Understand what it takes to be a successful leader. AMA Toronto and Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends recognizes International Women’s Day in March.

Legendary Leadership Series: Vanguards of Industry

Understand what it takes to be a successful leader. AMA Toronto and Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends recognizes International Women’s Day in March, celebrating the significant contributions female entrepreneurs and marketing and branding business leaders make to the Canadian economy at our next Legendary Leadership Series event, in-person on March 2nd, 2023 in the exclusive Verity Club.

Join us as a dazzling panel of inductees in Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends inspire us in a robust, in-depth discussion about best practices and marketing strategies.

The Panelists include:

Brenda Pritchard, Partner in the Advertising, Marketing, and Regulatory Affairs practice group, Gowling WLG
Edie Weiss, President & CEO, Radke Film Group
Marie Chevrier Schwartz, CEO & Founder, Sampler
Judy John, Global Chief Creative Officer, Edelman

The Host:

Christine Andrew, Managing Director, KPMG Canada

The Speakers

Brenda Pritchard, Partner in the Advertising,
Marketing, and Regulatory Affairs practice group, Gowling WLG

An advertising and marketing law partner at Gowling WLG for more than 35 years, Brenda Pritchard knows what it takes to produce cutting-edge advertising that is both legally compliant and protects the creative idea. Called to the Bar in 1984, Brenda spent her time at Gowling WLG serving as a trusted adviser to dozens of the world’s top brands and creative agencies. With experience across virtually every platform and product/service category, Brenda’s skillset and thirst for unconventional solutions enabled her to offer clients practical and creative advice and help brands reach their full potential.

Edie Weiss, President & CEO, Radke Film Group

Edie is the President of the Radke Group of Companies, with its core focus as one of the leading advertising production companies in Canada. Under Edie’s management, Radke Film Group has garnered many international awards and has grown into one of the most successful commercial production companies in North America. Radke was selected as one of the top 10 Production companies in North America. Edie has also received the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award.

Marie Chevrier Schwartz, CEO & Founder, Sampler

Marie Chevrier Schwartz is the Founder and CEO of Sampler, the leading technology platform for product sampling. Marie started her career in advertising at J. Walter Thompson. From there, she had the opportunity to work at a venture capital firm in New York City. After a few years there, Marie came back to Toronto to merge her passion for marketing and technology. Marie started Sampler with a vision to transform the way consumer packaged good companies distribute product samples. Today, Sampler's network reaches over 50 million consumers in 24 countries and serves some of the world's largest brands like L'Oréal and Unilever.

Judy John, Global Chief Creative Officer, Edelman

As the first ever Global Chief Creative Officer at Edelman, the world’s largest communications firm, Judy leads the team of creatives and planners globally. Before joining Edelman, she was at Leo Burnett where she served as Chief Creative Officer for North America and CEO for Canada. Judy has been recognised globally, winning at virtually every show and is known as the driving force behind the Always #LikeAGirl campaign which went on to win the Emmy for Outstanding Commercial, Black Pencil at D&AD, Titanium, Grand Prix and Glass Lion at Cannes, and was named by CBS as one of the top three Super Bowl Commercials of all time. Judy ranked as the #1 CCO in the world in Advertising Age’s Awards Report 2015, was named to Business Insider’s 30 Most Creative People in Advertising, on Forbes’ The 14 Creative Directors You Should Have on Your Speed Dial and Advertising Age’s Creativity50 2014: The Most Creative People of the Year. And in 2019 was named on Gold House’s A100 List of most influential Asians in culture. Along the way, she’s judged and chaired top international awards shows including Cannes, The Clios, ADC and D&AD. Judy also sits on the Board of the One Club for Creativity, Ad Council Creative Review Board, and Girl Culture Films Advisory Board.

The Host

Christine Andrew, Managing Director, KPMG Canada

Christine is a results-oriented digital marketing communications leader with experience developing and executing strategic plans on a global scale. She has more than 15 years of progressive experience with a focus on marketing strategy and corporate communications, and a passion for digital. Christine is currently Managing Director of Digital Strategy and Operations at KPMG. Christine is committed to developing future leaders and supporting the not-for-profit communities in Canada. Most significantly, she has more than a decade of Board Director experience at the American Marketing Association (AMA), Boys and Girls Clubs, and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She is a mentor in The AMA Career Accelerator program, and sits on the Advisory Board for the Humber College Bachelor of Digital Communications program. Her exceptional work and contributions are recognized in the industry as Christine was named a Canadian Marketing Influencer by B2B News Network. She holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she majored in Strategy and Marketing, and a BA in Communications and International Business from the University of Waterloo. In addition, she also completed a certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of Toronto.

Additional Information

Tickets for this AMA Toronto event are priced at $50 for Members and $75 for Non-Members, plus applicable transaction fees and taxes. Ticket price includes networking, panel presentation and refreshments.

If you are interested in ordering blocks of tickets, please contact [email protected]. Blocks of tickets simplify the guest experience and streamline the payment through one direct invoice if you want to invite several employees, clients and guests. Best of all, it provides a lower per ticket cost. You will get a promo code that can be used at this event and future events.

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