SEE Michele Maheux, COO of TIFF

By Ursula Terlecki

The mild and sunny winter has prevented many from hitting the usual seasonal slump. Having said that, I’ve recently spoken to several people who have hit a bit of a wall and are looking for inspiration and motivation (something more than pinning on their vision board) to get back on track. Ladies, if you’re reading this and nodding your head in agreement, listen up.

Women of Influence produces inspiring, progressive, and celebratory events across the country. Their programs serve to fill the gap for ambitious women searching for mentors and looking to connect with likeminded individuals.

On Tuesday, April 17 Women of Influence is hosting an evening event with Michele Maheux, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at the Toronto International Film Festival – a festival that, after Cannes, many film industry types consider the most important film fest around.

Michele is passionate about TIFF’s mission to “transform the way people see the world through film” and has been a driving force within the organization and is responsible through the Vice-Presidents for all business and operations of the $33 million cultural institution.

With nearly 30 years of work experience in the cultural arena for private and governmental organizations, Maheux has accrued a wealth of knowledge and experiences in the film and television sectors. She worked in the distribution and exhibition fields of the film industry and established her own consulting company – MMM Marketing – which specialized in corporate communications and marketing.

With such a breadth of experience and knowledge, who better to give a talk on how to turn your passion into action?

Want to attend the event?

If so, you’re in luck! Women of Influence has been kind enough to give us two tickets to raffle off.

For a chance to win, email us at by Friday, April 13 with an answer to the following question:

Who is scheduled to be the speaker at the June 7 Toronto Women of Influence event?

Good luck!

Event Details:

Event: Passion Into Action with Michele Maheux, Executive Director and COO at TIFF

When: Tuesday, April 17 from 6pm-8pm

Where: Canada’s National Ballet School
400 Jarvis St
Toronto ON
M4Y 2G6

More information is available on the Women of Influence website.
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