Inspiration 2 Women
The Chamber

One day event to learn
and celebrate successful
Canadian Women

Thanks to all those who attended and made the 2013 Inspiration2Women event such a success!

Keep checking back here, and keep following us on Twitter and Facebook, to learn about what's next in the coming months.

For a limited time, attendees of Inspiration2Women who are not members of the Chamber will receive 10% off their first year's membership with the Chamber. This offer is only available within 30 days of attending Inspiration2Women, so hurry and get your discounted membership with the Chamber of Commerce before it's too late!

Stay in touch to find out more about the future of Inspiration2Women on Facebook & Twitter, or contact Jennifer McLaren at to redeem this offer.

Special thanks to our Gold Sponsors:

CKWS TV      Corus Entertainment

Thursday April 25, 2013

9:00 - 5:00pm
K-Rock Centre | 1 Tragically Hip Way
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Invest in yourself! Be inspired from the inspirational stories and messages from a Canadian Olympian, Expert Designer, Finance Guru, Health and Wellness Expert and a renowned comedienne.

Inspiration2Women is the largest-ever event in Kingston designed to celebrate women in business, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership. Thursday, April 25th, 2013 the K-Rock Centre is the "place to be". Hear from: Sarah Richardson, designer and host of Sarah 101 on HGTV; Catriona Le May Doan, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Speed Skater; Gail Vaz-Oxlade, famous as a Canadian money management wizard and host of TV's Till Debt Do Us Part; Author Susan Sly is a Balanced Living Expert, speaker and entrepreneur. And Deborah Kimmett is one funny lady and believes that business and creativity do mix.

All keynote speakers have one thing in common…a genuine desire to inspire and help other women from all business sectors be successful professionally and in all aspects of life.

And, in addition to listening to the speakers, this event provides the opportunity to network and build relationships with others who are like-minded and share in your desire for growth and inspiration.

Special thanks to our Silver Sponsors:

TJV Insurance    Kix 93.5

Union Gas    98.3 Fly FM

OLG    102.7 The Lake

K-Rock 105.7


8:00am - 9:00am Doors Open
9:00am - 9:30am Opening Remarks: Deborah Kimmett - Emcee & Comedian
9:30am - 10:30am Gail Vaz-Oxlade - Canadian Money Management Wizard
10:30am - 10:45am Deborah Kimmett
10:45am - 11:45am Susan Sly - Balance Living Expert
11:45am - 12:00pm Deborah Kimmett
12:00pm - 1:45pm LUNCH BREAK
1:45pm - 2:00pm Deborah Kimmett
2:00pm - 3:00pm Catriona Le May Doan - Olympian & World Record Holder
3:00pm - 3:15pm Deborah Kimmett
3:15pm - 4:30pm Sarah Richardson - Designer and Host of Sarah 101 on HGTV
4:30pm - 4:45pm Closing Remarks: Deborah Kimmett

Top 10 Reasons You and Your Employees Should attend I2W this month!

  1. A rare opportunity to see nationally-renowned speakers in Kingston
  2. An excellent opportunity for networking
  3. Special group rates available (buy 10, pay for 9)
  4. An excellent professional development opportunity for staff and managers
  5. A great way to show appreciation to your employees
  6. Personal development through increased motivation, developing a positive attitude and clear goal-setting
  7. Improved soft skills such as communication, creative problem-solving, strategic thinking, teamwork, conflict resolution and negotiation, and improved interactions with coworkers and customers in the workplace
  8. Investing in employees gives you a higher return in productivity
  9. Employees will be inspired by business success stories
  10. An inexpensive rate for a full day of learning and inspiration

Who Should Attend?

  • Business leaders, employees, managers, HR professionals, moms, or anyone wishing to pursue their career or motivational goals.
  • Women, men, people of all ages - anyone who wants to be inspired or motivated by leading, successful women.
  • Anyone seeking professional or personal development.
  • Those interested in entrepreneurship, home design, managing money and debt, work-life balance, wellness, athletics or motivation.

Where to Stay

Where to Dine


Inspiration2Women is the largest ever event held in Kingston designed to celebrate women in business, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership. This event will take place on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at the K-Rock Centre. We are pleased to offer your organization the opportunity for sponsorship of this high profile event. Download the Sponsorship Information Booklet (PDF)

Gold Sponsors

  •        Corus Entertainment

Silver Sponsors

  • TJV Insurance
  •        Union Gas
  •        OLG
  •        98.3 Fly FM
  •        K-Rock 105.7
  •        Kix 93.5
  •        102.7 The Lake

Bronze Sponsors

  • BMO Nesbitt Burns
  •        Sun Media

Contributing Sponsors

  • Kingston Laser and Cosmetic Clinic




Dana Betournay

Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce
Events Coordinator

Phone: 613-548-4453 ext 1000
Fax: 613-548-4453