Run it Like a Girl

Run it Like a Girl

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Run it like a girl explores the inspiring stories of women leaders from a variety of fields and industries. You’ll hear energizing tales and career journeys from women who’ve made their marks as leading change-makers in their industries.


Run it Like a girl with Erica Oliver, Combat Engineer, Department of National Defence
Nov 11 • 33 min
Erica Oliver talks about her 20 + career in the military, and what it took to be the first woman from the ranks to become a combat diver.
Run it like a girl with Andrea Cook, Season 2, Episode 5
Nov 4 • 21 min
In this episode Andrea talks about being a women in the male dominated agency world.
Run it like a girl with Kristina Schwartz, Season 2, Episode 4
Oct 21 • 23 min
Kristina Schwartz had a five year plan. Become a child care licensor and close her own home daycare to focus on her business. 2 years later she has realized her plan and now oversees over 20 daycare providers.
Run it like a girl with Virginia Brailey, Season 2, Episode 3
Oct 7 • 24 min
Virginia Brailey is passionate about building teams. In this episode she talks about mentorship, the importance of being an authentic leader, and why she thinks there is no better time to be a woman.
Run it like a girl with Dr. Sarah Kaplan, Season 2, Episode 2
Sep 23 • 33 min
Dr. Sarah Kaplan talks about the serious structural change to organizations that is needed to achieve gender equality.
Run it like a girl with Bonnie Mouck, Season 2, Episode 1
Sep 9 • 21 min
In this episode Run it like a girl host Bonnie Mouck talks about why she started podcasting, what it means to be an authentic leader, and why she stopped caring about not knowing what she wants to be.
Run it like a girl Top 10 - Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, President of Loyalist College
Jul 15 • 25 min
Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan is the president of Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. In this episode she talks about taking opportunities, not being afraid of failure and seeking out mentors.
Run it like a girl Top 10 - Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of CivicAction
Jul 8 • 23 min
Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of Civic Action talks about her first and most valuable mentors, her parents. She gives tips on how to find your voice, and making sure you own your seat at the table.
Run it like a girl Top 10 - Hannah Taylor, Founder of the Ladybug Foundation
Jul 1 • 22 min
At only 8 years old Hannah Taylor founded The LadyBug Foundation. An organization with a mission to end homelessness. Now at 22, Hannah’s foundation has raised nearly $4million dollars for her cause.
Run it like a girl Top 10 - Rhiannon Traill, President and CEO of the Economic Club of Canada
Jun 24 • 25 min
Hear Rhiannon’s incredible journey from her first business venture as a 10-year-old dog waker, to becoming one of the most influential figures in Canadian business.
Run it like a girl Top 10 - Betsey Chung, SVP and CMO, TD Canadian Banking
Jun 17 • 25 min
Diversity and inclusion are passions for Betsey. Hear her talk about the importance of cultivating an open and trusting environment within her team, where all voices are heard.
Run it like a girl Top 10 - Orlena Cain, radio morning show host
Jun 10 • 21 min
Radio show host Orlena Cain shares her incredible story of perseverance and determination in the face of an abusive childhood.
Run it like a girl Top 10 - Dr. Hazel Barton, microbiologist and cave explorer
Jun 3 • 22 min
Dr. Hazel Barton talks about some of the challenges faced by women in two fields traditionally dominated by men - microbiology and caving.
Run it like a girl Top 10 - Inspector Sheri Meeks, Belleville Police Service
May 27 • 22 min
In this episode Sheri talks about being a leader in policing, and the importance of doing it your own way.
Run it like a girl Top 10 - Bonnie Kearns, Red Cross Disaster Relief Nurse
May 20 • 19 min
Disaster Relief Nurse Bonnie Kearns talks about many of her international deployments, include to NYC following 9/11.
Episode 40: Run It Like a Girl Round-Up
May 13 • 26 min
Bonnie and Brian reflect on the past year and talk about some of their favourite guests
Episode 39: Run it like a girl with Diane Kazarian, GTA Managing Partner, PwC Canada
May 6 • 24 min
Diane Kazarian talks about mentorship, sponsorship and putting your hand up for opportunities, even if you aren’t 100% ready.
Episode 38: Run it like a girl with Jaime Yamanaka
Apr 29 • 20 min
Jaime loved her role at one of the world’s top professional services firm, but she also new that she had become comfortable. Taking the skills she has honed Jaime decided to leave her organization and go out on her own.
Episode 37: Run it like a girl with Dr Cathy Faye, Assistant Director, Center for the History of Psychology
Apr 22 • 22 min
Dr. Cathy Faye leads the National Museum of Psychology at the University of Akron in Ohio.
