The Power of Women

June 23, 2016 | 8 AM – 5 PM

The Westin Harbour 1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON

Mia Farrow | Dr. Joan Borysenko | Loretta LaRoche | Dr. Mary Donohue | Karen Baring | Vivian Risi

The Power of Women is a platform where women come to be inspired, educated and empowered by some of the world’s most celebrated and successful women. Speakers deliver presentations in the areas of Business Development & Finance, Health & Wellness.

All live and in person – one day that will change your life!

TORONTO | June 23, 2016 | 8AM – 5PM | The Westin Harbour 1 Harbour Square


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Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow


As a successful actress, best selling author and committed spokeswoman for children, Mia Farrow has done it all. Her movie classics include, Rosemary’s Baby, The Great Gatsby and her breakthrough television performance in Peyton Place. In addition to gracing movie and television screens, Farrow has added best selling author to her list of accomplishments. What Falls Away, presents a revealing memoir and candid account of her personal struggles, professional successes and her passionate and sincere commitment to the children of the world. As the mother of 14 children, Farrow has taken her nurturing and caring spirit and devoted her life to humanitarian efforts. With the goal of helping those who are less fortunate, she brings an unending source of courage, hope and spiritual strength to her role as mother and activist.

Dr. Joan Borysenko


This distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Eloquent and inspiring in settings that range from hospitals to hospices, from theaters to conference venues, and from boardrooms to houses of worship, she is a credible bridge between faith and reason. Her brilliance, humor, and authenticity—in combination with the latest research—make her a compelling and inspiring speaker and writer.

In the early 1980’s Dr. Borysenko co-founded a Mind/Body clinic with Dr. Benson and Dr. Ilan Kutz, became licensed as a psychologist, and was appointed instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Her years of clinical experience and research culminated in the 1987 publication of the New York Times best seller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, which sold over 400,000 copies. The 20th anniversary edition, newly revised, was published in 2007. Author or co-author of 13 other books and numerous audio and video programs, including the Public Television special Inner Peace for Busy People, she is the Founding Partner of Mind/Body Health Sciences, LLC located in Boulder, Colorado and the Director of The Claritas Institute Interspiritual Mentor Training Program.

Dr. Borysenko’s warmth and credibility—plus her lively sense of humor—create a compelling presence. Her inspirational reflections are featured frequently on Hallmark Channel’s New Morning program, and she also hosts a weekly Internet radio show, Your Soul’s Compass, for Hay House. One of the most popular and sought after speakers in the field of health, healing, and spirituality, her engaging and well researched presentations are perfect both for professionals and for the general public.

Loretta LaRoche


Loretta LaRoche is an acclaimed speaker, author and international stress expert and humor consultant who has evoked wit and irreverent humor on her audience for over 30 years. Using humor to reframe a stressful situation, Loretta captures a new perspective on the difficult parts of life. Her teaching style, credibility and incontestable humor are integral parts to her compelling presence.

She is founder and president of The Humor Potential, Inc, a company offering programs and products for life style management. Loretta’s special brand of optimistic psychology has an undeniable positive effect on the health of all that are exposed to her.

She is a well-recognized TV personality on PBS with seven one-woman television specials airing on 80 PBS stations across the country. She has been nominated for local and prime time Emmy Awards, and has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates.

Dr. Mary Donohue


Named as one of the 18 Outstanding Women In Tech, in 2015, by RdigitalLife, and Diversity MBA’s top 50 under 50 in 2015, Dr. Donohue is a passionate advocate of revolutionizing today’s workforce training through technology and internal talent. She believes passionately in the art of conversation, the value of team and outcome based training.

A cancer survivor who worked with Paul Newman, learned from Robert Kennedy Jr, made her movie debut with former Toronto Mayor David Miller, and was briefly (very briefly) a Supreme with Diana Ross, Dr. Mary Donohue is often described as a force of nature. As Founder of the Donohue Mentoring System™ she designs communication training that provide people with a roadmap to become people developers and achieve a better work/life balance.

Dr. Mary is a world-renowned speaker and TEDX presenter, television personality and columnist. Her work appears in the Huffington Post and Financial Post. Dr. Mary’s third book is The Power of Two. She also co-authored a best seller with Jack Canfield, of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame, as well as Deepak Chopra. She currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Business at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Through her work, Dr. Donohue seeks to inspire people to become ethical leaders, one conversation at a time.

