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
Website: www.sasjewelry.ca


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!


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 wendysg@live.ca or call me at 705-794-5469.


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: karmicangie@gmail.com

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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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