Episode 36: Run it like a girl with Caroline Granger, vintner
Apr 15 • 23 min
Vintner Caroline Granger tells us how she built a successful vineyard from the ground up to become a pioneer in the now thriving Prince Edward County wine industry.
Episode 35: Run it like a girl with Dr. Hillary Nunn, Department of English, University of Akron
Apr 8 • 25 min
Dr. Hillary Nunn is a professor who investigates investigating recipe books from as far back as the 15 and 16-hundreds something Dr. Nunn says can provide a glimpse of everyday life during that time.
Episode 34: Dr. Kari Kramp, Principal Investigator at Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Cannabis
Apr 1 • 17 min
As Canadians wade into the unknown waters of legalized marijuana, and potentially a multi-billion dollar industry Dr. Kari Kramp is hard at work in her lab trying to figure it all out.
Episode 33: Kaillie Humphries, Olympic and World Champion bobsledder
Mar 25 • 34 min
Canadians fell in love with Kailie Humphries during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, when she and Heather Moyse became the first Canadian women to win gold in Olympic bobsledding. And Kaillie will forever remember that first trip to an Olympic…
Episode 32: Run it like a girl with Cheryl Hiebert, Wellness & Personal Health coach
Mar 18 • 23 min
Wellness & Personal Health Coach Cheryl Hiebert discusses mindfulness, mentorship and the importance of recognizing when you might be overwhelmed.
Episode 31: Run it like a girl with Tammy Vallieres, author, photographer, teacher
Mar 11 • 24 min
Tammy Vallieres talks about her unique teaching methods, her best selling book and the benefits of organic living.
Episode 30: Run It Like a Girl with Christina Lord, Reiki master and teacher, mentor, public speaker and mental health warrior
Mar 4 • 20 min
After 17 years of living in Toronto Christina Lord was in need of a change. She’d been laid off from a job at one of Canada’s top animation companies, and life became overwhelming.With the support of her family, Christina moved back to her ho…
Episode 29: Run it like a girl with Patricia Karen Gagic, artist, author, humanitarian
Feb 25 • 21 min
Patricia is an accomplished Canadian artist, award winning author, and humanitarian
Episode 28: Run it like a girl with Theresa Teixeira, EVP & Chief Underwriting Officer for Totten Insurance
Feb 18 • 24 min
Theresa talks about how she manages in a business that is still heavily male dominated, and discusses how a lot of women hold themselves back by questioning their own abilities and skills.
Episode 27: Run it like a girl with Trish Tonaj, author, entrepreneurial coach, speaker
Feb 11 • 21 min
Trish Tonaj talks about the use of emotional intelligence as a roadmap to success, how combining your passion with your career is key, the importance of lifelong learning and how failure actually provides us with a wonderful opportunity for growth.
Episode 26: Run it like a girl with Christine Robertson, Partner and Leader for Marketing, Communications and Sales at PwC Canada
Feb 4 • 22 min
Christine Robertson’s career has been more of a jungle gym than a straight path to her current executive leadership role.
Episode 25: Run it like a girl with Delane Cooper Jewellery Designer, Goldsmith & Artist
Jan 28 • 23 min
Delane talks about switching careers and finding her passion, the importance of giving back and what it’s like to own your own business
Episode 24: Run it like a girl with Allison Abraham Simpkins, Sr. VP North America, Valtech
Jan 21 • 21 min
There is a gap in female executives in the tech industry, and Allison wants to do something about that.
Episode 23: Run it like a girl with Crystalee Beck, entrepreneur, co-founder of Mama Ladder
Jan 14 • 19 min
Crystalee Beck tells us about the four core needs when starting a business, and she has some advice for women who are just too afraid to make that jump into entrepreneurship.
Episode 22: Run it like a girl with Bonnie Kearns, Red Cross nurse
Jan 7 • 19 min
Bonnie Kearns has seen the best and the worst of humanity. As a nurse with the Canadian Red Cross, she’s been called to the scene of natural and man-made disasters around the world, including 9/11 at ground zero, where she worked at a rest centre fo…
Episode 21: Run it like a girl with Theresa MacBeth, Director of Strategy Management and Communications at Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Dec 31, 2018 • 22 min
Theresa discusses finding her passion in health care, taking risks and the importance of mentorship
Episode 20: Run it like a girl with Jenny Fitz, founder of FEMM International
Dec 24, 2018 • 17 min
Jenny Fitz’s passion is to connect up-and-coming entrepreneurs from around the world with mentors. In this episode Jenny talks about empowering women, mentorship, and the importance of being an authentic leader.
