Featured  Members


Tanya Vakil Fernandes (www.tanyafernandes.ca) operates a full serviced real estate business, assisting her client’s reach their real estate goals. Being part of the Interior Design industry she seamlessly integrates the two by offering value added services to her clientele. Her enthusiasm for real estate is infectious, which comes across when you meet her.
She is an active member of the community she lives in, endorsing the Milton Chamber of Commerce & supporting local businesses. She understands the importance of a great family life, setting personal & professional goals that are realistic & fulfilling on a mental, physical & spiritual level. She has been featured in the Mompreneurs Magazine 2016 & is on the leadership team for United Way - Circle of Women. 
She believes in constantly updating her knowledge on the real estate market, giving her clients an advantage by professing strong negotiating skills at the table.


Darlene Gudrie Butts

I am a story geek and have been writing and reading them for as long as I can remember. Growing up I filled spiral-bound notebooks, little diaries with heart locks and mini keys and hundreds of lined pieces of paper pulled from school notebooks. In 2009, I finally managed to string enough words together in a row that were good enough to be published and became a full-time author. I have recently travelled across Canada gathering stories about people, places, and things for my third book, 150 Canadian Stories, which will be released in early 2018. Check it out at www.150CanadianStories.ca.

A few years ago I realized I had the ability to help others tell their stories. Whether helping people write and publish their own book or write amazing blogs and marketing copy, it is satisfying to help others reach their writing goals. And, if you can’t write your own, I am happy to write for you! You can find out more at www.beanauthortoday.com.

Most days you will find me writing, reading, or on a stage somewhere telling a story as there is nothing better than be transported to another world, inspired by another person’s life, or to be educated about something new AND be entertained at the same time!


I am Tahira Bharmal (www.authenticfactor.com), a Success Coach! I have never subscribed to the masses and don't intend to do so anytime soon. I have big ambitions and I intend on accomplishing each and every one of them. While I work towards and achieve them, I make sure I love the life I am living! By being myself unapologetically, I am not denying myself or the world my uniqueness. And by being true to me, I am giving my best to those around me and in turn to the world. Marching to your own beat is hard, but totally doable. I have years and years of practice doing it. My mission is to help people find their inner voice and stand in the strength of it, all while working towards their goals and being true to themselves. I am all about pushing the envelope; questioning the beliefs I have; breaking the shackles and; continuously learning, all whilst having laser sharp focus on my goals and achieving them!If you are ready to step into your own and fulfill your ambitions, I AM your creator of possibilities!! Lots of love and light!


Heba Malki is well-known for her ambition, discipline and purpose, qualities that have driven the achievements of both her very successful businesses.

Heba is the Director of Business Operations of domilya GROUP, an award winning home renovation, design and custom construction company in the Halton and Peel Regions of Ontario. With more than 12 years’ experience, and whether it’s building a new home, finishing a basement, working on a commercial space or upgrading a bathroom, domilya GROUP has the skills and the people to turn renovation dreams into reality.

Heba is also a Senior Manager with SendOutCards, an exceptional online tool for marketing and networking that helps you increase referrals, business leads and relationships. Heba has grown a huge successful SOC business in only two years with hundreds of customers and distributors worldwide.

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Hi, I'm Andrea Henry. I am a business and tax lawyer with over ten years of experience advising and representing businesses at all stages of their existence, from start-up to exit. I’m the daughter of an entrepreneur and I married one too, so I’m pretty much obsessed with all things business. Despite the blood, sweat and tears that go into it, I firmly believe that entrepreneurship is the best way to create the life you want to live and I am a passionate advocate for and protector of those who move our country forward by following their dreams.  
When I’m not meeting with clients or learning about new developments in the law, you can find me snuggling with my three kids and trying to figure out how not to kill any more plants in my garden.


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My name is Puja Misra and I am a portrait photographer specializing in Contemporary Portraits for Women. My passion & mission is empowering women by capturing their inner light & beauty & gifting it back to them.

