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Serial entrepreneur Joanna Track, founder of The Bullet, shares three things you don’t need to worry about graphic

Serial entrepreneur Joanna Track, founder of The Bullet, shares three things you don’t need to worry about

April, 15th, 2019

Joanna Track is the founder and executive publisher of The Bullet, Canada’s digital destination for your quick shot of daily news. She is known for her prior entrepreneurial pursuits, Sweetspot.ca and eLUXE, two of Canada’s most well known online destinations for women.     By Joanna Track       You know how the saying […]


How Gillian Riley became the head of Canada’s leading digital bank — and is using her influence to help women entrepreneurs graphic

How Gillian Riley became the head of Canada’s leading digital bank — and is using her influence to help women entrepreneurs

April, 14th, 2019

Gillian Riley was named President and CEO of Tangerine, a subsidiary of Scotiabank, in December, 2018. In just a few months she’s already made her mark, focusing not only on customer growth but also spearheading an initiative to help women-led businesses in Canada thrive. Gillian shares how she rose through the ranks, what has made […]


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Meet Laura Burget and Connie Lo, Founders of NIU BODY

April, 14th, 2019

Laura Burget and Connie Lo’s vision for NIU BODY, a 100% natural, certified cruelty-free and vegan skincare company, arose out of frustration with the lack of affordable and natural beauty products on the market. The two best friends were eager to utilize their backgrounds in business and engineering to launch NIU BODY in March of […]


Good Question: I feel like my boss is against me. What should I do? Kate Broer has the answer. graphic

Good Question: I feel like my boss is against me. What should I do? Kate Broer has the answer.

April, 8th, 2019

Generation Y has a reputation of being impatient and unwilling to “pay their dues.” So if you’re a millenial, ready to advance, and eager to prove you deserve it, how can you ask for a promotion without appearing “entitled” or “pushy”? Our three experts weigh in.


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How your Emotional Real Estate impacts your stress — and how to manage it

April, 8th, 2019

Christine Laperriere is the Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre and author of the bestselling Too Busy To Be Happy: Using Emotional Real Estate to Grow Your Work-Life Wisdom. She’s also experienced burnout first hand — and learned from her own mistakes (and plenty of research and education) to develop an antidote […]


Good Question: How can I get an opportunity to showcase my capabilities? Christine Laperriere has the answer. graphic

Good Question: How can I get an opportunity to showcase my capabilities? Christine Laperriere has the answer.

March, 7th, 2019

Generation Y has a reputation of being impatient and unwilling to “pay their dues.” So if you’re a millenial, ready to advance, and eager to prove you deserve it, how can you ask for a promotion without appearing “entitled” or “pushy”? Our three experts weigh in.


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Four lessons for success and contentment

March, 5th, 2019

Currently Head, Business Deposits and Pricing at RBC, Rajini McRae’s varied experience ranges across multiple industries and she has expertise in financial transformation, M&A, and business strategy. She’s also a valued member of the Women of Influence Advisory Board. .     By Rajini McRae     As I sit here listening to my sons laugh, […]


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Why Women Will Leave Your Company – and How to Prevent It

February, 25th, 2019

by Elizabeth Dulberger         My journey to becoming a successful executive coach, speaker, and author was not easy. Like most, I started my career in the corporate world as an Executive Assistant, a role that offers a very unique view into an organization: you are constantly in the same room as the […]


Good Question: My team is toxic, but do I have to fire someone? Liane Davey has the answer. graphic

Good Question: My team is toxic, but do I have to fire someone? Liane Davey has the answer.

February, 11th, 2019

Generation Y has a reputation of being impatient and unwilling to “pay their dues.” So if you’re a millenial, ready to advance, and eager to prove you deserve it, how can you ask for a promotion without appearing “entitled” or “pushy”? Our three experts weigh in.


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To be Promoted, You Have to Promote Yourself

February, 11th, 2019

There’s a difference between bragging and self-advocacy. Here’s why you need to know how to do the latter, and some tips for getting started.   By Dana Rubin     When I talk to my female clients about the skills of thought leadership, there’s one question I hear over and over: “I don’t like to […]


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6 Hilarious Books That Will Get You Talking About Feminism

February, 3rd, 2019

Challenging the patriarchy has never been an easy task and sometimes we need a good laugh to build a little resilience. Here are 6 books that will keep you entertained while providing the inspiration you need to tackle gender inequality.       Feminasty: The Complicated Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself […]


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3 ways to increase your website’s SEO potential

January, 17th, 2019

Your business has a website, but are people finding it?  On today’s crowded internet, if your ideal client or customer can’t find your website when searching, they’ll move on to one of your competitors. Here are three ways you can make sure your site gets found.     by Avery Swartz, founder and CEO of Camp […]


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5 Simple Words to Help End Sexism

January, 14th, 2019

by Phuong Uyen Tran     It is uplifting to see so many movements like #TimesUp, #StandTaller and #MeToo gaining traction in the fight to end gender bias, discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond. But as long as the discrimination and harassment continue, there is room for more initiatives. More ideas. That’s […]


Good Question: How can I ask for a promotion without appearing entitled? Michele Romanow has the answer. graphic

Good Question: How can I ask for a promotion without appearing entitled? Michele Romanow has the answer.

