“Business is not personal. What kind of leader you need to be is how you process it and move forward. Keep growing, try to be brave in your beliefs, push yourself to strive and push yourself to view change as a new chapter. You can only be good at something you are passionate about. Go write a great story!” – Carrie Kirkman
UK should be celebrating! The percentage of women on FTSE 100 boards is 23.5%, and is on track to hit the 25% target by the end of 2015!
Canada’s leading not-for-profit organizations gain inspiration from powerful philanthropic effort resulting in individual gifts of $1 million or more to women’s advancement. On April 29th, Go Big, Be Bold: Learn How Women Are Moving Millions.
The 6th annual G(irls)20 Summit, which cultivates a new generation of female leaders through education, entrepreneurship and global experiences, will be held in Istanbul in October 2015. Here is the official release of the 2015 G(irls)20 delegates!
The daughter of a lifelong BMO banker, Charyl Galpin started her own career as a teller more than 35 years ago, and recently took over as sole head of full-service investment business BMO Nesbitt Burns.
The world’s largest card issuer by purchase volume (and No. 11 on Fortune’s list of Most Admired Companies), American Express now boasts 39% women in vice-president positions and above. Women made up 66% of corporate executive hires in 2014.
2014 Catalyst Census reveals Canada lags behind a number of European nations, but support for change is building for women on boards.
G(irls)20 will host a Summit in advance of the G20 Leader’s Summit. This year, the 2015 G(irls)20 Summit will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.
The perils of navigating the glass cliff may explain why more female leaders get fired. According to a 10-year study of 2,500 public companies in 2013 by consulting firm Strategy&, a higher percent of female CEOs were forced out, compared with men.
Rick Spence, Financial Post, reveals the benefits (and the importance) of our Future Women of Influence auction. Bidding ends tonight at midnight!
Apple and Facebook’s move toward proactive fertility solutions signals a new, albeit uncomfortable change. For those of us who spend our 20s and even 30s building a career and finding a partner, it allows for choice and brings the stigma and stress of infertility out of the closet.
Carrie Kirkman, President of Jones Group Canada, reveals the 10 ways women can empower themselves in their jobs and make the work force stronger for everyone.
Over the years, I’ve helped many U.S. and European brands enter the Québec and Canadian markets and have learned the best strategies to land smoothly. Here is the list of best practices I’ve collected along the way.
In reality, young women receive a lot of mixed messages about how to get where we want to go professionally and personally. We’ve seen lists on “20 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make” go viral and helped make it happen. One thing is clear: We’re searching for answers.
“Nearly half the women on our list run huge companies—a record. And all are working hard to transform their businesses.”
Male celebrities are tweeting in support of Emma Watson and her work on the HeForShe initiative her speech launched.
Women propel economic growth. To quote the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde, “All economies have savings and productivity gains if women have access to the job market… It just makes economic sense.”
“The more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop…”
Fifty percent of being a leader is being a teacher and it’s a part of the work that I really love. I’m not a micromanager. I believe in giving people a big sandbox to play in and giving them the freedom to make mistakes.
The tech sector is experiencing, “enlightened denial”: companies expending effort trying to recruit women but less effort understanding why the culture might not work for them.
When you really put a microscope down to the local level, there are women making change in their industries right in our very own backyards.
With five daughters among his six children, Purdy Crawford was determined to provide opportunities, mentorship and support for women in business.
Angelina Jolie’s stunning revelation she had a preventative double mastectomy due to a genetic cancer risk has doubled the number of high risk women considering genetic testing.
Ottawa’s very own Dr. Eve Tsai and Sue Abu-Hakima are named among Canada’s 2014 top 25 female leaders.
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