Profiles


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.



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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.



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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.



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Meet the Woman Transforming the Future & Funding of Female Entrepreneurs

August, 10th, 2016

Vicki Saunders has dedicated her career to funding female entrepreneurs. She launched SheEO in 2013, a global collaboration of female entrepreneurs and radically generous women who finance, support, and celebrate female entrepreneurs. That’s not all she’s taken on. She has run businesses in Toronto, Europe, and Silicon Valley, which is where she learned first-hand the lack of accessible […]



From COO of Scotiabank Puerto Rico to Toronto: Meet Enid Pico graphic

From COO of Scotiabank Puerto Rico to Toronto: Meet Enid Pico

May, 2nd, 2016

By Shelley White   Enid Pico has never been afraid to make a big career move. In 2010, she made the leap from a top job in her home country as President and Chief Operating Officer of Scotiabank Puerto Rico to a challenging new role 3,000 km away in Toronto. “It was a big risk […]



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Meet Dr. Christine Sow: President and Executive Director of Global Health Council

April, 29th, 2016

Dr. Christine Sow is the first woman to take the helm of the Global Health Council (GHC), a leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. Over the span of her career, she has led numerous initiatives to strengthen health systems and increase access to lifesaving drugs and […]



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Meet Bernadette Wightman, President of Cisco Canada

April, 13th, 2016

A 15-year Cisco employee, Bernadette Wightman took on her role as President of Cisco Canada at the end of 2014. She’s originally from the UK, but has managed organizations in developed and emerging markets across the globe. Her over 25-year career in the IT industry has led to numerous accolades: she was named Business Leader of […]



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From Bank Teller to Head of BMO: Meet Charyl Galpin

March, 3rd, 2016

Managing motherhood with a career that climbed from bank teller to head of BMO Nesbitt Burns, Charyl Galpin has always stayed true to her personal brand.   By Hailey Eisen   Family dinners were non-negotiable. Even if that meant leaving for work so early that her kids weren’t even awake. A mother of two young […]



From Television to Tuscany: How Debbie Travis Landed her Dream Villa graphic

From Television to Tuscany: How Debbie Travis Landed her Dream Villa

March, 2nd, 2016

Debbie Travis may be a household name to many, but she hasn’t always been the home renovation celebrity from Debbie Travis’ The Painted House. She strategically worked her way up from model to producer to a successful entrepreneur and hit TV host in Canada, Britain, and around the world. Not only did this witty English […]



Meet the entrepreneur that redesigned sustainable fashion graphic

Meet the entrepreneur that redesigned sustainable fashion

February, 29th, 2016

Julia Grieve isn’t just an entrepreneur—she’s a trendsetter, a local celebrity, an eco-design leader, and a wife and mother of three. Julia’s former career as an international model helped develop her fashion forte and eye for design, paving the way for the launch of her sustainable fashion company, Preloved, in 1995. She’s managed the growth […]