The people behind the scenes...

Pioneering Women was founded in late 2010 by film industry veterans Susan Smythe-Bishop and Sarah Necoloff, and they currently serve as Co-Directors.  Our events and initiatives would not be possible without the support of a fabulous committee consisting of wonderful women who either currently work in or have worked in the Canadian Film Industry.  We also want to introduce you to other incredible people who have volunteered their time and talent to help us to grow.  The amazing and talented Anthony Sacco, National Operations Manager for Inspired Image has filmed our most recent events for us;  and the equally amazing and talented team of women at Extreme Reach headed up by Silvia Murday, have worked hard to edit that footage and make it flow so well.  Lyndsey Loiacono is the graphic artist behind our logo and event marketing materials, so without her artistic help, we would be hardpressed to communicate with you!  We absolutely must thank Michael Kennedy and his team at Cineplex Entertainment along with their theatre staff for their ongoing support.  Please take a moment and scroll down here to meet our team!

Please allow us to introduce ourselves!

Sarah Necoloff

Susan Smythe-Bishop

Srimati Sen

Christine Gresham

Jennifer Rashwan

The Pioneering Women Committee

The Film Editing Team: Extreme Reach

Lyndsey Loiacono:  Graphic Design

Video Shooting Services:

Joanna Miles

Barb Matheson

Antonella Zappone

Kylie Bechberger