Dorothy Mazeau, “Golden Girls Living”

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this truly ingenuitive female entrepreneur, Dorothy Mazeau as our Mystery Speaker for our Mississauga Chapter this month.
Dorothy Mazeau is a longtime expert on what she calls “Golden Girls Living.” She’s excited to announce the launch of GOLDEN GIRLS CANADA, a new website that will connect older women wishing to share their homes with other women looking for housing for mutual benefit. Mazeau says “Golden Girls Living” can address real problems facing older people in housing – and she shares solutions about modern day “Golden Girls” – older people finding happiness and friendship through shared housing.

Professionally, Dorothy Mazeau is a realtor, with a long career as an architect before that. She’s spent a lifetime thinking about where people live, and how they live there. These days, though, she is most often described as a Seniors Advocate – and not just because she worked to get advanced certification as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

As a result of both her personal and professional history, Dorothy understands the sensitive needs of the fast growing demographic of aging people who want to continue to enjoy quality of life in their own homes without feeling as though they will become a burden to their family or friends. She’s seen the barriers that can stand in their way and believes that GOLDEN GIRLS CANADA is the answer.

She has advocated for shared housing for a long time – and for her, it’s not just a business pitch…She has lived it. In fact, Mazeau has shared a home with friends for over two decades. She says she wouldn’t have it any other way, and now she is passionate about sharing the benefits. She was recently featured on the syndicated What She Said Radio show discussing this exciting concept, and participated in the March 8 International Women’s Day event at the Best Western Hotel in Orangeville.

Mazeau said she is thrilled to be participating in A Celebration of Women’s World Peace Day event on September 16th and is very much looking forward to it. “I am very excited! Whenever I talk about the Golden Girls concept I get an amazing response,” she says. “It always sparks a conversation and I hear stories of older women, in particular, living on their own or with their kids, who are so ready for something like this!”

As well as the website, Mazeau offers full day workshops on “How to Start a GOLDEN GIRLS Home.

Participants will learn:

What is Golden Girls living all about?

The benefits of Golden Girl living

How do you like to live?

Attracting the right housemate(s)

What to do when someone responds

Guidelines for happy households

For more information or to register for a workshop call 416-550-4015 or email


Marcela Urteaga, Culture Designer

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this truly phenomenal female entrepreneur, Marxe Urteaga and thank her for inspiring and motivating our WEWomen as our Mystery Speaker at our Toronto Chapter this month.

Marcela Urteaga is an Organizational Consultant passionate about learning and change. She holds a BA in Human Relations (Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico) and an MA in Human Systems Intervention (Concordia University, Canada), as well as certificates in Organizational Development, Coaching, Leadership, and Sustainable Happiness.

Marcela has also 20 years of corporate experience in Organizational Development, Training, Change Management and Human Resources, in large multinational companies such as Monster, Panasonic, and FEMSA, the largest beverage company of the Americas; and currently works in Change Management for York University, one of the largest universities in Canada. But there are always some dark secrets behind any story: Marcela was banned from a religious group after an incident that involved a rosary and balloons, and some years later, frowned upon during a meeting with senior executives after she showed up with a book called: “Sacred cows make the best burgers”.

Since 1994, Marcela has been facilitating workshops and group sessions (live and online) in Mexico, U.S.A., and Canada, helping individuals, communities and corporations develop their competencies and access their inner wisdom. In 2006, Marcela started her coaching practice with employees and executives at Panasonic, and in 2010, when her masters program demanded that she started working with clients, Marcela added consulting and training to her practice; she also got justification for her obsession with Post-it notes. In 2012, she founded IMIXcoCREATION with Hector, her husband, to help organizations address different challenges, through artfully designed interventions that make sense. IMIXcoCREATION now offers facilitation, coaching, learning sessions and consultation to companies and organizations.

Is there anything Marcela or IMIXcoCREATION can do for you?

Contact them at:

Marcela Urteaga
Owner and Founder

Follow her on Social Media:

Facebook: Marcela Urteaga Coaching
Twitter: @Marxe
Linkedin: Marcela Urteaga

Lorree Appleby, Detective of the Soul

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this truly transformational female entrepreneur, Lorree Appleby, as our Mystery Speaker at our Pickering Chapter this month.

Lorree Appleby is the founder of Our Purposeful Journey and a heart-leading Detective of the Soul.

