SOURCE: Women's Executive Network

Women's Executive Network

March 22, 2016 08:20 ET

WXN Hosts Best-Selling Author Robyn Doolittle at Toronto Breakfast

Crazy Town Author & Globe Journalist Speaks About Confidence Through Changing Careers

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 22, 2016) -  WXN announces Robyn Doolittle, author of Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, will be taking the podium at their upcoming Speaker Series breakfast event at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto on March 31.

Using her experience of being dropped into the spotlight as the lead reporter on the Mayor Rob Ford scandal -- Toronto's most controversial news story in decades -- Robyn will speak about how she was able to successfully navigate on-camera interviews, male-dominated arenas and the overall twist in her career path. Attendees will hear Robyn's story first-hand, along with advice about how to develop a personal brand for guidance and confidence through each career change.

What: WXN presents Robyn Doolittle: How to Navigate the Non-Linear Career Path

When: March 31, 7:15-9:00 a.m.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton -- 181 Wellington St W, Toronto

Cost: Member rate, $95; Non-member, $115

"We are thrilled to have Robyn Doolittle speak at our first 'Big-Impact Breakfast' of the year," said Sherri Stevens, CEO of WXN. "Her unique story highlights what leaders in any industry can achieve when values-based confidence and perseverance are applied to work challenges. These are the moments that define us as leaders."

The "Big-Impact Breakfast" featuring Robyn is part of the 2016 Speaker Series season for WXN, which provides members and guests with inspiring professional development and networking opportunities in a room of 200 to 300 professional women and men. Past speakers from 2015 include Jeanne Beker, 2012 WXN Top 100 Award Winner and multi-media fashion entrepreneur; Ziauddin Yousafzai, co-founder & chairman of the board for The Malala Fund and United Nations special advisor on global education; and the Right Honourable Paul Martin, 21st Prime Minister of Canada and founder of the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative.

For more information about the event, visit the WXN event page.

About Robyn Doolittle

Robyn Doolittle is an award winning author and journalist with Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. Her investigation into the former mayor of Toronto's troubled personal life won the prestigious Michener Award in 2014 and her #1 bestselling book on the saga, Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, took the inaugural Kobo Emerging Author prize for non-fiction a year later. Doolittle began her career at the Toronto Star, covering crime and later municipal politics. A graduate of Ryerson University's journalism program, Doolittle was named as one of 12 notable alumni at the school's 60th anniversary last fall. She has lived in Toronto since 2002.

About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)

At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of more than 22,000 smart women, men and their organizations. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is held by SRGXi and championed by Sherri Stevens, owner of the award-winning Workforce Management Company SRGhr, which she established in 1990. As a founding member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, WXN is also dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, followed by London, UK in 2015, creating an international community of female leaders.

Contact Information

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