Profiles


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Dr. Janice Parente: A scientist with entrepreneurial DNA

October, 23rd, 2014

Life-saving drugs must be tested on human subjects before they’re made available to us all. One woman is pushing hard to make sure those subjects get the humanity they deserve. Meet Dr. Janice Parente.


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19 Stories of Entrepreneurial Spirit

October, 20th, 2014

These 19 women are inspired and inspiring, and when it comes to starting, growing and sustaining a successful enterprise, they know how it’s done. Managing $160 million in annual revenue and employing thousands of people, these women are sharing insights into their entrepreneurial spirit.


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Kim Koopersmith: First Female Chair of U.S. Law Firm Akin Gump

October, 3rd, 2014

It’s becoming a tradition in Kim Koopersmith’s family to enter the legal profession—but their priority has always been devotion to the unit. It’s no surprise as she broke through barriers in her field, she found a way to make law firms more flexible and family-friendly.


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Cherie Blair – Judge, Author and Humanitarian

October, 2nd, 2014

The first in her family to go to university, Cherie Blair became a lawyer and didn’t quit working when her husband became Prime Minister of Britain. After 10 Downing Street, she started the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.


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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 […]