Rona Maynard (She/Her/Hers)

Rona Maynard (She/Her/Hers)
Story teller.
Grand Dame.

An award-winning journalist, and now 65+ entrepreneur Rona has contributed hundreds of articles to national magazines. She stepped down from the helm of Chatelaine to write the memoir, My Mother’s Daughter, which Alice Munro has called “wonderfully honest and enthralling.” Her conversation with women continues at her website, one of More magazine’s 10 favourite blogs by women over 40. She shares her expertise on the workplace as an adviser to Rona is also the facilitator of a unique memoir workshop for beginning writers and a companion workshop on brand building through storytelling.

By PK Mutch

News media entrepreneur, freelance journalist, Canadian Association of Journalists member, former book publishing executive, zine-maker and startup professional.  Marigold Capital advisory board. Recipent of Inspiring Top 50 Women in STEM in 2018. Profiled in Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions and Luminaries. Founder  and former President of award-winning Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, Canada's 8th B-Corp, which under her leadership received the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation (2009). Petra currently works to advance inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation in public policy and startup ecosystems with a particular emphasis on gender equity.  Petra is the founding publisher of Liisbeth. Follow Petra on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.