Kristine Leadbetter-Gold

Kristine Leadbetter-Gold

Founder and Host, Women's Network
Business Development & Marketing Director, Ross & McBride

Meet Top 40 Under 40 winner (2021) Kristine Leadbetter-Gold, TV Producer and Host of Lead Better with Kristine” (Cable 14, Your TV), Founder and Director of the Women’s Network, and Business Development and Marketing Director for Ross & McBride.

Known as a rainmaker and for her ability to execute, Kristine is a strong strategist, relationship builder, and curator of mutually beneficial opportunities. She is a passionate leader with an innovative style and entrepreneurial spirit, enabling her to spearhead significant transformational initiatives throughout her roles. Kristine has over 15 years of experience specializing in marketing, communications, relationship and business development, brand and reputation management, strategy, and University advancement.

Kristine’s research specializes in women’s networks, leadership, reputation, and social capital. Since earning her Master of Communications Management in 2018 (McMaster ON, Syracuse NY), Kristine has been published in the Journal of Professional Communication for her paper “Reputation and social capital: A hammer for the glass ceiling” and accepted into the prestigious BledCom conference in Slovenia (2019).

Kristine speaks on panels centered on leadership, change leadership and management, women’s empowerment, and mentorship. Kristine is a 2022 YWCA Women of Distinction recipient for Business Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, a Top 40 Under 40 recipient (2021, Hamilton), and a 3x nominee for the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women awards (2017, 2018, 2019).  Kristine is a proud supporter of the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA.


My advice for Women's Network attendees

Always be working on cultivating relationships – people are the key to making anything happen.