Last Thursday night, 40 professional women came together at Equinox on Bay Street for our third installment of the Smart Girls Sweat Toronto “sweatworking” series! We started the evening with an intense MetCon3 class lead by the amazing Erin Phelan. Let’s just said the workout HIIT the ladies hard ( pardon the pun ;) )!
After working up a great sweat, we took a quick break and enjoyed refreshing eucalyptus towels provided by Equinox. We enjoyed some delicious healthy snacks from Simply Protein, Yes Peas!, and probiotic juices from Greenhouse Juice while networking.
Finally, we gathered for the keynote speaker, Lesley-Anne Scorgie. Lesley-Anne spoke about the importance of financial fitness and literacy for women, and how to avoid the common financial pitfalls that effect women. She also spoke about keeping all your life “pillars” in balance (personal, professional, financial) and shared her wisdom about how she manages to keep hers in check.
We ended the evening with a brief networking session. Our sweatworkers got to take some amazing swag bags home courtesy of our fantastic sponsors. Special thank you to Equinox Bay St. for hosting us, Lesley-Anne for her fantastic and inspiring keynote, and to our fantastic sponsors that make our events possible!
About Our Keynote Speaker
Lesley-Anne Scorgie's passion for personal finance was strong well before her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2001. What started all the fuss in the first place was when she took up teaching her high school business class about investing, much to her teacher's surprise. Since appearing on the show in 2001 called "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth", Lesley-Anne has branched out as a bestselling author, entrepreneur, renowned professional speaker, educator and popular columnist and television personality. Her area of expertise has also expanded into career navigation, entrepreneurship and women’s workplace equity and diversity issues. Today she is armed with her brand new book Modern Couple’s Money Guide (April 2016) and two previous best-sellers Well-Heeled: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Rich (April 2014) andRich by Thirty: A Young Adult's Guide to Financial (2007/2015). Lesley-Anne is the founder of MeVest, a money school for Canadians.
Lesley-Anne has her BComm from University of Alberta and an MBA from Queen’s University. In 2011 Lesley-Anne won Avenue’s Top 40 Under 40 award and WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.