Celebrating our Women - International Women's Day 2019

This year for International Women’s Day, we wanted to try something new. Instead of celebrating our women’s accomplishments, of which there are too many to list, we wanted to celebrate who they are. To find out what makes them who they are we decided to ask! Here is some of what they had to say:

Christina Stewart, CPHR, President, Client Engagement

Christina Stewart, CPHR, President, Client Engagement

Q: What do you do that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning?

A: Hang with my kids, Lead my team, Help my clients sleep better at night – and I get to do it all with the coolest guy I know, my husband!

Q: If you weren't a Praxis team member, what would you be doing?

A: Marine biologist (saving the whales & dolphins) or more realistically a high school English teacher.

Q: What are some of the causes you care about?

A: Women’s right to make decisions about their bodies and their lives, Bullying ad Harassment in the workplace and girl’s rights to education.

Q: Describe your dream vacation? Weekend?

RV’ing across Canada stopping at cheesy landmarks, beaches and campgrounds. Having the kids hop on their bikes and ride around meeting new friends while Drew and I sit in lawn chairs enjoying the sun.

Q: What would your autobiography be called?

A: She said she would, so she did.


Lindsay Roberts, Director of HR

Lindsay Roberts, Director of HR

Q: Who (or what) has been the biggest influence on your career?

A: My dad, he pushed me to always reach higher, and not give up on a dream. To do the work, and work hard.

Q: Finish this sentence: on Sunday mornings, you can usually fine me…

A: Making pancakes with my daughters.

Q: What's your personal motto or mantra? What does it mean to you?

A: Live your best life. This means everything to me. Life is short and we only have one.

Q: What piece of advice have you been given that has stuck with you or made the greatest impact?

A: Personal relationships are everything. In any capacity, our personal relationships will mean the most in our lives.

Q: What would your autobiography be called?

A: The road less traveled or Life is what you make it.


Laura Smit, Recruitment Coordinator

Laura Smit, Recruitment Coordinator

Laura Smit, Recruitment Coordinator

Q: At Praxis, we often say family first, always. What does family mean to you?

A: To me, family means support. You may not always like each other or get along, but ultimately your family are there for you no matter what.

Q: Describe your dream vacation? Weekend?

A: My dream vacation would be 3 months traveling throughout Europe with absolutely no budget!

Q: What are some of the causes you care about?

A: I strongly support Special Olympics and the work they do in every community around the world. I provide fitness support for a Special Olympic athlete and friend, so I am incredibly passionate about serving this population.

Q: How do you want to be remembered? What legacy do you want to leave behind?

A: I want to be remembered as someone who was kind and giving; someone who was always striving to help others. The legacy I want to leave behind is a trail of meaningful relationships with the people I worked with, my family and my friends.

Q: Who (or what) has been the biggest influence on your career?

A: My biggest professional influence is Oprah Winfrey. Growing up watching the Oprah show, I learned how to stay true to who I was, and never compromise on something I truly believed in.