Profiles Archives - Women of Influence

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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 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 global financial crisis, 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 […]


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Reimagining Retail

May, 6th, 2014

In the fast-paced world of fashion, retailers know one frustrating rule. Shoppers demand what’s new, what’s next and what’s hot – but they don’t always want it.


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Going On Instinct

April, 7th, 2014

BY KATE DALEY “I’m very much a fatalist,” says Fashion magazine editor-in-chief Bernadette Morra. After working at The Toronto Star as a fashion journalist for 20 years, it might seem like she was fated to helm one of Canada’s top beauty and fashion magazines—but landing where she is today wasn’t all happenstance. Morra shares her […]


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Kirstine Stewart #LovingIt

October, 21st, 2013

Quickfire Q&A with Kirstine Stewart, Managing Director of Twitter Canada and one of our 2012 Top 25 Women Of Influence.


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Standing Up and Standing Out

September, 16th, 2013

If you want more from your employer — more responsibility, more recognition, more money — you need to get noticed. This young magazine publisher, Penny Hicks of Maclean’s Magazine knows how it’s done.


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Breaking Gender Barriers – Women in Construction

September, 16th, 2013

Women are still underrepresented in the construction industry, and that’s not because we don’t want in — from the Bobcat to the scaffold, as engineers and executives, many of us are taking a place in an industry that once had no room for us — but before we can fully realize the potential of this growing business, there’s going to have to be an attitude adjustment.