Montreal is a hub of commerce, creativity, and culture. Not only do we have a booming arts scene, but with any city that is experiencing growth and development there are also plenty of entrepreneurial opportunities popping up right and left. Making this global city a great place to plant and cultivate a career. That said, some ambitious Montreal women stand out and are occupying and building some serious goal-worthy careers for themselves. If you're looking for some career inspo, then read on!\nOver the next few pages we will look at some women who have made a mark in their respective industries. First, we will explore some female entrepreneurs and independent business owners from around the city. Next, we will look at some female journalist and film makers who have made an impact in the media, film and TV industry. We will also show you some Montreal girls with serious girl boss jobs.\nWe will also look at the very important arts and design industry of the city and show you some of our favourite hard working women who have carved a niche for themselves in the tough creative industries. Last, we will look at those corporate girl badass jobs in the cut-throat business world of Montreal.\nPage 1 of 5, Click "NEXT"\nShadi Asadi // @shaydakid\nDJ/Performer\nvia @shaydakid\nShadi Asadi AKA Shaydakiss is a Montreal-based bad girl DJ extraordinaire. She spins high-energy dance beats all around the city from low-key clubs and intimate after parties to massive outdoor festivals such as Osheaga, Shaydakiss does it all.\nSamantha Tara Mainville // @heirloomhats\nHat Designer/Founder of Heirloom Hats\nvia @heirloomhats\nSamantha-Tara Mainville is Montreal-based hat designer, owner and founder of Heirloom hats, designing beautiful, contemporary and unique hats out of premium materials.\nKarolina Jez // @Karolinajez\nContent Creator/Photographer/Co-founder of The Sundae Collective\nvia @karolinajez\nKarolina Jez is an entrepreneur to the bone. She is a renaissance woman, a fashion and lifestyle blogger, content creator, photographer, and all around badass woman. Along with her friends they launched a creative agency called The Sundae Collective which specialized in content creation and photography.\nRobyn Crump // @habitsjewlery\nJewellery Designer/Owner & Founder of Habits Jewelry\nvia @habits.jewelry\nRobyn Crump is not only a very talented jewellery designer but she also conceptualized and launched her very own brand - Habits Jewellery, based right out of Montreal. You can check out all her beautiful pieces on her website or Instagram page.\nKayleigh Peddie // @Kayleighpeddie\nLingerie Designer\nvia @kayleighpeddie\nKayleigh Peddie is based right out of Montreal, where she designs and sells her unique and retro-inspired lingerie collections. Check out all her beautiful creations on her Instagram page!\nSabrina Barila // @S.Barila\nOwner of Boutique La Montrealaise Atelier and Barila Clothing\nvia @s.barila\nSabrina Barila is the woman behind all those "Je Parle feministe" t-shirt that you've seen lurking around the streets of Montreal. She is a fashion designer and owner of Barila clothing and on top of that runs and operates a boutique La Montrealaise Atelier right out of the Mile-End.\nNatasha Thomas // @natashathomas\nFashion Designer\nvia @natashathomas\nNatasha Thomas is a Montreal-based fashion designer and owner of her very own self-named brand By Thomas. She designs beautiful contemporary and minimal pieces for women of all ages.\nStephanie M Arthur // @smartrevents\nEvent Planner/Founder of Smartr Events\nvia @smartrevents\nStephanie M Arthur is in the business of planning, organizing and executing events. Not an easy task. Like a true entrepreneur she launched her very own agency, specializing in fashion networking events, all based right out of Montreal.\nPage 2 of 5, Click "NEXT"\nGoth Shakira // @gothshkira\nDigital Creative & Meme Queen\nvia @gothshakira\nMontreal-based digital media creative Goth Shakira is what we call an "influencer". Although this term can be loosely interpreted many ways, Goth Shakira is a digital entrepreneur and creative body. She is in the business of creating and dissecting viral content and really knows what makes the internet go round.\nLiz Plank // @feministabulous\nTV Producer/Correspondent\nvia @feministabulous\nHaving studied at the London School Of Economics Elizabeth Plank is Montreal-based journalist and feminist-rights activist. She currently working as a Producer and correspondent for Vox Media. Check out her all stories on her Instagram page!