President & Owner
Top 100 Award Winner & WXN Ambassador
Robin Kovitz is the
President & Owner of Baskits Inc. Canada's preeminent gift delivery
service company which designs, manufacturers and delivers unique and
luxurious gifts across Canada and the US. With over 50,000 customers
from around the world, Baskits makes the art of gifting quick and easy
through its online stores, catalog/call centre, warehouse and retail
to acquiring Baskits in 2014, Robin worked in private equity on the
buyouts of mid-sized companies and as a Summer Consultant at the Boston
Consulting Group where she led a part of a large-scale cost reduction
project at a Canadian bank. She also played an active role in the sale
of her family’s western Canadian food manufacturing and distribution
businesses. She began her career in Mergers and Acquisitions investment
banking at CIBC World Markets and was recognized with the Chairman’s
Award in 2005.
a sought-after speaker and commentator on “Entrepreneurship through
Acquisition” and the topic of “Mompreneurship” Robin frequently serves
as a guest lecturer at both the Yale School of Management and the
Harvard Business School. She and/or Baskits have been featured in a
number of leading publications, including: Forbes, House & Home,
Elle Canada, Canadian Business, Huffington Post, Style at Home and on
Global News, Your Morning Show.
currently serves as a consultant to the Admissions Marketing team at
the Harvard Business School and as a member of Young Presidents’
Organization. She holds a MBA from the Harvard Business School and a
Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University where she was a Rutherford
Scholar. In 2017, she was recognized as a Canada’s Most Powerful Women:
Top 100 award winner. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two
President & CEO
McCurdy Financial Planning Inc.
Top 100 Award Winner & WXN Ambassador
McCurdy is a founder, visionary, innovator educator, speaker and
financial advisor. She is CEO and founder of McCurdy Financial Planning
Inc. – one the largest independent financial planning firms in Canada.
is also the author of best seller book “How Much is Enough” (Wiley
2013). She is a leader recognized as one of the top financial planners
in North America. She is considered a leader in strategic thinking.
Diane McCurdy has held leadership roles in numerous financial planning associations and financial industry forums.
is frequently interviewed as a financial expert on television stations
throughout Canada such as CTV, CBC, BNN and Global TV , including the
U.S. media on NBC, ABC News, CNN, CBS and Good Day New York. She is
often quoted in the National Post, Canadian Business, Money Sense,
Macleans, the Globe and Mail, MoneyTalks, Chatelaine, USA Today, the New
York Times, Family Circle and Readers Digest, to name a few as well as
numerous radio stations across North America.
Diane McCurdy displays her leadership as a speaker and advisor for many volunteer organizations.
Diane is involved in the community and was on the inaugural Planned Giving with
BC Children’s Hospital for seven year
s and served on the P
lanned Giving for Vancouver Foundation. She has worked wi
charities in BC, Canada and North America
ventured across the world speaking at schools in countries such as Pakistan, Peru, Burma, and Laos.
is an influential leader in Canadian business, an inspiration for women
in business and the community, and since 2015, Honorary Colonel with
the Royal Canadian Air Force. Recently, 2020, Director on the National
Arts Council of Canada Foundation Board.
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WXN Monday Mojo
Feeling isolated? Missing motivation? Itching for inspiration? We've got what you need!
Grab your (really large) mug of coffee, get comfy, and join us every Monday for WXN’s Mojo Magic!
Forget sugar and spice and everything nice. Your mojo is your unique power, talent, and heart.
So what’s going to happen at these magical meetings of the mind?
Starting in September, our WXN Ambassadors will host our new Monday Mojo virtual series for all of our WXN members. This is your chance to pick their brains for all that knowledge we know you’re hungry for. This won’t be a formal
affair. Think of it as a get together with some really accomplished friends.
Join in to get practical advice about something you’ve always wondered, fuel up your mojo magic, and connect with powerful and inspiring women.