Lorree is Certified Radical Living Master Coach, Speaker, Author and creator of the transformational, self-help game, Soul Adventure – Journey to the Real Me!

After losing her identity from years of people pleasing, Lorree took responsibility for her life and a risk by exploring her spirituality and entrepreneurship. Years of researching, training and massive personal growth led Lorree to radically forgiving her past and taking her power back in her present. Her journey to finding her truth led her to helping others do the same by educating and guiding them to open and heal their hearts and live with expanded awareness and soul purpose in a gentle and gradual way.

Lorree’s big vision for the world is for no one to be living in fear or as someone they are not. For each of us to be in love with our unique selves, embrace our diversities and shine as bright as we can so we can help others lift out of their shadows and find their lights within too!

CONTACT Lorree Appleby:

Learn more about Lorree and how she serves the world HERE.
Facebook: Lorree Appleby

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Cheron Kovacs: Speaker, Author and Life Coach

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this amazing Female Entrepreneur and Author, Cheron Kovacs as our Mystery Speaker for this month at our Brampton Chapter.

Cheron Kovacs is a successful professional speaker, author and life coach who is passionate about working with women.

In her own very unique way she shares her life story which begins on the African Continent in Zimbabwe where she was born. She then traverses the globe to Canada, North America where she now lives. Cheron masterfully takes her audiences on her own journey of life and self-discovery, which in turn culminates in her Discovering her Life’s Purpose. Cheron uses her experiences, awareness, keen sense of humour and strong beliefs in Spirituality and Self-Love to inspire others to positively transform their lives.

Cheron is the Founder of Your Canadian Sister. A company that was started after she became Grateful for what she now refers to as the “Best Trial of her life.”

Cheron is a Co-Author of the International Best Selling Book, Dreams Unleashed, By Claudette Snow. A copy can be purchased at HERE

Cheron is on a mission is to help women achieve greatness in their lives, make healthy choices and thrive even through difficult and challenging times.

“Self Love is just a Heartbeat Away”

Cheron is a sought after speaker and is available for:

* Speaking Engagements
* Workshops
* One on One Life Coaching

Contact Information

With Love and Gratitude,
Your Canadian Sister, Cheron Kovacs
Speaker, Author and Life Coach
Cell: 416-564-1858

Website: (under construction)
Instagram: @yourcanadiansister
Facebook: Your Canadian Sister

Sandra Dawes, Embrace Your Destiny

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this truly empowering Power of Example for all Women, especially The Female Entrepreneur. After rising above extreme circumstance, this role model now can share with all Women the way to Rising Up and Achieving Your Dreams!

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution.

After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family, her partner Satnam and her dog Lulu. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013. Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

Embrace Your Destiny was created to provide tools, resources and techniques to empower women to create the life they want.

Founder Sandra Dawes believes that we all have the ability to live the life of our dreams. We should never have to settle for less or live a life full of regret.

Creating the life we want isn’t always easy though, is it?

Let’s face it…

Creating the life you want is going to take work. It’s not something that happens overnight or by simply wishing it into existence. It takes commitment, a strong support system and focus to achieve our goals. Is it an easy ride? Absolutely not! There are going to be fantastic rewards as well as heartbreaking disappointments.

We all go through it at some point or another.

The key is to make sure that whatever you’re working towards is something that is truly important to you.

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” ~ Jim Rohn

It’s never too late to stop living someone else’s plan for your life and design the one you truly want.

Take the first step and book a complimentary, no obligation Goal Clarity Strategy Session HERE.

About Sandra Dawes

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she
offers at

Address: Toronto Canada

t. 416 543 8952
Facebook: EmbraceYourDestiny

Lisa Bergart, Dynamix Fitness

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this amazing female entrepreneur as our Mystery Speaker this month at our Toronto Chapter. A truly heart driven female entrepreneur!

Lisa Bergart owns her own personal training company called Dynamix Fitness. Her business provides professional in-home training for customers in the greater Toronto region. Saving busy customers a trek to their local gym, Lisa brings the experience to them. With customized workout plans that are tailored to each client’s fitness level and goals, Lisa is dedicated to helping her clients attain the results they desire. Lisa says that there is nothing better than seeing her clients reach their fitness goals and be who they have always wanted to be. Having over a decade of experience in the health and wellness industry, Lisa says she loves her job!