\nJosiane Stratis // @Josianes\nEditor In Chief of Ton Petit Look\nvia @josianes\nJosianne Stratis is the founder and editor-in- chief of online blog/magazine Ton Petit Look. Founded in 2009 and with 28K followers and climbing this is not just any blog. Oh, and on top of being a girl boss, Josianne is also a full-time mom.\nGina Hara // @gina_hara\nDocumentary Filmaker\nvia @gina_hara\nGina Hara is a young Montreal-based documentary film-maker. With a MFA in film production, her first fiction film was nominated for Best Canadian Short at the Toronto International Film Festival. In her more recent projects she directed Geek Girls Film, a documentary feature exploring nerd culture from a female perspective.\nVanessa De Montigny // @vanessademontigny\nFood & Lifestyle Editor\nvia @vanessademontigny\nCurrently working as Quebecor Media, Venessa De Montigny is based out of Montreal and specializes in food and lifestyle content. Follow her adventures on her Instagram page above!\nElla Katz // @ellakatzz\nSocial Media/Founder Agence Frenzr\nvia @ellakatzz\nBased out of Montreal, Ella Katz is a digital artist, influencer and founder of social media agency Frenzr. Her agency specializes in content strategy, community growth and social media management for businesses. Check out her Instagram page for more!\nAudrey Hubert // @audreyhubert\nDigital Content Specialist\nvia @audreyhubert\nNo matter what anyones says about being an influencer, making a simple tube of lipstick look amazing in a picture is a lot easier said than done. Audrey Hubert knows how to make products look beautiful online. Don't believe me? Check out her insanely curated Instagram feed above!\nGarihanna // @garihanna\nComedian/Performer\nvia @garihanna\nGarihanna is Montreal-born Comedian and performer. Working between Montreal and Haiti she has been on the stage since the age of 6. Check out her Instagram page to see all her work!\nPage 3 of 5, Click "NEXT"\nKatrina Stubbs // @katcs\nPublic Relations Specialist\nvia @katcs\nKatrina Stubbs is a public relations specialist working for Montreal-based e-comm company and entrepreneurial success story SSENSE. Check out her lovely Instagram feed above!\nKimberly Lallouz // @kimberlylallouz\nChef/Entrepreneur\nvia @kimberlylallouz\nKimberly Lallouz is a Montreal-based culinary entrepreneur. She is a chef and restaurant owner, successfully building her businesses from scratch. Making her a true girl boss.\nAlexandra Apple // @alexandra.apple\nSalon Owner\nvia @alexandra.apple\nAlexandra apple is a true girl boss because not only does she own her own business, she's a full time mom. Owner of Unlistd salon she specialized in tricky colouring. If you're looking to go platinum, you know where to go.\nFrancoise Cournoyer // @ohohcournoyer\nCreative Director\nvia @ohohcournoyer\nFrancoise Cournoyer is a Montreal-based mom, boss lady and creative entrepreneur. She works as a creative director, her portfolio boasts campaigns for local and international brands like Adidas and Little Burgundy. Check out her super cute Instagram page.\nFisun Ercan // @fisun.ercan\nExecutive Chef\nvia @fisun.ercan\nFiscun Ercan is executive chef at not only one, but two Montreal-based restaurants. You can follow her healthy and vibrant recipes at her blog or her Instagram page above!\nMadhuri Kumar // @madhuri_madhura\nOwner of Pandan Cremerie\nvia @madhuri_madhura\nMadhuri Kumar is a Montreal-born girl-boss entrepreneur. As an owner and founder of local business Pandan Cremerie she's worked hard to bring a new and unique ice cream concept into the Montreal food scene.\nTatiana Londono // @tatlondono\nReal Estate Maven/Founder Of Londono Realty Group\nvia @tatlondono\nI bet you've seen Tatiana Londono real estate signs all around the city. You probably didn't know that Londono group was founded by ultimate girl-boss Tatiana herself. But it doesn't stop there, she's also an author and real estate coach on the side.\nValerie Plante // @val_plante\nMayor of Montreal\nvia @val_plante\nOf course, the ultimate girl-boss in all of Montreal, is the first female mayor of our city, none other than Valerie Plante! Following her Instagram page is not only inspiration but a great way to keep up on local and current events and news from around the city.\nPage 4 of 5, Click "NEXT"\nCelia Spenard-Ko // @ceeesk\nPhotographer\nvia @ceeesk\nCelia Spenard-Ko is a Montreal-based photographer. With a keen eye for textures, shapes and subtle details, her Instagram feed is beautifully curated collection of inspirational photographs of everything from architecture, food and fashion.