January, 11th, 2019

Generation Y has a reputation of being impatient and unwilling to “pay their dues.” So if you’re a millenial, ready to advance, and eager to prove you deserve it, how can you ask for a promotion without appearing “entitled” or “pushy”? Our three experts weigh in.


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Four books with big ideas for your organization

January, 4th, 2019

Whether you’re a leader in a corporation, the owner of a company, or the head of a team, these four business books will help guide you through change, growth, innovation, and the creation of a new culture. And they’re all based on the proven tactics of successful leaders in the business world.        […]


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Six better things to do than make New Year’s resolutions

December, 20th, 2018

The last time somebody checked, only 8% of people kept their New Year’s Resolutions. Here are six ideas to try instead.  1 – Pick an intention instead of a goal. Telling yourself you’re going to get a promotion puts all of your focus on the outcome. Rather than a win/lose goal, focus on the actions […]


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Tools for entrepreneurs to get 2019 off to a great start

December, 20th, 2018

Gone are the days of needing a well-organized file cabinet, a stack of business cards, and pre-printed contracts to show how prepped you are for business success. Today’s brands need to be organized, connected and producing no matter if they are in the office, working from home, have a team, doing it solo or working […]


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Four tips for running your business from home

December, 20th, 2018

Running your business from home comes with many advantages, but there’s a few things you need to consider before you set up shop. From the interior design to the insurance — here are four tips for getting started.      When it comes to setting up a new business, many entrepreneurs run it from home during […]


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The Role of Men

December, 5th, 2018

Over the last few decades, we’ve made progress towards gender equality in the workplace, and shifted our focus from ‘why’ we should be doing it to ‘how’ it can be done. The path that will most likely lead to success? One that includes men — as leaders, champions, and allies. Here’s why and how we’ll […]


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Four tips for using technology to help your startup succeed

November, 29th, 2018

With the high failure rate of startups, what can entrepreneurs do to drive towards success? Dr. Yolande Chan, professor of information technology management at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, offers four suggestions for using digital innovation to help your company grow.     By Hailey Eisen   When Dr. Yolande Chan began her academic […]


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8 Ways to Transform Your Relationship with Money

November, 24th, 2018

by Merilfor Toneatto    The empowerment of professional women is at the forefront of our cultural conversation, ignited by movements that bring gender pay equity and workplace sexual harassment to the forefront. Women’s economic empowerment is not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. Closing the gender pay gap can […]


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Three Lessons from Michelle Obama about Finding Your Voice

November, 16th, 2018

Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, is not only a candid look at her journey from a cramped South Side apartment in Chicago to her position on the world stage today, it’s also full of lessons that anyone can learn from — like how to speak powerfully in public and express yourself honestly. Read on for some […]


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Five key steps for startup success

October, 30th, 2018

  We often hear how entrepreneurs made it big — but how did they first get that little idea off the ground? We asked the five recipients of the Ones to Watch Award presented by Freshco.ca, a category added this year to the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. These stellar new business owners have all […]


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8 ways to transform your relationship with money

October, 26th, 2018

  By Merilfor Toneatto   The empowerment of professional women is at the forefront of our cultural conversation, ignited by movements that bring gender pay equity and workplace sexual harassment to the forefront. Women’s economic empowerment is not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. Closing the gender pay gap can […]


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How She Did It: Mandy Rennehan, founder and Blue-Collar CEO of Freshco.ca

October, 8th, 2018

If Mandy Rennehan’s entrepreneurial success story doesn’t inspire you to get up and get moving towards your goals, we suggest you check your pulse. The Blue-Collar CEO of Freshco.ca, a boutique construction firm that dubs itself “The Fun Company,” Mandy is an award-winning entrepreneur who started with nothing on the East Coast of Canada and […]


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The Tallest Poppy: High-performing women pay a steep price for success

September, 24th, 2018

For women, getting ahead can sometimes come with negative consequences. A recent survey points to successful employees being attacked, criticized, and ostracized too often at work. Here’s what organizations can do when their tallest poppies are being cut down.   By Rumeet Billan and Todd Humber     Successful women are being undermined at your […]


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How to succeed in your first year as an entrepreneur

September, 12th, 2018

The first year for any business owner is bound to be full of ups and downs. Co-founders of Eivey, an online marketplace for luxury, pre-worn fashion, share their best tips for surviving year one without losing it all – including your mind.      Entrepreneurs and friends Maryna deLannoy and Laura Sim decided to enter […]




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