BIOGRAPHY

It’s about pacing not racing. Striding not striving. Thriving not surviving.
— Janét Aizenstros
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Janét Aizenstros is Chairwoman & CEO of Ahava Group Global (AGG)—a women-led modern media parent company that serves Fortune clients and media companies in nine locations globally. AGG’s success is attributable to Janét’s strength of anticipating trends and her agility in responding proactively. The company’s client base enjoys solutions exclusive to the brand’s level of social influence and innovation. In 2017, two AGG companies, Ahava Digital Group and LOVE Lifestyle Publishing Group, were each awarded by CV Magazine: “Best UK Creative Agency” for the publishing company and the digital consultancy received the Canadian Business award for being one of the fastest-growing agencies in Canada.

She has sat on the board of directors for Guelph Inspiration, a musical event celebrating the arts, and the Guelph Arts Council. Janét a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (iab) in the U.S. where she sits on committees for Data Benchmarks & Activation, Multicultural, Identity & Audience Data Social Media and COPPA She is a leader within the Google’s Women Techmakers, the UN Women Initiative for the National Council of Women in Canada and the 30% Club Canada —an organization that includes Chairs and CEOs to achieve better gender balance at board level and senior management levels working closely with Catalyst and Catalyst Accord initiatives. 

Her comprehensive background spans roles at TD Canada Trust, Canon and Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls, along with management consulting in a broad range of functions, from supply chain operations, data analysis and finance to strategic thinking at both corporate and start-up levels. Through her adept leadership and vision, the digital consultancy she founded in 2011 has swiftly grown into a multi-faceted company with an international presence.

Throughout her career, Janét has received many awards and nominations such as being recognized as one of the Top 10 Inspiring Women in Canada, deemed as one of the Top 50 Women in Social Media,  2013 - 2014 YMCA-YWCA Woman of Distinction Business and Entrepreneur Awards and awarded one of 2015 Top 100 Black Women To Watch in Canada along with the 2016 Top 40 under 40 for the city of Guelph.  Her current pending nominations are 2019 Conscious Business Leaders List, 2019 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women and the 2019 RBC Woman of Distinction Awards.

In 2016, the Janét Aizenstros Foundation was founded to support pioneering programs in arts, education, literacy, technology and entrepreneurship.

Currently, her efforts are channeled into the newly launched Ahava Holdings & Ventures—a private holding company and early-stage venture firm that focuses on building great technology and media companies while preserving history through real estate. You can find Janét weekly podcasting to empower women through her research institute: Wholly Living Research Institute— dedicated to teaching women leaders how to live harmoniously while building business, sisterhood and wealth.

 

