Entrepreneurs


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.



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Taking the Leap

September, 8th, 2016

Sara is a passionate champion for the rights of women and children, with nearly 20 years of experience as a senior leader in the non-profit sector. She is the founder and President/CEO of Children First Canada, a new national non-profit organization working to make this the best place in the world for kids to grow […]



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Are you a bosshole? Start Cultivating Awakened Relationships

September, 8th, 2016

Most people rate time with their bosses as the worst time of their day. Consider what that means: interacting with their manager is less enjoyable than waking up to an early alarm, dealing with a rush-hour commute, or taking out the trash.



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Meet Cisco Canada’s Senior Services Executive: Trina Alexson

September, 7th, 2016

Trina Alexson recalls when Cisco was only 4,000 employees, and she took a chance moving her family to California to take a job with the company. Now nearing in on 75,000 employees, and known globally as the world’s largest networking company, it’s safe to say it was a smart move.



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Human Resources: Managing the Minefields

August, 22nd, 2016

Entrepreneurial businesses can be like families, in the support the employees offer one another. Still, they work best with clear rules and boundaries that keep emotions in check and systems running smoothly.



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Meet Mathematician and Innovator Sherry Shannon-Vanstone

August, 18th, 2016

Growing up in a time when few women were encouraged to study science and mathematics, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone went against the norm. Sherry has innovated and thrived as a mathematician, entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist, mentor, board member, and tennis player. After a challenging position as a cryptologic mathematician with the U.S. Government, Sherry decided to venture into […]



From Politics to Entrepreneurship: Meet Sue Matic graphic

From Politics to Entrepreneurship: Meet Sue Matic

August, 12th, 2016

Sue has partnered with Cisco’s Circle of Innovation and her new intern from the University of Waterloo to help grow Matix Lumber’s digital presence, driving future growth, collaboration, and success.



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Human Resources: Managing Employee-Entrepreneur Relationships

July, 28th, 2016

Do you struggle with setting boundaries between your employees and yourself as a business owner? Does your business feel a bit too much like a family at times? An entrepreneur shares how she stepped back and invested in human resources to keep her business—and life—running smoothly.



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Knowing Your Brand: Be You

July, 7th, 2016

How can knowing (and loving!) your brand keep you motivated on the hard days, and guide you for future expansion?



From a boating company to innovative courier services, meet serial entrepreneur Nathalie D’Aoust graphic

From a boating company to innovative courier services, meet serial entrepreneur Nathalie D’Aoust

June, 22nd, 2016

In 2000 Nathalie owned a motor-boating company in the Dominican Republic!