Performance figures for each account are calculated using time weighted rate of returns on a daily basis. The Composite returns are calculated based on the asset-weighted monthly composite constituents based on beginning of month asset mix and include the reinvestment of all earnings as of the payment date. Composite returns are as follows:

Women’s LEAD Event – Toronto

Wed, May 4, 2022
5:30 - 9:00 pm | The Royal Conservatory of Music

About the Event

Join us for an interactive evening of cocktails and connection. At this engaging experience hosted by Jessica Holmes, hear from ceiling-breaking and industry-disrupting Joanna Griffiths, founder of Knix, in what is sure to be a memorable keynote address. In addition, an insightful Q&A session with esteemed performance coach and author Jim Beqaj will certainly leave you with clarity and motivation.


Joanna Griffiths

Keynote Speaker - Founder and CEO, Knix

Since launching Knix in 2013, Founder and CEO Joanna Griffiths has built it into one of the fastest growing intimate apparel brands worldwide. Through its mission to empower women and its focus on product innovation, Knix has become the sixth fastest growing company in Canada with a product sold every six seconds.

Griffiths is recognized nationally and internationally for her work as a marketing disrupter and entrepreneur. She was the only Canadian to be named one of AdWeek’s 2021 Women Trailblazers, with her long list of accolades also including being named Waterstone’s Most Admired CEO and Women of Influence’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Griffiths is a known champion of body positivity, mental health, and postpartum health. In 2021, she released her first book Life After Birth, which celebrates the early stages of life and the start of motherhood. Griffiths holds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD and currently sits on the board of Futurpreneur Canada.

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Jessica Holmes

Host - Comedian, Author & Mental Health Advocate

Holmes has opened for comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Leslie Nielsen, and Ellen DeGeneres, as well as hosted events for such visionaries as Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, and Oprah Winfrey! Although a comedian at heart, having performed with the Second City and Just for Laughs, Holmes has recently delved into writing: penning the book I Love Your Laugh: Finding the Light in My Screwball Life.

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Jim Beqaj

Founder, Beqaj International Inc.

Jim Beqaj is an esteemed performance coach and author. He is the founder of Beqaj International, recruiting, consulting and coaching and has worked on Toronto’s Bay Street for years.

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5:30 - 6:30

Registration & Cocktail Reception

6:30 - 6:45

Introduction by Jessica Holmes

6:45 - 7:45

Key Note by Joanna Griffiths

7:45 - 8:30

Q&A Session

8:30 - 9:30

Cocktail Reception