The Deloitte Start-Up Award celebrates the achievements of a woman who, in three to five years, has developed her business into one that’s ready for the next level of growth. Since starting out, these three finalists have been successful in building a profitable business with a comprehensive and sustainable plan.
Taking risks, in business and in life, will inevitably come with a few mistakes. How can we leverage these mistakes so that that we learn, grow, and use them to excel our business, careers, and lives forward? Serial entrepreneur, Joanna Track, weighs in and lets us know how some of her failures have led to some of her biggest successes.
How can you ‘super charge’ your image, raise your profile and make a noticeable impact on your career, company or whatever personal mission drives you? Andrea Lekushoff, a leader in the Canadian public relations industry, weighs in to provide you with seven helpful pointers to step into the spotlight.
Currently Head of Marketing at Snap by Groupon, Michele is a serial entrepreneur with four successful businesses under her belt—and she just turned 29. She is the co-founder of Buytopia.ca and Snapsaves (recently acquired by America’s couponing giant, Groupon). You can see her in action as the newest (and youngest) dragon in CBC’s hit TV show, Dragon’s Den.
Learning how to spot high potential employees is a skill that is integral for running a successful business. But it doesn’t grow overnight. Learn from serial entrepreneur, Joanna Track, how to find them, and how to become one.
Lesley Stowe ran retail stores and a successful catering company before she became “the cracker lady.” And when she walked away from those ventures to focus on a single product, she proved she knows exactly when to move on.
When longtime entrepreneur and Columbia B-school adjunct professor Angela Lee founded 37 Angels, her eight-month-old angel network and initiative to train women to become investors, she began with a single stat. “Currently only 13% of angel investors in the United States are women,” she told me this week over cocktails at a Chelsea hotel bar.
An important part of achieving what we set out to do — and something that seems to be particularly difficult for women — is overcoming bumps in the road we may experience along the way.
Tory Burch has created a multi-billion-dollar fashion empire, and she’s done it in a way that’s completely in line with her values. She talks about how she encourages her nearly 3,000 employees to work smarter — not longer.
Canadian women are fighting against the odds to become a force in today’s entrepreneurial marketplace.
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