I chose to specialize in women portraits because one day as I was looking through our family albums for my daughter's school assignment where they had to bring in their family photographs to put up on their classroom wall, I realized that there were hardly any photographs of myself & that I was missing in them. After gaining weight over the years I began avoiding the camera. I also noticed that no matter the body type (lean or curvy) this was the case; not just with me but with many women I knew, whether they were my friends, family or even strangers. I decided to set out on a journey, on a mission i.e. to change this perception of women feeling disconnected with their true beautiful inner self & feeling not good enough. I wanted women to see for themselves that they are enough & beautiful inside out no matter where they are in their life physically & love themselves for who they are because their light & true beauty shines from within them. I wanted to show them that they no longer need to shy away from the camera saying things like “I want to lose 10 pounds first before I get my portraits taken or I am not photogenic, my photos never come out good or the camera doesn’t like me”. I want all women to celebrate themselves at every stage of life, as 10 years from now what will matter & be important is not what weight she was at but the moments with her loved ones & a legacy of beautiful portraits of herself to enjoy & cherish forever. I view beauty portraits as an opportunity to give all women the confidence they deserve & the knowledge that they are beautiful & worthy.



Pina Santoro is a passionate visionary and advocate for supporting others.

Having worked in various social service roles for over fifteen years, it is no surprise that her first trip to Ghana in 2008 would inspire her to find a way to merge the global communities. Almost instantaneously, her passion for Ghanaian culture, history and politics surfaced and she made the connection with the Shea Butter - a product she loved, that made her skin feel amazing and that she could bring home and share with her community. Inspired by the power of relationships, and motivated to share the great natural powers and benefits of this beautiful, nourishing product to the forefront of North American culture, the Kra Company (Kra Co.) was born.

Creating a company that nourishes the soul, Pina discovered an interest in the potential of healing our own bodies through Reflexology - a modality of pressure points on the foot to promote healing. She completed her certification in 2014 and has since been supporting clients on their path of healing and relaxation through their feet and teaching at the community college.

Pina's commitment to social responsibility and her passion to support people keeps her striving to provide the best products and services to her clients, to engage in local community initiatives and to continue building relationships that close the gap of distance and differences. As she continues to work at having a 'soulful' life, she would love to share it with you. Connect with Pina at www.thekra.co.



I am Medina Peco. Your go to Travel Expert. Whether you want to take your family on an all-inclusive vacation, or want to get away to Vegas for a weekend, planning a girlfriend reunion or wanting to book a cruise, I am your girl. I love what I do, as this was a big dream of mine for many years.  

Before I became an entrepreneur, I had my dream job working at a private school. When I decided to leave and open my own business, it was not because I did not love my job. On the beach in Croatia, this idea to start a business came through and I knew I needed to act right there and then. My love for traveling combined with my desire to help and interact with people led me to open my travel agency business. I know this is what I am meant to do and I am so happy I made the leap and became an entrepreneur.

I am extremely active in my community and I believe that it is what keeps me going. I love to support my fellow local entrepreneurs, as I know how I feel when I get support. I feel blessed that so many others feel the same way and want to deal with a travel agent rather than booking their travel online, which is proven to be risky on so many levels.  

My dream and goal in helping others is always present and I am so thankful and blessed to say that I just received my badge as I completed my exam and became trained and certified professional in autism-related travel, (CATP). I am certified that I am both knowledgeable and capable of providing support and travel related services to an individual on the autism spectrum as well as their family. 1 in 68 children are currently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in world.


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I am Mirella Canavan. Some people have always had the entrepreneurial spirit. They studied business, they dreamed of being their own boss. That wasn’t me. But I’ve learned that sometimes life throws you a curve ball, and you may be surprised what happens when you take a swing.

In my past life, I worked 9-5 everyday as an HR Manager. I remember waking up early to catch the train and not being able to say “good morning” to my sons. When, I got home it was dinner time, which was usually rushed and involved eating in the car while my husband drove us to the next hockey practice. I joined Arbonne in 2013 as a way to supplement our family income as my husband transitioned careers. Owning my own business and working as an Arbonne Consultant full-time was my dream, but I never thought that it would come to fruition.  

But, when I was restructured, my plan “B” became my plan “A”. I knew that the next years of my life were going to be full of choice, freedom and flexibility. A life full of abundance. Now, I enjoy spending time and discussing how Arbonne can enrich other people’s lives. I want to share this lifestyle with other moms and dads. I want to inspire others to shake those 9-5 chains. Sure, being an entrepreneur is not necessarily the right choice for everyone. But if you’ve dreamed about it, or are exhausted from your current daily grind, then it may be time. I am truly having the time of my life!