We're On A Mission
to make a massive impact in our community
The Adventure Begins
Sarah went to a women’s empowerment conference in Los Angeles and was mystified by the sheer number of Canadians in attendance and why she didn’t know a single one of them. It sparked a little idea to create a platform that helped Canadian women learn, connect and grow!March 2018
We Gave The Women A Voice
The Great Canadian Woman Podcast was launched.July 2018
Featured by Apple Podcasts!
The Great Canadian Woman Podcast was selected by Apple Podcasts to be featured on International Women’s DayMarch 2019
We Made it Official
We became a fully incorporated businessApril 2019
Inclusivity Joined The Conversation
We started to realize that the community that was growing, wasn’t fully representative of all Canadian womxn and started to form a diversity committee to help steer us in become a more inclusive community.September 2019
Canadian Wxmen Take The Stage
We hosted the 1st annual Great Canadian Woman SummitOctober 2019
Best Selling Books
Our book The Great Canadian Woman - She is Strong and Free was launched and we hit number 1 in multiple categories on Amazon!October 2019
Podcast Inspires All
The Great Canadian Woman Podcast was selected for The Inspiring Leaders category on Apple PodcastsNovember 2019
Onboarding new authors, building a bigger community, laying the groundwork for future growth, all signs pointing to success!
Oh, hello there 2020! What?
You’re going to break us in all the right places?
A Global Pandemic
A global pandemic is declaredMarch 2020
Live Events Postponed
We issued notice of postponement of our 2nd annual Summit to Spring of 2021April 2020
We extended our writing period for all current authors in production as many were facing uncertainties of their own. We unfortunately lost some authors due to their own major life transitions and financial impact due to the economic shutdown.April 2020
May & June 2020
The largest Black Lives Matter movement in history sparked by the murder of George Floyd shone a light on the fact that our community was still predominantly white, straight and cis-gendered and therefore continuing to perpetuate racism & inequality merely by its existence. This was a bitter pill for Sarah to swallow that sparked the deepest and most painful level of personal growth she has ever experienced in her life.May & June 2020
White Fragility Book Club
The Great Canadian Woman hosted a book club for the book White Fragility by Robin Di-Angelo as Sarah wanted to begin to understand why as a white womxn, it had been so difficult for her to fully see and understand the complexities of non-white communities and why her “the door is open” approach to building a community wasn’t enough.June 2020
Uncomfortable but Necessary
Sarah hosted The Uncomfortable Conversation Series where she put herself in the discomfort of live conversations with BIPOC womxn from her network to ask the hard questions and literally engage in uncomfortable conversations with the hopes that more white womxn, specifically white womxn platform creators and community leaders would also find the courage to have the hard conversations with themselves. Sarah had for years looked up to many white womxn leading big and powerful communities, yet now recognized their leadership didn’t set an example for creating truly safe and inclusive communities for all womxn. Sarah wanted to break this harmful cycle of non-inclusive white womxn led communities and start setting a better example.June and July 2020
End of an Era
We ended the production of The Great Canadian Woman Podcast and burnt down the existing framework of our entire platform and committed to doing better.July 2020
Value Driven Board
We established new values that act as our board of directors and guide is in all of our decisions and initiatives. We sought formal guidance from key womxn in the community and we continued to peel back the layers that our white privilege had blinded us with.July - September 2020
The Great Canadian Woman™ was reborn with wider eyes, expanded hearts and hands that are committed to reaching deeper into Canadian communities to ensure every Canadian womxn feels safe, welcome and home here.September 2020
We know our work will never end.
We know that our learning curve will never end, either. We also know that we may not get it right every single time. But what we can absolutely commit to is doing the best that we can, every single day and if and when we fail, we will own it and do better, every single time. Our world is an incredibly divided space and it is our hope that you’ll find solace and peace here at The Great Canadian Woman™. You can read more about Sarah’s raw story of transforming this platform in The Great Canadian Woman – She Means Business Volume I releasing in Spring of 2021.
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