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Ann Kaplan

President and CEO, iFinance Canada

Ann Kaplan, President and CEO of iFinance Canada -- a North American consumer finance company -- is an award winning businesswoman, published author and mother of six. She is also the producer of the 25th anniversary commemorative book honouring Fashion Cares to be launched on December 1, 2012.
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How to Survive Raising Teens Without Losing Your Mind

I was lost. A mother of six with four hormonal teenagers -- that in itself, even spouting out the words is enough to drive anyone to a liquored-stupor. But I am not here to tell you what you already know or what you fear, I want to share my survival skills, how I managed to keep myself together, or appear to and hope that some good comes out of my experience.
11/03/2012 07:18 EDT
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Why Elton John Signed my Back at the Fashion Cares Gala

After we had photos taken together, I looked at Elton John and David Furnish and said "can you guys do me a favour?" I took my Sharpie pen off the side table and said "can you sign my back?" They both did and, while Elton was signing, he said "well that's a first." The proto-type of the book I am producing on the 25 year history of Fashion Cares was on display for pre-order sales at the dinner with Elton John. All of the proceeds will go to the AIDS Committee of Toronto and the Elton John Aids Foundation.
09/27/2012 05:03 EDT