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WEBINAR: Tools for Growth #4 - Brand building through philathrophy


WEBINAR: Tools for Growth - Building your brand through philanthropy

DATE: Thursday, March 22, 2018

TIME: 1:00PM - 2:00PM (EST)



A company’s philanthropy is a window into its core values. A great brand will seek to use their marketing dollars to do things out in the world that make a difference to the people who are part of their brands, and their community. Join Stephanie Fontaine, VP Business Development of WBE Canada with three special guests who are passionate about their businesses and making a difference:

Donna Sheehan, Founder and Executive Director, Breast Cancer Support Fund, 
Ema Dantas, President, Language Marketplace (a #WBECanadacertified business)
Jody Steinhauer, Chief Bargain Officer, The Bargains Group (a #WBECanadacertified business)

Each of these speakers will provide a brief overview of her organization and the ways she has 'built her brand through philanthropy'. is an ideal way to learn innovative ways to grow.  Please see bios below for more information on our speakers.

(This event is FREE but you must register to receive webinar link and subsequent recording) 

Registered participants are invited to submit questions in advance for our expert.


Donna Sheehan
Founder and Executive Director, Breast Cancer Support Fund
Connect on LinkedIn, Visit Breast Cancer Support Fund


Donna Sheehan is a business woman and entrepreneur, experienced in program management for community-based organizations with a focus on supportive cancer care and health promotion. She has a long history of advocacy in the not-for-profit sector and government relations.  After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Donna founded the Breast Cancer Support Fund, a national charity providing financial assistance to breast cancer patients who are living in poverty while they are going through treatment.


Ema Dantas
CEO and Founder of Language Marketplace
Connect on LinkedIn, Visit Language Marketplace  

Ema Dantas is an International translation expert who provides rapid, accurate and ISO certified translation services for corporations and Government agencies. The company’s ‘other language’ nicheis often sought out because more than 75% of the world doesn’t speak English or French. *

A former journalist, Ema is an award winning entrepreneur: a recipient of Canada’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs from PROFIT magazine as well as leading her company to the Profit 500 list in 2013 of Canada’s Fastest Growning Companies. 

She’s an author, and speaker who’s had numerous interviews for International television and print. Her personal passions of adventure and philanthropy play out in her business. Each year, her team have elected to donate the sum of their personal bonuses to a rotating charity of their choice. 

When not at work, Ema can be found volunteering in with school children in Costa Rica, surfing in Barbados or where ever a wave calls her name. 

Recently she founded Peaks for Change Foundation. Her goal for the foundation as a charity is to fund-raise for a major cause, which at the moment is to help #endstigma about Mental Health, but also sprinkle their support to other causes as they work towards #leadingchange. 

Along with other adventurous volunteers Ema is trying to climb the Seven Summits to raise $700,000.00. All funds raised for this challenge will be directed to CAMH, as all costs related to the expeditions themselves are privately funded!


Jody Steinhauer
Chief Bargain Officer, Bargains Group

Connect on LinkedIn, Visit Bargains Group

As President and CBO (Chief Bargain Officer) of the Bargains Group, Jody Steinhauer has mobilized her award-winning discount wholesale and promotional products company to revolutionize the business landscape.

As a Canadian female entrepreneur, Jody uses her network of resources and leveraged buying power to aid every company and not-for-profit agency that she touches to maximize their buying dollar. Since 1988, Jody has grown Bargains Group from her apartment to a multi-million-dollar- a-year business. She is also often sought out for speaking engagements due to her successful entrepreneurial business experience, and has been featured in various media outlets, and is an official Huffington Post blogger.

Pioneering her belief of “giving back makes good business sense”, Jody is a tireless not-for- profit advocate, and the founder of the national charity, Engage and Change, and its two annual initiatives, Project Winter Survival and Project Water. Through these projects, Engage and Change helps thousands of homeless throughout Toronto and the surrounding area survive the extreme weather conditions while engaging and enabling citizens of all ages to donate their time to their local community through sponsored group engagement events.

Jody’s business has expanded to include a social enterprise wing: Kits for a Cause. With a focus on social impact, Jody has built a model for companies to support their local community. Kits for a Cause provides turn-key solutions for businesses to engage their employees while solving local community services’ needs for resources. Her model of “brokering goodness” has worked with some of the top industry leaders in both the corporate and philanthropic spheres.

Jody’s achievements include: Toronto Region Board of Trade’s Business Leader of the Year Award, Rotman Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Toronto Board of Trade-Business Excellence Award, Kaufman Community Award, FLARE Magazine Volunteer of the Year-two time finalist, PPPC Award for Humanitarian of the Year, Women of Influence Local Hero Award, POWER Mentor Excellence Award, Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture Award-two time finalist, Canada’s Profit W100 Recipient, and recipient of the TD Paul Croutch Award. 


2018-03-22 00:00:00 (All day event)