About Kristine Leadbetter, MCM

Meet Kristine Leadbetter, TV Producer and Host of  “Lead Better with Kristine” (currently aired on Cable 14), Podcast Producer and Host of The Agency @ Mohawk College’s “Lead Better with Kristine”, Founder of the “Women’s Leadership Network”, and Business Development and Marketing Manager for Gowling WLG Hamilton. Kristine was also the Founder and former Host of the “DeGroote Women’s Professional Network”.

Kristine is a passionate leader with an innovative style that has allowed her to spearhead significant transformational initiatives throughout her roles. Kristine has over 13 years of experience specializing in marketing, communications, relationship development, brand and reputation management, strategy, and University advancement.

Kristine’s research specializes on women’s networks, leadership, reputation, and social capital. Since earning her Master of Communications Management in 2018 (McMaster ON, Syracuse NY), Kristine has been published in the Journal of Professional Communication for her paper “Reputation and social capital: A hammer for the glass ceiling” and accepted into the 2019 BledCom conference in Slovenia.

Kristine speaks on panels centered on leadership, change leadership and management, women’s empowerment, and mentorship. Kristine has been nominated three times for the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women awards (2017, 2018, 2019).


Reputation and social capital: A hammer for the glass ceiling
Published: June 10, 2020, Journal of Professional Communication, McMaster University