2017 NSBest Speaker Profile | Denise Donlon

Our annual Engage Speaker Talks (NSBest) events are here! We kicked things off in Calgary (Sept. 8), and next up is Toronto (Oct. 4).

Today, our featured speaker is Media Trailblazer Denise Donlon. She is one of Canada’s most innovative broadcasters and respected corporate leaders, renowned for incorporating human rights advocacy, social issues and arts & culture in her work. Denise has served as General Manager of CBC English radio, President of Sony Music Canada, and VP/GM of MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic. She is the author of Fearless As Possible (Under The Circumstances).

At NSBest 2017, she will be speaking on Ethical Leadership. Here’s our NSBest profile featuring a sneak peek at the insights Denise will bring to her talk:


Denise’s NSBest Toronto Teaser:

We asked Denise: 

What are you like on stage during your presentations?

On stage I like to have a little fun. while also bringing some seriousness. There’s a lot of laughs, but also plenty of learning. I’ll drop some celebrity stories. I’ll share some fairly harrowing life & complex business adventures to show the audience how we can all be empowered to lead a life of ethical leadership to win, both in our personal and business lives.

What makes you unique?

People talk about the glass ceiling a lot. Well, I’ve bumped my head up against it and lead some very large corporations with what I hope has been seen as ethical leadership. I think we are living in very challenging times. There’s a real lack of this type of leadership out there. It’s a rocky road sometimes. It’s hard to do & sometimes scary to do. But at the end of the day, leading with good ethics, with transparency, with inclusion, with vision, is how you win the long game


What Audiences Are Saying:

“Denise is more than engaging, she provides an inspirational message that is both authentic, charming and funny. She won over the audience as ‘speaker of the day’ …The standing ovation after her keynote was testament to the fact that she is a brilliant presenter. It was an honour to have Denise join us, and we would welcome her back anytime.”
– CEO and Founder, Women in Business Conference, Ottawa


Denise’s Recent News & Media:

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