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Reducing the time, stress and cost of divorce

Mario Toneguzzi |

Karen Stewart is the founder and CEO of Fairway Divorce Solutions, Canada’s leading divorce mediation company with franchises in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. When she started Fairway, Karen not only brought to the table lessons learned from her costly divorce and a knowing that there had to be a better way, but she also brought years of experience in the financial industry. This winning equation blended with Karen’s natural inclination to understand how numbers line up and sound decisions are made helped thousands of families lead healthier and more rewarding lives.

Over the years, Karen has started up, ran, and sold four companies which remains successful to this day, demonstrating her ability to compete in the rough and tumble and often cutthroat world of business. Along the way, she developed a keen understanding of how systems work and the significant barriers to entry, particularly for female entrepreneurs. To that end, Karen founded Bumble Bees Venture Capital to ultimately change the world by putting money in the hands of female leaders. Karen’s team of Bumble Bees has pollinated successful businesses that are offering innovative solutions and making a positive impact on the world.

In addition to her commercial enterprises, Karen offers her unique brand of straight talk advice and strategic decision-making processes through the written and spoken word. Her first book, Clean Break was published in 2008 and is considered a must-read for anyone getting a divorce. Clean break provides practical step-by-step advice for surviving divorce with dignity and moving on with your life. In 2021, Karen added three new books to the lineup, including A Guide to Divorce for Men, A Guide to Divorce for Women, How to Divorce without wrecking your life and the Clarity Decision Making Method. What do these books have in common? Each provides a solid framework for making good decisions and leading a better life.

Karen Stewart is also a sought-after speaker, contributor and divorce expert and has made many media appearances discussing the effects of divorce in today’s society. These appearances include The Globe and Mail, ABC Money Matters, Entrepreneur Magazine, PROFIT Magazine, More Magazine, Financial Times, BNN, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, CTV, Slice™️ and Breakfast Television. Karen is also a featured blogger on Huffington Post Canada and Divorce Magazine. Karen was awarded the Woman of Vision Award in Calgary and PROFIT Magazine’s Top 100 Businesswomen.


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