As Sophia Amoruso says, (Nasty Gal CEO) a #GirlBoss will take her spirit to whatever job or project she's undertaking. Whether she's a CEO, charity organizer, TV persona, designer, medical expert or every day girl who works to her full potential - she can be a girl boss.
There are so many Girl Bosses in Toronto that are passionate and successful in their field of work, it would be nearly impossible to list them all. To narrow down a couple, we have gathered a list of talented, hardworking and dedicated ladies in the 6ix that we would like to recognize.
In no particular order, here's a list of 17 Toronto Girl Bosses you should look up to because they will give you serious goals:
Amanda Lao // Liquid Communications
Amanda is the communications director of one of Canada's leading media, branding and events companies in Toronto. She has dealt with major clients like Paramount Fine Foods, Happn, and other many other hospitality, fashion, beauty, and technology brands.
Julia Hamer // Neuroscientist St.Michael's Hospital
Julia is the ultimate expert when it comes to what goes on in your head. She is currently a neuroscience researcher at St.Michael’s Hospital and has volunteered with the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre and the Young Women With Breast Cancer Program. Julia is also competed for the Canadian Beach Volleyball Team and has continued her love for sports by starting her own volleyball academy to train and aspire female athletes. Her passion for sports and neurology was depicted in her most recent study which revealed the long-term effects in concussed athletes and was featured in the National Post.
Andrea Anders // Faulhaber Communications Director
As one of the directors of Faulhaber Communications, Andrea mentors the team and takes in charge when it comes to organizing events and campaigns. She is very involved in Toronto's art community and has collaborated with many established brands such as Emirates Airline, Procter & Gamble and Dermalogica.
Alison Lawler-Dean // Rethink Breast Cancer Marketing VP
Alison is a Toronto based marketing and communications expert with ReThink Breast Cancer Foundation. Her work involves uplifting young women affected by breast cancer through campaigns and resources. Before joining the team at ReThink, she managed communications at Joe Fresh and worked on the editorial team at Fashion Magazine.
Rupi Kaur // Author
Rupi is the author of a recent publication called Milk And Honey. Kaur’s work underlines the issues revolving around women of colour, abusive relationships, femininity, marriage and other topics through the use of different mediums such as writing, photography, design, video photography to express her opinion.
Kat Stefankiewicz // NBA Host
Kat is an established persona when it comes to Toronto's entertainment industry. Her charisma, out going attitude and professional work ethic has made her one of the top TV personalities and scored her a job with the NBA.
Hannah Fischer // National Ballet of Canada Dancer
Hannah is the boss when it comes to ballet. She has demonstrated her talent with the National Ballet of Canada ever since 2012 and was promoted to the position of second soloist!
Erin Bury // 88 Creative Managing Director
Erin works with 88 Creative as a managing director, but she also produces a monthly column for the Financial Post, is a tech commentator on CTV and Newstalk 2010. She was named one of Marketing Magazine's top 30 Under 30 marketers and appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and Canadian Business. Her hard work and dedication was recognized twice by Oprah via Twitter!
Lisa Canning // Lisa Canning Interior Design Director
When it comes to interior design, let Lisa handle the renovations. She specializes in two-hour consultations to help clients design their spaces in a tasteful and affordable manner.
Sangita Patel // ET Canada & HGTV Host
Sangita is a vibrant TV personality that appears on ET Canada and HGTV's Home to Win. She began her anchor career as a reporter for the Weather Network and then proceeded to work for City News. Sangita has made an appearence with several other platforms, such as The Food Network, Breakfast Television and was featured in campaigns with L'Oreal and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Alessandra Seca // Liquid Communications Account Coordinator
Alessandra has worked with many events and festivals in Toronto. She tried a variety of different educational programs from television broadcasting to visual arts, until she discovered her passion for public relations. Alessandra completed received her BA in communications from York University and a public relations degree from Centennial College.
Vanessa Vakharia // The Math Guru Founder & CEO
Vanessa is the ultimate math tutor in Toronto. She owns her own math and science studio in Toronto, to help kids and even adults improve their knowledge when its comes to numbers, formulas, equations and all the complicated stuff a math guru can assist with!
Gillian Brown // Health Coach & Yoga Instructor
If you're urging to fix your eating habits and become a yogi expert, talk to Gillian. She is a specializes in health-care and will teach you all the things you need to know about healthy living. Gillian shares her knowledge through workshops, retreats and online courses.
Tatiana Venao // CEO Venao Apparel
Tatiana has tackled swim wear design in Toronto! She is in charge of all the brands visual campaigns, fashion shows, events, branding and social media for Venao. She received a degree in fashion design from Ryerson University and has demonstrated her talent in unique, bold and edgy pieces.
Marley Bowen // Get Real Movement Executive Vice President
Marley is the VP of Get Real, a youth driven non-profit organization which focuses on eliminating LGBTQ discrimination. Get Real has expanded to 15 campus teams across Canada and made its’ way to other countries such as the US, UK and Australia.
Jennifer Doll // G of G Inc CEO+Director
Jennifer established G of G in 2009. After working for several leading brands as an ambassador, she decided to open up her own staffing agency. Jennifer has over 3000 employees for G of G, that have worked for large corporate companies such as The Breast Cancer Foundation, The Toronto Academy of Dentistry,Fallsview Casino, MTV, LCBO, Beer Store, Smirnoff and many more.
Marina Kaplan // Toronto Firefighter
Marina risks her life on a daily basis to save other people. She received a BA in kinesiology from York University and is employed by Toronto Fire Services. Marina is a huge travel and adventure junkie - see for yourself via Instagram!