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The Old Boy’s Club

April, 3rd, 2017

Many of the men in power today grew up in a time when a woman’s only place was in the home. Research shows we’re still carrying around those gender stereotypes. Could the highest of glass ceilings be propped up by antiquated perceptions?   By Teresa Harris     Over 3,000 world leaders descended upon the […]


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The Hardest Workin’ Mom in Showbusiness

April, 2nd, 2017

Catherine Reitman, the creator, producer, writer, director, and star of CBC’s Workin’ Moms, is adapting scenes from her own life to tell an honest story of working mothers.   By Liz Bruckner     Ask Catherine Reitman when she knew she wanted to be a writer and actor, and she’ll point you to her six-year-old […]


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A Lifetime of Prevention: Dr. Vivien Brown on women’s health, and why you should never be too busy for yourself

March, 5th, 2017

Dr. Vivien Brown has been a family physician in Toronto for more than 35 years, and is the Vice President for Medical Affairs of Medisys Corporate Health, a national network of medical clinics dedicated to preventative health care.   By Marie Moore       “No matter who I see, no matter what age group, when […]


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Meet Lesley Lawrence, the BDC senior executive helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams

December, 19th, 2016

Recently appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting, Ontario, Lesley Lawrence oversees Business Development Bank of Canada’s lending and consulting services in the province. She hadn’t planned on going into finance — Lesley holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto — but after more than 25 years in […]


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Meet the Woman Championing Canada’s Most Ambitious Energy Program

August, 26th, 2015

Susannah Pierce, vice president of Shell Canada and external affairs director for LNG Canada, is currently leading Canada’s most ambitious energy program. Susannah has truly championed the energy sector – leading controversial projects with TransCanada and Shell, and has been ranked No.2 in the Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s largest companies. Read on to learn more about this inspirational woman.


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How to create the blueprint for change

February, 22nd, 2015

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid on an exclusive lunch with one of three inspiring women who are change leaders at Deloitte, Microsoft Canada, and McCarthy Tétrault LLP!


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Women & Health Panel – Toronto, March 6, 2014

March, 10th, 2014

From our Health Panel: For the ambitious professional woman, work is never-ending, never mind the constant care taking of families, friends and social responsibilities; as a result the unfortunate by-product is that women’s personal health now occupies the lowest priority on the to do list. A recent poll of our members revealed that only 10% […]


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Advancing Your Career Through Relationship Building

December, 19th, 2013

Certified Executive Coach, author, and professional speaker, Bonnie Marcus, speaks with Women of Influence, President & CEO, Carolyn Lawrence about creating influence and its importance relative to career advancement. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO SHOW NOW


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How do you find a mentor?

December, 18th, 2013

I was at an event recently for Young Women of Influence, and was really struck by something that happened.  We had just heard an engaging presentation on personal branding and how to get ahead in business.  The room was packed with acutely ambitious and well-heeled women poised in their career and ready for take-off.  The […]


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What I Learned Listening to Women

December, 17th, 2013

By Bonnie Marcus, Executive Coach, Professional Speaker, Forbes contributing writer, Radio Host.


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2013 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Winners

December, 16th, 2013

On November 27th, Women of Influence celebrated the recipients of the 2013 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.  The six award winners, representing the best of what the country has to offer, were recognized for their contributions to the local, Canadian, and global economies. Diane Francis, editor-at-large at […]


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Arianna Huffington – Defining Success

December, 13th, 2013

In just eight years The Huffington Post has become one of the most important and influential news sites on the Internet. Much of the credit is due to its charismatic co-founder and editor-in-chief. Arianna Huffington is at the forefront of the new media revolution, an entrepreneur, author,  syndicated broadcaster and business leader with a unique […]


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One at a Time

October, 21st, 2013

We hear it often — we can have everything, just not all at once. Meet two women who stepped off the professional track to take care of their families, and then jumped right back on to end up even further ahead.


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2013 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Finalists

October, 11th, 2013

Women of Influence Inc. is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (CWEA) program.


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How to Stay Relevant and in Demand

September, 16th, 2013

How do you stay ahead, stay relevant and in demand in a world where 140-character stories fly around the globe in record time, and are seen by millions in mere seconds? A world where what we learn today can almost be out of date tomorrow?


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Breaking Gender Barriers – Women in Construction

September, 16th, 2013

Women are still underrepresented in the construction industry, and that’s not because we don’t want in — from the Bobcat to the scaffold, as engineers and executives, many of us are taking a place in an industry that once had no room for us — but before we can fully realize the potential of this growing business, there’s going to have to be an attitude adjustment.


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2013 Ranking of Top 25 Women of Influence Revealed

September, 12th, 2013

Prestigious annual ranking showcases the most influential Canadian women by sector TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ – Women of Influence today announced the 2013 ranking of its Top 25 Women of Influence. Now in its third year, the ranking is designed to celebrate and showcase the achievements of the most influential Canadian women in business, health, non-government […]


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Confidence – It's Your Best Asset

August, 26th, 2013

Management coach and consultant Christine Laperriere discusses her insights on suffering a crisis of confidence — and that crisis often hits when the stakes are the highest.


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Then and Now: Brenda Kenny

August, 26th, 2013

In the beginning there were cat-calls and theembarrassment of literally being kept out of sight,but after decades in the oil and gas sector,Brenda Kenny knows her industry now needs— and values — women.


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Breaking Through Barriers Holding Women Back

August, 6th, 2013

While there’s no doubt that unconscious bias, and even outright misogyny, still exist in workplaces today, the bigger barrier holding women back from growing their influence is not a ‘glass ceiling’ but a glass cage of our own making (albeit not consciously).


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Key Historical Women Behind CBC

July, 15th, 2013

Young girls can’t aspire to be the women they can’t see. This is why it’s so important for a national broadcaster like CBC/Radio- Canada to fully represent both men and women – on the air and behind the scenes.


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Go from Grad to Grade “A” Employee

May, 20th, 2013

WOI Exclusive Blog: 5 tips to fly up the ladder in the early phase of your career


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8 Blind Spots Between the Sexes at Work

April, 29th, 2013

Do you ever feel the unreasonableness of the opposite sex makes your office life more difficult than it has to be? Understand the opposite sex at work.


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How Women Define Success

April, 14th, 2013

Personal growth vs. career goals. Women say one is more important—and it’s not the one you think.