Typically, Lisa starts her day at the bright and early time of 6 AM in order to meet her first clients. After her morning sessions, Lisa responds to email leads and client text messages. She also takes this time to post to the company website and social media pages. Throughout the rest of the day, she drives around the city and holds training sessions. Lisa says that each day is completely difference and depends on her clients’ schedules.

Lisa received her undergraduate degree at York University in Health and Social Science. She says her degree had provided her with a strong foundation in the health profession. In addition to her undergraduate education, Lisa also received a diploma at The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, becoming a registered holistic nutritionist. She also went on to attain her certification as a post-rehabilitation specialist. This allows her to offer conditioning programs for over 30 medical conditions. In addition, she is also certified as a post and pre natal exercise specialist. On top of all this, Lisa took Seneca College’s Social Media program, which helped enhance her marketing and promotion skills.

Why start her own business? Lisa had worked at several different gyms across Toronto; the last one being a private training studio. There, she gained the knowledge to create safe and effective customized training, which she needed to start her own business. Lisa was given extra motivation when two of the gymnastic teams she had been coaching received bronze medals overseas, at the Maccabiah Games in the summer of 2013. In addition to being this thrilled by this, it gave her that much more confidence in her ability to train people to reach their fitness goals.

Lisa says that the success of her business is due to her strong social media presence, as well as her strong community connections through and events with various organizations. Lisa’s business was featured at the Toronto Women’s Expo, Feel Good Women’s Expo, Cancer Recovery Foundation of Canada, and The Thornhill, Vaughan, and Aurora Festivals. Although her success has been on an upward incline, Lisa says one of the biggest challenges with owning her own business is staying up-to-date with all the current health and fitness trends.

Lisa’s advice for other young entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses? Create a business plan and have monthly goals that excite you. Specifically for those in the health and fitness field, Lisa stresses the importance of staying current with health and fitness trends on social media. Her closing words? Follow your passions and priorities!

B.A. (Hons) Health and Social Sciences York University

Personal Trainer Specialist (Master/Elite Trainer)
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Post Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist
Post & Pre Natal Fitness Specialist
Weight Training for Fat Loss Certification
P-filates Certification- Pelvic Floor Pilates Instructor
Bellies Inc Certification
PNF Stretching Certification
Level 2 Certified Gymnastics Ontario Coach


Phone: 416-319-5472
Facebook : Dynamix Fitness

By Abigayle Walker, WorkStory Ambassador at University of Ottawa.

JENNIFER O’CONNELL, Member of Parliament

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this truly empowering and productive female entrepreneur who has devoted many years of her life to Public Service, as our Mystery Speaker at our Pickering Chapter this month. Jennifer’s talk was inspiring and extremely motivating capturing many of the snags and loopholes all Women face in either the land of entrepreneurship or in public service.

Brava Jennifer for being such a Power of Example!

As a former three-term City and Regional Councillor in the City of Pickering, Jennifer has played an active role on several boards and committees, having held the positions of Deputy Mayor for Pickering and member of the Durham Region Finance and Administration Committee. She previously spent 4 years as the Chair of the Waterfront Committee and Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Pickering Committee.

Jennifer graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor Degree specializing in Political Science. Through her work as a junior legal assistant and volunteering at a successful labour law firm, she found her passion for giving a voice to those in need. She learned early on how to channel her passion into real and tangible results, and was soon the youngest elected politician in her municipal ward.

While working with constituents, Jennifer is attentive to their specific needs. She takes into consideration not only her own concerns and objectives, but also those of everyone interested, working together towards improving our community one step at a time.

T. 905.839.2878
Unit 4-1154 Kingston Road
Pickering, Ontario
L1V 1B4

Sherry Panov, LifeVantage, Health & Wellness

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this truly empowered female entrepreneur, Sherry Panov and celebrate her great sharing as our Mystery Speaker this month at our Mississauga Chapter.

When I got married, I had always dreamed of a big house, white picket fence, Money, beautiful children running around, and the occasional travelling. We decided to move to the country and I quit my job and left city life. It took some getting use to as things were slower pace in the country. We soon started a family. With little ones in tow, I stayed at home to care for the children, but also helped with our business. One day, I found out we were having twins. I was elated, but scared. With the financial strain on our family needs, we knew we needed to make a more significant impact on our finances as our family was growing. We decided to move back to the City as we hoped there would be more opportunity in jobs, so we could build on.

