There’s growing attention on the issue of gender equality, but many individuals and institutions are at a loss for how this can be translated into action. A rising trend in Canada is offering a solution: impact investing with a focus on gender diversity. Experts from BMO Global Asset Management weigh in on why it’s […]
What does it take to move up in the ranks of a multinational corporation? We’ve partnered with PepsiCo to bring you career advancement tips from some of their top emerging leaders. Kailee Jamieson, Associate Marketing Manager at PepsiCo, learned that it not only takes hard work, but team work, too, to make it to the […]
What does it take to move up in the ranks of a multinational corporation? We’ve partnered with PepsiCo to bring you career advancement tips from some of their top emerging leaders. Hear what Emily, Senior National Account Manager, has to say about facing challenges and chasing every learning opportunity.
As part of the process of creating ctrl by Deloitte, a new accounting and advisory platform for SMEs, Deloitte reached out to some 2000 Canadian small-to-medium business leaders to better understand their challenges. They identified the issues that worry them the most — and the solutions to address them. By Lynda Carter, Partner, […]
As vice president and regional director, Lydia Potocnik leads the Trust and Estate Services team in Ontario for BMO Trust Company, which provides individuals, families, and businesses with valuable estate, trust, and incapacity services. She believes it is important for everyone to have an estate plan in place — and for women, there are […]
Melanie McDonald is the Vice-President and Regional Director of Trust and Estate Services at BMO Trust Company in Western Canada. As an expert on estate planning, she assists clients with some of the most challenging issues that they and their family will face in their lifetime. She’s also accustomed to handling her own personal […]
As an advocate for young, career-seeking women, Lora Sprigings, Career Coach at Smith School of Business, founded the WIL Do initiative. This is a unique opportunity for young women at Smith to candidly discuss leadership and empowerment in a small group setting while creating space for females to build confidence by supporting and encouraging one […]
We all know it should be a priority, but how do we begin to make it one? Terri Hartwell Easter of T.H. Easter Consulting, a leading employee engagement, diversity and inclusion management, and human resources management firm based in Maryland, U.S., weighs in. By Terri Hartwell Easter You cannot pick up a […]
Finding Balance How do you strike a balance between career advancement and life fulfillment? Hear from a round table of powerful, successful Canadian business women on what their strategy is.
The Sponsor Effect Did you know that sponsorship has a direct impact on women’s belief that they can reach the c-suite level? No matter what stage you’re at in your career, sponsorship is mutually beneficial. Find out how.
There are more women business owners than ever before, which is great news. The bad news? Not all of them succeed. While there are many reasons for this (lack of funding, bad timing, mismanaged resources, etc.) often times success or failure starts with you. So if you’re ready to stop getting in your own way and […]
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 […]
In today’s business environment, you can gain a significant competitive advantage with the right technology investment. What do you do when you don’t have the funds to support the purchase? Follow these five tips for financing your tech purchase, courtesy of BDC. By Marie Moore As an entrepreneur, you know your talent and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
An executive search professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry, Lisa Knight, Managing Partner at Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, has made a career of knowing what organizations are looking for in a candidate. Today, your ability to excel in a changing environment will be what sets you apart. By Lisa Knight […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Dr. Vivien Brown has been a family physician in Toronto for more than 35 years, and is the Vice President for Medical Affairs of Medisys Corporate Health, a national network of medical clinics dedicated to preventative health care. By Marie Moore “No matter who I see, no matter what age group, when […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]