Jordyn Benattar

Founder & President


Public speaking pro, lawyer, actress and businesswoman, Jordyn Benattar is a wizard at transforming people into world-class communicators.

As Founder and President of top public speaking coaching firm Speakwell, Jordyn equips executives and their teams to overcome public speaking anxiety, lead authentically, and excel as compelling speakers who can confidently command any room. Speakwell’s clients include organizations ranging from lean start-ups to globally recognized Fortune 500 companies.

Jordyn’s passion for speaking began with her early career in film and television. Jordyn’s on-camera performances earned her a Character And Morality In Entertainment Award, a Gemini Award (Canadian Screen Award) nomination, and a Young Artist Award nomination.

Jordyn earned her JD/MBA at the University of Toronto, was the Silver Medalist of her class, and was awarded a Forté Fellowship for exemplary leadership and female advocacy in business. A member of the Law Society, Jordyn worked at Goodmans LLP in Toronto and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York.

Deeply committed to teaching and philanthropy, Jordyn is a guest lecturer at NYU Stern School of Business and has served on boards and committees at organizations including SickKids, United Jewish Appeal, and Toronto International Film Festival. Jordyn was named a 2023 Emerging Leader by The Peak, which recognizes up-and-coming leaders under-40 who are shaping Canada’s economy, culture and society.


thursday – 02:30pm Women in Tech

Time Icon 60 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Upper Mezzanine

Setbacks to Success

A session embracing setbacks as stepping stones to success. In this judgment-free zone, we’ll explore the journey of failures and how they pave the way for growth and achievement. Join us as we learn from real-life stories of resilience and perseverance, where individuals turned their mistakes into beautiful opportunities.