Expert Advice


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The Power of Negotiating: Get Your Ideal Salary

June, 15th, 2017

Did you know that only 7% of women negotiate the terms of a job offer? Marni Johnson, SVP of Human Resources and Communications at BlueShore Financial, wants to see that change, so women start stepping into their full potential and start closing the gender wage gap.    By: Marni Johnson     In my career, I […]





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Was That Coaching or Criticism?

June, 1st, 2017

  We all rely on healthy constructive criticism in order to learn and grow as professionals. But what happens when coaching becomes straight up criticism? Christine Laperriere of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre is here to remind us all how heavy-handed coaching can backfire ― and how we can prevent our confidence from crumbling under the pressure.   by […]





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How to Answer the Question, “So, What Do You Do?” when You Have a Multifaceted Career

May, 25th, 2017

  Being equally good at and passionate about several different things is no longer a detriment to building a focused, strong, and sustaining career. Emilie Wapnick, speaker and author of How to be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up has a few tips for how to […]





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Why I’m Finished with Leadership Buzzwords

May, 25th, 2017

  Recognizing when our unconscious personal bias is influencing how we perceive our leaders is crucial. Leah Parkhill Reilly of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre urges us to base judgment on facts rather than feelings, and stay on high alert for meaningless buzzwords.   by Leah Parkhill Reilly     When I was in corporate HR, we […]





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Overcoming the Imposter

April, 27th, 2017

  You probably don’t have to think too far back to recall the last time you diminished yourself and your work, brushing off moments of success as simply “good luck”. It’s called the Imposter Syndrome, and it is real, and it is rampant — an estimated 70% of people will experience it at least once […]





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Your responsibility in navigating a bad boss

April, 11th, 2017

The quality of your relationship to your superiors is critical to your professional success ― yet, it’s not always easy to overlook your boss’s shortcomings. Christine Laperriere, executive director of our Advancement Centre is here to help.   by Christine Laperriere   In my work as Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre, I get invited […]





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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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Questions to build the relationships you need for an amazing year

February, 28th, 2017

Are you looking to add some goals to your plate? Christine Laperriere, executive director of our Advancement Centre, suggests you start with a baggage removal plan: clean house of your toxic relationships, and you’ll have more energy to focus on success.   by Christine Laperriere   As many of us look to add goals to our […]





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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 […]