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The Founder

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About Janice

Janice McDonald is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, director and speaker. She is the Founder of The Beacon Agency and Co-Founder of This Space Works.

Inspired by creating change from the ground up, she currently sits on the Women’s Leadership Board at the Harvard Kennedy School and is an Advisor for Cornell Queens EMBA programs and for The Sprott School of Business at Carleton University.  She has co-authored two national studies on women entrepreneurs in Canada - on risk - released in 2016 and on innovation - released in 2018. 


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The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) recognized Janice as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women four years in row, and she was featured in the book, Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions and Luminaries.Recently, WIT-LA awarded her Global Trade Ambassador for Canada in 2017 and was selected as on the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Canada in 2018. She was Startup Canada's Ambassador for Women Entrepreneurs from 2017-2019. She is host of the popular and influential FEARLESS WOMEN PODCAST.