Media Coverage

The following articles have appeared in local media, highlighting the different speakers and programs offered by Company of Women. For more information on Company of Women, check our fact sheet.


September 2010

Company of Women: "Swimming Against the Current"

SNAP Oakville

The Company of Women, celebrating its 8th Anniversary, featured Grace Cirocco, author of the bestselling book “Take the Step, The Bridge Will be There” as guest dinner speaker at an exciting evening called “Swimming Against the Current”. Grace Cirocco has lived her life - being different, taking risks, staying conscious, avoiding the path of least resistance and asking questions. She explored how in search of happiness and success, we often need to be the warrior, to go upstream and challenge the status quo. A perfect example for the Company of Women whose philosophy is to provide women with much more than just a networking group! Visit:

November 2009

Local Business Woman Makes a "World of Difference"

Oakville Chamber of Commerce

OAKVILLE, ON- Company of Women President and Founder Anne Day has won The International Alliance for Woman, (TIAW), World of Difference Award 2009 for her contributions to the economic empowerment of women.

Since 2007, TIAW annually recognizes women world-wide who have made a significant difference to the advancement of women.

August 2009

It’s all about relationships...

Company Magazine

On April 2, Anne Day won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Oakville Awards for Business Excellence. It is well-deserved recognition for the hard work she has invested not only in her own business, but in the lives of the women she has helped grow, both personally and professionally. I am one of those women.


June 2009

Erin Davis really lives out loud — to the fullest

Business Executive

OAKVILLE —Erin Davis has become somewhat of an institution in the world of radio broadcasting. While the word “institution” might not sound terribly flattering, where Erin Davis is concerned it is meant as a huge compliment. She is indeed a force of nature. When she speaks, you can’t help but listen; her voice is melodic and her humour both quick and wicked.


April 2009

Oakville Awards for Business Excellence

Oakville Today

At a gala celebration at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre on April 2, almost 400 of Oakville’s business community gathered to shine the spotlight on this year’s winners of the 14th annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence.


April 08, 2009

Six Businesses Honoured for Their Excellence

Oakville Beaver

Six local businesses were honoured at the 14th annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence last week. The awards recognize local businesses for contributions they make to the community’s economic development.


October 23, 2008

Nothing beats free

Metro News

When Anne Day launched her business, Company of Women (companyofwo­, five years ago, she admits she spent a “fortune” on advertising and promotion.

In fact, in the first year, about 50 per cent of her budget went to newspaper ads, and promotional items, such as post-it notes bearing the company logo, as well as gifts for renewing members.


July 3, 2008

Business Magazine: Company of Women

Canadian women are leading and growing many businesses in Canada, but resources that support women in Canadian business are not that plentiful.

I was encouraged to discover a relatively new Canadian business magazine that is singularly focused on women. Company of Women launched in the Fall of 2007 and they appear to be making good on their mandate to support women, both through their print magazine and through various community-powered initiatives on their web site.



May 08, 2008

In the Company of Women

Toronto Star

When women are looking to start their own companies, they can sure use company.

That's what Marissa McTasney – better known as "the pink boot lady" – discovered through all the ups and downs of launching her super successful women's workwear line Tomboy Trades Ltd. out of her Brooklin, Ont., home last year.



May 03, 2008

A Modern Take on the Quilting Bee

Financial Post

They say you can't have it all, but a lot of women refuse to give up trying. Professional women face a number of conflicting work, family and social obligations, and they're not always comfortable asking for help in their male-dominated institutions. Many of them are turning to women-exclusive networking organizations for support.



September 19, 2007

For the Business Women in the Crowd, You're in Good Company

The Best Kept Secret

It can be lonely at the top. Or at the bottom for that matter.

That’s certainly what Anne Day experienced while running a consulting practice from her home. “I found it an isolating experience,” she explained during a recent interview.

So when the opportunity arose to start Company of Women, an organization that connects women in business professionally and personally, she was intrigued. When 165 women showed up for the first meeting although she was only expecting 35, she knew she was on to something.



September 18, 2007

Company of Women Launches Self-Titled Magazine

Media in Canada

Company of Women, an Oakville, Ontario-based organization targeting women in business, launched a new quarterly magazine named after itself yesterday. "There are few publications out there to support women in building and growing their businesses," explains organization founder Anne Day. "We're so busy we need snippets of information, not lengthy articles.



September 06, 2007

Talk Among Yourselves

Globe and Mail

When Anne Day launched her business, Company of Women, five years ago, she admits she spent a "fortune" on advertising and promotion. In fact, about 50 per cent of her budget went to newspaper ads, and promotional items, such as post it notes bearing the company logo, as well as gifts for renewing members. Then she discovered something: "If women like something, they tell their friends about it."

