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BusyWoman Productions

This is the age of digital distraction. BusyWoman will turn that distraction into a conduit - a bridge - to an improved family life.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded November 2011
  • Employees 6
  • Website busywoman.ca

Company Summary

We are creating a digital environment that provides a place for family members to relate. Throughout history, technology has been pointed to as the reason for family disconnect - todays digital devices are no different. We are transforming these distractions into bridges that facilitate family understanding and growth. A place where conversations start and perspectives are explored. A place that didn't exist - until now.

Team

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    Charlene Winchester
    President and Chief Engagement Officer

    After eight years in business administration, Charlene has experience in business and communications planning, development, analysis and special project management. While at home with her three children she has been owner/operator of a small creative business, a Leader for Girl Guides, and a daycare volunteer. As a passionate storyteller, she regularly entertains local children, in a style as close to a Muppet as you can get -without fur.

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    Tammy Plunkett
    Executive Editor

    Tammy came to BusyWoman Productions with diverse experiences. She worked as a nurse in the intensive care unit, then studied alternative medicine and started a practice. She enjoyed the challenge of direct sales and running her own home daycare business. She has written, critiqued, and copy-edited fiction for over ten years, winning an award from the Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association in 2007. Tammy does all this, while raising a family of four.

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    Charmaine Jirgens-Gavrilovic
    Producer

    Charmaine Jirgens has over 10 years of software engineering and project management experience in the telecom and energy industries. Her expertise is in managing technical projects and leading software development teams. Most recently she has been applying her technical and soft skills as a project manager for the Department of National Defence and as an instructor for the Electronics Technology Program at Heritage College.

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    Julie Hearty
    Photojournalist

    Julie is first and foremost a wife and proud mother of three kids. She has always been passionate about photography, but when a DSLR camera entered her life a love affair began. She graduated with honors from The Photography Institute, and continues to advance her skills through workshops on photography and editing. Her attention to detail and ensuring that she captures and preserves your cherished moments is her trademark.

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    Robert Thompson
    Advisory Board Member - Business & Marketing

    Robert is a digital media start-up coach and market development consultant specializing in emerging technologies. The former CEO of Digital Games-based Learning DISTIL Interactive, and start-up QueryObject Systems (AMEX:QUOB). He worked with early stage companies in Canada, New England and California as well as enterprise software companies in Canada, US and Europe. Also partnered in a film and video production company and advertising agency.

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    Andrew Heyblom
    Advisory Board Member - Financial

    Andrew completed the Business Administration - Accounting program at Fanshawe College before continuing his education with the CGA.  He has over 17 years of experience as a business and tax consultant, helping individuals and small business owners minimize their taxes and increase profits.

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    Kate Do Forno
    Advisory Board Member - Communications & GR

    Kate is the current Manager of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Small Business Centre. She sits on the Board of the Ground Floor, a business accelerator and co-working space and the United Way of Chatham-Kents the former Director of Government and Public Relations at TekSavvy Solutions Inc, she is an experienced strategist, creative communicator, and social media enthusiast. Her expertise includes government and stakeholder relations, legislat

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    Linda Poitevin
    Editor

    Linda has been writing all of her life. Passionate about the well-written world. Her clients have included government offices, software developers, human resources consultants, lawyers, marketing firms and more. Never one to turn down a challenge, Linda thrives on meeting deadlines, broadening her horizons, and exceeding client expectations. In addition to her freelance work, she is also a published author.

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    Brenda Heald
    Editor

    A writer, first and foremost, Brenda has spent over 25 years perfecting her skills as a communications jack-of-all trades. She holds an Hons. B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in journalism, and has worked extensively with not-for-profit national associations and membership organizations. She also writes fiction and is published under the name Brenda Gayle www.BrendaGayle.com

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    Michael Rappaport
    Advisory Board Member - Legal

    Michael Rappaport is a family law lawyer and civil litigator who is dedicated to social justice and devoted to his clients. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Rappaport worked in communications, government relations, and as a writer and editor for legal, travel, and trade newspapers and magazines.

Advisors

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    Michael Rappaport
    Lawyer
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    Andrew Heyblom
    Accountant
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