Margaret Zanel

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Margaret Zanel

Co-Founder & Partner, Strategy and Leadership, Wentworth Strategy Group Inc.

Margaret is an accomplished entrepreneur, speaker, executive advisor, and leadership coach with over 30 years of experience in Fortune 100, start-ups and private equity-backed early growth ventures in Canada and globally.

Margaret is Co-Founder and Partner in Wentworth Strategy Group, a diversified management consultancy focused on helping small and medium enterprises thrive and leads the Strategy and Leadership practice. She is a passionate advocate of diversity, inclusion, and women’s advancement in executive leadership and on boards.

Margaret currently serves in two advisory roles in women-owned start-ups: as an advisor to HerRide, Canada’s first women driving women ride-hailing membership-based company, and as an advisor to a global conservation tech start-up WildTechDNA. Margaret is the first woman facilitator of the World Trade Centre’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) for women-owned business and high-tech cohorts across Canada. She also acts as an Entrepreneur In Residence with the Ella Accelerator, Ontario’s first accelerator focused on supporting women-led product and service-based businesses. In 2018, Margaret was selected as one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s “Top 50 over 50”, and in 2020 she was recognized as one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s, “Top 100 Women of Influence”.


Session: RE Envisioning your career in 2022

Margaret will lead a motivating session that will explore intention, how to take back control, and how to inspire yourselves to move forward and re envision your career steps in 2022.
In this, our current pandemic new normal, drawing on key learnings from her over 20 years of experience as both a working mother, senior leader, and executive coach to over 25+ CEOs and their leadership teams, Margaret will share her unique perspective on the questions on many female leader’s minds, such as:

  • What does it take to lead now and in the future?
  • What are my personal and career aspirations?
  • How do I move the ball forward every day?
  • How do I communicate my aspirations?
  • How do I drive my career forward?
  • What does my career journey look like now?
  • Where do opportunities come from and how do I take advantage of them?
  • How should I be thinking of my career in balance with my personal needs?

My advice for RE ENVISION Summit attendees

As I reflect on the work I do with the executive women there are two common themes that consistently come to light, the importance of thinking of career advancement with intention; and the struggle they often have with confidence. Having had these feelings myself, I know that even in our toughest times, just moving the ball forward on these, everyday is a victory!