Our turn: Developing your leadership potential

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Kirstine StewartJoin us for a DeGroote Women’s Professional Network breakfast as Anita Sharma (News Anchor and Reporter for CTV News), sits down with the inspiring and intelligent Kirstine Stewart, (CSO of Diply and former VP Media North America at Twitter) to talk about Kirstine’s extensive leadership experience and insights on succeeding in the workplace.

The time is now for new styles of leadership, and women bring a unique style and approach. Catherine will dig down into the nitty-gritty of how Kirstine has managed to excel and lead while staying authentic to who she is.

Event open to alumni, business community members, and students.

Event Details

When: March 24, 2017
Time: 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Ron Joyce Centre, 4350 S Service Rd, Burlington, ON, Canada
Cost: $35.00 Inc tax and parking.
Contact: Kristine Leadbetter

Ron Joyce Centre, 4350 S Service Rd, Burlington, ON, Canada

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7:15-8:00 a.m. Registration, networking, breakfast
8:00 a.m. Catherine Murray interviews Kirstine Stewart
9:00-10:00 a.m. Optional networking

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Keynote Speaker: Kirstine Stewart, Chief Strategy Officer, Diply GoViral; Former VP, Twitter.

Kirstine is the Chief Strategy Officer for Diply, a content platform with over 1 billion monthly views and 34 million monthly unique US visitors. Until Fall 2016, Kirstine was the Vice-President of media at Twitter, overseeing North American media partnerships across all verticals, including television, sports, gaming, news and music. She previously served as Managing Director for Twitter Canada, leading Canadian operations as well as advertising business and partnerships. Prior to joining Twitter in May 2013, Kirstine was the Executive Vice-President of CBC’s English services, CBC/Radio-Canada, where she oversaw the network’s English-language radio, television and digital programming and operations. Earlier, she was Senior Vice-President of programming for Alliance Atlantis, overseeing HGTV, Food Network, National Geographic, BBC Canada and others.

Kirstine earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century programme at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as the Transition to Leadership Programme Young Global Voices at the Oxford Saïd Business School. She is also an alumna of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, an integral part of the World Economic Forum.

Most recently, Kirstine was named to Maclean’s list of the most powerful Canadians (just two places behind Justin Trudeau), to Toronto Life’s list of the most influential Torontonians and to Canadian Business’s 2015 list of the top 50 most powerful business people in Canada. She sits on the board of theScore.com and is a member of the DMZ Advisory Council at Ryerson University. She is also author of the bestselling business book Our Turn. She’s @kirstinestewart on Twitter.

Interviewer: Anita Sharma, News Anchor and Reporter for CTV News

Anita Sharma is a media specialist, television news journalist and professional public speaker. She covers the latest news both at home and abroad. Her areas of expertise include politics, finance, lifestyle and community affairs. As a freelance news anchor and reporter for Canada’s top broadcaster, CTV News Channel in Toronto and the Business News Network, Anita covers politics, business, and of course, live, breaking news. She also manages two websites dedicated to politics and lifestyle: www.AnitaSharmaBlog.com and www.TheBeautyAge.com Anita started her career in 2001 as a national network news anchor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Canada. In Toronto, she anchored the business newscast for CBC’s national morning program, providing live, breaking news about the global financial markets. Anita has conducted interviews with newsmakers such as former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper and former Finance Ministers Jim Flaherty and Joe Oliver as well as notable chief executives and economists. In New Brunswick, Anita hosted the supper-hour newscast broadcasting throughout the province. Anita travels extensively, helping business executives hone keys skills such as public speaking. She is also a real estate investor in Canada. .

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