Profiles


Meet Kelcey Wright Johnson, a young reporter breaking new ground for women in sports media graphic

Meet Kelcey Wright Johnson, a young reporter breaking new ground for women in sports media

August, 15th, 2017

Kelcey Wright Johnson is a former varsity basketball player turned sports reporter. Since graduating from Ryerson University and Western University just a few years ago, Kelcey has worked at four World University Games — the biggest international multi-sport event behind the Olympic Games — providing live play-by-play commentary, sideline reporting and highlight recaps. She is […]





It Started With Courage: How two female entrepreneurs from very different sectors found success graphic

It Started With Courage: How two female entrepreneurs from very different sectors found success

August, 14th, 2017

Since launching her Turbine by Lisa Drader-Murphy label in 1997, Lisa’s company, Lisa Drader-Murphy Designs, has grown to operate eponymous boutiques in three provinces — all while manufacturing designs under a vertical model on a private heritage estate in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. As one of the last vertical fashion houses in the country, they […]





Meet Misty McLandress, a Junk-ette throwing misconceptions about women in dirty jobs to the trash graphic

Meet Misty McLandress, a Junk-ette throwing misconceptions about women in dirty jobs to the trash

August, 11th, 2017

Misty McLandress manages not only the back-end and day-to-day operations of a JUSTJUNK removal franchise, but can also be found on-site and in the trucks, directly serving her customers, who are often surprised to find a woman ready and willing to haul their garbage. Yet despite the stereotype, Misty loves her work, and credits a […]





Meet Gail Bell and Julie Freedman Smith, the duo with parenting power graphic

Meet Gail Bell and Julie Freedman Smith, the duo with parenting power

August, 8th, 2017

With a combined 30 years experience in the education sector, Julie and Gail knew they had a unique perspective on parenting. So, in 2002 they founded Parenting Power, a business that helps parents face everyday challenges through a comprehensive suite of parenting tools, including coaching, courses and conferences. In 2013 they co-authored their first book, A […]





Meet Kristine Hubbard, the woman keeping Torontonians moving graphic

Meet Kristine Hubbard, the woman keeping Torontonians moving

August, 3rd, 2017

Kristine Hubbard began working for her family’s cab company, Beck Taxi, over 25 years ago. Now, she serves as Operations Manager, ensuring Toronto’s most recognizable taxi service keeps getting people from point A to B.          My first job ever was…  Beck! I had to beg my parents to let me work – I […]





Meet Ginella Massa, Canada’s first hijab-wearing news anchor graphic

Meet Ginella Massa, Canada’s first hijab-wearing news anchor

July, 31st, 2017

Ginella Massa had dreams of becoming a news reporter since she was a young girl, despite fears that her appearance didn’t fit the typical mold. Decades later, she realized that life long dream when she became Canada’s first hijab-wearing reporter, and then the first anchor of a major Canadian news channel to wear a hijab […]





To Close the Gender Gap, It’s a Matter Of Degrees graphic

To Close the Gender Gap, It’s a Matter Of Degrees

July, 25th, 2017

In Canada, less than a quarter of senior management positions are held by women, and that figure drops significantly looking up to the board level. The MBA has long been seen as a key enabler to improve these numbers, both for early- and mid-career women, but “age and stage” issues often drive decisions for women considering […]





How Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is helping to solve the problem of boardroom diversity graphic

How Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is helping to solve the problem of boardroom diversity

July, 24th, 2017

Since moving to Silicon Valley twenty years ago, Sukhinder Singh Casssidy has founded two companies, headed up Google’s Asia Pacific and Latin American operations, taken on the CEO role at multiple organizations, joined several boards, and become an angel investor. Her latest accomplishment? Launching theBoardlist, an online talent marketplace designed to get more women on […]





Meet Lylee Horn, an indigenous soccer player finding focus and unity through the game graphic

Meet Lylee Horn, an indigenous soccer player finding focus and unity through the game

July, 20th, 2017

The North American Indigenous Games is the largest continental sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous people. This year from July 16 – 23rd, Toronto will host more than 5,000 athletes, 2,000 volunteers and a countless number of spectators and dignitaries from across North America. In celebration of the thousands of Indigenous women representing Canada on the […]





One male-dominated sector, two successful female entrepreneurs graphic

One male-dominated sector, two successful female entrepreneurs

July, 14th, 2017

Joanne Johnson and Sandra Dussault each have a successful manufacturing company, despite not having a background in the sector. How did they do it? A clear vision and smart business decision-making, including investments in technology. Brought together by the Cisco Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle initiative, we spoke to Joanne and Sandra about entrepreneurship, and their advice […]