Women’s Leadership Summit

August 21, 2018   •   Hotel Saskatchewan   •   10:00am – 3:00pm


The inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit is geared towards empowering women in the workplace, providing a platform for networking, and giving back to the community. Golf Canada is proud to host our Women’s Leadership Summit as a celebration of women as business leaders, influencers and community champions. Our goal is to facilitate social and business relationships by providing opportunities to interact with like-minded professional women. Gather your colleagues and friends and purchase your table of eight for $1,500 today!

What’s Included:

  • Mingling & Photo Opportunities with Business Leaders
  • Q&A Power Panel Featuring Female Business Leaders
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Three Course Lunch
  • Charity Activity on behalf of CP Has Heart
  • CP Women’s Open Gift Package including Tournament Access
  • Women Inspiring Women …& Wine!


Featured Guests




Evanka Osmak – Co-Anchor, Sportsnet

Evanka Osmak, co-anchor of the weekday prime time slot of Sportsnet Central, joined the Sportsnet team on April Fool’s Day 2007.

Evanka initially pursued a career in civil engineering after earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering Degree from Queens University. Once she earned her civil engineering degree, she did what most engineers do…she switched careers to become a television broadcaster! Returning to school, Evanka attended Seneca College at York University where she earned a Radio and Television Broadcasting diploma and later landed a position with JACK-FM in Orillia, ON as a news announcer. Moving onto KYMA-TV (NBC) in Yuma, Arizona a year later, Evanka worked for two years as a Morning Show host before returning to Ontario in 2007 when she stepped in front of the sports television camera and signed on with Sportsnet.

Evanka’s career highlights with Sportsnet include covering the 2016 and 2011 Rogers Cup and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. When not covering the latest sports stories on-air, she is a member on the Special Olympics Ontario board, acts as an ambassador for Golf Fore the Cure alongside Golf Canada and is a committee member of the Sports Media Canada Luncheon.

Evanka lives in Toronto with her husband, Adam and son, George.



Lesley Hawkins – General Manager at adidas Golf, Canada


Lesley Hawkins is the General Manager of adidas Golf Canada. Having spent over 25 years in the golf industry, Lesley has worked her way through the ranks in a very male-dominated business. She is passionate about the game of golf, both as a player and as a business leader, and brings her enthusiasm and “think differently” attitude to her work every day.


Lorie Kane – LPGA Tour Professional & CP Ambassador


LPGA Tour professional Lorie Kane has triumphed on the golf course, represented Canada and is recognized as a leader for the sport. Since her rookie year on the LPGA Tour in 1996, Lorie Kane has won nearly $7 million in career earnings. In that time, she’s recorded four LPGA Tour victories and 99 top-ten finishes, including eight in majors. In 1998, she won the Heather Farr Player Award, given by the LPGA Tour to the golfer who demonstrates determination, perseverance and spirit through hard work, dedication and love of the game. In 2000 she won the William and Mousie Powell Award given by the LPGA Tour to the golfer whose behavior and deeds best exemplifies the spirit, ideals and values of the LPGA. In 2006 she became a member of the Order of Canada. Prior to turning pro in 1993, Kane represented Canada as a member of the Canadian International Team from 1989 to 1992. She was also a member of the 1991 Canadian Commonwealth Team and the 1992 Canadian World Amateur Team. As a CP Ambassador, she embodies our ongoing support of women’s golf through the CP Women’s Open and helps advocate and elevate the CP Has Heart charitable campaign that raises money and awareness for heart health.


More speakers to be announced soon!


To purchase a table, click here.


For additional information, please contact Victoria Niven, Manager, Partnerships at 1-800-263-0009 x 284 or vniven@golfcanada.ca