Driven by an innate passion for music and her belief in the medium’s incredible universal capability to unite and inspire, creative powerhouse Jenna Andrews has spent the large part of her outstanding career bringing out the best in the most promising talent around the globe. As an artist (Island Def Jam) and a songwriter (Warner Chappell) herself, Andrews is sensitive to the challenges that both up and coming and seasoned singers and writers face in music today, and she carries that knowledge with her in her work as a consultant for industry veteran Barry Weiss’ RECORDS label, as well as in her joint venture with Weiss, publishing company Twentyseven Music at Sony/ATV. The Calgary native has collaborated with some of the most renowned names in the market today, including heavy hitters such as Drake, Jennifer Lopez, BTS, Little Mix, Tori Kelly, Jessie J and Benee, as well as producers Noah 40 Shebib, Diplo, DJ Mustard, Max Martin, Illangelo and Stargate. Most recently, she has taken pop singer-songwriter Noah Cyrus under her wing, A&Ring her single “July” and writing the remix featuring Leon Bridges, which has garnered more than 350 million streams to date. She is also celebrating the stellar success of the hit she co-wrote with New Zealand-born singer/songwriter Benee. That hit being “Supalonely”, the record that took Tik-Tok by storm, being used in over 10 million user created videos, and streaming over 500 million times to date. Andrews went on to co-write two more tracks with Benee ("Plain" and "Winter"). Both made it as cuts on the New Zealander's debut album "Hey u x" . In August of 2020, BTS released their first ever english language smash hit and now Grammy nominated record "Dynamite", vocal produced by Jenna herself. Following the release of "Dynamite", Andrews linked up with the K-pop superstars once again to vocal produce their remix of “Savage Love” by Jason Derulo and Jawsh 685. Andrews carried that relationship with the group into 2021 by co-writing and vocal producing BTS’ second english language record and chart breaking single “Butter” that has broken various streaming records and debuted as the number 1 record in the world on the Billboard Hot100. Always employing a personalized approach, Andrews serves as a mentor, writing partner, and overall guru to the brightest stars of the present and future. From vocal and executive production to arranging, her fluidity and proficiency in so many areas of the business has allowed her to seamlessly adapt and shift roles depending on the specific needs of each artist she works with. But her true passion lies in artist development, which has given her the opportunity to nurture new artists, beginning with their first steps in the industry and helping to discover the core of who they are, and proceeding to follow along with them on their road to success. “I enjoy working with an artist from start to finish, where I can help them achieve their creative and professional goals by enabling them to tap into and actualize that vision,” she says. Being a female executive, Andrews is steadily driven to support aspiring female talent and become the pillar of guidance that she wished she had lighting the way for her when she began to pursue her own career. “I want to be that person that new artists can come to and know that they can be completely vulnerable with,” she says, “and that they can trust with developing their sound.” Perhaps not surprisingly, one of her most rewarding projects has been cultivating pop sensation Lennon Stella, whom she has developed since the blossoming star was just 14 years old. Transitioning from writing alongside Stella to acting as her A&R, she then signed her to Weiss’ RECORDS, continuing to advise and connect her as she rises to superstardom. Armed with incredible instinct and an ear for hits, Jenna Andrews will continue to do what she does best, not only pushing the hottest acts to the forefront, but propelling them all the way to the top.
Lisa Colalillo, aka @lisainthecity is a content creator and that full of life Latina girlfriend that will have you in stitches and twerking in your kitchen. Former music video dancer, Lisa has worked with artists such as Pharrell, Rihanna, Sean Paul, and Biz Markie. Now as a mom, Lisa is an ambassador for women living the boldest version of themselves in style, confidence + feeling great. Based in Toronto, she's a mom of 2 toddlers, 3 if you count her husband. Lisa has been a host on HGTV Canada and featured in Toronto Life Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Sirius XM Radio. Her YouTube series, Lisa in the City Show, was screened at T.O WebFest.
Dr. Liza Egbogah is one of North America’s leading Body & Posture experts. She is a chiropractic doctor and manual osteopath of choice for political leaders, CEOs and A-list celebrities, and the founder of the dr LIZA shoes, a line of shoes meticulously designed for painless all-day wear and posture-friendly dr LIZA bags. She is a prominent media personality and provides her health & wellness expertise for various TV shows and publications. In 2017 she won Afroglobal’s Science and Technology award, was named one of 150 extraordinary Canadians in 2018 and one of 24 most influential people of African descent in business for 2019 by the United Nations. She was also honored with Women of Inspiration’s Innovator award in 2019 and named one of three exceptional Canadian entrepreneurs to watch by the Marilyn Denis Show in 2021.
In 2020 Dr. Liza expanded her namesake line ‘dr LIZA’ to include a line of stylish posture friendly bags which have already garnered much acclaim including features on Cityline, Marilyn Denis, The Social, Global news, FASHION Magazine, FAJO and NUVO. She was also featured in the November issue of FASHION Magazine in a piece honouring her Nigerian background and fashion collection.
Gem Brion Zabala joins us all the way from the Philippines! She is the President, CEO and Master Trainer of ACG Human Capital Solutions. She is also a Certified Master Trainer for LIFO Method/Life Orientations in California, Innovative Thinking Systems in Tokyo, Japan 2010. The LIFO Method stands for Life Orientations and is a unique approach used to identify each person’s strength and styles. The method maximizes a persons’ potential and helps to improve better collaboration and high performance. She has taught this method to over 500 companies and 10,000 people. She drove and navigated the First Licensing Agency of LIFE ORIENTATIONS Method and INNOVATIVE THINKING SYSTEM in the Philippines.
Gem is also a recognized supporter, implementer, advocate of Sustainability and Innovation through the implementation and partnership of the United Nations 17 Actionable Goals through SDG: Sustainable Development Goals. One of the Speakers at the Sustainability Conference in the HR Symposium 2019, Philippines, March 2019, Tokyo Japan, August 2019, Stockholm, Sweden, Host, Sustainability Summit Philippines February 7, 2020, 2nd Sustainability Summit April 29-30 2021.
She is also the personal coach to beauty queens helping them with their confidence including Catriona Gray Miss Universe 2018 and Gazini Ganados Miss Universe 2019. She is currently in Graduate School for her DBA.