Executive Director of Dress for Success Halifax & Founder of The Social Boutique
Brenda Saunders/Todd is committed to CONNECTION, COMMUNITY and COMPASSION. As the founder of various businesses and non-profits for the past 36 years, her passion lies in transforming the lives of others, including her six children & six grandchildren.
Brenda serves as Executive Director of Dress for Success Halifax and Founder of The Social Boutique, a non-profit organization that financially supports Dress for Success. In 2016, she formed the first chapter of ALL (All Ladies League) and WEF (Women’s Economic Forum) in Nova Scotia and serves as the Chairperson for Atlantic Canada.
An international award-winning speaker, Brenda graduated with distinction from the Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute at St. Francis Xavier University. She holds certifications in Corporate Etiquette, Change Management and Life Skills Coaching. Brenda is the only Atlantic Canadian who holds the Certified SpeakersTrainingCamp® Instructor designation and has earned her DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster designation).
Active in the community, Brenda is known for her energy, positivity, and ability to move projects forward with ease. Whether serving on a board, business group or non-profit, she is soft on the people–hard on the issues, always keeping the best interest of the organization front of mind.
She is happily married to the man of her dreams who supports her in her many endeavors.