Kristine Leadbetter-Gold

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Kristine Leadbetter-Gold

Founder and Host, Women's Network
Business Development & Marketing Manager, Gowling WLG

Meet 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 Manager for Gowling WLG Hamilton.

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 that has enabled 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 on 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 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.



Women's Network Host
My advice for Women's Network attendees

No longer is working remote and connecting with others virtually a “short-term solution”.  Many of the habits developed from the pandemic will stay with us as things open up — grab hold of the advantages of the virtual world in its ability to remove all kinds of barriers and pave a new way for you to be more connected, engaged, and involved that ever possible before!