Ask Women Anything - Ottawa Women Influencers


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Bar Robo, 692 Somerset St. W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6P4





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You loved the STEM panel, so we are bringing it back in May with a panel of amazing women who influence the Ottawa community in many ways!

Presented by Media Action, Ask Women Anything is a series of unique, intimate evenings that give Ottawa's most influential women a chance to share their thoughts and answer your questions without the filter of the media. Come on out on May 25, 2017, to chat with our panelists! Check out their bios below:

After a successful early career as a special education teacher, Katie Hession found time during a maternity leave to build a new career in the worlds of fashion and social media. She now runs an Ottawa-based fashion Instagram called YOW City Style, is a regular columnist in Ottawa At Home and The Kit Compact magazines and has taken on the role of fashion stylist for Bayshore Shopping Mall. Leveraging these experiences, Katie continues to explore new opportunities in fashion, style, and writing.

Chantal Sarkisian, a.k.a Chantsy, is a seasoned Marketing and Communications creative with expertise in Business development, Digital Strategy, and Social Media. Chantsy is passionate about her roles as a style blogger and Instagram lifestyle influencer. She loves sharing personal stories and is proud to be an Ottawa locavore, a beauty expert, a foodie, and an advocate for the empowerment and representation of plus-size women in the fashion industry. A completely self-made woman, Chantal’s success on the local fashion and lifestyle scene was not achieved overnight. Taking advantage of her outgoing personality and the power of social media, Chantal effectively uses channels, like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, to engage her audience and build her network both online and in person. You can catch Chantal’s regular Fashion segments on CTV Morning Live (Ottawa), where she chats about the local fashion scene in Ottawa and styles trendy looks for women of all shapes and sizes.

In her not-so-spare time, she juggles being a wife, mom, and shopaholic.