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Meet the team
Leigh Mitchell, Partnerships & Sponsorship
Founder & CEO of Women in Biz Network
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Leigh Mitchell is chief strategist for Women in Biz Network. As the founder of Women in Biz Network, she has taken her business from a handful of women in her neighbourhood to a national organization of over 35,000. In addition to mentorship, membership and skill-building events for women, Leigh provides services such as content writing and social media services to a variety of marketing services for business owners. Leigh’s career has led her to successfully work with professional women and business owners, along with major brands such as GM Canada, Microsoft Canada, TELUS, Johnson & Johnson, Maple Leaf Foods, TD Canada Trust, Staples Canada and Penguin Random House Canada. Leigh has been featured on CBC Radio, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Living Magazine, Wall Street Journal and in other media and has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events.
Sara Bibb is the Principal Consultant of MKS HR Consulting. She is a professional and certified HR & Recruitment Consultant. You will think she is part of your team because she takes pride in serving her clients and getting the best possible candidates for their vacancies. Sara has a comprehensive recruitment background in a variety of industries and it shows because she makes the process look easy. She excels in her superior communication skills and relationship building skills with everyone she works with.
She completed her post-graduate program in Human Resources Management at Seneca College and obtained her Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation in 2009.
Sara started MKS HR after seeing that smaller sized companies have the same Recruitment and HR issues that larger companies do. The main difference was that smaller sized companies aren’t large enough to warrant having an in-house HR department-even a department of one!
So she decided to help those companies with her 13 years of experience in HR and founded MKS HR Consulting.
Specialties: Talent management, interviewing, sourcing, employment branding, employment testing, managing and marketing of employee referral programs, general human resources, and benefits administration
Kimesha Walters, PR Mentor
Kimesha Walters is the CEO of Oasis Integrated Communications, a PR firm with operations in Canada and Jamaica, and a focus on helping businesses to find their paradise. She’s a seasoned PR professional with a passion for crafting meaningful stories that connect with people. An eternal optimist who thrives on perfecting solutions that marry creative brand experience with consumer engagement, she believes in tapping into the core values of a company and tailoring strategies that share their narrative and find affinity. Her experience spans public relations, corporate communications, marketing, social media and advertising across a range of industries. She has executed projects in Toronto, New York, and Jamaica where she has deftly managed some of the foremost brands across North America and the Caribbean.
Helen is an amazing team member of WIBN, responsible for mentor matching.
Debra Christmas is a seasoned leader in the high tech field with over 35 years of experience managing all aspects of information technology. Prior to joining Gartner Canada, Debra was Vice President of Hewlett-Packard Software Technical Sales leading a team of over 300 technical software sales professionals across North and South America, contributing to $500M in sales for HP Software. She has led IT organizations in both the public and private sectors driving change and transformation through engaged, diverse and high performance teams around the world. Her previous roles include Vice President for Strategic Services and Global Accounts, Chief of Staff, and Director of Strategy and Operations for Presales for the IT Management Software Business Unit across Canada, the United States and Latin America and National Manager for Channels, Alliances and Partners in Canada. Her team of enterprise software consultants and solution architects covered the entire portfolio (applications, security, operations, big data and information management) in companies like Disney, Walmart, Verizon, Bank of America, JPMC, and State Farm. Between her two tours of duty for Hewlett-Packard she was Chief Information Officer of the City of Kingston and Kanata where she leads major technology and business transformations to optimize costs and deliver progressive and innovative constituent services. Her role as an Executive Partner provides her the honour and privilege of working with senior leaders – both technology and business focused - on their strategy, execution of their initiatives, organizational challenges and their own professional development. She is a sounding board and a conduit to the Gartner organization to help them drive results and achieve the targeted business outcomes.
She has championed diversity and women in IT issues throughout her career sitting on Diversity and Inclusion committees within HP and was executive sponsor of the first ever Black Employee Network for HP Canada. She was one of five employees around the globe profiled in HP Software for their career journey and contributions. She has contributed to her profession through years of service to the Canadian Information Processing Society chairing local chapters in Kingston and Ottawa and was Vice President of the Municipal Information Systems Association during her tenure in the public sector. She was nominated as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the Scotia Bank Corporate Award category. She speaks regularly at industry events and conferences on leadership and transformation in IT including International Women’s Day in Canada and abroad. She has travelled the world as a facilitator for Manager Milestones, an innovative leadership development program for HP and recipient of the Brandon Hall Gold Excellence Award for Learning in 2012. She has engaged with hundreds of leaders across continents and cultures to help them develop leadership skills to drive business results and enhance employee engagement. She is the Founder and Co-Creator of PACE (Pathway to Communication Excellence), a Brandon Hall Gold Excellence Award winner for Best in Competencies and Skill Development in 2014. She is founder of Stiletto Gladiators, a not for profit organization delivering mentorship services, leadership assessment, development and diversity coaching. She is a member of the Women in Business Network, WxN, and Women of Influence. She is a motivating and inspirational leader and is particularly passionate about the development of women in IT. She is certified in Tilt365 and Leadership Circle, a comprehensive leadership assessment framework based on “Mastering Leadership”.
Doris is the founder and CEO of Publisher Production Solutions. A third-generation printer and entrepreneur, Doris has been helping publishers, authors and entrepreneurs, for over 20 years, with their print production needs. Recently launching a new division, Liquid Ink Design, she is helping CEOs and entrepreneurs bring credibility and visibility to their professional brand.
Doris is a Publisher, Print Consultant, Designer and a Creator of Visions. Doris is all about creating a solid brand for you and your company.
Publisher Production Solutions & Liquid Ink Design
Publisher Production Solutions is a production service for publishers and self publishers — providing solutions for all their printing needs.
Jill Valentine is a co-founder of UGO Travel for Change, founder and author of Dare to be a Dandelion, and a pioneer in the transformational travel arena. As a Transformative Life and Travel Coach, Jill harnesses the innate powers of travel and volunteerism as tools for sustainable personal and global change. A passionate humanitarian, volunteerism specialist and world traveller, she lives by the words “Make it happen!”
We have financial, business, leadership, HR and Transformational mentors available to WIBN members each month. Click to learn more