What People Say About jANÉT

So beautiful you are Janét.  These books are a wonderful accomplishment.  Keep thriving.
— Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global and Founder of Huffington Post
Janét Aizenstros is a powerhouse.  She is authentic, intellectual and provides her audience with relevant and engaging conversation. We were happy to sponsor this event.
— Frances Goldstein, Executive Philanthropic Officer – United Jewish Federation, Tomorrow Campaign
“I met Janét at Rogers TV Daytime Toronto.  When she walked through the door, I said to my publicist, “Look, there is baby Oprah!”  Her presence is magnetic and it was an honor for my book to be presented to all the ladies at National Bare Day Campaign Live Event.
— J.L. Witterick – International best-selling author of the acclaimed My Mother’s Secret, Penguin Random House
Woohoo! What a dynamic group of women! Janét Aizenstros is queen of confidence. She moves on stage with sheer elegance. The event made all the speakers and guests feel like royalty. I was happy I could be apart of an event where each woman was a powerhouse on her own.
— Julie Cole, Mabel’s Labels, Co-Founder & Spokesperson
She is every bit of the word inspirational.  I’ve come across many children’s books yet none that really capture the memories and moments moms share with their children. 
— Latham Thomas, Mama Glow
I was very happy to publishing my first book with LOVE Lifestyle Publishing Group. When my book became an Amazon best-seller I was over the moon. #1 on Amazon’s Relationships list for Divorce! Thank you LOVE Lifestyle Publishing Group
— Di Riseborough, Oprah featured Intuitive Strategist and Author of Forgivenss: How to Let Go When It Still hurts
As a colleague of Janét’s – and another agency owner – she and I had the fortune to meet through a professional association. I have found Janét to have a unique way of both being aware of and conscientious about the day-to-day aspects of her business while also keeping the big picture in mind. She is generous with her time and resources. I have also found her to be deeply concerned about justice and fairness. Overall, Janét is the picture of a philanthropic executive. I admire her greatly!
— Aurelia Flores, Social Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
Janét and I connected in 2012 and I was a panelist at her annual BARE Campaign event. A woman on a mission, Janet has a way of attracting and connecting likeminded, multi-passionate female entrepreneurs who have a high calling to serve others. I look forward to seeing her career as an author, speaker and philanthropist continue to evolve
— Nova Browning Rutherford, Wellness Expert on CTV's Social
I love this woman! She defines inspiration. We were happy she chose her event at our location and happy to assist her in promoting this event in any possible way.
— Carol Seidman, Director, United Jewish Federation, Tomorrow Campaign
I am in awe.  She was so gracious and open to sharing her stories and insights with our audience and our team.  She is really magical.
— Savie Persaud, Microsoft's Community Development and Events Specialist
Touched. Healed. Inspired. Janét, has changed me. She epitomizes the essence of courage. Her ability to overcome, to stand, to conqueror will inspire anyone especially women.
— Kristel Manes, Director, Innovation Centre, Innovation Guelph
Love, love, love this woman! Janét spoke to our moms at our Lunch & Learn in May 2014. She brought her books to share with the women about how the “art of wonder” changed her life. Moms can play too. 
— Tessa Kampen, Guelph Mompreneurs
Janét is amazing! A Class Act! She is vibrant, fun and knows how to work a room.
— Josh Elledge, NEWs & TV expert, Founder of Up My Influence
To be brave is to truly believe in one’s convictions and to encourage others along the way. Janét teaches us that at times of hardship we all can endure, no matter what. Her love of life and passion for her endeavours is truly remarkable.
— Angel Freedman, Relationship Therapist & Theatre Director
Janét is a shining light of strength and inspiration. Her personal challenges and ultimate success have given her the insight and sensitivity to inspire myself and others to believe in ourselves and trust our journeys. A true leader.
— Marci Warhaft, founder Fit vs Fiction, Huffington Post & optimyz-top-100 Writer
Janét is legendary. Her wisdom is always spot on. A brilliant mind indeed.
— Marielle Legair, Founder of Women Who Influence
I can’t explain how grateful I am to Ahava Digital Group for the work they’ve done on my site and the speed at which all these changes were made. My heart is overflowing with joy. I would recommend Ahava Digital Group to anyone looking to brand or re-brand their website. I’ve been struggling with my website for a while now and had no clue how to move forward with it and had all but given up but working with Janét was incredible. They put all my fears to rest because they focused on understanding what my brand was about and effectively communicated this into the logo and the website
— Vangile Makawawa , Author & Founder of Wealth Money
Quartz Spa was happy to sponsor this event once we saw the caliber of Janét’s lifestyle event held at STOCK, Trump Towers TO.   Bold. Bare. Powerful live event was amazing. Her personality draws people into her profound insight and wisdom on emotional intelligence. Janét’s energy transformation techniques I learned at this event I still use daily.
— Jami Steele, Spa Director, Quartz Spa, Trump Towers Toronto
I have been to many events, yet I have to say this one walks away with the trophy.  Humor, stellar presentation and such hospitality, Janét provided her guest with a filled day of spirituality, intellectualism and wellness. Bravo! I am looking forward to Bare 2014.
— Lynda Fishman, Huffington Post Writer, Speaker & Author of Repairing Rainbow
The ADG team is thoughtful of their clients needs and executes with precision, dedication and focus. I would recommend all of ADG services due to the teams ability to turnaround a project quickly. All women looking to establish a brand built on integrity must come and work with Ahava Digital Group. The team has worked with best in the industry and demands only the best for their clients.
— Janielle McKoy, Celebrity Stylist & Speaker
It was a pleasure aligning my story with a company that has a motto to match.
— Makini Smith, Author of A Walk In My Stilettos
Love Lifestyle Publishing Group is the home of my debut adult fiction novel, Everything I Couldn’t Tell My Mother. I truly feel at home and I feel empowered knowing that I will succeed in an environment that is thriving.
— Pauleanna Reid, author of Everything I Couldn't Tell My Mother, Influencer & Forbes Women Writer
Vivaciously funny. Janét embodies what women want and what we need to hear.
— Camille Dundas, CTV Writer, Producer & Editor-n-chief for ByBlacks