and maybe is just a mindset as opposed to reality.

* It’s too expensive, I can’t afford it.

Well, as mentioned above you can have a turnkey operation for under $300.

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Angela Misri, Best Selling Author

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women was elated to showcase best selling author, Angela Misri.

This female entrepreneur lived the life of the corporate executive for over 14 years, when one day her passion for writing took over and successfully her leap of faith happened successfully.

Angela shares:

“I’m writing a series of books about Portia Adams, a fictional detective who lives in 1930s London. I created her in the summer of 2012. This is where I blog about Portia, detective mysteries, the writing process, research and much more.

The first three books in the series were published by Fierce Ink Press in Canada and are available in bookstores and with the links on the right HERE.

There’s a new detective at 221 Baker Street

Angela Misri booksSet against the background of 1930s England, Jewel of the Thames introduces Portia Adams, a budding detective with an interesting — and somewhat mysterious — heritage.

Nineteen-year-old Portia Adams has always been inquisitive. There’s nothing she likes better than working her way through a mystery. When her mother dies, Portia puzzles over why she was left in the care of the extravagant Mrs. Jones but doesn’t have long to dwell on it before she is promptly whisked from Toronto to London by her new guardian. Once there Portia discovers that she has inherited 221 Baker Street — the former offices of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

angela jewelofthethamesPortia settles into her new home and gets to know her downstairs tenants, including the handsome and charming Brian Dawes. She also finds herself entangled in three cases: the first involving stolen jewelry, the second a sick judge and the final case revolving around a kidnapped child. But the greatest mystery of all is her own. How did she come to inherit this townhouse? And why did her mother keep her heritage from her? Portia has a feeling Mrs. Jones knows more than she is letting on. In fact, she thinks her new guardian may be the biggest clue of all.

Featuring casebook illustrations by Sydney Smith.

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre – Summer 2014

“…this book is a beguiling mystery in its own right … Portia Adams is a thoroughly charming protagonist… I look forward to seeing much more from Miss Portia Adams!” – Read the full review here

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Thrice Burned: Book Two in the Portia Adams Adventures

angela thriceburned_finalcorrectedIf you play with fire, you might get burned.

Portia is still reeling from finding out that her guardian, Mrs. Jones, is actually the infamous Irene Adler and her grandmother. As if that wasn’t shocking enough, Sherlock Holmes is her grandfather, a secret Portia’s mother took to her grave.

As a diversion, Portia throws herself into work and continues to consult with Scotland Yard on their hard-to-crack cases, including a brazen theft that the perpetrator boasted about before it took place, as well as the disappearance of prostitutes. While on the trail of an arsonist she meets Annie, a resourceful reporter. They strike up a friendship and Annie starts to report on “P.C. Adams”, the consulting detective keeping London safe, but she promises to keep Portia’s true identity secret. Neighbor Constable Brian Dawes takes a shine to Annie just as Portia starts to question her own feelings for him. At the same time Portia attracts the attention of Gavin Whitaker, a medical student and her intellectual equal. He may just be the distraction she needs.

As the press starts to show an interest in P.C. Adams, an impostor comes forward, and Portia must choose between remaining anonymous and letting the world know the truth.

Available from Chapters, Amazon, Storenvy or Kobo

All books are available for purchase HERE.

The best way to get in contact with me is:

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Shazia Shahbaz, Director of Education

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase Shazia Shahbaz, our Mystery Speaker in Thornhill. This female entrepreneur has been an educator for over 25 years, and recently opened her own school.

Welcome to Great Lakes Montessori!

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Our facility is designed specifically to enhance the educational precepts of our early childhood program. We welcome children aged 18 months through 6 years.

Through a traditional Montessori education we are a community committed to establishing the intellectual, emotional, and physical foundation that will develop the skills for your child to become a self-directed learner, flexible thinker, creative problem solver, and support their ever-increasing curiosity about the world in which they live.

Great Lakes Montessori is a school – not a “pre” school or daycare facility – that is child-centered within a nurturing environment where exceptional and experienced teachers support and guide each of their students with warmth and respect. Our single minded focus is to teach children the foundational skills they will need to succeed in each school they attend as well as in the larger context of their adult lives.

We invite you as parents to become active participants and we welcome your commitment to your child’s education.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child at Great Lakes Montessori!

shaziaAs Director of Education, Ms. Shahbaz leads our outstanding teaching staff in providing our students with the intellectual, physical and emotional foundations that they will need to develop the skills to be successful in all of their future pursuits.

With over 25 years’ experience and as a mother of two, she brings a plethora of insight and wisdom to Great Lakes Montessori. She first encountered Montessori when she enrolled her own son (who is now a young adult) into the program after exhaustively researching educational options for young children. She was so impressed with the methodology that she obtained her Montessori diploma and has been an enthusiastic advocate since.

Ms. Shahbaz believes that true to Maria Montessori’s philosophy, each child is unique, and a teacher should adapt to their specific learning styles to realize their full potential. Over the years, she has earned a reputation for bringing out the best in all her students by teaching with kindness, compassion, patience and wisdom.Ms. Shahbaz brings many years of teaching and leading at acclaimed Montessori schools within the GTA and embodies the vision of providing our students with an environment in which they can thrive academically and socially.


200 Racco Parkway Thornhill, ON L4J 8X9

Call: 905-881-4094

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