Nova Vita celebrates International Women’s Day at the Best Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre on March 8th. The 2018 event features dinner, a silent auction, Closet Couture Runway of Inspiration.
The pinnacle of the evening will be the keynote from Tonia Jahshan, the Founder and Chair of Steeped Tea.
Tonia’s achievements are impressive. In just ten short years, Tonia Jahshan, with her family by her side, has made premium loose leaf tea the daily norm, by turning tea lovers into business owners through her direct sales company, Steeped Tea Inc.
Her journey started in 2006 with a mini vacation to a Halifax bed and breakfast, with her husband Hatem. It was here, for the first time she tried Cream of Earl Grey loose leaf tea and was blown away by the flavour. The Jahshans stocked up, returning home, wanting to share this new found love with family and friends. Sharing a cup of Cream of Early Grey tea turned into something more and Tonia’s vision to build a direct sales company was born. In 2012, everything aligned, when Tonia and Hatem entered CBC’s Dragons’ Den and partnered with Jim Treliving and David Chilton.
Today, Steeped Tea has over 7000 Consultants across North America selling loose leaf tea and accessories. The company has been recognized year over year, as one of PROFIT 500 Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, and Tonia, herself, has been garnered Canada’s #1 Female Entrepreneur by W100; received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women award and has been listed as 1 of 6 Women to Watch on forbes.com
Tonia lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband Hatem and three kids – Layla, Jenna, and Sami.
Tickets for International Women’s Day 2018 go on sale on February 1st. If previous years are any indication, the event will sell out. Save the date and check back soon for more information.