As life would have it, with the financial demands, our marriage didn’t seem to be working out. We ended up divorcing. Now I realized that it was all up to me. In this space, I had to battle my new title, Single Mom. Its been a struggle, I can’t count the number of times I have ÈI had to battle depression, and had to find myself, I can’t count the number of times I have fallen, but I always got back up, got stronger, realize that I am all that my kids have. I needed to overcome the stigmatism that seem to follow a single mother and rise above it. I did.

I found a job at a large Company and my mother helped me watch my little ones. Thank goodness, because it was a daily struggle to leave them every day. I worked full time, but I found that it was hard to balance work and life. I had always been exposed to business growing up, my Dad was a well-respected business man and I learned a lot from him, I thought about doing something part time. I was looking for a business that would meet my needs.

I was introduced to a business from a friend who was launching a business in the GTA. The Company LifeVantage, is publicly traded on the Nasdaq, the Products are FDA and Health Canada approved, went from 4 million to 250 million in five years and was featured on ABC as a Primetime Investigative Report. I was very intrigued. This product reduces Oxidative stress in the body by 40% in 30 days and he explained that Oxidative stress is the leading cause of disease and disfunction in the body. I had my own physical symptoms of High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and Diabetes, and I wanted to take this product for myself. After two and a half months all my physical symptoms are gone! This product worked for me!

LifeVantage also has an amazing Compensation plan! They take care of their people!

I have investigated many Companies in the past and I have realized that I wanted to find something that would stand the test of time, has a good reputation and has a product or service that is researched, positively reviewed and adds value to people and their lives. I now Endorse this Product called Protandim from LifeVantage. There are so much more that I would love to tell you about this product and this Business. If you are Business Minded and are Looking to make a great income, this is the Ultimate Side Hustle!


Sherry Panov @ (647) 236 2494

Melissa Romolo, Transformation Catalyst

Melissa Romolo is the founder of Stand Out LOUD, a transformational leadership and empowerment company. As a serial entrepreneur herself, Melissa passionately works with business owners to infuse intuition into their strategic thinking and to inspire action so that they can build successful business that create meaningful impact while supporting their desired lifestyle.

After 20 years of working as a professional accountant and management consultant, Melissa hit a bump in the road. Losing her father to cancer while juggling a small family and two businesses, she suffered from severe burnout, an unfortunate condition that too many professionals face. After working with her unconscious mind by engaging with an NLP Coach, Melissa was able to find her power, passion, and balance. Determined to learn and thrive from the experience, she shifted her career focus to training, coaching and mentoring.

Melissa is a board-certified trainer of neuro linguistic programming (NLP), hypnosis, Time Line Therapy® and Creating Your Future® processes. She offers elite leadership and empowerment trainings, teaching tools and techniques based in neuroscience that are proven to get RESULTS. Her students are eligible to receive four board designations internationally recognized in 38 countries. She also offers transformation coaching that allows a client to experience a life changing breakthrough with a written guarantee.

She is one of only a few highly trained seminar leaders authorized to teach Designing Your Destiny™ Quantum Leadership™ and Empowerment Weekend, a program synergized by board certified Master Trainer Dr. Kim Redman, PhD. This training covers some of the cutting-edge techniques in the field of quantum change and transformation based in science and has assisted thousands of people in creating what they want in their lives.

Melissa Romolo, Transformation Catalyst
Stand Out LOUD Inc.
M: (416)953-3903

Claudia Mariano, Skin Care Vitality

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this amazing female entrepreneur as our Mystery Speaker at our Pickering Chapter.

Claudia Mariano is a Nurse Practitioner, author, educator, and entrepreneur. She combines her passion for science, medicine, and education by managing a full time clinical practice, teaching nursing students, and helping men and women feel comfortable in their own skin.

Our skin is our biological marker of health and vitality, and often reflects what is going on in our lives. Just like any other organ, our skin needs the proper care and attention to help protect us from the outside world.

Through Rodan+Fields, now the #1 skin care line in North America, Claudia helps others address their skin concerns and overcome self-created barriers to live their lives with passion and purpose.

Website: cmariano.myrandf/com/ca