Fashion, Features

“Women of Influence” Celebrates Female Leadership

Toronto based Women of Influence is an organization that aims to support, connect and highlight the work of professional and inspiring women who are catalysts of change in their immediate communities, as well as internationally. The organization is headed by Carolyn Lawrence and holds seminars, events, luncheons and speaker series to help women connect with one another with the goal of learning, networking and prospering together. The organization's latest event is to be held May 6, 2015 at 1 King West, beginning 6:30 p.m. The theme for the talk is "The Highs & Lows of Leadership at a Global Fashion Brand: Lessons from the President of Jones Group Canada" which features industry veteran Carrie Kirkman, CEO of Jones Group Canada. For over 25 years Carrie Kirkman climbed fashion's ranks, landing at the helm of Jones Group Canada as their president. Now that the brand has closed its Canadian offices, Carrie faces a career rebound. At this talk she will share her personal insights into facing and overcoming adversity. For event details and other valuable career resources click here. Photo of Carrie Kirkman (above) from

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