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Meet Libby Brockhoff, CEO and founder of ad agency wunderkind, Odysseus Arms graphic

Meet Libby Brockhoff, CEO and founder of ad agency wunderkind, Odysseus Arms

October, 17th, 2017

  As one of the only female agency owners in the industry (women make up just 3% of agency leadership), Libby Brockhoff is the CEO and founder of AdAge’s 2014 “Small Agency of the Year”, Odysseus Arms. She has crafted advertising strategies for Silicon Valley darlings like Facebook, Microsoft, and YouTube, and directed the re-framing […]





Advice from emerging leaders: The power of a positive attitude graphic

Advice from emerging leaders: The power of a positive attitude

October, 16th, 2017

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. Rupika Sharma, Zone Sales Leader at PepsiCo, has discovered the influence a positive attitude can have on making or breaking your career journey.   […]





A Fresh Start: How Rania Llewellyn is helping Canadian immigrants kick-start their career graphic

A Fresh Start: How Rania Llewellyn is helping Canadian immigrants kick-start their career

October, 16th, 2017

  When Rania Llewellyn first immigrated to Canada, she found herself in the same predicament as many newcomers: educated and talented, but unable to find work. Now Senior Vice President, Products and Services, Global Transaction Banking at Scotiabank, Rania tells her incredible story of how she got her start, and how she’s helping other immigrants […]





Welcome to the Valley: How Joanne Fedeyko built a company around making connections to help companies succeed graphic

Welcome to the Valley: How Joanne Fedeyko built a company around making connections to help companies succeed

October, 13th, 2017

  As the founder and CEO of Connection Silicon Valley, Joanne Fedeyko is focused on bringing together her extensive network across Canada’s startup scene and her influential network in the Valley. Her aim? To help Canadian businesses succeed on a global scale.   By Marie Moore     If you ask Joanne Fedeyko what she […]





Meet Christine Faulhaber, a CEO with a vision and the team to make it happen graphic

Meet Christine Faulhaber, a CEO with a vision and the team to make it happen

October, 11th, 2017

  Christine Faulhaber is the President & CEO of Faulhaber Communications – a full-service PR and marketing agency in Toronto. What began as a dream at Christine’s kitchen table 16 years ago has grown into one of North America’s most powerful communication firms. However, she’s the first to admit, “there were tears, late nights and […]





Advice from emerging leaders: Leadership comes from the real you graphic

Advice from emerging leaders: Leadership comes from the real you

October, 9th, 2017

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. Lisa Allie, Senior Marketing Manager at PepsiCo, learned that effective leadership can only come through trial and error, and discovering who you truly are.   […]





Meet Jackie Dean, COO of The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts graphic

Meet Jackie Dean, COO of The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts

October, 5th, 2017

  Over the past 15 years, Jackie Dean has been instrumental in building the business direction and strategies of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/The Juno Awards & MusiCounts and shaping it into what it has become today. She has worked tirelessly to support the mandate of the organization within the Canadian music […]





Strategic Moves: How Canadian Kate Murphy became the CEO of a gaming startup in Norway graphic

Strategic Moves: How Canadian Kate Murphy became the CEO of a gaming startup in Norway

October, 4th, 2017

  Kate Murphy is the CEO of Play Magnus, a startup based in Norway that offers apps and events for practicing and playing chess. How did she get picked to head the company, considering she doesn’t speak Norwegian or play the game? Kate discusses the leadership tactics she’s learned through her entrepreneurial experience combined with […]





Discovering your purpose – 4 books to help you find your career path graphic

Discovering your purpose – 4 books to help you find your career path

October, 3rd, 2017

When it comes to deciding the next step in our career paths, many of us feel overwhelmed, confused, and a little bit intimidated by what lies ahead. So the next time you’re contemplating the direction you want to take, reference any of these good reads for guidance and inspiration.   by Anna Jozwiak     […]





Money Talks: How investments are playing a role in the push towards gender equality graphic

Money Talks: How investments are playing a role in the push towards gender equality

October, 2nd, 2017

  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 […]





Advice from Emerging Leaders: Putting in the Work graphic

Advice from Emerging Leaders: Putting in the Work

October, 2nd, 2017

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 […]





How Dr. Kelly Metcalfe has been breaking new ground in breast cancer research for twenty years graphic

How Dr. Kelly Metcalfe has been breaking new ground in breast cancer research for twenty years

October, 2nd, 2017

  An Adjunct Scientist at the Familial Breast Cancer Research Institute at the Women’s College Research Institute, Dr. Kelly Metcalfe has dedicated her career to the study of cancer prevention and treatment, specifically focusing on individuals at high risk of developing the disease. She shares her journey of two decades in research, from her unexpected […]





Meet Megan Anderson, Business Development Director at integrate.ai and co-founder of #GoSponsorHer graphic

