Expert Advice


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Advice from emerging leaders: Discover what you truly love

October, 23rd, 2017

What does it take to move up in the ranks of a multinational corporation? We’ve partnered with PepsiCo to bring you career advancement tips from some of their top emerging leaders. Anshika Jaipuriar, District Sales Leader at PepsiCo Canada, has learned to ask the question “What about my job gets me out of bed each […]


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Ready for a Promotion? A recruiting expert explains how to know you’re ready – and can prove it

October, 22nd, 2017

  As the ‎Managing Partner, Recruitment Solutions at Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, Samantha Wood has an insider’s perspective on how to move up in your career. She’s sharing her expert knowledge, not only on how to know when you’re ready for a step up, but also what you need to do to prove it.   […]


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Advice from emerging leaders: The power of a positive attitude

October, 16th, 2017

What does it take to move up in the ranks of a multinational corporation? We’ve partnered with PepsiCo to bring you career advancement tips from some of their top emerging leaders. Rupika Sharma, Zone Sales Leader at PepsiCo, has discovered the influence a positive attitude can have on making or breaking your career journey.   […]


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Advice from emerging leaders: Leadership comes from the real you

October, 9th, 2017

What does it take to move up in the ranks of a multinational corporation? We’ve partnered with PepsiCo to bring you career advancement tips from some of their top emerging leaders. Lisa Allie, Senior Marketing Manager at PepsiCo, learned that effective leadership can only come through trial and error, and discovering who you truly are.   […]


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5 Trends to Try for the Holidays

October, 5th, 2017

  By Shira Yoskovitch, founder, Handled Concierge Services   The holiday season is hectic, and at times can feel like you’re running a gauntlet. In a frenzy to meet end-of-year deadlines at the same time as celebrating with your friends and loved ones, our wardrobes often fall to the end of our priority list. However, […]


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Money Talks: How investments are playing a role in the push towards gender equality

October, 2nd, 2017

  There’s growing attention on the issue of gender equality, but many individuals and institutions are at a loss for how this can be translated into action. A rising trend in Canada is offering a solution: impact investing with a focus on gender diversity. Experts from BMO Global Asset Management weigh in on why it’s […]


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Advice from Emerging Leaders: Putting in the Work

October, 2nd, 2017

What does it take to move up in the ranks of a multinational corporation? We’ve partnered with PepsiCo to bring you career advancement tips from some of their top emerging leaders. Kailee Jamieson, Associate Marketing Manager at PepsiCo, learned that it not only takes hard work, but team work, too, to make it to the […]


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Advice from Emerging Leaders: Facing Challenges

September, 26th, 2017

What does it take to move up in the ranks of a multinational corporation? We’ve partnered with PepsiCo to bring you career advancement tips from some of their top emerging leaders. Hear what Emily, Senior National Account Manager, has to say about facing challenges and chasing every learning opportunity.           


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The data is in: These are the top challenges of Canadian entrepreneurs — and how to overcome them

September, 22nd, 2017

  As part of the process of creating ctrl by Deloitte, a new accounting and advisory platform for SMEs, Deloitte reached out to some 2000 Canadian small-to-medium business leaders to better understand their challenges. They identified the issues that worry them the most — and the solutions to address them.   By Lynda Carter, Partner, […]


Why estate planning is important for all women — and how you can get started graphic

Why estate planning is important for all women — and how you can get started

September, 18th, 2017

  As vice president and regional director, Lydia Potocnik leads the Trust and Estate Services team in Ontario for BMO Trust Company, which provides individuals, families, and businesses with valuable estate, trust, and incapacity services. She believes it is important for everyone to have an estate plan in place — and for women, there are […]


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Four myths that hold women back from successfully managing their finances

September, 3rd, 2017

  Melanie McDonald is the Vice-President and Regional Director of Trust and Estate Services at BMO Trust Company in Western Canada. As an expert on estate planning, she assists clients with some of the most challenging issues that they and their family will face in their lifetime. She’s also accustomed to handling her own personal […]


