The Women of Inspiration Selection Committee

Meet the Women of Inspiration Selection Committee.

Yvonne Silver

Yvonne Silver

Founder, Certified Executive Coach, Founder Flourish

Yvonne Silver – has a passion for helping women FLOURISH - and have more JOY in Business! Her focus is supporting visionary women entrepreneurs - especially those with a social enterprise passion, to have a massive ripple effect. She helps her clients develop extreme clarity leading to business growth, personal alignment, achieving purposeful success, all while reducing stress. Ultimately clients have more joy, work-life balance, and quality family time - and FUN in life - to FLOURISH!

Professionally, she incorporates over 20 years of success (as an entrepreneur and corporate VP) to Coach and Mentor women to have more confidence and impact. Professionally, Yvonne holds an Executive Coaching Certificate (ICF member), a Certified HR Professional designation (HRIA), as well as completing Business Management (University of Calgary) and being a Certified Reiki Practitioner. She is a Mentorship Program Chair, past Board member and program developer. She is a frequent speaker at various conferences, tele-summits, radio shows, workshops and other events, on topics supporting the growth of women in the workplace. Using her core values of intuition, creativity, inspiration and possibility - Yvonne is passionate about supporting women leaders and entrepreneurs in particular, and especially social enterprise win-win thinking. Personally Yvonne is happily married with 4 grown children (ranging from 20-29 at time of writing), and enjoys entrepreneurship, reading, writing, energetic intelligence and healing, nature, travel, and insightful personal development concepts leading to deep transformational change.

Angela Braun - Advisor, CSP, PMP, ISES Canada Chair, Westjet - Canadian Business Chicks

Angela Braun

Regional Manager - Planning and Development Corporate Real Estate, WestJet

Angela Braun has worked with WestJet for several years: first as a corporate event producer and then transitioning to Corporate Real Estate as the Manager of Corporate Facilities in 2010. Recently she has taken on the role as Regional Manager in Planning and Development and is growing her skill set in project management and airport development. Her educational background includes marketing, public relations, project management and event management as well as the CSEP and PMP designations.

Karen Judge -

Karen Judge

Founder & CEO of “studio Gorgeous” & A Happier Mind

Karen Judge is a Happiness Strategist, Stylist, Speaker, Coach, Mental Health 1st Aider, Peer Support Specialist, about to be published and ready to launch the Happy Chat podcast. Karen's mission is to create change in making this a happier and healthier. Happiness is a choice and Karen can prove it. 

Donna Dahl - Author, Speaker, Empowerment Coach, 2016 Woman of Inspiration Award – Lifetime Achievement

Donna Dahl

Author, Speaker, Empowerment Coach, 2016 Woman of Inspiration Award – Lifetime Achievement

Donna, affectionately referred to as “the Coach’s Coach,” is an author, speaker, workshop developer and empowerment coach. Her work is inspiring and engaging. Despite huge personal challenges to regain lost skills resulting from injury, Donna personifies servant leadership. Her community service and her leadership shine with her popular workshops. She is a recipient of the 100th Anniversary International Women’s Day Award for outstanding service in business and she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Donna lost her memory in an accident over 10 years ago. She had to relearn how to walk and talk. Today she teaches memory skills and is a coach’s coach. She has written several books; many on the best seller list. Her ability to overcome is worthy of an award as well as her ability to keep overcoming over her lifetime. Donna has successfully redefined herself several times and is an inspiration to us all. International coaches have used her as their personal paid coach.

Tamara Jones - Founder & Owner of Weddings By Tamara • Wedding Specialist

Tamara Jones

Founder & Owner of Weddings By Tamara • Wedding Specialist

Tamara Jones is an Alberta Appointed Marriage Commissioner serving the City of Calgary and surrounding areas. She is 44 years old and is the youngest person to receive this prestigious appointment from Minister of Service Alberta ~ ever! She has performed over 2800 Marriage Ceremonies in the past 10 years and is truly passionate at what she does.

Christopher K. 
Virgin Beauty B!tch Podcast

Chris Kennedy

Founder - Virgin Beauty B!tch

If I must be placed in a box make it the one labelled Servant-Leader. Put me in with those who engineer change for the good of all humanity through deeds inspired by the golden rule. My education comes from paying attention to life, my degree is in making change happen, and my profession is the pursuit of Yin and Yang — the harmony of opposites. My name is Christopher, I am a writer with an answer on the tip of my pen to a question few ever ask — what it feminine?