Episode 19: Run it like a girl with Dr. Hazel Barton, microbiologist and cave explorer
Dec 17, 2018 • 22 min
Dr. Hazel Barton talks about some of the challenges faced by women in two fields traditionally dominated by men - microbiology and caving.
Episode 18: Run it like a girl with Marlo Taylor, owner of Gage Communications
Dec 10, 2018 • 25 min
Marlo Taylor talks about the importance of mentorship, inspiring others to be their best and how she discovered her passion for PR
Episode 17: Run it like a girl with Dr. Jodi Kearns, university librarian
Dec 3, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode Dr. Jodi Kearns talks about balancing career and family, and the importance of raising kids who aren’t afraid to speak their mind.
Episode 16: Run it like a girl with Ainka Jess, Founder of She’s4Sports
Nov 26, 2018 • 21 min
Everyone has the power to make change, the secret is to not wait for the perfect moment. In this episode Ainka Jess, Founder of She’s4sports discusses the need to advocate for women to have proper representation in sports
Episode 15: Run it like a girl with Dr. Marlene Bagatto, audiologist
Nov 19, 2018 • 24 min
Audiologist, Dr. Marlene Bagatto discusses her career, mentorship and the importance of never downplaying your successes to anyone.
Episode 14: Run it like a girl with Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, President of Loyalist College
Nov 12, 2018 • 24 min
Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan is the president of Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. In this episode she talks about taking opportunities, not being afraid of failure and seeking out mentors.
Episode 13: Run it like a girl with Betsey Chung, SVP & CMO of TD Canadian Banking
Nov 9, 2018 • 24 min
Diversity and Inclusion is a passion for Betsey. Hear her talk about the importance of cultivating an open and trusting environment within her team, where all voices are heard.
Episode 12: Run it like a girl with Hannah Taylor, Founder, The Ladybug Foundation
Nov 5, 2018 • 22 min
At only 8 years old Hannah Taylor founded The LadyBug Foundation. An organization with a mission to end homelessness. Now at 22, Hannah’s foundation has raised nearly $4million dollars for her cause.
Episode 11: Run it like a girl with Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction
Oct 29, 2018 • 23 min
Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of Civic Action talks about her first and most valuable mentors, her parents. She gives tips on how to find your voice, and making sure you own your seat at the table.
Episode 10: Run it like a girl with Megan McDonald, fundraiser with True Patriot Love Foundation
Oct 22, 2018 • 18 min
Find out what Megan McDonald discovered in herself by climbing Mount Everest.
Episode 9: Run it like a girl with Sharon Haywood, body image activist
Oct 15, 2018 • 25 min
Sharon is a body image activist who passionately works to ensure that clothing shops in Argentina carry sizes that fit all body shapes.
Episode 8: Run it like a girl with Colleen Smith, Arts Executive
Oct 8, 2018 • 18 min
Hear Colleen’s advice on the importance of having the confidence to go for what you want.
Episode 7: Run it like a girl with Dr. Amanda Parriag, President, Media Action
Oct 1, 2018 • 21 min
Dr. Amanda Parriag is the president of Media Action, an Ottawa-area organization that responds to the misrepresentation of women in the media, including advertisements.
Episode 6: Run it like a girl with Catherine Langlois, Owner, Sandbanks Estate Wineries
Sep 24, 2018 • 21 min
Catherine Langlois, infant daughter in tow, built her winery from the soil up, after buying some land in Prince Edward County in the early 2000s; nearly 20 years later, Sandbanks Winery is a commercial success.
Episode 5: Run it like a girl with Orlena Cain, Morning show radio host, author, comedian
Sep 17, 2018 • 21 min
Radio show host Orlena Cain shares her incredible story of perseverance and determination in the face of an abusive childhood.
Episode 4: Run it like a girl with Rhiannon Traill, President, CEO & Owner, Economic Club of Canada
Sep 9, 2018 • 25 min
Hear Rhiannon’s incredible journey from her first business venture as a 10-year-old dog waker, to becoming one of the most influential figures in Canadian business.
Episode 3: Run it with Karen McCrimmon, MP, Kanata/Carleton & military pioneer
Sep 2, 2018 • 21 min
Karen McCrimmon talks about her distinguished military career, and her latest role as a Member of Canadian Parliament.
Episode 2: Run it like a girl with Sheri Meeks, Police Inspector
Sep 2, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode Sheri talks about being a leader in policing, and the importance of doing it your own way.
Episode 1: Run it like a girl: Why we started Running it like a girl
Jul 19, 2018 • 16 min
In the first episode Bonnie and Brian are joined by Bianca to discuss why they started Run it Like a Girl.