Profiles of Women of Influence


Meet Advertising Masterminds, Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk graphic

Meet Advertising Masterminds, Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk

March, 30th, 2015

Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk are the ad agency leaders behind Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign. They are best-selling authors and their recent release, “Darling You Can’t Do Both” teaches women in business how to break the “unspoken” rules and win.


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Business lessons from Canadian icon Lise Watier

March, 23rd, 2015

Lise Watier launched her iconic cosmetics brand over 40 years ago and recently stepped down as President and CEO to focus on her next venture: the Lise Watier Foundation. In anticipation of her April 21st luncheon, we sat down with Madame Watier for a quick Q&A.


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How Kristen Wood took The Ten Spot from niche to national

March, 2nd, 2015

Kristen Wood is the founder and CEO of The Ten Spot, an efficiency-meets-quality brand of beauty bars. She’s turned her niche business into a bi-coastal chain, complete with franchisees and a product line. Kristen shares her story of success.


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How Lorraine Mitchelmore became the head of Shell Canada

February, 26th, 2015

From her small town roots in Green Island Cove, Nfld. to becoming the current president and country chair of Shell Canada, and executive vice-president of its heavy oil division, Lorraine Mitchelmore tells us how she rose to the top.


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How to create the blueprint for change

February, 22nd, 2015

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid on an exclusive lunch with one of three inspiring women who are change leaders at Deloitte, Microsoft Canada, and McCarthy Tétrault LLP!


How To Fail An Interview, Work A 5-year plan and Other Career Guidance from Bloomberg Anchor Angie Lau graphic

How To Fail An Interview, Work A 5-year plan and Other Career Guidance from Bloomberg Anchor Angie Lau

December, 15th, 2014

Our exclusive conversation with Hong Kong-based journalist Angie Lau—anchor, First up with Angie Lau, Bloomberg’s Asia news show!


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A Day in the Life of Caroline Berube – A Canadian Lawyer in Singapore

November, 13th, 2014

Singapore is now home to Caroline Berube, a Quebec-educated lawyer who capitalized on the globalization of corporations; she provides counsel for international clients looking to expand their business in Asia. So what’s a typical day in the life like for this Canadian lawyer in Singapore? We found out.


How Editor-in-Chief Jane Francisco Found Success Leading Legacy Brands graphic

How Editor-in-Chief Jane Francisco Found Success Leading Legacy Brands

November, 3rd, 2014

Many editors hear the call of New York City – few get an actual call asking them to grab the reigns at an established, storied brand. Here’s how one Canadian positioned herself so that was inevitable.


Dr. Janice Parente: A scientist with entrepreneurial DNA graphic

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.