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Meet Lesley Lawrence, the BDC senior executive helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams graphic

Meet Lesley Lawrence, the BDC senior executive helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams

December, 19th, 2016

Recently appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting, Ontario, Lesley Lawrence oversees Business Development Bank of Canada’s lending and consulting services in the province. She hadn’t planned on going into finance — Lesley holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto — but after more than 25 years in […]



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Embracing mobility: the key to success in the digital age

November, 22nd, 2016

Mobile devices have brought advancements to virtually all aspects of modern life, from our personal time to how we work. And yet not all businesses — especially those that are small to medium sized — have embraced mobility to achieve positive results. Of the 1400 companies included in the 2015 Cisco Mobility Landscape Survey, a […]



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Meet the Woman Championing Canada’s Most Ambitious Energy Program

August, 26th, 2015

Susannah Pierce, vice president of Shell Canada and external affairs director for LNG Canada, is currently leading Canada’s most ambitious energy program. Susannah has truly championed the energy sector – leading controversial projects with TransCanada and Shell, and has been ranked No.2 in the Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s largest companies. Read on to learn more about this inspirational woman.



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Can a co-gendered setup improve the co-CEO model?

March, 27th, 2015

The co-CEO model is not a new concept, but its merits and limitations are still hotly debated. Detractors argue there is a reason the setup is rare. Perhaps the real problem (and solution) lies in the pair that is selected to share the top spot.



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How to create the blueprint for change

February, 22nd, 2015

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid on an exclusive lunch with one of three inspiring women who are change leaders at Deloitte, Microsoft Canada, and McCarthy Tétrault LLP!



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Women & Health Panel – Toronto, March 6, 2014

March, 10th, 2014

From our Health Panel: For the ambitious professional woman, work is never-ending, never mind the constant care taking of families, friends and social responsibilities; as a result the unfortunate by-product is that women’s personal health now occupies the lowest priority on the to do list. A recent poll of our members revealed that only 10% […]



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Advancing Your Career Through Relationship Building

December, 19th, 2013

Certified Executive Coach, author, and professional speaker, Bonnie Marcus, speaks with Women of Influence, President & CEO, Carolyn Lawrence about creating influence and its importance relative to career advancement. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO SHOW NOW



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How do you find a mentor?

December, 18th, 2013

I was at an event recently for Young Women of Influence, and was really struck by something that happened.  We had just heard an engaging presentation on personal branding and how to get ahead in business.  The room was packed with acutely ambitious and well-heeled women poised in their career and ready for take-off.  The […]



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What I Learned Listening to Women

December, 17th, 2013

By Bonnie Marcus, Executive Coach, Professional Speaker, Forbes contributing writer, Radio Host.



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2013 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Winners

December, 16th, 2013

On November 27th, Women of Influence celebrated the recipients of the 2013 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.  The six award winners, representing the best of what the country has to offer, were recognized for their contributions to the local, Canadian, and global economies. Diane Francis, editor-at-large at […]