Kristine Leadbetter Marketing & Business Development Manager


Speaks:  English


Primary office:  Hamilton


Areas of expertise:



Kristine Leadbetter

Kristine Leadbetter is the marketing & business development manager for Gowling WLG Hamilton. With a focus on innovation through collaboration, Kristine’s role is to build and strengthen community relationships. 

Kristine works alongside Gowling WLG’s valued clients, partners, and business community members in efforts to achieve Gowling WLG’s Hamilton mission of becoming an economic accelerator by connecting the firm's global network to Hamilton, and Hamilton to our global network.

Kristine is passionate about connecting people to things that matter, lifelong learning, and supporting the advancement of women. She is entrepreneurial, someone who makes things happen, and someone who sees opportunities for collaboration and connection.

Kristine produces and hosts YourTV’s “Lead Better with Kristine” segment on business leadership, is the Founder of the DeGroote Women’s Professional Network, and is an academic thought-leader on women’s networks and women’s leadership. She earned her master’s in communications management from McMaster University and Syracuse University, NY, and has over 13 years of experience specializing in strategy and execution, relationship development, marketing, communications, and reputation management. Kristine is a member of the Women’s Executive Network and has been twice nominated for WXN’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Awards.
 

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

    • Education
       2018
      McMaster University, Syracuse University, Master of Communications Management
    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Women's Executive Network's (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards (Nominated)
  • 2017

    • Rankings & Awards
       2017
      Women's Executive Network's (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards (Nominated)
    • Community
       2017
      Member, Academic Women’s Support and Mentorship Committee, McMaster University (2017–2018)
    • Community
       2017
      TV Host and Producer of ‘Lead Better with Kristine’, Cogeco (2017–Present)
  • 2016

    • Education
       2016
      McMaster University, Web Design & Development Diploma
    • Community
       2016
      Founder and Host, DeGroote Women’s Professional Network (2016–Present)
  • 2013

    • Career
       2013
      Marketing and Community Engagement Officer, McMaster University (2013–2019)
    • Community
       2013
      Member, Women’s Executive Network (2013–Present)
  • 2008

    • Career
       2008
      Program Coordinator, McMaster University (2008–2013)
  • 2005

    • Education
       2005
      Mohawk College, Marketing Diploma
    • Career
       2005
      Marketing Manager, Compass Canada (2005–2008)

Memberships

  • Women’s Executive Network

Speaking

  • 2019 Cogeco Leadership Panel for Cogeco Women’s Network on “Navigating Change”
  • 2019 Member, Marketing Program Advisory Committee, Mohawk College
  • “Future Ready Leadership”, Panelist, Mohawk College, December 2018
  • “Women’s Leadership”, Panelist, Company of Women
  • “Future Ready Leadership”, Panelist, Mohawk College, April 2018
  • “Building Social Media Relationships – LinkedIn”, Guest Speaker, Public Relations Program, McMaster Centre for Continuing Education, 2014, 2015