Introducing Janice McDonald


Janice McDonald is an award-winning serial entrepreneur with expertise in the music industry & apparel/accessories with She has Leadership training from Harvard & INSEAD and was appointed to the Women’s Leadership Board of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

WXN recognized Janice as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2013 and 2014. She was awarded a World of Difference 100 Award in Washington from The International Alliance for Women and a National Leadership Award in 2011 from Canadian Women in Communications.

Janice is a connector and a storyteller who sees the path ahead and engages others to come in the new direction. She is a sought after speaker on Leadership & Entrepreneurship and had a successful radio show for many years.

She has a B.A. Communications, M.A. Canadian Studies, Board Director training and certification from The Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution. She is Chair – National Board Women in Communications &Technology and President- International Women’s Forum Ottawa Chapter. She received her ICD.D designation from The Institute of Corporate Directors.

She is a successful consultant with The Beacon Agency and an Advisor for Cornell Queens EMBA program & works with international executives on New Venture/Management Consulting Projects. She is a formal/ informal mentor for women in communications & in business and serves on numerous volunteer boards. She is also Advisor for Centre for Research & Education on Women & Work- Sprott School of Business Carleton University. Her latest start up is called is