About Kristine Leadbetter-Gold, MCM

Meet Kristine Leadbetter-Gold, TV Producer and Host of Lead Better with Kristine” (Cable 14, Your TV), Founder and Director of the Women’s Network, and currently, the Director of Business Development and Marketing at Ross & McBride.

Known as a rainmaker and for her ability to execute, Kristine is a strong strategist, relationship builder, and curator of mutually beneficial opportunities. She is a passionate leader with an innovative style and entrepreneurial spirit, enabling her to spearhead significant transformational initiatives throughout her roles. Kristine has over 15 years of experience specializing in marketing, communications, relationship and business development, brand and reputation management, strategy, and University advancement.

Kristine’s research specializes in 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 prestigious BledCom conference in Slovenia (2019).

Kristine speaks on panels centred on leadership, change leadership and management, women’s empowerment, and mentorship. Kristine is a 3x nominee for the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women awards (2017, 2018, 2019). Kristine is a proud supporter of the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA.


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