Meet Megan Anderson, Business Development Director at integrate.ai and co-founder of #GoSponsorHer

September, 29th, 2017

Megan Anderson is currently the Business Development Director at integrate.ai, after having proved herself as a stand-out associate at McKinsey & Company. Her latest passion project is co-leading #GoSponsorHer, a social campaign to accelerate the sponsorship of high potential women in Canada and beyond. The project was born out of a deep desire to empower the […]





LES FINALISTES DES PRIX CANADIENS DE L’ENTREPRENEURIAT FÉMININ RBC 2017 ONT ÉTÉ  ANNONCÉES AUJOURD’HUI graphic

LES FINALISTES DES PRIX CANADIENS DE L’ENTREPRENEURIAT FÉMININ RBC 2017 ONT ÉTÉ ANNONCÉES AUJOURD’HUI

September, 27th, 2017

      TORONTO – Femmes d’influence a annoncé aujourd’hui les finalistes des Prix canadiens de l’entrepreneuriat féminin RBC 2017.  Cette année, les candidatures de 6 400 entrepreneures d’un océan à l’autre ont été présentées – un nombre record – et 18 finalistes ont été retenues. Ces femmes d’exception ont été choisies pour leurs réalisations dans des secteurs des […]





Press Release — 2017 RBC CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED TODAY graphic

Press Release — 2017 RBC CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED TODAY

September, 27th, 2017

    TORONTO – Women of Influence today announced the finalists of the 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards program.  A record breaking 6,400 women entrepreneurs from coast to coast were nominated for this year’s awards, and 18 finalists have now been selected. These exceptional women were chosen for their accomplishments in industries as diverse […]





Advice from Emerging Leaders: Facing Challenges graphic

Advice from Emerging Leaders: Facing Challenges

September, 26th, 2017

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.           





The aha moment: How Amy Roberts discovered her true career path, and made a successful transition graphic

The aha moment: How Amy Roberts discovered her true career path, and made a successful transition

September, 24th, 2017

  After completing a three-month career transition program with Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, Amy Roberts discovered her true calling as a career transition coach. She recounts her journey of moving out of corporate HR and offers advice to other women looking to make a career switch.   By Hailey Eisen     When Amy Roberts […]





The data is in: These are the top challenges of Canadian entrepreneurs — and how to overcome them graphic

The data is in: These are the top challenges of Canadian entrepreneurs — and how to overcome them

September, 22nd, 2017

  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, […]





Meet Nancy Foster, Senior VP of Human and Corporate Resources at Husky graphic

Meet Nancy Foster, Senior VP of Human and Corporate Resources at Husky

September, 19th, 2017

As Husky’s Senior Vice President of Human and Corporate Resources, Nancy Foster is an experienced human resources practitioner with extensive oil and gas experience, both domestically and internationally. She is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program, and has served on numerous committees and is dedicated to giving back to her community of Calgary, such as […]





Meet Krista Pell, Vice President, People & Performance at Ausenco graphic

Meet Krista Pell, Vice President, People & Performance at Ausenco

September, 19th, 2017

An experienced international business leader with 20  years human resources and talent management experience, Krista Pell is recognized for her strategic, exuberant and hands-on approach to people and performance. Throughout her career, she has proven her drive to develop and implement people management and organizational development strategies and solutions that create systemic change, enhancing the […]





Why estate planning is important for all women — and how you can get started graphic

Why estate planning is important for all women — and how you can get started

September, 18th, 2017

  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 […]





Pursuing passions: how Isabelle Girard let her interests guide her through her career graphic

Pursuing passions: how Isabelle Girard let her interests guide her through her career

September, 17th, 2017

  Isabelle Girard, general counsel for 3M Canada, believes her interests and her desired lifestyle should guide her career decisions. It’s a philosophy that has led her to opportunities abroad and in Canada, and has enabled her to remain passionate about her work throughout.   By Hailey Eisen     This past July, Isabelle Girard […]





Meet Queenie Best, the heart and soul behind queenie’s cards graphic

Meet Queenie Best, the heart and soul behind queenie’s cards

September, 15th, 2017

It all began when Queenie received her first Valentine in kindergarten. This sparked her love of snail mail and passion for paper goods, and queenie’s cards was created. The cute, cartoony designs are inspired by everyday life, puns and inside jokes. After experiencing continued success on her Etsy store and at events such as the […]





Meet Sarah Walters, Vice President, Human Resources at Cenovus Energy graphic

Meet Sarah Walters, Vice President, Human Resources at Cenovus Energy

September, 14th, 2017

As Vice-President, Human Resources at Cenovus Energy, Sarah Walters knows how to build a team that is effective, skilled, and inclusive. With more than 20 years of international strategic HR and organizational development experience gained within the rail, National Health Service and oil & gas industries, bringing large scale, multi-skilled teams together is her bread […]