So instead of spending all her marketing money on advertising, she began to focus on connecting with other women's networks to promote her business, and on delivering a "quality experience, one they'll remember.



January 22, 2007

Build a Business Challange

Toronto Star

When Susan Kates applied to the Star's Build a Business Challenge last November, she said she needed "a strategic thinker who can help me make some decisions as to the course I should take."

She'd been working hard at Dinnerworks, "a social networking service for busy single professionals," for close to four years, "drawing only a negligible income." ...



January 9, 2007

Taking the Charge - Part 1

The Hamilton Spectator

Explain yourself, Corporate Canada. If you’re not sexist, insensitive and woefully ignorant about what it takes to retain your most talented female employees, why are they – according to statistics and studies – leaving in droves? Is it to go off and “suckle something” or “because they’re crap” as Neil French, the creative director of WPP Group, told a group of Toronto ad execs last year?
Actually, not. 


February 22, 2006

OPCC Relaunches Campaign, Holds 25th Anniversary Gala

The Oakville Beaver

Only six months after the launch of its $400,000 capital campaign, the Oakville Parent-Child Centre (OPCC) has reached a major milestone, raising half the funds required for the relocation of its current Kerr Street premises to a new main site at 461 North Service Rd.



January 6, 2006

Marketing Coach at Company of Women

The Oakville Beaver

Maxine Hyndman, author of The Naked Millionaire: A Women's Guide to a Healthy Relationship with Money, will be the guest speaker at the Jan. 10 dinner hosted by Company of Women.

July 6, 2005

Women Express Their Courage to Succeed

Wilma Blokhuis, Oakville Living Editor

A plant growing in the palm of a hand symbolizing new life is the cover design for The Courage to Succeed: Inspiring Stories from Enterprising Women.

May 16, 2005

Women's Network Chronicles Successes


Two years ago, Anne Day founded Company of Women, a women's business and networking organization. Now, with the help of her members, she has created a new anthology that's meant to inspire women everywhere in their careers.

May 11, 2005

Spring into Summer Women's Day

The Oakville Beaver

We lead such busy lives, always on the go, balancing work and family. It leaves little time to see friends, let alone carve out some time just for you.

May 4, 2005

Company of Women Publishes First Book - The Courage to Succeed

Oakville Beaver

May is Entrepreneur Month and Company of Women has something special to celebrate - the publication of its first book, The Courage to Succeed: Inspiring Stories from Enterprising Women, produced in partnership with publisher, BEL Learning Publications, a division of Trimatrix Management Consulting Inc.

January 5, 2004

Caring for Father Led to New Career

The Oakville Beaver

... With a background in multimedia, sales and marketing, Karen Henderson embarked on a successful career and business within the advertising - and marketing arena.

September 18, 2004

New Faces on the Site

Toronto Star

... The Company of Women, a networking group of female entrepreneurs, raised funds to offer a scholarship to buy tools for three participants...

July 23, 2004

Women Entering Small Business a Definite Trend

The Business Review

Maybe it's the corporate glass ceiling or the creative freedom in entrepreneurship, but Canadian women are increasingly starting their own small businesses.

July 2004

Mistress of Reinvention

Hamilton Spectator

Day, 53, runs Company of Women, a women 's networking business that extends from Grimsby to all parts of the GTA.

April 2004

Women Network

Metro Toronto

More young female professionals are opting to be in the Company of Women.

February 20, 2004

Women's Networking Group a Growing Concern

The Oakville Beaver

Talk about a growing business. When Anne Day launched her net-working organization for professional and business women, she expected a reaction. Just not this much of a reaction.

February 4, 2004

Find Success in Yourself

The Oakville Beaver

Self knowledge is key to career and life success and on Tuesday, Feb. 10, Grace Cirocco, author of the bestseller Take the Step: The Bridge Will be There, will speak about re-connecting with what matters and risk-taking.

January 17, 2004

Bringing Women Together

The Oakville Beaver

Anne Day's latest venture is support system for business women. For Anne Day, a 'coat of many colours' is a tapestry for life and an inspiration for a new venture enabling women to connect with each other.

January 9, 2004

Northern Lights Authors at Company of Women

The Oakville Beaver

Canadian women are put on display in a new book, Northern Lights: Outstanding Canadian Women, published by Oakville's Rubicon Publishing Inc.

November 6, 2003

Award Women Entrepreneur to Share Her Story

The Oakville Beaver

When Cindy Eeson's children were little, she didn't want to return to her career as a lawyer, so she decided to be a stay-at-home mom and develop a home based business, making kids' clothing.

August 21, 2003

New Group to Help Creat Opportunities for Women

Oakville Today

Carole Bertuzzi Luciani, an Oakville resident who describes herself as a "moodivational speaker to tickle your funny bone," will be the guest speaker on Tuesday, September 9 at the launch of Company of Women...