Not to get emotional here but we've come a long way in terms of women's rights. We've still got a FAR way to go, but we can also celebrate the work of the ladies right here in our own city. Whether you're a boss in entertainment, sports industry or the web, women are taking over!
Everyone is a girl boss in their own way! Toronto is home to some pretty sick female entrepreneurs that are changing the game. So if you're in need of some inspiration, or are just interested in seeing all the incredible work girls are doing in Toronto, look no further:
Danielle Reynolds is a super woman creative mind from Toronto, Ontario. She is the brilliant mind behind the art direction at the female driven creative agency, Kastor and Pollux. Dani has a unique take on art and fashion and continues to inspire today with her brilliant work.
Lisa operates, the Lisa Dinh Hair Studio at 651 Dupont St. She completed her education in hair styling and colouring as well as opening her own salon (all before the age of 27... *faints*). Lisa is the master of hair, and continues to work and educate her team in the hair industry. She is a huge role model for women who want to start their own businesses. You can do it too ladies!
Ashley is the founder of Nora Swimwear. A new swimsuit brand that features designs that not only look good, but will make you feel good. Ashley puts an emphasis on using models of all sizes ranging from 0-14. Ashley is an advocate for the body positive movement, and is doing an excellent job (did we mention she's only 22?).
Heather is the founder of HackerYou and Ladies Learn To Code. Heather's mission is to educate people about computer technology, and help anyone and everyone in achieving their goals. She has tons of knowledge when it comes to startups, entrepreneurship and more. If you're looking for guidance in any of these fields, Heather is your gal.
Lauren Riihimaki (more commonly known as LaurDIY) is a Toronto born and raised YouTube star who has really figured out what it means to be a girl boss. Lauren recreates popular pinterest and interent DIY's for her YouTube channel. She has an enormous following (over 5.5 MILLION subscribers) and continue to inspire girls to follow their dreams, whatever they may be.
Heather is living every little girl's fantasty. She is a principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada. Heather has danced principal roles in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty (just to name a few, no big deal). Heather works her butt off training and dancing for our entertainment. She knows how to take charge on and off the stage!
Priya is the co-founder and editor in chief of Urbanology Magazine. She has been working in media as an editor, journalist and arts facilitator for over 10 years now. A Humber graduate turned editor, Priya is an amazing women whose publication, Urbanology defies the concept that hip hop is a male dominated industry. You go girl!
Mary Young is a designer from Toronto who makes lingerie and loungewear. Her Canadian made collection focuses on sustainability, and making sure that women feel comfortable. Mary believes in being able to craft your own definition of sexuality.
Bianca Harris is a force to be reckoned with in creative industries in Toronto. Bianca is the founder of WIPP (Women Inspiring Passion and Purpose). WIPP hosts an event annually to highlight women in the creative sector. Complete with performances, panels and goodies, WIPP is about more than just having a successful event. Bianca hopes to move WIPP globally, and educate more people on why women are the future. Cause we are.
Melissa Austria is the founder of Gotstyle, a small menswear business. Melissa wants Gotstyle to be the retail store of the future, combining experience and technology. She aims to use technology to make shopping quicker and more enjoyable for men. Her stores are designed to provide men with the ultimate experience. Visit one of her two Toronto locations today at 62 Bathurst St or 21 Trinity St.
Don't recognize the name? You may have seen her as Drake's dance partner in the famous Hotline Bling music video. Dancer, choreographer and female icon Tanisha Scott is the ultimate girl boss. She has worked with incredible talent like Rihanna, Beyonce and Sean Paul to name a few. Tanisha is true to herself, and hustles to make her dreams a reality. A true inspiration for future girl bosses of the world.
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