Company of Women Founder

Founder and President  Anne Day

 

“As women, our lives are like a tapestry, made up of the different threads, all woven into the fabric of who we are, and who we can become. Through Company of Women, we wish to weave wisdom,warmth and wellness into your everyday life.  We want to inspire you to achieve your full potential and to realize your dreams.”   -
 
Anne Day

 


Throughout my career my focus has been on women and children, from my leadership roles in the non-profit sector, to working in government on women’s issues, to being the editor of a national parenting magazine and then to having my own consulting practice. 

But I found working at home isolating and I sensed that other women likely felt the same way too. So in 2003 I started Company of Women as a way to meet up and connect with other women entrepreneurs. Who knew it would take off to become an award-winning organization, and in 2005 I decided to close down my consulting business so I could focus all my energies on building and growing Company of Women.

Today we have ten chapters across the GTA and beyond, over 350 members and we host over 150 events a year. I feel so lucky as I love what I do and get to meet some amazing women who inspire me with their courage and determination to succeed.    

Giving back is important to me and over the years I have been an active volunteer, serving on boards, both nationally and internationally.  Through Company of Women we have supported several charities that improve the lives of girls and women.

When I am not planning programs for Company of Women, I am writing.  I am a regular business columnist for Huffington Post, and blog for several other online publications.  I’ve written/edited five books that focus on women and entrepreneurship. In June 2016, I launched Full Circle Publishing to help women get their words out into the world. 


On the home front, I am married, have two daughters and a dog, Brodie and live on a farm near Guelph.  
 


Awards

•    ATHENA Leadership Award
•    Rotary Centennial Award for Professional Excellence
•    Entrepreneur of the Year, Oakville
•    TIAW World of Difference Award

2015 - Named one of the top ten most influential women in diversity in Canada 



 


 



 

 

Supporting Mechanisms for Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders
2nd Women’s Leadership Summit
Instanbul, Turkey

Speaking Engagements

October 18 Giving Back Conference

October TBA 
Online Business Summit

October 23
Company of Women Winnipeg Chapter

November 8
Journey2Success Retreat

April 10-12
Ultimate Girls Getaway, Montreal



Looking for a speaker?  

Anne is available to speak on a variety of business topics, including:

  • The Courage to Succeed
  • Surviving Your First Year of Business
  • Lessons learned in running a business
  • Leaving a legacy – pursuing your passion

For more information, contact Anne at anneday@companyofwomen.ca

Be sure to visit www.anneday.ca

"On behalf of the Women's Business Network, I wish to thank you for an outstanding and thoroughly captivating presentation. Your ability to connect to a variety of personalities, cultures, and ages is a true gift. Our members were inspired by your insightful stories of women overcoming the odds, and becoming trail-blazers. Your presentation set the precise tone for our 50th anniversary celebration! "

Roula Kovios
Spark360 Media