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About Us


Our co-host Courtney Gedeon is a fun, energetic, Canadian lifestyle personality. She has extensive experience in theatre, fashion, and social media.  Courtney was awarded York Region’s Person of the Year in 2020 for all of her grassroots community outreach efforts and recently led Mental Health Week for the Canadian Mental Health Association interviewing mental health experts and advocates. She is passionate about women empowerment and runs her own women-led business.

The Women Empowerment Podcast

Empowering women, one voice at a time. We are firm believers that we rise by lifting others. 


The Women Empowerment Podcast is a platform for women to share their personal stories and experiences, trials and triumphs, to have their voices heard, to promote, inspire and motivate other women.  We want to share the journey of women leaders and entrepreneurs from all industries and sectors who have made an outstanding impact in our society and empower others to do the same.

Our co-host  Ellisha Ricketts, also known as Ms. Ellie, is an ambitious woman with a primary focus on Faith and Family. Deeply driven on contributing and influencing flattering changes globally, she thrives on supporting, inspiring and edifying others through her conversation, literature and special events. Challenging herself to change, she birthed her first Book, ‘Figure it Out!’ which compliments her Course on Mindset, called MS101. Motivated by her own personal passion to succeed, she enjoys advocating for others, watching them flourish and supporting

them as they turn their visions into fruition.


Episode 01 - Christine Faulhaber, CEO & Founder Faulhaber Communications


Episode 02 - Analucia Beltran, Founder and CEO Analucia Beltran Diamonds

Episode 04 - Marcia Brown, Founder and Executive Director, Trust 15 

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Episode 03 - Mary Jean Tully, Founder and CEO, Tully Luxury Travel

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Episode 05 - Susan Niczowski, President -

The Summer Fresh Salads Inc.

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Episode 06 - Reetu Gupta - Chairwoman,The Gupta Group

Episode 07 - Francine Mbvoumbo - Founder, Mothers to Daughters

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Episode 08 - Emily O'Brien - Founder, Comeback Snacks

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Episode 09 - Amie Archibald-Varley 

Health Equity Specialist


Episode 10 - Beckie Di Leo

Founder, 6ix Academy

Episode 11 - Dimitra Davidson

President & COO, Indeed Laboratories


Episode 12 - Iris Simpson

Instructor, Toronto Metropolitan University

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Episode 13 - Selena Woo

Vice President, Advisory Services, Nicola Wealth


Episode 14 - Ashley Mckenzie-Barnes

Founder, D.PE Agency

Episode 15 - Anita Bhandari

Gemologist, Aarkish Diamonds


Episode 16 - Tzetzy Naydenova

President, VISO Lighting

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Episode 17 - Kristin Berry - Founder, La Bonne Fille Fine Tea Company

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Episode 18 - Yvette Raposo - Boxing Trainer

Episode 18 - Rosemary Sadlier- Founder, Sadlier Communications

Episode 19 - Dr. Lisa Kellett, Dermatologist, DLK on Avenue

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