Profiles

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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. What’s next on her professional bucket list? “Building an Ehm-pire” she tells us. Herewith, a few more thoughts from the […]


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Madame Christine Lagarde

May, 28th, 2014

CHAMPION OF REFORM AND REINVENTION — FOR THE WORLD, FOR WOMEN BY CAROLYN LAWRENCE PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARC BRYAN-BROWN Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde is one of the world’s most powerful women and a role model to many, including Women of Influence President and CEO, Carolyn Lawrence. In the aftermath of the […]


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It’s the 21st Century: We Have Work to Do

May, 13th, 2014

What were you doing at 18 to make a difference? How about 19? 20? Well, these remarkable young women are raising their voices for women’s advancement on a global scale. BY COURTNEY SHEA Hillary Clinton recently said helping women and girls bypass barriers is “the unfinished business of the 20th century.” It’s the premise at […]


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Re-fueling Your Drive

May, 6th, 2014

Maria Soklis addressing Kia Canada dealers at the annual National Dealer Meeting Maria’s story is proof you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to reinvent yourself BY ALLISON LAWLOR Few women make it to the top ranks in the automotive industry, and fewer still do it without a business degree. But Maria Soklis, COO of […]