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Five Minutes with three G(irls)20 Women Political Leaders Summit 2018 delegates

June, 26th, 2018

  by Rebecca Heaton     This June, Western Union sent 21 young women to the Women Political Leaders Summit 2018 in Vilnius, Lithuania, with the goal of encouraging more girls to get involved in politics, increasing female representation in political and government roles and driving greater diversity of thinking in policy making and governance. […]


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Five Minutes With Amy Cross, Founder of Gender Fair

June, 18th, 2018

by Rebecca Heaton     Amy is a journalist, an entrepreneur, and a long-time cultural worker with a powerful ability to see the next big trend. She founded Gender Fair in 2016 to showcase companies that serve women well and promote gender equality through market-based solutions. Through one purchase at a time, Amy believes you […]


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Five Minutes with Kavita Gupta, Founding Managing Partner at ConsenSys

June, 11th, 2018

by Rebecca Heaton At ConsenSys, Kavita heads a unique VC-hedge fund, investing in next-generation blockchain technologies revolutionizing our current systems. Kavita is certainly an influencer in the investing space and is never just in one place. She has set up innovative investment funds across East Africa, Middle East, South Asia and recently in the US for […]


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Five Minutes with Maya Elisabeth, Founder of Om Edibles and CEO of Whoopi & Maya

June, 6th, 2018

by Rebecca Heaton     Maya is a cannabis industry veteran and self-proclaimed “ganjapreneur” (an entrepreneur in the business of selling marijuana in regions where it has been legalized). She founded Om Edibles, an all-female run collective dedicated to providing the highest quality of Medical Cannabis products to legal patients in California, in 2008 after working in […]


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Five Minutes With Patricia Schultz, author of “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”

March, 12th, 2018

Patricia Schultz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. A veteran travel journalist with more than 30 years of experience, she has written for guides such as Frommer’s and Berlitz and periodicals […]


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5 Minutes with Stacey Berry, Entrepreneur and Community Advocate

June, 15th, 2017

Stacey Berry is the founder and CEO of Bstellar Consulting Group, which provides soft skills and community development training, teaching practical tools for success. Prior to starting her own business, she worked for the Government of Ontario, as well as in private, non-profit sectors and gained federal policy experience in Washington, DC from America’s largest community […]


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5 Minutes with Dauna Jones-Simmonds, co-author of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women

June, 8th, 2017

Born in St. Kitts, Dauna Jones-Simmonds migrated to Canada almost forty years ago and has first-hand experience navigating the roadblocks and challenges encountered by new Canadians — particularly those of colour. Today, as the President of DEJS (Diversity) Consulting, she shares her accumulated knowledge through consulting and diversity training activities, and providing mentorship and assistance […]


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Five Minutes on Mentorship with Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder of War Child

June, 5th, 2017

Dr. Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author, and founder of War Child Canada and War Child USA. A respected authority on the civilian impact of war, international aid and foreign policy, she has worked with children and their families on the frontlines of many of the world’s major crises — from Iraq to […]


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Five Minutes with Cheryl Hickey: Celebrity Host and Entrepreneur

August, 17th, 2015

As host of Entertainment Tonight Canada, Cheryl is used to being in the spotlight. As an entrepreneur, she’s still on the learning curve. The co-founder of Ours by Cheryl Hickey shares her ups and downs so far—and advice on making the most of failures.


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10 Questions for Karen Kain

October, 14th, 2011

The elegant and refined prima ballerina tells us about her career and inspirations along the way. Photography by Tom Sandler, Story by Cytlalli Ruiz-Chapman Having graced stages around the world for decades, with her elegance and charm, Karen Kain has established herself as one of Canada’s leading artistic icons. Although no longer performing, Kain continues […]