Profiles


A new view of “having it all” graphic

A new view of “having it all”

November, 14th, 2016

“In the workplace, we need to be asking, ‘How do we get better at helping everyone spend time the way they need to when their loved ones are in need?’ It ought not to be a women’s issue.” By Shelley White When it comes to women’s work-life balance, Mary Ann Turcke wants to change the conversation. […]





Meet Natalie Panek: Rocket Scientist and Advocate for Women in STEM graphic

Meet Natalie Panek: Rocket Scientist and Advocate for Women in STEM

October, 13th, 2016

Natalie is a rocket scientist, adventurer, and advocate for women in technology. As a Mission Systems Engineer at MDA’s Robotics and Automation division, Natalie works on the next generation of Canadian space robotics and space exploration programs. She seeks to pursue the road less traveled while working towards her dream of becoming an astronaut. As […]





Living #InSync:  Dina Pugliese on overcoming her inner critic and making her dream career a reality graphic

Living #InSync: Dina Pugliese on overcoming her inner critic and making her dream career a reality

September, 26th, 2016

After ten years as Co-Host of Breakfast Television, Dina Pugliese is accustomed to the spotlight—but it wasn’t always that way. We’ve partnered with Activia to share Dina’s story of how her experiences taught her to listen to her inner critic, trust her instincts, and find the balance that allows her to achieve her best. By […]





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 […]





This Fortune 500 Company is Committed to Women’s Advancement—These Five Execs Prove It graphic

This Fortune 500 Company is Committed to Women’s Advancement—These Five Execs Prove It

September, 20th, 2016

PepsiCo doesn’t just have a female CEO at its helm—the company is fully committed to embracing inclusion and promoting female leaders across the globe.






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.





Leading with Passion: Cheryl Grishkewich graphic

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.