Advance : Monthly Newsletters + Advice


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How to find role models

April, 12th, 2018

    In the quest for gender parity, it’s crucial that we as women consider the ways we can truly help, rather than compete with, one another. I believe that one of the key ways to do this is to seek out inspiring role models, women who have ‘been there and done that,’ because, at […]


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How to start making more money as an entrepreneur

April, 6th, 2018

    If you’re an entrepreneur, the question of how to make more money is one you probably ask yourself every week. It’s common, and I highly suggest this type of self-talk, because it means that you’re on route to helping more people and growing your business as a result. The problem is, most entrepreneurs […]


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How to go from Good Writer to a Good Communicator

April, 4th, 2018

    When sitting in an interview chair, we often rely on our resumes and glossy portfolios to demonstrate our writing, our expertise and capabilities. But once we land the role, can we be certain that our strong writing skills will translate into an ability to communicate and work effectively with our peers and our […]


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Changing Quickly Takes Time

March, 23rd, 2017

    Any way you slice it, change can be hard, either as the leader trying to move a team through to the new beginning or as an individual who is managing their own transition. Leah Reilly, human resources consultant, explains a different way to look at change that can help make the process smoother. […]


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Are you coasting or are you creating?

February, 16th, 2017

Human resources consultant, Leah Reilly, warns about getting trapped in sentimental feelings about your past roles and accomplishments. Instead, seek out new experiences and push yourself creatively and positively career-wise, and it can result in gains in other aspects of life.   by Leah Reilly   At one point, I accepted a role with a […]


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The Missing Step in Tackling Lofty Goals

February, 7th, 2017

If you’re having trouble sticking to your plans for positive change, you might need to rethink your approach. Christine Laperriere, executive director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre, explains how small steps can lead to big wins.   by Christine Laperriere   Quick check: how is everyone doing with their New Year’s Resolutions? If […]


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Advance Insider: First-Hand Account from Building Your Personal Brand

February, 17th, 2015

First-hand accounts from motivated professional women on what inspired them to attend a Women of Influence Advancement Centre course. Discover how the program has helped them advance in their career goals, and turn their insights into action with Christine Laperriere’s expert advice on how to practice the skills within your current role. Registrant: Journalist & Instructor […]


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Advance Insider: First Hand Account from Strategic Influence & Leadership

January, 19th, 2015

First-hand accounts from motivated professional women on what inspired them to attend a Women of Influence Advancement Centre course. Discover how the program has helped them advance in their career goals, and turn their insights into action with Christine Laperriere’s expert advice on how to practice the skills within your current role. Registrant: Marketing Director […]


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Premier’s Remarks: Women of Influence

December, 18th, 2014

Christine Laperriere, Executive Director & Lead Coach of the Advancement Centre, shares insights following the Women of Influence Top 25 Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Premier Kathleen Wynne. This month, as the year winds down I am reflecting on the impact the Women of Influence Advancement Centre has had on women’s advancement. This year our Advancement Centre […]


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How To: Move Past Personal Barriers to Success

October, 20th, 2014

How does the Dean from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Carol Stephenson, guide us to move past our own personal barriers to set ourselves up for success? Our Executive Director and Lead Coach for our Advancement Centre, Christine Laperriere, weighs in on three insights to turn into actionable advice.


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How To: Discover the Keys to Success

September, 15th, 2014

Three tips that will help you discover the keys to your career success.


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How To: Discover Who You Are

August, 18th, 2014

Christine Laperriere, Executive Director & Lead Coach of the Advancement Centre, shares how to bring insights into action: 1. Discover Who You Are 2. Find Your Passion 3. Build Strong Relationships   In this clip Daniela Crivianu-Gaita, VP & Chief Information Officer of The Hospital for Sick Children discusses the importance of understanding yourself and having strong relationships. […]


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How To: Apply Guiding Principles of Success

July, 21st, 2014

Christine Laperriere, Executive Director & Lead Coach of the Advancement Centre, shares how to bring insights into action: 1) Teach by Example 2) Be Persistent 3) Say Thank You Janice O’Born founded the Charitable Office in 1985 to promote philanthropy to the staff of The Printing House. The office has since raised over 44 million […]


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How to Manage Challenging Conversations in the Workplace

April, 14th, 2014

The next time you have to engage in a challenging conversation, prepare yourself with these four methods from our Executive Director and Lead Coach of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre, Christine Laperriere.


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Three Steps to Reaching Your Highest Potential

March, 18th, 2014

Christine LaPerriere, Executive Director and Head Coach of the Advancement Centre shares how-to Bring Insights Into Action here in 3 steps. 1) Grow your influence 2) Focus on your authentic self 3) Inspire greatness in others In this clip, Claudia Hepburn, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Next 36, has some excellent ideas to share.  In […]


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The Incredible Power of Friendship

December, 9th, 2013

One of the greatest strengths of the female species is our ability to make and maintain deep and meaningful friendships. No matter if you’re mourning a loss or celebrating a great achievement, good friends will be by your side to offer support or serve up a celebratory toast. A dinner date or phone call with […]


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We Are Remarkable – You and I: Plan Canada

July, 8th, 2013

Sometimes you can’t see your real potential despite its burgeoning presence. You are too close to yourself and too bound by your circumstance, past hesitancies, or minor missteps. Rosemary McCarney, the president of Plan Canada, whose team of staff, volunteers and donors has raised over 140 million dollars toward the cause of advancing women makes a […]


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Kirstine Stewart Found Success Where She Least Expected It

May, 6th, 2013

The potential of possibilities! Many successful women have found their success, by planning their advancement carefully, building their skills and resources, and leveraging their mentors, coaches and champions. Sometimes this isn’t enough. We all know advancement for women is tougher than it is for men often even when it is not perceptually so in your […]


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How to Play a Role in a Very Big Game

April, 22nd, 2013

Very few of us play a big role on the world stage pivoting the trajectory of history and changing where the world is headed. What if we could be in such a position to change world history? The answer is, we can. Most of us have just never seized the opportunity or created it for […]


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6 Ways to Get That Next Leadership Position

March, 26th, 2013

Today’s Insight is that the earth is shifting and a new age is being born with all the pains and the feeling of euphoria of birth. From Egypt where women now earn 82% of what men earn, to Rwanda where 45 of the 80 seats in parliament are women, to the recent shifts to female […]


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Five Steps to Motivating Your Team

January, 28th, 2013

1. Consider their unique talents. Your team is made up of individuals with unique talents and passions they may have never shared with you or their team members. By taking a true inventory of your team’s passions and talents and having a deeper understanding of them, you will gain a richer insight into what motivates […]