Women Who Influence has grown to become one of the most popular events at canfitpro and has sparked a movement within the fitness industry globally.  This year Women Who Influence goes virtual with a one-day track focusing on women’s leadership and self-empowerment


In past years this event has sold out but this year we are including it within the main curriculum so that delegates will have the opportunity to gain clarity of their own purpose and power through the knowledge imparted by this year’s guest speakers Petra Kolber and Dr.Rumeet Billan.  A midday workout with Canada’s dance duo Luka and Jenalyn (finalists on World Of Dance), along with a closing panel discussion –The Power of Women will round out the day leaving you influenced and inspired.





Dr. Rumeet Billan


Luka & Jenalyn


Petra Kolber


Ashley Callingbull

DATE: Friday August 14, 2020


  • 9:00AM – 10:00AM

    1000 - OPENING KEYNOTE Create Your Own Virtual Charisma - Mike Lipkin

    Emcee Carlton Braithwaite

    In this remarkable keynote address, Mike Lipkin will show you how to communicate like a champion via webcam. He will provide you with actionable insights on how to expand your presence and captivate your audiences so that they want to be with you again and again, both virtually and in person. You will discover how Virtual Charisma can be even more impactful than face to face conversation and how these skills can be employed to enhance overall relationships. You will laugh, you will learn and you will connect with Mike Lipkin in a way that few have had the opportunity to do.

  • 10:15AM – 11:45AM

    1012 - The Perfection Detox – Petra Kolber

    A new world requires a new mindset. And it’s time to step into your light and help the people who you are meant to serve. However this will demand that you detox from any limiting beliefs or negative tapes, that may be telling you that you need to be different to be of value. Learn how to build a life and career that celebrates mistakes, grows from failures and thrives in uncertainty – especially now. And learn that true success is not about changing who you are, but rather becoming more of you are. Think of this session as a boot camp for strengthening your confidence and courage for your future 2.0.

  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    1023 - A Fitness Journey into The World of Dance - Luka & Jenalyn

    Learn from the dynamic duo Luka & Jenalyn how to use fitness and exercise with any dance style. Understand how to use your body to create dance moves and choreography while having a whole lot of fun.

  • 1:30PM – 3:00PM

    1034 - The Tallest Poppy – Dr. Rumeet Billan

    A recent survey, Led by Dr. Rumeet Billan, in partnership with Thomson Reuters, found an overwhelming number of women in Canada have experienced Tall Poppy Syndrome in the workplace. A term popularized in Australia, Tall Poppy Syndrome occurs when people are attacked, resented, disliked, criticized or cut down because of their achievements or success. This has an impact on everything from engagement to productivity to retention as well as the emotional and psychological well-being of women. This session will examine the results of The Tallest Poppy, and discuss how psychological health and workplace performance has been affected by this silent systemic syndrome and immediate ways to shift this culture. An interactive Q & A will follow.

  • 3:30PM – 5:00PM

    1045 - The Power of Women –Featured Panel

    Facilitated by Maureen (Mo) Hagan featuring Ashley Callingbull & Dr. Rumeet Billan and introducing Jenalyn Pacheco

    It has been said that a woman alone has power, collectively women have impact. The panel provides an opportunity for women and men to come together to raise each other up through collaborative and empowering conversation. Join this insightful and interactive conversation on this virtual Women Who Influence day. 

  • 5:15PM – 6:30PM

    1001 - Closing Virtual Reception & Awards Ceremony—Delegates Choice Presenter of the Year Awards

    Emcee Carlton Braithwaite

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