About Laura Furtado
Laura Furtado, still in her early 30s, has successfully built a millionaire net worth by being an entrepreneur for over 8 years, and is currently bi-coastal between Toronto & Vancouver. She is a serial entrepreneurial, being Founder/Owner of DivaGirl, Sexy & Wealthy in Heels and #SuccessBABE.
Laura, a successful international Dancer, Instructor, Choreographer, Presenter and Mentor, is the Founder and Owner of DivaGirl. DivaGirl Inc consists of 6 divisions: DivaGirl Fitness (dance/fitness company across Canada); DivaGirl Entertainment (professional dance company), DivaGirl Beauty (spa/beauty division), DivaGirl-Preneur (women entrepreneur seminars and networking events), DivaGirl Nutrition (helping women live healthier and wealthier lives) and DivaGirl Fashion (empowering the stylish woman). Her community spans over 13,000+ women across Canada and Philadelphia and over 100 DivaGirls. With over 28+ years of experience in the dance and fitness realms, she has made a presence across North America and Europe, including Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Ukraine and Portugal. She has successfully created a membership, licensing and franchise business model with her DivaGirl community; currently having 6 Canadian/USA Franchisees.
With DivaGirl Fitness, she has created her own certified dance/fitness workshops, Sexy Fitness and Dance Grooves, along with creating the annual DivaGirl Conference, being held in Toronto and soon Philadelphia, USA. Both are certified with Canfitpro. She has also created and produced the Instructional DivaGirl DVD and DivaGirl Clothing Line, in collaboration with Titika Activewear.
Laura has been titled Canada’s Top Young Entrepreneur of 2010, one of Canada’s Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs of 2009, Nominee for the Arts Entrepreneur of the Year, Nominee for the Emerging Performing Artists of the Year, Nominee for Best Personal Brand, Titika, Lole, Lululemon Ambassador.
Laura was the Co-Owner and Producer of the Chic-A-Boom Room (www.chicaboomroom.com), a flirtatious production & booking house of female entertainers across Canada, having a presence in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Kelowna, for three years- building the company before her depart to focus on her own ventures. She is also the Co-Founder and Co-Producer (for 3 years) of Women in Dance (www.womenindance.com), a creative showcase featuring the top female Dancers and Choreographer in Toronto.
She has also been featured in the first edition of the Toronto CRAVE book, featuring the sassiest women entrepreneurs in the city and was also be one of the 19 women across North America, featured in the HealthyGirl’s Deliciously Radiant. She has or is on the Board of Directors for the Dance For Life Foundation, Spoke Club, Rethink Breast Cancer’s BoobyBall and the National Ballet of Canada’s Turnout. She is also the Co-Creator of Brandapoolza, alongside Leanne Grechulk of HealthyGirl, who was promoting personal branding seminars for entrepreneurs across North America. She also consults the largest circus school in Western Canada, the Vancouver Circus School, in their social media and marketing initiatives.
Finally, Laura is the Owner & Founder of Sexy & Wealthy in Heels, educating, inspiring and featuring female entrepreneurs who are smart, sexy and successful. As of November 2014, she has successfully licensed her programs to 17 Canadian/USA cities; she is currently sourcing new female leaders to double this exposure. Through her brand, she mentors many start-up businesses, especially female entrepreneurs.
She produced her first eBook, #SuccessBABE, in November 2014, and is in the works of her first book. She is launching her first volunteerism, non-profit trip experience, Divas Abroad, in November 2015 and has partnered with the Cornerstone organization in Belize, Central America. They will be empowering women in the community that are of need of support and education.
The success of her brands, repertories and programs, have featured her in numerous media outlets such as the Toronto Star, Global Television, CBC, Much Music, Rogers Television, City TV, The Slice Network, OMNI Television, The National Post, The Mississauga News, Fit Your Style TV, SNAP Newspaper, CHUM FM Radio, CBC Radio, OMNI Radio, That Channel Radio, She Inc., Women Legendary Lives and more.
She is on a mission to empower women.
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