Women in Leadership 2021


Virtual Conference

MARCH 8,2021

Sponsored by AIR  MILES

About the event

AIR MILES will host us virtually for our 7th annual Women In Leadership event.


The first 200 tickets purchased will receive $25 DoorDash e-Certificates as breakfast is on  AIR MILES!

For any questions please email sangeeta@gtacc.ca

Women in Leadership 2021
Event details

Date:  March 8, 2021
Timings: 9:00am - 12:pm EST
Agenda Details: TBA

Location: This even is being hosted virtually via Zoom


Hosted by GTACC and sponsored by AIR MILES 



Shelley Elsliger      


President, Linked-Express

 Shelly is an engaging and passionate LinkedIn Trainer and Speaker who coaches executives, leaders, women leaders, departments, as well as corporate teams; inspiring them to maximize their professional branding potential and their social influence online by mastering the Art of Social

Reciprocity and flow of social engagement.

Shelly is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), recognized as a Woman you Need to Know by the National Women Speakers Association and a Women of Achievement, a Forbes and Thrive Global Writer, Woman of Inspiration Winner 2019, and on the global list of LinkedIn Training Experts.


With significant experience in Career Development, within higher education, she also currently works as a Career Specialist, LinkedIn Trainer, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead (EDI) for Rotman Commerce Career Services, University of Toronto. Shelly is driven to create a solid and equitable foundation and culture, so all people feel accepted, valued, & worthy. She is the Founder of the #decidetobekind movement; a global mission to spread awareness and trigger global action around bullying on LinkedIn.


Shelly’s two signature workshops are: LinkedIn in High Heels: Rise Up and Lead Online; designed for women to rise up, find their voice, own their space, and lead online, and Want to Get Far on LinkedIn? Stop being a Selfish Soldier.


Shelly is also an Author, animal lover-and fire-walker!

Melissa Hurley     

Director, Learning & People Development Global Training, Bill Gosling Outsourcing 

Melissa Hurley is Director, Learning and People Development for Global Training at Bill Gosling  outsourcing. She spent most of her professional career in the financial industry beginning as an agent and working through multiple roles finding her passion in employee and leadership

development as a consultant for the national contact centers.


Melissa is a mental health advocate who strives to end mental health stigma and foster a psychologically safe space within her teams and organization. 


In her spare time, she mentors and coaches new moms throughout the adjustment and transition back to the workplace.

Her pride and joy is her family. She has 2 young boys (ages 5 & 3) and a supportive husband that helps make her who she is today. 

Georgia Kumaritakis   

Georgia Kumaritakis is a dedicated mother of 3, she has over 16 years of experience working for one on Canada’s top 5 FI’s. Upon the diagnosis of her youngest son Michael with SPG50 she made the difficult decision to leave the workforce and focus on raising her children and providing Michael with all the support he needed to reach his full potential.  


Together with her husband Terry they created CureSPG50.org. The charity was started to help save her son and all the other children that have been afflicted with this ultra-rare neurodegenerative disease. There was no way that Georgia and Terry could sit back and watch their son wither away before their eyes.


All the progress that CureSPG50 has made has given Georgia hope that one day soon Michael will lead the life that he deserves.

Heather Lamont


Heather Lamont joined Ethoca in 2017 and is accountable to lead the global Customer Experience & Engagement teams. The remit includes people leadership & strategic direction for the product integration, after-sales support & service, customer project management, operational excellence, revenue optimization and voice of customer programming.

Prior to joining Ethoca, Heather

worked for several of North America’s leading financial institutions including Bank of Montreal, American Express, Bank of America and MBNA Canada Bank.  Her career that now spans two-decades in Financial Services & FinTech; has included senior leadership roles across human resources, core operations, product management, PMO, business transformation and customer experience. The diversity of functions as well as having the opportunity to delve into both strategic and execution roles speaks to her flexibility and versatility in leadership.

What Heather is most passionate about though is giving back to the communities in which we live & work.  Influenced by her personal experiences, she is active in several charitable organizations that support and advocate for women & children’s health, survivors of domestic abuse, and food insecurity.  She champions these causes at her work-life as well by incorporating volunteerism and activism in team engagement events.

She studied Business Administration at Bishop’s University in Quebec, has completed Six Sigma Green & Yellow belt training, and has completed numerous professional development certifications. 

She was a 2017 recipient of PaymentsSource’s Most Influential Women in Payments award as well as the 2020 GTACC’s People’s Choice Award for Canada’s Top Customer Service organization. 


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