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Meet Phoebe Yong, a Risk-Taking Communications Entrepreneur with More than a Thing for Sports

April, 24th, 2017

With over 20 years of industry experience in B2B marketing and a degree in Communications and an MBA in Marketing, Phoebe Yong, Principal and Founder at Magnolia Marketing Communications has led marketing campaigns with some of the biggest brands in the world, including Dell, HP, and Microsoft. She’s known in the industry for her tenacity, work […]



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This Website Just Launched in Canada and Every Professional Woman in the Country Needs to Know

April, 23rd, 2017

Women hold just 12% of board positions in corporate companies worldwide, and chair only 4% of them. This is a startling statistic considering that it’s proven that when women are in the boardroom, companies are more prosperous — a 2016 Catalyst report found that companies with the highest percentage of women board of directors outperformed […]



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Built from the Ground Up: Meet the Woman Who Has Made a Career Out of Defying Expectations

April, 23rd, 2017

Amanda Shuchat was given the keys to Vision7 International’s newest PR agency, The Colony Project, at an age when many doubted her capabilities. Yet in just over a year as Managing Director, she has made a name for the shop as one that offers something the big guys simply can’t compete with. Which to those who […]



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When Deviance Works to Your Advantage

April, 21st, 2017

Tired of mediocrity and negativity at work? Jana Raver, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business, offers five strategies to give you the power to inspire organizational change.   By Alan Morantz     When we think of deviance, we typically think of social outcasts who behave in some abhorrent way outside the […]



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How Brenda Rideout became the first female CEO of a major Canadian financial institution

April, 15th, 2017

In just one leap of faith, Brenda Rideout entered the new world of fintech in the 90s, kick-starting a nearly 20 year tenure at one of Canada’s most innovative financial institutions, Tangerine Bank, where she is now CEO. Learn how her personal passion, several influential women, and a desire to be bold has helped shape Brenda’s impressive career.   By Shelley White […]



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Meet Marni Johnson, a Passionate HR Guru with an Unconventional Path

April, 11th, 2017

With experience in several industries and over 25 years in financial services, Marni Johnson provides overall leadership and strategic direction in the areas of human resources and corporate and internal communications at BlueShore Financial. Her passion for human resources developed after a bold career switch, and since then she has fully embraced her role, becoming a […]



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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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Meet Yana Barankin, a Woman Challenging the Fashion Industry to do Better for People and the Planet

April, 4th, 2017

Yana Barankin is the female lead of TAMGA Designs, a clothing line with integrity at its center. Before embarking on this journey, Yana and her business partner asked themselves two simple questions — is it too expensive to produce a socially and environmentally responsible piece of clothing? Does style have to be sacrificed for accountability? The obvious answer […]



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The Old Boy’s Club

April, 3rd, 2017

Many of the men in power today grew up in a time when a woman’s only place was in the home. Research shows we’re still carrying around those gender stereotypes. Could the highest of glass ceilings be propped up by antiquated perceptions?   By Teresa Harris     Over 3,000 world leaders descended upon the […]



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Meet the Woman Revolutionizing Toronto’s Events Industry, One Soiree at a Time

April, 2nd, 2017

As the founder and President of The Concierge Club, a nation-wide event and staffing agency, Monica Gomez is behind some of the best celebrations Toronto has ever seen. But she’s not only owning the events industry  — she’s making it a better place for women, too.   By Marie Moore     Some leaders have a strong business sense, while others know how […]