Women Who Influence

Since 2013, canfitpro has empowered women leaders through our annual Women Who Influence event, held every year during the canfitpro Global Conference & Tradeshow.

Over 10 years, Women Who Influence events have brought together 2,000 people from across North America, but also from as far away as the U.K., Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. We have featured more than 80 incredible speakers that have inspired us to be our best.

Women Who Influence has successfully cultivated a vibrant community of exceptional women leaders. This event has provided a unique opportunity for attendees to acquire knowledge, enhance their businesses, and forge valuable connections with inspiring women across various sectors.

After a great deal of consideration, we’ve decided we will not be holding a Women Who Influence event at the 2024 canfitpro Global Conference & Trade Show this August. This is in large part based on the timing of this year’s conference and the shorter format for the event.

Instead, we’re taking a pause to evaluate and re-imagine Women Who Influence for the future. I want to thank everyone who has supported the event as a presenter or attendee over the years. We value your input and support. We’ve built an amazing foundation. Stay tuned!

I’m happy to share that we will be hosting a number of women-focused events at the canfitpro Global Conference & Tradeshow this August, and I hope you’ll join us.

Sharon Mann Inspiration Award & Scholarship

The Sharon Mann Inspiration Award & Scholarship celebrates the legacy of the late Sharon Mann by recognizing a woman in the fitness industry who exemplifies personal courage, growth mindset, influence, inspiration, and community impact.

Friday August 9th 10:00-11:30am - Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Address


Empowering Leadership: A Tribute to Women Who Lead & Influence

A transformative panel session guided by industry leaders that will focus on the opportunities and challenges women experience as they grow their careers in the fitness industry. The session is intended to spark ambition, foster collaboration, and elevate your leadership confidence through dynamic dialogue and relevant topics. Don't miss the chance to shape a future where women lead, inspire, and influence with unparalleled impact.

Saturday August 10th 3:00-4:30pm

'Chase your Dream and Overcome Life’s Hurdles’

with Olympian, author and TV host Perdita Felicien

Based on her experiences as a world champion track & field athlete and three-time Olympian, Perdita Felicien will share how she achieved her dreams through hard work and dedication, as well as how she responded and rebuilt her career after setbacks.

Saturday August 10th 5:00-6:30pm - Closing Ceremonies & Keynote Address


I look forward to seeing you this year at the 31st annual canfitpro Global Conference & Trade Show in Toronto August 9th – 10th, 2024.

Yours in health and fitness,


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