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Good Question: My mentor told me that I need to put more effort on critical mandates. Was it a criticism of my work? What am I missing? graphic

Good Question: My mentor told me that I need to put more effort on critical mandates. Was it a criticism of my work? What am I missing?

June, 24th, 2019

Q: “My mentor told me that if I want to move up, I need to start putting more effort on critical mandates. I feel like everything I do is stuff that has to get done — so I’m not sure what to do with this advice. Was it a criticism of my work? What am […]


How Latha Sukumar turned a small non-profit translation service into a national success — giving people in need a voice graphic

How Latha Sukumar turned a small non-profit translation service into a national success — giving people in need a voice

June, 18th, 2019

Latha Sukumar was working as a lawyer when a personal experience led her down a new career path. She’s now the Executive Director of MCIS Language Services, a non-profit social enterprise offering translation, interpretation, and consulting to over 800 organizations across Canada — but it wasn’t always such a success. Latha shares how she came […]


Lessons Learned: How a senior executive is redefining “having it all” by making peace with compromise graphic

Lessons Learned: How a senior executive is redefining “having it all” by making peace with compromise

June, 17th, 2019

The topic of “having it all” can quickly spark debate — not only about whether or not it’s possible but also about the unrealistic expectations just discussing this goal can impose on women. But, whether we talk about it or not, many of us are still experiencing the struggle of balancing work and life. Shemina […]


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5 ways to know if your website is good enough

June, 17th, 2019

You’ve accomplished the first step: you have a website for your business. But is it good enough? Answering these five simple questions can help you determine if your online presence is building your business — or holding it back.          How important is your website? It’s a key part of the relationship […]


Giving time to a charitable partner can be great for your business — here’s how to do it well graphic

Giving time to a charitable partner can be great for your business — here’s how to do it well

June, 14th, 2019

Do you see the value of charitable giving as a tax receipt? Businesses that give back through community involvement rather than just signing a cheque greatly benefit their charitable partners — and themselves. Here’s how to pick the right one, and make a positive impact.   By Monica Gomez     Charitable contributions aren’t a […]


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Eight books that will help you find your voice

June, 4th, 2019

Your road to success starts with fierce confidence and the courage to push boundaries. Here are eight influential books that will provide you with the tools you need to find your voice, unleash your rage, and dominate your profession.     By Kaitlyn Warias         Myth of the Nice Girl by Fran […]


The CFO of Cambridge Group of Clubs immigrated to Canada with a high school education — here’s how she built a career graphic

The CFO of Cambridge Group of Clubs immigrated to Canada with a high school education — here’s how she built a career

May, 26th, 2019

When Karen Malone moved to Canada from Ireland in 1989, she had a high school diploma. But the CFO of Cambridge Group of Clubs also had grit, determination, and a desire to learn. She continued adding to her education and experience (and her exercise routine) to get her to where she is today. Here’s what […]


Good Question: My boss shared with me some difficult feedback, and it has really thrown me off my game. How can I deal with this? graphic

Good Question: My boss shared with me some difficult feedback, and it has really thrown me off my game. How can I deal with this?

May, 22nd, 2019

Q: “Recently, my boss shared with me some difficult feedback, and it has really thrown me off my game. I feel like I work really hard and am overall doing a pretty good job, and she’s not acknowledging that. How can I deal with this? “   OUR EXPERT:  Christine Laperriere Executive Director, Women of […]


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Lessons Learned: Creating a healthy culture with a faith lift

May, 22nd, 2019

Valerie Fox is chief innovation consultant at The Pivotal Point, bringing entrepreneurial thinking to organizations around the globe. She is also known for her work at IBM Canada, as well as for developing and co-founding the DMZ at Ryerson University — the leading university incubator in Canada, and ranked among the top three in the […]


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How to Get Hired in an Age of Disruption

May, 21st, 2019

An executive search professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry, Lisa Knight, Managing Partner at Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, has made a career of knowing what organizations are looking for in a candidate. Today, your ability to excel in a changing environment will be what sets you apart.   By Lisa Knight   […]


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 […]


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.


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

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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