straight talk for ambitious women

frank is a unique international leadership community - for women, by women - that accelerates professional and personal growth in a safe, confidential and inspiring way.

Frank Women
Frank - How it works

how it works

Carefully curated groups of diverse women gather IRL or online and are guided by a professional leadership coach/facilitator. 

These sessions allow for open sharing, supporting and learning on everything business, family and personal life. 

In other words, our real deal daily realities.

what’s in it for you

A fresh perspective. A new set of tools. A like-minded community that allows you to level up and live your best life, period.

Our passionate, close-knit group zeros-in on the most effective ways to tackle your challenges and propels you forward with strategic insights and solutions so you can thrive.

We celebrate the highs and support the lows, offering thoughtful feedback based on experience and retrospective learnings so you can reach your goals.

  • Hand-picked “personal advisory board” of inspiring women who complement & empower your personal and professional goals
  • No-BS feedback from other experienced, high-performing professionals & entrepreneurs who’ve been exactly where you are
  • Shortened learning curve, blind spot detection & best practice advice
  • Lifelong supporters, connectors & door-openers
  • Sharpened leadership & communication skills, applicable to every area of your life
  • Next steps planning as you become accountable & build momentum
  • Newfound inspiration, energy & encouragement from the wisdom of the group

"I was so thrilled when I was asked to join this amazing group of women. Everyone is smart and every meeting leaves me anticipating the next one. frank reminded me to think critically and to look at situations, whether in life or work, more objectively. Can't wait for the next session.⁣"

- Monique A., Real Estate Broker

Frank - Who's it for

who's it for

As we curate each advisory board based on diversity, synergies and aligned goals, we’re looking for frank members who:

  • Are ambitious, hard-working professionals, intrapreneurs or entrepreneurs
  • Are open to giving & receiving honest, straight-forward advice to help themselves and others propel forward
  • Want to maximize their potential in all aspects of their life, while getting super clear on what to do next
  • Desire a close circle of empowering (and awesome) women who’ve got your back, and your best interests in mind & at heart
  • Are ready to invest in themselves, their future selves & make this year their most off the charts yet


Join frank for a community unlike any other, with personal and professional perks unlike any other. Your membership includes: 

  • Hand-picked “personal advisory board” of inspiring women who complement & empower your personal and professional goals
  • Professionally moderated sessions focused on your group’s most pressing challenges
  • Monthly accountability chats keep your progress in check between sessions
  • Access to a private messaging group designed to provide real-time answers & advice from other frank members
  • A safe, open & 100% confidential environment
  • A network of like-minded women, ready to support your journey
  • Access to exclusive events & learning opportunities


We are excited to have you join the frank community! 

Here’s how to apply:

  • Select the group that corresponds to your availability. All sessions are currently virtual, so you can Zoom in from anywhere! If you would like to join frank but don’t see a group that works with your schedule, please select Ongoing Application.
  • Take the time to reflect as you fill out your application form. Your answers will be used to curate a group with amazing chemistry and similar goals. Rest assured your information will be kept private.
  • A frank team member will be in touch once the application deadline has closed. We may schedule a phone interview with you to make sure we’ve matched you with the most beneficial group.
  • Once you are selected to join a frank group, you’ll have 48 hours to accept the membership and issue payment.
  • If you are not selected to join a group this season, don’t worry! We’ll be working hard to form the perfect group for you!

frank memberships
& events

frank is currently accepting applications for virtual membershipsas well as ongoing applications for future cohorts. 

We are also excited to be offering thought-provoking and action-oriented virtual frank-talk events & workshops on relevant and timely topics to both our members and non-members.

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PEAK membership

12 monthly sessions, Oct 2020 - Sept 2021
Thursday mornings 8:15-9:45am 

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PINNACLE membership

12 monthly sessions, Oct 2020 - Sept 2021
Thursday evenings 8:00-9:30pm

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frank workshops

A deep dive into relevant & real topics

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frank-talk speaker series

Sharing inspirational journeys of ambitious women


ongoing application

Apply with your scheduling preferences for a future frank group

our story

After attending various female entrepreneurship conferences across North America, frank founder Dayna Lapkovsky noticed that the real take away was really the inspiration, motivation, support and camaraderie – even more so than the content.

She recognized an opportunity to create a sustainable solution for fostering lasting, meaningful and strategic connections and personal development amongst Montreal’s talented, smart, ambitious and creative women – was right in front of her.

Putting her revelation into practice, Dayna rallied her own diverse group of exceptionally talented, out of the box thinkers, dreamers and doers to help shape her vision.

frank was born and has now grown into a global community of like-minded women.

Now’s your chance to join our amazing group of ambitious women and help propel your goals to totally new places.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Dayna Lapkovsky

"Aside from getting to know some great women, frank continues to give me new tools to tackle both my challenges and the way I give feedback to others a little differently. I love that.⁣"

- Geneviève S., Entrepreneur, Moderator & Host


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