#LetsLeadLadies




“When the whole world is silent,
even one voice becomes powerful”

– Malala Yousafzai

- Monday Motivation: Be like Malala -

Follow my Lead: Maria Dina Galura
Meet this leading creative artist that is brightening up Calgary with her balloon installations

Maria Dina Galura is the woman behind the beautiful balloon art
you see floating around Calgary.
Photo by Philip David.

Maria Dina Galura

You have probably seen one of Maria Galura’s many balloon arches, garlands and displays all around town. Now get to know the woman behind Calgary Party 50 and all the Calgary balloon décor.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

You can call me Maria. My family calls me Dina. My husband and I migrated to Calgary in 2011 from the Philippines. We started our family in Canada; our three girls make life so sweet.

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Follow my Lead: Kristen Dyck
Meet this leading personal brand strategist taking careers to the next level

Kristen Dyck presents at a personal branding workshop in Calgary

Kristen Dyck is showing the lady bosses out there out to take their brand to the next level.

Kristen Dyck

Tell us a little bit about yourself

Kristen Dyck: I’m a wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend. Oh, and I was once told, “You do great work, but no one knows who you are.” It was a big moment for me. Through trial, error and bravery, I developed my own personal brand and achieved my professional goals. After that I launched AVRO Creative in Calgary to show other women how to do the same.

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Follow my Lead: Lourdes Juan
Meet this leading local entrepreneur, food activist and urban planner

Lourdes Juan is one of Calgary's leading female entrepreneurs

Meet Lourdes Juan: a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur with a community-minded focus. Photo via @lourdesjuan Instagram.

Lourdes Juan

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

Lourdes Juan: I’m a Calgary based entrepreneur. I work as a planning consultant with Hive Developments, Director of Soma Hammam & Spa, Executive Director with the Leftovers Foundation, Fresh Routes and Moonlight Market Foundation. These are all businesses and non-profits that I have founded.

Why did you start your businesses?

Lourdes Juan: I’ve always wanted to have my own business, just like my dad! I knew that I needed to spend the time working View this Post

Follow my Lead: Lori Andrews
Meet this leading local photographer and insanely happy interior designer

Lori Andrews photographer

Meet Lori Andrews: local photographer, interior designer and all-around creative.

Lori Andrews

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

Lori Andrews: Hi there! My name is Lori Andrews and I am a Calgary born artist and entrepreneur.  I have a BFA in fine arts and I love any work that is creative.

Why did you start your business?

Lori Andrews: I have several business threads under my name currently.  These include interior design, photography and creative marketing services. I have worked freelance almost my entire career.The design world and photography business are View this Post

Send your support to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
Kind words can go a long way. Say #metoo to this cause.

A card for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

A beautiful card for a very brave woman.

I don’t get political very often, so I hope you’re open to reading about this. Feel free to ignore, but this is something that I cannot do myself. Peace

Being brave ain’t easy

Telling the truth can seem like such a simple thing to do, but is often much more difficult than can be imagined. This was none too evident when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about the truth of what happened to her back in 1982.

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