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International Women’s Day 2018 Events in Canada

March, 5th, 2018

    Across Canada, women’s networks, corporations, charities, educational institutions, government bodies, political parties, the media and beyond are celebrating International Women’s Day 2018. Join the movement to #PressforProgress at one of these events, or plan your own celebration!      The Dinner Party featuring Arlene Dickinson (Burlington, ON, March 7 @ 5:30pm EST)   The Dinner Party is a […]


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Women’s Top Obstacle to Career Advancement

May, 2nd, 2017

Earlier this year, we conducted a survey to get a better sense of our WOI community — who you are, what you’re interested in, and what challenges you face as professional women. We were ecstatic to receive so much candid feedback from our intelligent, successful, and engaged community of women. Thank you to all who […]


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Calling all good dads

September, 29th, 2016

Women’s advancement can start in the home. Jan Frolic, our vice president, shares a heartwarming story of support from her father, and is putting a call out to every dad with a daughter to offer not only encouragement, but action. By Jan Frolic   I am always amazed but not surprised by the number of our […]


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From Women of Influence (WOI) Networking Course to Girls’ Career Day

September, 20th, 2016

We have all heard about the importance of networking. And we are always told to try to meet people outside of our fields. As an intellectual property lawyer at a downtown firm, I have found that it is a surprisingly small world in terms of the people that I run into in my day-to-day life. With that in mind, I decided to attend a Women of Influence course which seemed like a great opportunity to branch out and expand my networking circle.


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Facing my fear: how to see challenge as opportunity

September, 18th, 2016

At the age of 29, I had a massive stroke and fell into a coma. After emergency brain surgery, I awoke to discover I could no longer speak or move, and was dependant on machines to perform the most basic human functions.


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Why Diversity is So Challenging to Write About

September, 14th, 2016

By Jan Frolic, Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships, Women of Influence Let me tell you what happened when I started to write an article on advocating for diversity in the workplace. I. Freaked. Out. Why? Because I only have my own personal experience to draw from. And to be frank, I am privileged. Sure, I have had […]