Featured Members


Marika Arovuo – CEO, GRIT Online Digital Marketing

I started out in an international career in IT with a large tech company over 20 years ago, but here I am, with ten years under my belt working in my OWN businesses. I created GRIT Online to provide digital marketing services to amazing entrepreneurs like YOU.
Why? Nothing is more satisfying than working together with entrepreneurs to plan and execute custom digital marketing strategies to propel their business higher and increase their profits. I have a holistic approach so that both business and digital marketing aspects are aligned for success. It is a huge thrill to watch clients reach their goals and feel happy with their achievements.
To provide comprehensive digital marketing services, I work with a team of talented business and digital marketing strategists, web & graphic designers, web developers, SEO experts, copywriters, social media managers, IT & cyber security experts and photo & videographers. We are the complete package. My entrepreneurial dream has come true, and now I am devoted to help YOU!

Reena Ceschia

I created pursed.ca because I strongly believe that fashion should reflect personal style, not mainstream trends; because many talented designers need a platform to showcase their creations to the mass; and because finding quality should not be limited to labels and brands.

Pursed.ca is a concept and a destination for discovering the world’s emerging designers & artisans. We scour the world for original and high quality handbags created by young and talented designers who bring expressive concepts and stories to their collections. We thrive to bring freshness, uniqueness and conversational pieces to your wardrobe.

Pursed Boutique stands for

  • Uniqueness and independent style

  • Recognizing and caring for creativity to empower young and talented artisans and designers

  • Luxurious and amazingly high quality pieces guaranteed to bring joy to your shopping experience

  • Personalized customer service experience and styling assistance


Abby MacDonald   Life Coach

Abby McDonald knows what it’s like to live life fiercely and courageously.  She started out her Career in the Financial Services Industry 17 years ago with the intent of becoming a Trader only to be fired to her dismay. Through a lot of soul searching she stumbled upon the Executive Search business 13 years ago, while successfully running her own firm for the past 6 years called Dynamic Synergy Group Inc. Abby McDonald has coached and interviewed many people over the years and has developed a love and passion for helping women to discover who they “Really Are” in both their Life & Career. Abby is also a Writer for several Women's Empowerment Magazines and blogs such as Infinity Magazine Canada, Owningpink.com, Simply Woman Magazine and Careergirl Network to name a few. Her latest business venture is talkwithabby.com a spiritually infused, inspirational site offering Life & Career coaching services as well as providing a platform for Advice for those who seek it.”