Feature Profile


Solutions for All: How one Canadian bank is developing technology to drive accessibility graphic

Solutions for All: How one Canadian bank is developing technology to drive accessibility

December, 8th, 2017

    As Vice President of Design, Digital Banking, at Scotiabank, Pamela Hilborn is tasked with developing unique technology solutions that can meet the needs of the Bank’s diverse customer base — including those with disabilities.   By Shelley White     Pamela Hilborn has always been fascinated by what makes people tick. It’s a […]


How Dr. Paula Harvey is looking at women’s heart disease through a holistic lens graphic

How Dr. Paula Harvey is looking at women’s heart disease through a holistic lens

December, 3rd, 2017

    Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in Canada. As both the director of cardiology and physician-in-chief of medicine at Women’s College Hospital, Dr. Paula Harvey is dedicated to changing that, including through groundbreaking interdisciplinary work and a focus on the unique needs of women.   By Sarah Treleaven     […]


Up to the challenge: How Sian Williams, president of Bulova Canada, reinvigorated a legacy brand graphic

Up to the challenge: How Sian Williams, president of Bulova Canada, reinvigorated a legacy brand

December, 3rd, 2017

    When she was recruited to lead Bulova Canada, Sian Williams had already made a name for herself in the male-dominated watch industry, overhauling two major brands with great success. She’s spent the last four years rejuvenating the 142-year-old company, guiding it back to the leadership in innovation that originally defined the brand.   […]


From Engineer to Executive: How curiosity and courage has guided the career of 3M Canada President, Mojdeh Poul graphic

From Engineer to Executive: How curiosity and courage has guided the career of 3M Canada President, Mojdeh Poul

November, 27th, 2017

    When Mojdeh Poul first moved from Iran to the U.S. to pursue an engineering degree, she planned on returning home after finishing her studies. The curiosity and courage that brought her there ended up keeping her there, then led her from engineering into marketing, and ultimately into her current role as president of […]


Five significant (and possibly surprising) ways that technology can help your business graphic

Five significant (and possibly surprising) ways that technology can help your business

November, 27th, 2017

    Technology is already the heart of your business — and of all businesses. Its infrastructure houses your data and provides access to email, the Internet, and applications. Are you taking advantage of all that it can do for your company?   By Marie Moore     In a BDC study of Canadian entrepreneurs’ […]


How Lisa Milburn reinvented her career — and is helping BMO reinvent how they communicate with women graphic

How Lisa Milburn reinvented her career — and is helping BMO reinvent how they communicate with women

November, 17th, 2017

    Lisa Milburn is the chief operating officer at BMO Insurance, a role she took on after pivoting out of a career in communications. She’s also the executive sponsor of the BMO for Women program, an initiative that’s changing the way the financial institution interacts with their female clients.   By Hailey Eisen   […]


Too busy to do your absolute best? Done is better than perfect, advises Raman Gakhal graphic

Too busy to do your absolute best? Done is better than perfect, advises Raman Gakhal

November, 17th, 2017

    While Raman Gakhal was completing the Executive MBA-Americas program presented jointly by Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, she was also handling some major changes at home — caring for a young infant, and preparing for a second on the way. […]


Being is Believing: How 18-year-old Sindy Mosquera became CEO of one of Colombia’s largest banks for a day graphic

Being is Believing: How 18-year-old Sindy Mosquera became CEO of one of Colombia’s largest banks for a day

November, 10th, 2017

    To mark the United Nations’ 2017 International Day of the Girl, 600 young women were selected to take over top jobs at various organizations around the world. Sindy Mosquera was one of them. As part of Plan International’s #GirlsBelongHere campaign, Sindy sat in on committee meetings, met clients and connected with some of the bank’s […]


The Story of Project Her: the first Canadian crowdfunding platform for female entrepreneurs graphic

The Story of Project Her: the first Canadian crowdfunding platform for female entrepreneurs

November, 9th, 2017

    Launched this week, Project Her is a crowdfunding platform for female-led businesses. But it’s not just the gender focus that sets it apart. Founders Donna West and Shelly Lynn Nellis have a vision to build a community of support, enabling women entrepreneurs to face their unique challenges, and create success on their own […]


How Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe is creating better care for women with diabetes graphic

How Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe is creating better care for women with diabetes

November, 1st, 2017

  As the director of endocrinology at Women’s College Hospital and a physician-scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe dedicates her time to studying diabetes in women — from identifying risk factors to improving access to care.   By Sarah Treleaven     Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe has long been part of a tradition […]


Beside Every Man: The founders of Earth Inc give credit to their wives for their early success graphic

Beside Every Man: The founders of Earth Inc give credit to their wives for their early success

October, 30th, 2017

  Kennedy McRae and James Dale are the co-owners of Earth Inc., a successful landscape design firm. They are also the husbands of Rajini and Sandra — two accomplished women who played an integral part in that success, offering emotional and financial support as well as hands-on help, especially in the early days of the […]


What’s it like for a woman in the investment field? Three female investment advisors share their stories. graphic

What’s it like for a woman in the investment field? Three female investment advisors share their stories.

