Our 2019 Conference theme: Visible Leadership

Stand Up, Step Up, Speak Up
You are a Leader!  Yes YOU!

Your life and experiences are unique to you. There is only ONE you, here and now.  You haven’t come this far to remain silent, fade into the background and shrink from the incredible person and Leader you are.

This is YOUR TIME, to be seen, to be heard, to take action and Be Your Own Super Hero!  To be a Visible Leader in your Business, Your Home, Your Community and beyond.

The time is NOW to recognize, acknowledge and celebrate the Super Hero within and bring her out to play while making a positive impact in this world as a Visible Leader.

The 3rd Annual 2019 Be Your Own Super Hero!   Women’s Leadership Conference promises to be an exciting day of learning from female leaders sharing their strengths, challenges and leadership skills with us. Network and connect with fabulous business and career women, enjoy great food, fun, prizes, a fashion show and a trade show  showcasing some amazing businesses and incredible women right here in Sault Ste.Marie who are making a positive difference in our community and beyond.

You already posses your own unique Super Powers, so don your cape and join us on September 26, 2019. Find out how our dynamic line up of speakers are stepping into Visible Leadership and what you can do to stand up, step up and speak up to embody Visible Leadership as the Super Hero you already are, in your own life, career / business, community and the world. Yes the world!    As a Visible Leader you create a ripple effect that has the potential of positive impact that reaches around the entire world.

A portion of proceeds will be in support of Phoenix Rising Women’s Centre.  We will also be accepting gently used women’s business attire clothing for Phoenix Rising at the conference.

This Be Your Own Super Hero!  Women’s Leadership Conference is open to all women 18+ years and over.


Please join us to

  • Be Inspired
  • Learn, Share & Connect
  • Celebrate Yourself  as a Visible Leader

In support of:
Phoenix Rising Women’s Centre

Phoenix Rising is a community of women, including service providers and users, who recognize the importance of determining, designing, and delivering support services from a woman’s perspective. As an organization, we strive to be a model of feminist philosophy. We encourage equality for women, respect for individual differences, and the practice of women helping women. We recognize the unequal status of women in our society and are committed to assisting women in gaining control over their lives and in making informed and knowledgeable decisions.  Our services offer a holistic, multi-faceted approach to women’s emotional and physical well-being. Our philosophy is manifested in services which are voluntary, self-directed, respectful, non-judgmental, flexible and informative. We promote skill development and sharing.

In the broadest sense, we seek to promote the equal participation of women not only in their own lives but in the life of the community at large. We believe that this approach leads to the empowerment of women, creating a network of strength and support.  We are committed to making Phoenix Rising accessible to women of all ages cultures, gender identity, gender expressions and ethnicity.  https://phoenixrisingssm.com/

Connect with Your Inner Super Power

Patricia Pulcine – Peaceful Warrior Wellness Studio

Connect with your True Self. Your Inner Super Power is what enables you to act with compassion, inwardly and outwardly, to live with acceptance of yourself, and others, in the now. Tapping into our inner strength makes it possible to focus on our wholeness, and know that we are worthy and deserving of goodness.  This is the path of the Peaceful Warrior- not to wage war, but moment by moment to connect with the Power Within to heal, thrive, and to affect that change throughout the world.   Patricia is a certified yoga instructor recognized by the Canadian Yoga Alliance, who continues to grow and learn by practicing, attending workshops, conferences, and teacher training yearly.  Patricia will guide us through our energizers to help us tap into our Super Power within to refresh our bodies and minds.  www.peacefulwarrioryoga.ca

Smile for the Camera

Sheri Minardi-Corporate Photographer

Sheri Minardi is our professional corporate photographer for the conference so be sure to give her a smile for the camera!  Sheri is a photographer in the Algoma Region of Ontario, Canada, specializing in Portraiture, Landscape, Wildlife, Macro, Real Estate and Commercial Photography. Sheri’s stunning photography has been purchased and shipped worldwide and published in various magazines such as Canadian Geographic and ON Nature. For more information about Sheri’s photography services or to purchase prints please visit her website: www.sheriminardi.com

Super Hero Success Series TV

Zoe Sanguinetti – Shaw Spotlight

Televising our Be Your Own Super Hero!  Women’s Leadership Conference is Zoe Sanguinetti, a local Award Winning Producer with Shaw Spotlight.  Zoe has been Producing content for Sault Ste. Marie for the past four years bringing experience from a 20+ year career in broadcasting including roles at CityTV Toronto, Breakfast Television, CityTV Calgary, Corus Entertainment, YTV, CMT, and The New VR to name a few.  Growing up in Southern Ontario, Zoe relocated to Calgary at the age of 26 to enjoy 10 years in the mountains skiing and growing her career.  Zoe relocated from Shaw Communications in Calgary to be closer to family in Muskoka.   She now enjoys family life with her young son in Sault Ste. Marie.


About our Event Organizer

Katherine G. MacRae – President – Be Your Own Super Hero!     Women’s Leadership Community

Always a champion for women, Katherine has experienced and challenged sexist discrimination throughout her diverse, varied career in industry and non-traditional trades in Trains, Planes and Automobiles. Katherine took on the Department of National Defence for their sex discrimination policies in the 80’s and won a precedent setting case that opened their previously closed doors to women. As a former licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer  maintaining business jets as an independent contractor in Calgary, Alberta,  Katherine has never let others’ limiting beliefs stop her from stepping up into leadership positions. Formerly the Publisher of ‘Our Homes Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma’  magazine, President of SuccessBiz Women’s Network, Corporate Success Coach and Leadership Trainer, ‘Ride for the Cure’ Organizer, a Past President of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce and an Athena Award recipient, Katherine also served as a Director of the Airport Development Corporation Board and former Chair of the City of Sault Ste. Marie Multi Modal Committee. An avid learner, who believes in women’s potential to create a better life for themselves, their communities and the world,  Katherine is currently the host of the popular Be Your Own Super Hero!  Success Series TV program and the Women’s Leadership Conference, inspiring the Super Hero in You!