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In a world of constant change Sisters Rise is building bridges and raising awareness of the challenges women face globally. As the populations around the world become more diverse, the challenge to learn about each other’s culture, the ability to work together as a team, appreciate and respect our differences is great. Sisters Rise is a call for women to unite and Rise to the occasion, in leadership, creativity, collaboration and wealth. We believe that when we strengthen these four pillars we increase our opportunities to share each others’ values, unique gifts, talents and skills to contribute to a growing society of ambitious women Leaders, Business Owners and work colleagues. “We offer the opportunity for you to “Get to know me and give me the opportunity to get to know you better.” Together we are stronger.

Saturday June 24th Sisters Rise draw from the skills and experience of four phenomenal women who are eager to share their expertise that will give women the opportunity to Rise above every situation and excel and exceed all expectations toward true success. This workshop is planned to bring information and excitement to your space and challenge you to the call to "RISE." We are helping to build strong confident women who are balanced in every area, physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially to achieve their goals

Our Speakers:

Michelle F. Jorge, LL.B., B.A (Hons.)

Toronto Personal Injury Attorney

Michelle is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. Currently, she is Director of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and serves as a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Portuguese-Canadian Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. Michelle is a former State Delegate for the American Association for Justice on behalf of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, is on the Outreach Committee for the Portuguese Canadian Lawyers Association, and is also a member of the Women's Law Association of Ontario. Michelle is currently on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice.

She is President of the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business Professionals, and a past member of the Board of Directors for the National Case Management Network. Michelle has also served as a past chair of the New Lawyers Division for the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, and has co-chaired and lectures at conferences held by many organizations. She has also written for the Litigator and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association.

Jackie Porter CFP,

Carte Wealth Management & Business Owner

Jackie Porter has been in the financial industry for 18 years serving over 400 families, established businesses and professionals in the Greater Toronto Area. Her practice focuses on investment planning, cash flow management and tax planning.

In her role as a certified financial planner, she helps busy professionals make informed decisions around their finances by helping them to see their financial circumstances clearly. Jackie specializes in helping professionals who are experiencing a life change by receiving a settlement or severance package.

Jackie is a featured speaker and advocate for numerous corporate, non-profit and charitable organizations. Jackie has a passion for promoting financial literacy, and created a number of financial literacy camps and after school programs for the TDSB. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Advocis Peel Halton and Advocis Toronto, an organization that regulates financial planners.

Jackie recently co authored a book entitled “Single by Choice or Chance- The Smart Women’s Guide to Living Longer Better”

Stacey Berry

BStellar Consulting

Owner, Consultant & Public Speaker

Stacey Berry is founder and owner of Bstellar Consulting Group. She has more than 15 years’ experience teaching youth and adults from diverse communities.

Prior to starting Bstellar Consulting Group, Stacey taught professional development seminars at Seneca College within the Continuing Education Department and facilitated workshops for United Way Toronto and York Region. She also worked politically for the Provincial Government of Ontario for 5 years. She began her career in government as a Community Relations Assistant to a Member of Provincial Parliament. She then worked as an Office Manager and Correspondence Coordinator to the Ontario Minister of Health Promotion and Sport, as well as, a Government and Public Relations Liaison to the Ontario Minister of Consumer Services.

She has worked in the non-profit sector as a Federal Policy assistant for Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in Washington, D.C, where she conducted political mapping, legislative research, created congressional dossiers, attended US Congressional Committee hearings at Capitol Hill and prepared briefings on public policy issues related to housing, youth violence and veteran affairs. She has also worked in the private sector as a medical receptionist, customer service representative and legal assistant. She also worked as a Junior Drafter for Municipal Property Assessment Corporation and camp counselor for the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Stacey is passionate about community development, advocacy and capacity building. Some of her community involvement includes volunteering for the 29th Annual Turkish Conference on U.S. Relations for the American Turkish Council, supporting the Transitional Housing Corporation's Adopt an Apartment program and participated in the 2010 Y2Y Global Youth Conference at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. She volunteered as the Chair for the Spelling Bee of Canada’s fundraising committee and organized the 2013 “Support the Love of Reading Fundraiser.” She interned as a Floor Director for Rogers TV, Toronto, served as the Volunteer Director for Black Pearls Community Services Inc. She co-founded an awareness campaign on Ebola, organized health and educational symposiums for marginalized communities.

In 2015, she participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Advocacy Day in support of Bill 45, Making Healthier Choices Act . She volunteers on the planning committee for the Olive Branch of Hope's annual We Believe Gala and serves as a mentor for Inspire North's York University chapter.

Stacey was recognized as one of the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women in 2016 and received a Role Model award from Diversity Advancement Network. She is also the recipient of the "Women of Courage-Young Leaders" Award from the Endless Possibilities of Hope and Development Organization and the "Outstanding Contribution to Student Experience "Award from York University, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. She has been interviewed by CBC News, CHRY 105.5FM, CIUT 89.5FM, G98.7FM, Rogers TV- Daytime Toronto and CHAA 1610-Voces Latinas. She was featured as a "Women Empowered" in the Toronto Caribbean Newspaper.

Stacey completed professional development training in management and leadership at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars in Washington, D.C. She obtained a Masters' Degree in Public Policy, Administration and Law and an Honours BA from York University. She also holds a diploma in Court and Tribunal Administration and a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Seneca College.

She is an Executive Reporter for Soulful Image Magazine, has a column in Where Itz At Magazine and writes for her blog, Resources for Youth.

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