October, 25th, 2017

  Is investing still a boys’ club? Is there an opportunity for women to succeed? Joni Ganderton, Kavaughn Boismier, and Michelle Crouse from investment firm BMO Nesbitt Burns give their honest take on how the industry is changing, why it has been a fit for them, and why more women should get involved — both […]


Finding Opportunity: How two entrepreneurs got their inspiration from their former occupation graphic

Finding Opportunity: How two entrepreneurs got their inspiration from their former occupation

October, 22nd, 2017

  Dallas Mercer and Kathleen Mullally both launched their businesses after spotting a gap in the industry where they were employed. Brought together by the Cisco Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle initiative, we spoke to them about the opportunities that inspired their leap from employee to entrepreneur, and the strategies they’ve used to make their businesses a […]


A Fresh Start: How Rania Llewellyn is helping Canadian immigrants kick-start their career graphic

A Fresh Start: How Rania Llewellyn is helping Canadian immigrants kick-start their career

October, 16th, 2017

  When Rania Llewellyn first immigrated to Canada, she found herself in the same predicament as many newcomers: educated and talented, but unable to find work. Now Senior Vice President, Products and Services, Global Transaction Banking at Scotiabank, Rania tells her incredible story of how she got her start, and how she’s helping other immigrants […]


Welcome to the Valley: How Joanne Fedeyko built a company around making connections to help companies succeed graphic

Welcome to the Valley: How Joanne Fedeyko built a company around making connections to help companies succeed

October, 13th, 2017

  As the founder and CEO of Connection Silicon Valley, Joanne Fedeyko is focused on bringing together her extensive network across Canada’s startup scene and her influential network in the Valley. Her aim? To help Canadian businesses succeed on a global scale.   By Marie Moore     If you ask Joanne Fedeyko what she […]


Strategic Moves: How Canadian Kate Murphy became the CEO of a gaming startup in Norway graphic

Strategic Moves: How Canadian Kate Murphy became the CEO of a gaming startup in Norway

October, 4th, 2017

  Kate Murphy is the CEO of Play Magnus, a startup based in Norway that offers apps and events for practicing and playing chess. How did she get picked to head the company, considering she doesn’t speak Norwegian or play the game? Kate discusses the leadership tactics she’s learned through her entrepreneurial experience combined with […]


How Dr. Kelly Metcalfe has been breaking new ground in breast cancer research for twenty years graphic

How Dr. Kelly Metcalfe has been breaking new ground in breast cancer research for twenty years

October, 2nd, 2017

  An Adjunct Scientist at the Familial Breast Cancer Research Institute at the Women’s College Research Institute, Dr. Kelly Metcalfe has dedicated her career to the study of cancer prevention and treatment, specifically focusing on individuals at high risk of developing the disease. She shares her journey of two decades in research, from her unexpected […]


The aha moment: How Amy Roberts discovered her true career path, and made a successful transition graphic

The aha moment: How Amy Roberts discovered her true career path, and made a successful transition

September, 24th, 2017

  After completing a three-month career transition program with Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, Amy Roberts discovered her true calling as a career transition coach. She recounts her journey of moving out of corporate HR and offers advice to other women looking to make a career switch.   By Hailey Eisen     When Amy Roberts […]


Pursuing passions: how Isabelle Girard let her interests guide her through her career graphic

Pursuing passions: how Isabelle Girard let her interests guide her through her career

September, 17th, 2017

  Isabelle Girard, general counsel for 3M Canada, believes her interests and her desired lifestyle should guide her career decisions. It’s a philosophy that has led her to opportunities abroad and in Canada, and has enabled her to remain passionate about her work throughout.   By Hailey Eisen     This past July, Isabelle Girard […]


Built from the girl up graphic

Built from the girl up

September, 5th, 2017

  How does a young, hardworking Maritimer become one of Canada’s most powerful entrepreneurs? By turning a lifelong passion and her unique personality into a brand, and building a business around it.   By Marie Moore     On the wall in her office, you will find Mandy Rennehan’s slogan: Energy is everything. It’s fitting. […]


How One Canadian Reporter is Breaking Barriers graphic

How One Canadian Reporter is Breaking Barriers

August, 31st, 2017

  In 2016, Ginella Massa made headlines as the first hijab-wearing woman to anchor a major Canadian newscast. The long-overdue representation of a Muslim woman thriving in her profession was not just a career milestone for Ginella, but also the culmination of a childhood dream — and an inspiration to those that hope to follow […]


Guiding the Giving: How Jacquie Ryan’s unorthodox career path led her to her dream job in sponsorship and philanthropy at Scotiabank graphic

Guiding the Giving: How Jacquie Ryan’s unorthodox career path led her to her dream job in sponsorship and philanthropy at Scotiabank

July, 18th, 2017

Jacquie Ryan wasn’t sure what she wanted to do after she graduated university with a degree in English and Film Studies, so she headed to Banff to coach skiing. The short-term job set her on a path to a long-term career, and she’s continued to let her passions guide her profession ever since.   By […]


A well-examined career: How Laurie Swami made it to the C-Suite in a male-dominated industry graphic

A well-examined career: How Laurie Swami made it to the C-Suite in a male-dominated industry

June, 23rd, 2017

With the help of Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, Human Capital Solutions, Laurie Swami landed the role of President and CEO of The Nuclear Waste Management Organization. Here she offers advice for other women looking to move up the ladder.     By Hailey Eisen     In the nuclear industry, where less than 20 per cent […]


Paying it Forward: How Personal Experience has Guided Lisa Citton-Battel to Make a Positive Impact on Women’s Careers graphic

Paying it Forward: How Personal Experience has Guided Lisa Citton-Battel to Make a Positive Impact on Women’s Careers

June, 5th, 2017

Lisa Citton-Battel, executive director of marketing, sales and services at 3M Canada, returned from her first maternity leave struggling with the transition of going back to work. A supportive manager taught her the importance of having an advocate — a lesson that’s guided her own leadership style over the last two decades.   By Hailey Eisen […]