The collaborative effort of a group of people to achieve one common goal.
Dani is a passionate and motivated entrepreneur, mentor and dance teacher. With her love for creating memorable experiences and connecting motivated and innovative thinkers, Dani and her co-founder Victoria began City MOGULS to provide a space for entrepreneurs and leaders to thrive and grow professionally and personally. What began as a one-time event to give back to Canadian causes and highlight the top entrepreneurs in the country in a fashion show, is now a flourishing community of thousands of entrepreneurs. Dani is a big believer that being a part of a community challenges you to think bigger, see new perspectives, and help inspire more people with what you do.
Dani is a dance teacher and choreographer at Rhythm Dance Studio and has won numerous choreography awards throughout her 12 year career. She is a fitness and yoga enthusiast and is passionate about inspiring others to get moving.
Victoria is a passionate and driven event planner, dance teacher and entrepreneur. As a founding member of the City MOGULS brand, Victoria comes from a wealth of event, non-profit, and marketing experience. Victoria is a proud partner of Stratus Events Inc, a Toronto based event production company and was named by Biz Bash as one of the top event producers of 2019. Victoria has a passion for dance and over 20 years of experience within the industry. Currently, she is a dance teacher at the Conservatory of Dance of Music and has taught and choreographed at some of Toronto's top studios. With a passion for empowering youth and connecting entrepreneurs, she is on a mission to help make her community more socially conscious and empowered to be better.
Sylvia has been involved with Mantella Corporation since 2008. In 2010 Sylvia took her position as Chief Marketing Officer. Through selective and strategic branding decisions she has successfully navigated through changing markets while maintaining the integrity and impeccable reputation of one of the Canadas largest privately-owned land development companies, established more than 70 years ago. Mantella Corporation is a significant contributor to their community, local charities, and charities on a global level.
Sylvia Mantella serves on the Board of Directors for CANFAR Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research. In 2016 Sylvia received the President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Canadian HIV and AIDS research.
Vicky Milner is a distinguished entrepreneur with extensive experience in an array of industries including fashion retail, music, entertainment, and nonprofit management. An avid philanthropist with over 10 years experience in the event business; Vicky has founded and executed many large-scale events for notable brands, including Universal Music Group and the Herbie Fund. Vicky’s strong business acumen, passionate outlook on the fashion industry, and belief in celebrating Canada and its amazing talent makes her an exceptional leader for CAFA.
Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards
Ashlee Froese is a Toronto-based branding and fashion lawyer and trademark agent, who founded Froese Law, a boutique branding law firm. Ashlee is recognized as a Certified Specialist in Trademarks Law by the Law Society of Ontario and has been ranked as one of the top 1000 trademarks lawyers globally. Ashlee’s scope of practice includes trademarks, copyright, licensing, domain name, social media, marketing, advertising, packaging and labelling laws and negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements.
With an Associate in Marketing from Hawaii Pacific University and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of British Colombia, Shae Invidiata joined the Invidiata Team in 2009 and has had the privilege to work alongside her father, Christopher Invidiata who has been servicing the Oakville, Burlington, and Mississauga community since 1984. As a resident of Oakville for 20 years and Toronto for 8 years, Shae knows these markets well along with the community of people that Oakville and Toronto pride themselves on.
Shae believes that the true value of working in real estate is the people she meets and the relationships that are built.
Steven Tulman is a serial entrepreneur specializing in financial services and online marketing sectors.
He is the President and Founder of Clover Mortgage Inc., a full service residential and commercial mortgage brokerage, and CEO of Zenvest Capital Corp., a private mortgage investment fund.
Steven has over 15 years of experience building and scaling companies, investing in real estate, and has worked on online marketing strategies for top brands such as Amazon, Samsung, Ford, Visa, Aflac, Canadian Tire, and many more.
Over his decorated career, Vijay Kanwar has served on a number of high profile boards and operated as a successful entrepreneur. A dedicated philanthropist and active member of the community, he sits on the board of directors of the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Foundation.
Vijay Kanwar joined the BDC Board of Directors in June 2017, and currently serves as a governor for York University. He is also the Founder of KMH Cardiology and Diagnostic Centres, the largest provider of nuclear cardiology services in North America. This is complemented by his role as Founder of EHLinq Inc., which develops enterprise-level software for medical businesses.
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Foundation
Cliff Ritter is the Co-Founder of LowestRates.ca and a search engine optimization (SEO) expert. He cut his teeth in industries with high levels of SEO competition, such as gaming and health. The companies he lent his expertise to have generated over $100 million through SEO efforts.
As founder of consultancy La Closette, she is a force in Toronto style and fashion for her 20 years of commitment to the industry, but even more so for the singular gusto with which she embraces life and the legion of friends and fans around her.
As her multitude of happy clients from all walks of life attests, MT profoundly believes that fashion is a powerful confidence-builder and therefore must be accessible to all, regardless of body type and budget.
In addition to one-on-one styling engagements, notably through La Closette’s position as official stylist of Yorkdale Mall. MT and her team deliver employee style initiatives at corporations including OMERS, and at hospitality leaders
Jian Magen is among the pillars in the event production scene in Toronto. “Out of the box”, charity galas, wrestling matches. You name it - Jian has done it. His reputation for following through on his promises is unprecedented and his professionalisms are epic. Jian Magen is your event production specialist
Magen Boys Entertainment and Events
Andrea’s passion for ideas led her to TEDxToronto where she volunteered initially as a Speaker Coach, progressing to Director of Programming and eventually the Conference Co-Chair role. These voluntary roles were instrumental in the creation of Talk Boutique, a speaker development, curation, and representation company. Andrea is a sought after and recognized expert in storytelling and speaker development. The Talk Boutique Talk Canvas is a powerful tool used by speakers worldwide in the creation of effective and engaging talks.
In addition to her roles at Talk Boutique, Andrea is the Head of Faculty at SingularityU Canada a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all.
Executive Speaker Coach & Partner
Karlene Millwood is a multi-award-winning, multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial, and leadership strategist who is committed to helping her clients overcome the challenges that hold them back from confident, successful leaders.