Profiles

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G(irls)20 – Creating a Legacy One Year at a Time

September, 15th, 2014

G(irls)20 is celebrating five years of helping young girls make lasting change in their home countries. How did the organization grow its reach and influence? Its creator and leader shares the story…


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Annette Verschuren – Fearless & Flywheel

September, 2nd, 2014

This CEO left her rural roots in Nova Scotia and conquered retail—overseas and close to home. She’s now championing Canada’s first energy storage facility. Nothing and no one scares Annette Verschuren.


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20 Years of Inspiration

September, 2nd, 2014

To celebrate our 20 years in business influencing women and making a difference to them and the corporations that hire them, Carolyn Lawrence, CEO of Women of Influence, shares highlights from those two decades—the 20 best moments, lessons, insights, answers, and behind-the-scenes access with some of her favourite role models.


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Sally Armstrong – A Guiding Principle for Career Change

July, 31st, 2014

Thinking about a new career? Famed journalist, Sally Armstrong shares her guiding principle for knowing when it’s time to shift professional gears. It’s not quite going on gut instinct; it’s more like paying attention.


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Q+A with Dr. Marla Shapiro

July, 31st, 2014

Well-known and often recognized TV personality “Dr. Marla” is also a best-selling author, documentary filmmaker and woman of proven resilience. Hers is an inspirational voice of reason, so when she makes time to fill in a few blanks during an early morning, long-distance chat, it’s worth setting your alarm. Here’s some of what we heard. […]


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Doing the Right Thing with Suzanne West

July, 30th, 2014

Suzanne West’s commitment to her three P’s—people, profit, and planet—is a new way of doing business that is raising both eyebrows and equity. BY ARINA KHARLAMOVA PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHARLES HOPE/KLIXPIX There’s no question West’s a mogul. In the past 14 years, she has bought and sold four energy companies, realizing substantial gains for her investors […]


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Tactical maneuvers with Courtney Banks Spaeth

July, 30th, 2014

Courtney Banks Spaeth’s advice to women who aren’t being treated equally in the workplace is simple: “if you can’t fix it, don’t break yourself trying.” Meaning that if you’ve done your job well and have good management, speak up and bring evidence.


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When It Comes To Your Career… The Best Plan Is No Plan

July, 23rd, 2014

Have a destination, but stay open to detours – that’s how this executive made it to the top.


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Chitra Anand – Blaze your trail

July, 8th, 2014

Innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit aren’t just for the start-up environment. Here’s what the Head of PR at Microsoft Canada did to take charge of her career.


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Q+A with Erica Ehm

July, 3rd, 2014

Round one-MuchMusic VJ, hat designer, and overseeing her own record label. The follow up? Motherhood, book publishing and the creation of a popular and growing website—not to mention songwriting awards, business accolades and overall achievement.