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The confidence gap— 3 tools to level the playing field

August, 23rd, 2017

As an advocate for young, career-seeking women, Lora Sprigings, Career Coach at Smith School of Business, founded the WIL Do initiative. This is a unique opportunity for young women at Smith to candidly discuss leadership and empowerment in a small group setting while creating space for females to build confidence by supporting and encouraging one […]


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Business leaders, here’s how you start taking diversity and inclusion seriously

August, 1st, 2017

We all know it should be a priority, but how do we begin to make it one? Terri Hartwell Easter of T.H. Easter Consulting,  a leading employee engagement, diversity and inclusion management, and human resources management firm based in Maryland, U.S., weighs in.   By Terri Hartwell Easter     You cannot pick up a […]


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Finding Balance

July, 21st, 2017

Finding Balance How do you strike a balance between career advancement and life fulfillment? Hear from a round table of powerful, successful Canadian business women on what their strategy is.      


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The Sponsor Effect

July, 7th, 2017

The Sponsor Effect Did you know that sponsorship has a direct impact on women’s belief that they can reach the c-suite level? No matter what stage you’re at in your career, sponsorship is mutually beneficial. Find out how.      


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Samantha DeBianchi’s 6 Tips for Success

July, 4th, 2017

There are more women business owners than ever before, which is great news. The bad news? Not all of them succeed. While there are many reasons for this (lack of funding, bad timing, mismanaged resources, etc.) often times success or failure starts with you. So if you’re ready to stop getting in your own way and […]


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The Power of Negotiating: Get Your Ideal Salary

June, 15th, 2017

Did you know that only 7% of women negotiate the terms of a job offer? Marni Johnson, SVP of Human Resources and Communications at BlueShore Financial, wants to see that change, so women start stepping into their full potential and start closing the gender wage gap.    By: Marni Johnson     In my career, I […]


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Five Tips For Financing Your Tech Purchase

June, 9th, 2017

In today’s business environment, you can gain a significant competitive advantage with the right technology investment. What do you do when you don’t have the funds to support the purchase? Follow these five tips for financing your tech purchase, courtesy of BDC.   By Marie Moore     As an entrepreneur, you know your talent and […]


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Was That Coaching or Criticism?

June, 1st, 2017

  We all rely on healthy constructive criticism in order to learn and grow as professionals. But what happens when coaching becomes straight up criticism? Christine Laperriere of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre is here to remind us all how heavy-handed coaching can backfire ― and how we can prevent our confidence from crumbling under the pressure.   by […]


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How to Answer the Question, “So, What Do You Do?” when You Have a Multifaceted Career

May, 25th, 2017

  Being equally good at and passionate about several different things is no longer a detriment to building a focused, strong, and sustaining career. Emilie Wapnick, speaker and author of How to be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up has a few tips for how to […]


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Why I’m Finished with Leadership Buzzwords

May, 25th, 2017

  Recognizing when our unconscious personal bias is influencing how we perceive our leaders is crucial. Leah Parkhill Reilly of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre urges us to base judgment on facts rather than feelings, and stay on high alert for meaningless buzzwords.   by Leah Parkhill Reilly     When I was in corporate HR, we […]


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How to Get Hired in an Age of Disruption

May, 21st, 2017

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   […]


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Overcoming the Imposter

April, 27th, 2017

  You probably don’t have to think too far back to recall the last time you diminished yourself and your work, brushing off moments of success as simply “good luck”. It’s called the Imposter Syndrome, and it is real, and it is rampant — an estimated 70% of people will experience it at least once […]


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Your responsibility in navigating a bad boss

April, 11th, 2017

The quality of your relationship to your superiors is critical to your professional success ― yet, it’s not always easy to overlook your boss’s shortcomings. Christine Laperriere, executive director of our Advancement Centre is here to help.   by Christine Laperriere   In my work as Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre, I get invited […]