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Sales, Marketing & Communications Sector Hub Facilitator

Wendy Woods, M.B.A
Founder & Principal
Watershed Training Solutions

Wendy Woods brings over a decade's worth of corporate training and coaching experience specializing in Leadership and Resilience. By focusing on Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness and Neuroscience, she helps her clients leverage their time, increase their effectiveness, and achieve better results.

Prior to Watershed, Wendy worked for leading Bay Street companies such as Dynamic Mutual Funds, Richardson Greenshields and RBC Dominion Securities. She has her Honours B.A. in Psychology, an M.B.A., a Certificate in Adult Education, a Certificate in Applied Mindfulness Meditation, and a license in Emotional Intelligence (MHS).

Afternoon Sector Hub Panelists

Moustafa Fouad
Contracts Specialist
Johnson & Johnson

Moustafa is a Contracts Specialist at Johnson & Johnson, he manages commercial sales proposals for medical devices. He is also a certified mindfulness meditation practitioner from the University of Toronto and the founder of www.themindfulpractice.com.

Prior to his current role, Moustafa worked as a Proposal Specialist at General Electric, and is a past board member of Working Skills Center a non-profit organization that empowers immigrants by providing skills training, work experience, and settlement services.

Before moving to Canada in 2009, Moustafa lived in Egypt where he worked as an account manager at Ogilvy & Mather and later as a brand manager at Unilever. He holds a BA in Business Administration and an MBA in marketing.

Rohini Dhowan
CIBC Customer Marketing

Rohini has over 8 years of marketing and communications experience in Financial Services and CPG Marketing. She graduated from The University of Western Ontario with a Bachelors of Business Administration. Prior to being in Canada, she has worked in India and the UK.

Her education spans over 5 countries at various levels giving her a unique perspective of adapting to new cultures and working with a diverse team. She is actively involved with several charities and is an advocate of diversity in the workplace.

Maureen Shuell
Communications Consultant
RendezVous Communications

Maureen Shuell is a bilingual communications’ strategist with 25 years of experience in senior political and not-for-profit roles leading communications’ strategies, government relations’ projects, large-scale conferences, events and trade shows. She has prepared delegations for meetings with elected officials, held media events on Parliament Hill, and managed large-scale digital projects.

For 12 years, she was Director of Communications for the Canadian Urban Transit Association. In 2012, she founded the consulting firm, RendezVous Communications with a focus on Bringing People and Ideas Together through integrated issues management, marketing, media relations, social media, government relations' strategies and meeting facilitation.

Samuel Balzan
Senior Client Executive for North America
Dassault Systemes

Samuel is a Senior Client Executive for North America with Dassault Systemes, leading transformational software and services transactions in the consumer business and finance industries. With more than 25 years of sales and marketing management experience, Samuel's career has spanned multiple industries and geographies.

Prior his current role, moved from France and started in Canada at SAP, Riva Modeling Systems and Oracle where he gained increasing responsibilities. Samuel earned an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and lives in Toronto with his wife and his three kids sharing travelling and sport activities at his spare time.

Winnie Biala Mittal
Senior Marketing Manager, Multicultural Marketing
Telus Mobility

Winnie is a passionate marketer at heart with over 10 years of experience across various industries including Telecommunications, Retail, Financial & Consumer Packaged Goods, in both Hong Kong & Toronto. Having born & raised in Hong Kong to Indian parents, and then having the opportunity to study at the University of Toronto, she has embraced the diversity of the Chinese, Indian & Canadian cultures.

She has been able to share such knowledge as she worked across various multi-million dollar brands such as Walmart, Motrin & Smirnoff. In her current role at Telus, she continues on that journey of building her multicultural experience.