Being forced out of a job is tough, but it’s often no easier to recognize when it’s time to willingly move on. If a career transition is required, and at some point it always is, tapping into our values is the way to make the “right” choice. First though, you’ve got to get still and […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
Have a destination, but stay open to detours – that’s how this executive made it to the top.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]