Karen Baring


Karen is the CEO of BusiWomen, a network of female business owners that support and promote each other, sharing lots of laughter along the way. Soon after opening her primary business in 2008, Karen realized while fostering ties with other business owners that she loved helping others achieve success in their businesses. “It’s not only who you know,” Karen says, “but who knows you”. Many business transactions are based on using the products and services of people you know, like and trust. Karen believed women would benefit from a group where they could grow their networks and businesses in a friendly, welcoming environment. She soon founded BusiWomen. Bringing together the group every month, Karen helps entrepreneurs establish professional and social ties in the community, develop public speaking and presentation skills, and forge meaningful, reciprocal business connections. It’s not just business card collecting. The women share their challenges and successes, advice and insights, and generate and contacts and leads. Karen strives to ensure every meeting remains light-hearted and fun. She likes to say “just because you are work doesn’t mean it has to be boring”. The Busiwomen network is large and growing.

As a small business coach, Karen helps devise business strategies, market products and services and develop brands. She champions creating a business plan – what she calls a road map – for even the smallest businesses. Having started and grown several businesses of her own, Karen shares her knowledge through coaching more than 100 women each month through one-on-one mentoring so they can do the same themselves. With a keen ability to connect with people, she helps them better understand themselves, the impact of confidence on business success, and how to bust out of old mindsets that aren’t working.

Karen is an influential international guest speaker, bringing humour and warmth when she speaks about a range of topics, including talks about the people you surround yourself with, personality languages and types, leadership and more.

She and her husband, Darin – yes, that’s ‘Karen and Darin’ – live in the Greater Toronto Area. She answers to ‘Mom’ from their two young children.

Vivian Risi


Vivian Risi – Founder/President of Your Community Realty Inc., Award Winning Female Entrepreneur, Industry Leader, Philanthropist and Inspirational Speaker.

Inspired by her vision of becoming a successful female entrepreneur, at the tender age of 18 years old Vivian embarked on her journey in real estate with passion and enthusiasm. Balancing her time between raising three young children and growing her sales business, Vivian quickly realized that achieving her goals in a male dominant industry would require strength, focus and determination. Her creativity, innate business skills and customer-focused approach quickly earned her award winning status. Today, those same traits serve as the foundation to her successful career as Owner/President of Canada’s largest Royal LePage franchise – Your Community Realty Inc. With 12 locations, over 1000 realtors and a reputation for dominating her local markets, Vivian continues to carve her own path as a leader in the real estate space. Her work and philanthropic efforts have been recognized by various organizations – earning herself the Royal LePage Philanthropist of the Year award (2008), City of Vaughan Philanthropic Business Person of the Year award (2013), Consumers Choice Award Business Excellence – GTA North (2015 and 2016), Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce Mayors Award (2012), York Region Business Excellence award (2013) as well as the prestigious, YMCA Peace Medallion award (2009).

Vivian shares her secrets to success and why she stands behind her brand promise “People come first – and it shows!”.

What you will learn

Leadership & Performance

  • Authentic Leadership Skills – How to create an environment of trust, responsiveness and appreciation amongst your team

  • Enhance corporate culture by incorporating humour and compassion into your leadership style
  • Attract, motivate and retain top performers within your organization

Personal & Life Success

  • Focus & Perseverance - Find internal strength and resilience during challenging times
  • Emotional State Management – How to manage emotions and build positive momentum and confidence about the future
  • Overcome obstacles and move toward your goals

Health & Wellness:

  • Living a healthy life while balancing a demanding career
  • Stress Management and work life balance
  • Experience more laughter, passion and vitality in your life

Who Should Attend

  • People with desire to learn and grow
  • Senior Leadership Professionals
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Health & Wellness Practitioners
  • Public Service Officials
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Relations
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Educational Professionals
  • Managers & Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Students

Why You Should Attend

  • Meet and interact with like minded people and build your professional network
  • Enhance interpersonal communication and leadership skills
  • Experience real life stories from women who have a passion and desire to share their triumphs and challenges
  • Food for the mind and nourishment for the soul!
  • Team Building and Client Hosting at its Very Best! 
  • Because You Deserve the Very Best – a day to Laugh, Learn and Celebrate the Human Spirit!


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Group Rate

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Group Rate

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$495 +HST

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