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Rania Walker is the Founder and President of Front Door PR (formally SparQ Street Communications), an integrated PR, Media & Marketing agency — and a woman of very many words! A natural storyteller, she combines her expertise as a TV producer and host, media trainer, publicist, marketing manager, and relationship building expert, to generate multi-platform media exposure and brand elevation across North America for clients and large-scale events. She has worked at YTV, Alliance Atlantis, The New VR, Rogers Television, The Weather Network and various specialty channels.
Her clients have included corporations, authors, charities, not-for profit organizations, start-ups and emerging businesses. She is a frequent media and PR expert at conferences speaking on “How to Get and Leverage Media Attention”; “Personal Branding” and "How to become branded in the Media as an Expert". She has moderated media panels for the annual Mompreneur Conference, Emerge - Become a Best-Selling Author Forum, Ignite Your Vision Conference and the Discover Your Personal Brand Conference. .
A personal branding expert with a degree and post-graduate studies in communications, Rania has been featured or provided commentary on personal branding, crisis communications and social media savvy in The Toronto Star, on Newstalk 1010, Cision, Tilt Magazine, Parents Canada, The Mompreneur e-Magazine, The Oakville Voice and The Huffington Post. In her ‘spare’ time Rania loves to travel with her large family of 5, documenting their adventures while sharing tips, tricks and always a few laughs. You can connect with her @raniaspeaks
Dessy (Despina) Danishwar went from writing up and imitating mock newscasts as a kid to currently being the Account manager for Front Door PR. Holding a broadcast-journalism diplomafrom Seneca@York, she knows a little something about the media world---having spent over 15 years learning the industry from the ground up, working in some of the best control rooms and newsrooms for national television stations—including stints as anchor/reporter, writer and technical director. Not one to stop there, she went back to school and completed a degree in Fashion Marketing--gaining another 10 years of industry experience working for some of the finest international fashion labels and retailers. Don‘t let that smile fool you though, she’s a force to be reckoned with; thriving under pressure and being a stickler for time constraints, all while making sure clients aren’t feeling any bumps on the road.
When she’s not hustling and bustling in the PR and fashion world, you can find her enjoying her life of sippy cups and stilettos with her husband and their two little diva’s @sippycupsandstilletos