In the move towards workplace gender equality, progress is moving glacially slow on many key measures. Is that the way it has to be — or are we just making excuses? By Stephania Varalli In 2017, the World Economic Forum predicted we’d be closing the economic gender gap in 217 […]
Have you heard of the ‘glass cliff?’ Have you ever experienced it? Have you ever fallen off it? Yesterday, Freakonomics Radio, the podcast spin-off of the eponymous, best-selling book, continued their series called “The Secret Life of C.E.O.’s” by examining the evidence for the glass cliff phenomenon, the ramifications of it, and some possible […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!
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% […]
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
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 […]
By Bonnie Marcus, Executive Coach, Professional Speaker, Forbes contributing writer, Radio Host.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Women of Influence Inc. is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (CWEA) program.
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?
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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).
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.
WOI Exclusive Blog: 5 tips to fly up the ladder in the early phase of your career
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.
Personal growth vs. career goals. Women say one is more important—and it’s not the one you think.
Study showed that the way women operate as directors often contributed to a company’s success, raising the question of why women are still in the minority in Canada’s corporate boardrooms.