Profiles


From COO of Scotiabank Puerto Rico to Toronto: Meet Enid Pico graphic

From COO of Scotiabank Puerto Rico to Toronto: Meet Enid Pico

May, 2nd, 2016

By Shelley White   Enid Pico has never been afraid to make a big career move. In 2010, she made the leap from a top job in her home country as President and Chief Operating Officer of Scotiabank Puerto Rico to a challenging new role 3,000 km away in Toronto. “It was a big risk […]


Meet Dr. Christine Sow: President and Executive Director of Global Health Council graphic

Meet Dr. Christine Sow: President and Executive Director of Global Health Council

April, 29th, 2016

Dr. Christine Sow is the first woman to take the helm of the Global Health Council (GHC), a leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. Over the span of her career, she has led numerous initiatives to strengthen health systems and increase access to lifesaving drugs and […]


Meet Bernadette Wightman, President of Cisco Canada graphic

Meet Bernadette Wightman, President of Cisco Canada

April, 13th, 2016

A 15-year Cisco employee, Bernadette Wightman took on her role as President of Cisco Canada at the end of 2014. She’s originally from the UK, but has managed organizations in developed and emerging markets across the globe. Her over 25-year career in the IT industry has led to numerous accolades: she was named Business Leader of […]


From Bank Teller to Head of BMO: Meet Charyl Galpin graphic

From Bank Teller to Head of BMO: Meet Charyl Galpin

March, 3rd, 2016

Managing motherhood with a career that climbed from bank teller to head of BMO Nesbitt Burns, Charyl Galpin has always stayed true to her personal brand.   By Hailey Eisen   Family dinners were non-negotiable. Even if that meant leaving for work so early that her kids weren’t even awake. A mother of two young […]


From Television to Tuscany: How Debbie Travis Landed her Dream Villa graphic

From Television to Tuscany: How Debbie Travis Landed her Dream Villa

March, 2nd, 2016

Debbie Travis may be a household name to many, but she hasn’t always been the home renovation celebrity from Debbie Travis’ The Painted House. She strategically worked her way up from model to producer to a successful entrepreneur and hit TV host in Canada, Britain, and around the world. Not only did this witty English […]


Meet the entrepreneur that redesigned sustainable fashion graphic

Meet the entrepreneur that redesigned sustainable fashion

February, 29th, 2016

Julia Grieve isn’t just an entrepreneur—she’s a trendsetter, a local celebrity, an eco-design leader, and a wife and mother of three. Julia’s former career as an international model helped develop her fashion forte and eye for design, paving the way for the launch of her sustainable fashion company, Preloved, in 1995. She’s managed the growth […]


How to Build an Empire graphic

How to Build an Empire

February, 23rd, 2016

When Manjit Minhas started her business at 19, she was looking for a little extra income during university. Today, she’s an entrepreneur with an international brewery, interests in several other businesses, and a spot on CBC’s Dragons’ Den.   By Shelley White | Photography by Nathan Elson    Manjit Minhas didn’t set out to be […]


How Tamara Moore turned a love of travel into a lifelong career and a TV gig graphic

How Tamara Moore turned a love of travel into a lifelong career and a TV gig

December, 17th, 2015

Tamara Moore is no stranger to bold moves. She started her luxury travel company, Ascent Behave, in the middle of a recession. She successfully brought the boutique Gansevoort Hotel Group from NYC to Turks and Caicos when there were limited female leaders on the small island. She has turned her passion for travel into a lifelong career, most recently landing the CEO role in Slice’s reality TV show, Après Ski. We sat down with Tamara to learn more about her entrepreneurial success story.


Popeyes CEO’s advice to women? Be your authentic self and produce results graphic

Popeyes CEO’s advice to women? Be your authentic self and produce results

December, 7th, 2015

Coming from an extensive career in branding, Cheryl Bachelder climbed the ranks at Procter and Gamble and KFC before joining fried chicken rival Popeyes as CEO in 2007. She is clear about her passions: learning, rich brands, and good leadership. We sat down with Cheryl to learn more about her path to the c-suite, and how her leadership style has led to positive business results.


Meet One of the Youngest Female Brewery Owners in the World, Manjit Minhas graphic

Meet One of the Youngest Female Brewery Owners in the World, Manjit Minhas

November, 3rd, 2015

Manjit Minhas is one of the newest dragons on Dragons’ Den, making it CBC’s first season with two female investors. While Manjit is a petroleum engineer by trade, her true passion lays in beer. Manjit is the co-founder and co-owner of Minhas Breweries and Distillery, a company she started at only 19 years old, making her one of the youngest female brewery owners in the world.