Celebrate International Women’s Day With Us!

Port Credit BIA  along with MP Sven Spengemann collaborate to host a breakfast to mark International Women’s Day!

The event will feature guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds to share their stories, experiences, and views regarding how women impact our communities.


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Anna-Maria Kaneff, Kaneff Group of Companies

Anna-Maria Kaneff is a Managing Director with the Kaneff Group of Companies. She began her career in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley and later worked as an associate at West Face Capital and Moore Capital. She then worked as an analyst in the World Bank’s private investment arm.

Anna-Maria holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has served as both a Governor on the Board of the Royal Ontario Museum and a Director with the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation Board. She is a founding Board member of the Grassroots Reconciliation Group of Uganda, serving as a Director and CFO. She also sits on the Women’s Executive Leadership Council with the Region of Peel’s United Way.

Leen Al Zaibak, Lifeline Syria

Leen is a Co-Founder and Director of Jusoor, an international NGO that helps Syrian youth continue their education through scholarships and mentorship. She currently serves on the board of Lifeline Syria, an initiative to help sponsor and settle Syrian refugees in the GTA. She holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Master degree in International Relations from the University of Manchester.

Leen is a strong advocate for civic engagement, arts and culture in Toronto serving on the board of Samara Canada. She is Chair of the Emerging Leaders for Toronto Arts Foundation and is on the executive committee for Massey Hall’s Centre Aisle. She also presently serves as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of International Relations and Protocol for the Government of Ontario.


Kris Noakes, Peel Aboriginal Network

Kris Noakes is an Anishinaabe citizen of Nipissing First Nation and the President of Peel Aboriginal Network. She is active in the community as a member of the Region of Peel’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s Community Advisory Board (CAB), and in a First Nations advisory role on the City of Mississauga’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, the City of Brampton’s Inclusion and Equity Committee, the First Nation, Metis and Inuit Advisory Circle for the Peel District School Board (PDSB) and a part of the Toronto Area First Nation, Métis and Inuit Educational Leads for the Indigenous Education Office of the Ministry of Education.  In addition, Kris has joined the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s Board of Directors.


We kindly ask that you RSVP by Monday, March 5th.  Please click here to RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you all there!