We strive to educate, inspire and connect women to feel fabulous on the inside and out. Through our community of DivaGirl Licensees, we offer various seminars, events and services to female entrepreneurs or women looking to kick-start their careers or personal lives. By doing so, DivaGirl-Preneur provides the necessary skills, tools and empowerment, through years of experience and passion, to help lead careers and lifestyles to the next level of fabulousness.
What advice would you give to conference attendees?
Have fun and network with other amazing women. Attend seminars and conferences is a great way to stay inspired!
What’s your favourite business tool?
Excel and google calendars… keeps me organized and consistent with my efforts!
Describe in one word what keeps you going during stressful times and why?
What do you hope conference attendees will take away from hearing you speak at our conference?
The importance of collaboration, branding and consistency, when growing a business.
Laura Furtado, a successful international Dancer, Instructor, Choreographer and Presenter, is the Founder and Owner of DivaGirl (www.divagirl-inc.com). DivaGirl Inc consists of 6 divisions: DivaGirl Fitness (dance/fitness company across North America), DivaGirl Entertainment (professional dance company), DivaGirl Beauty (spa/beauty division), DivaGirl-Preneur (women entrepreneur seminars and networking events), DivaGirl Boutique (an online shop for everything divalicious) and DivaGirl Nutrition (helping women live healthier and wealthier lives). With over 26 years of experience in the dance and fitness realms, she has made a presence across North America and Europe, including Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Ukraine and Portugal.
Laura has been titled Canada’s Top Young Entrepreneur of 2010, one of Canada’s Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs of 2009, Nominee for the Arts Entrepreneur of the Year, Nominee for the Emerging Performing Artists of the Year, Nominee for Best Personal Brand, Lululemon Ambassador and Diva-Preneur. Laura is the Co-Owner of the Chic-A-Boom Room, alongside Nuvo-Burlesque, a flirtatousin the Chic-A-Boom Room, a flirtatious production & booking house of female entertainers across Canada. She is also the Co-Founder and Co-Producer (for 3 years) of Women in Dance (www.womenindance.com), a creative showcase featuring the top female Dancers and Choreographer in Toronto, ON.
She has also been featured in the first edition of the Toronto CRAVE book, featuring the sassiest women entrepreneurs in the city and was also be one of the 19 women across North America, featured in the HealthyGirl’s Deliciously Radiant. She is on the Board of Directors for the Dance For Life Foundation, a non-profit organization that believes that dance can be used to bring global communities together to support and assist individuals in need. She is also the Co-Creator of Brandapoolza, alongside Leanne Grechulk, promoting personal branding seminars for entrepreneurs across North America & Europe. She is also an active mentor in Toronto for young entrepreneurs.
The success of her unique dance styles, repertories and programs, have featured her in numerous media outlets such as the Toronto Star, Global Television, CBC, Much Music, Rogers Television, City TV, The Slice Network, OMNI Television, Fit Your Style TV, The National Post, The Mississauga News, SNAP Newspaper, CHUM FM Radio, CBC Radio, OMNI Radio, and That Channel Radio.