\nAmlyne Phillips // @amlynephillips\nInterior Designer\nvia @amlynephillips\nMontreal-based Amlyne Phillips specialized in furniture and designing of commercial interiors. If that's not every girls dream job, then I don't know what is. Check out her lovely Instagram feed above!\nMeagan Goeb // @meagangoeb\nTattoo Artist\nvia @meaghangoeb\nMeaghan Geob is a Montrea-based private tattoo artist who does some incredible work. If the picture above isn't enough to convince you, visit her Instagram page to see other photos of her truly amazing work.\nJess Abran // @jessabran\nMusician & Travel Host\nvia @jessabran\nJess Abran is a disciplinary creative that also loves to travel. Working for CTV news and outpost magazine, check out are all her adventures and her music on her Instagram page.\nMaude Nibelugen // @mnibelungen\nKnitwear Designer\nvia @mnibelungen\nMaude Nibelugen is a Montreal-based knitwear designer that dreams up and created some insanely intricate and beautiful knit pieces out of natural and premium fibres. Check out all her pieces by visiting her Instagram page!\nJessica Lee Gagne // @jessicaleegagne\nCinematographer\nvia @jessicaleegagne\nJessica Lee Gagne is a Montreal-based director of photography boasting an impressive portfolio with work ranging from music, fashion and commercial work. Check out her Instagram feed for some beautiful images.\nHeart Streets // @heartstreets\nSingers, Songwriters and Performers\nvia @heartstreets\nGabrielle Godon and Emma Berko make up Montreal-based hip hop duo Heart Streets. With seriously catchy beats and inspo-worthy style you will want to follow them on Instagram now.\nRyan Playground // @ryanplayground\nSinger/Songwriter\nvia @ryanplayground\nLaval-native Ryan Playground has serious envy-worthy style but is also a solo-artist making some incredible music. A single off her new album just recently dropped this November. Check out all her latest work and awesome Insta feed above.\nPage 5 of 5, Click "NEXT"\nLisa Kubler // @lisakblr\nPersonal Shopping Manager\nvia @lisakblr\nLisa Kubler is a serious business girl boss working at SSENSE as an e-commerce personal shopping manager. No easy feat considering the impersonal nature of online shopping and the ever-changing needs of the luxury consumer.\nGenvieve Ringuet // @genevieveringuet\nPublic Relations Manager\nvia @genevieveringuet\nGenevieve Ringuet is a serious corporate badass girl, working for one of the biggest cosmetics and beauty conglomerates in the world - L'Oreal, she specialized in public relations for Maybelline and Essie. Dream job.\nKristina Spino // @yourdailyspino\nProduct Merchandising Manager\nvia @yourdailyspino\nCurrently working for WANT Les Essentiels Kristina Spino is business badass and a maven of product merchandising in fashion industry. Merchandisers are the one's carefully working behind the scenes of the fashion and retail industry.\nIngrid Enriquez // @ing514\nCo-Curator Of Alcove Micro Conferences\nvia @ing514\nIngrid Enriquez-Donissant solves business and brand puzzles. In other words, she's a business badass. She is also the co-curator of Alcove, a business which specializes in hosting exclusive talks featuring inspiring visionaries from different fields.\nMaria Varvarikos // @maria_varvarikos\nOwner Zoi Agency\nvia @maria_varvarikos\nAs the owner of Agence Zoi - a PR agency with offices from Montreal to New York - she is a true business badass. With over 15 years of experience in the field her work is a testament to hard work, determination and expertise.\nJoanie Pietra Cupa // @joaniepietracupa\nMulti-platform Editor-In-Chief\nvia @joaniepietracupa\nJoanie Peitracupa is a real badass of the media business as the editor-in-cheif of Vero magazine. She oversees all of the content for not only print, but online media and social media of the brand. Now that's some serious responsibilities.\nAlix Rutsey // @alixelinrutsey\nMenswear buyer\nvia @alixelinrutsey\nToronto-born Alix Rutsey is a menswear buyer at Montreal-based e-comm company SSENSE. Check out her insta and follow her buying trip to Milan and Paris.\nAlyssa Whited // @alyssa_whited\nGlobal Senior Manager of Public Relations\nvia @alyssa_whited\nAlyssa Whited works as the Global Senior manager of Public Relations and Social Media at Aldo. AKA the ultimate corporate badass. Check out her Instagram page to follow her adventures as a corporate maven.