Profiles


From philosophy to tech, meet Danielle Graham graphic

From philosophy to tech, meet Danielle Graham

September, 26th, 2016

Unlike many people working in technology, Danielle Graham didn’t take the traditional STEM route in University—she studied the arts. From growing up in Namibia and Ethiopia, studying philosophy at the University of Toronto, history at Dalhousie University, and an MBA at Wilfrid Laurier, Danielle has landed as the Women in Tech Program Manager at the […]



A Well Designed Life: Pink Tartan’s Kim Newport-Mimran graphic

A Well Designed Life: Pink Tartan’s Kim Newport-Mimran

September, 8th, 2016

Her Pink Tartan clothing label balances timeless sophistication with practicality—a fitting combination for fashion designer, entrepreneur, and mom, Kim Newport-Mimran.



Aspiring Astronaut Natalie Panek on #WomenInSTEM graphic

Aspiring Astronaut Natalie Panek on #WomenInSTEM

September, 6th, 2016

Advocating for women in STEM isn’t rocket science, but Natalie Panek’s day job certainly is. The 31-year-old, space-robot-building rocket scientist is living her childhood dream working in the aerospace industry, while paving the way for other young women interested in science and technology.



Indira Samarasekera on Building a Career of Firsts graphic

Indira Samarasekera on Building a Career of Firsts

September, 1st, 2016

Luck didn’t land Indira Samarasekera a successful career. It was hard work, pursuing her passions, and taking strategic risks that earned her multiple career accolades.



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Leading with Passion: Cheryl Grishkewich

August, 31st, 2016

As VP, Control Brand Marketing at Loblaw Companies, Cheryl Grishkewich proves that loving your job brings out your best performance. After taking a career breather to decide on her next move, she found a role that taps into her passion for food.



Sandra Taylor’s International Impact on Corporate Social Responsibility graphic

Sandra Taylor’s International Impact on Corporate Social Responsibility

August, 10th, 2016

Sandra E. Taylor, CEO of Sustainable Business International LLC, combined her passions to create a corporate social responsibility and sustainability career that has taken her around the globe.



Meet the Woman Transforming the Future & Funding of Female Entrepreneurs graphic

Meet the Woman Transforming the Future & Funding of Female Entrepreneurs

August, 10th, 2016

Vicki Saunders has dedicated her career to funding female entrepreneurs. She launched SheEO in 2013, a global collaboration of female entrepreneurs and radically generous women who finance, support, and celebrate female entrepreneurs. That’s not all she’s taken on. She has run businesses in Toronto, Europe, and Silicon Valley, which is where she learned first-hand the lack of accessible […]



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 […]