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Why I’m drafting an athlete

February, 18th, 2019

I’m supporting Trinity Earl in her participation in the 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games. Why? Because inclusion should be the lesson we teach, and guide the opportunities we give, well before we enter the workforce. Women of Influence is on board — and now we need your help.   By Jan Frolic, Vice […]


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Meet Andrea Grobocopatel: Co-Chair of 2018 W20 and President of FLOR (Foundation for Leadership and Responsible Organizations)

February, 15th, 2019

Andrea Grobocopatel is an Argentine agronomist, president of Fundación por Liderazgos y Organizaciones Responsables (F.L.O.R),  and president and shareholder of Los Grobo S.G.R., a leading agro-industrial group in South America. She co-founded her family business, together with her father and his brother, when she was only 21 years old. Andrea is a mentor of Vital Voices […]


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#BossWhoMadeMe: Carolyn Lawrence – A series of open letters to Women Bosses who shaped us

February, 14th, 2019

The average person has about 12 jobs during the span of their working life — with this number increasing for millennial workers. Assuming that you have one boss per job, that is at least 12 bosses who will have a direct impact on your career. Some positively and some otherwise. And whilst through the course […]


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#BossWhoMadeMe: Joanna Track – A series of open letters to Women Bosses who shaped us

February, 14th, 2019

The average person has about 12 jobs during the span of their working life — with this number increasing for millennial workers. Assuming that you have one boss per job, that is at least 12 bosses who will have a direct impact on your career. Some positively and some otherwise. And whilst through the course […]


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#BossWhoMadeMe: Nancy Raymond – A series of open letters to Women Bosses who shaped us

February, 14th, 2019

The average person has about 12 jobs during the span of their working life — with this number increasing for millennial workers. Assuming that you have one boss per job, that is at least 12 bosses who will have a direct impact on your career. Some positively and some otherwise. And whilst through the course […]


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#BossWhoMadeMe: Bailey Wilson – A series of open letters to Women Bosses who shaped us

February, 14th, 2019

The average person has about 12 jobs during the span of their working life — with this number increasing for millennial workers. Assuming that you have one boss per job, that is at least 12 bosses who will have a direct impact on your career. Some positively and some otherwise. And whilst through the course […]


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#BossWhoMadeMe: Pegi Gross – A series of open letters to Women Bosses who shaped us

February, 14th, 2019

The average person has about 12 jobs during the span of their working life — with this number increasing for millennial workers. Assuming that you have one boss per job, that is at least 12 bosses who will have a direct impact on your career. Some positively and some otherwise. And whilst through the course […]


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#BossWhoMadeMe: Jasmine Dotiwala – A series of open letters to Women Bosses who shaped us

February, 14th, 2019

The average person has about 12 jobs during the span of their working life — with this number increasing for millennial workers. Assuming that you have one boss per job, that is at least 12 bosses who will have a direct impact on your career. Some positively and some otherwise. And whilst through the course […]


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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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Why Canadian Feed The Children is mobilizing for gender equality

February, 11th, 2019

Jacquelyn Wright, President and CEO of Canadian Feed The Children, believes gender equality can have the biggest impact when it comes to eradicating child poverty, unlocking children’s potential, and changing the world. That’s why CFTC is taking part in the Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada campaign — joining their voice with those of other Canadian […]


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How Maria Freites Hernandez rebuilt her career as an immigrant to Canada

February, 8th, 2019

Moving to Toronto from Venezuela, Maria Freites Hernandez expected to take a few steps back in her analytics career as she settled into her new country. But now she’s back in a senior position at a bank, and taking her career to the next level as a student in the first Master of Management in […]


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Five minutes with Kirsten Bobbie, Manager of Operations and Logistics for the 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games

February, 8th, 2019

Kirsten Bobbie started with Special Olympics Ontario in 2012 as a student intern. She continued on the team and over a few years transitioned into a leadership position, all while seeing the program grow — from 4 regional qualifiers to 80, and from 400 annual participants to 7,500. Now, as Manager of Operations and Logistics […]


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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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Moving from conversation to action: How OMERS is blazing a trail towards diversity and inclusion

February, 3rd, 2019

At OMERS, diversity and inclusion isn’t just a goal on the horizon. Satish Rai, Chief Investment Officer with OMERS, explains how the organization has created a culture that puts respect and support first, with policies and daily actions that reinforce their inclusive message.   By Hailey Eisen     There’s no shortage of conversations about […]


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Meet Roni Postan-Koren, founder of Shavot — a leadership and mentoring program for young girls

February, 3rd, 2019

Roni Postan-Koren is the founder of Shavot, a leadership and mentoring program for 12-year-old girls aimed at promoting female leadership. A Medical Student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Roni was inspired to start the program after a negative personal experience as Chairperson of the Student Union, where she first realized people could and would […]


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How the leaders of Scotiabank’s Black Employee Resource Group are championing diversity from the middle

January, 27th, 2019

Molara Awosedo and Vernette Eugene work in different divisions of Scotiabank at the managerial level. A year ago they co-founded a Black Employee Resource Group, advancing diversity and inclusion and developing high-performing Black employees.       By Shelley White       For Molara Awosedo and Vernette Eugene, Black History Month is a time […]


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Meet Lexi Miles: founder and CEO of WAXON Laser + Waxbar

January, 27th, 2019

Lexi Miles is the Founder and CEO of WAXON Laser + Waxbar, launched in 2012 for both women and men on the go. Now with 13 locations nationwide and the launch of its innovative new-to-market laser, Lexi oversees all aspects of the WAXON business – from franchise building and day-to-day operations of existing locations, marketing, […]


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How Canadians are helping mobilize change in advance of hosting the world’s largest conference on gender equality

January, 25th, 2019

When Canada was chosen to host the fifth triennial Women Deliver Conference in June 2019, an opportunity was born. Not only does it mean more than 6,000 people from around the globe will be arriving in Vancouver to participate in the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls […]


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Meet Dr. Gina Cody: first woman to have an engineering department named after her

January, 17th, 2019

In 1989, Dr. Cody became the first woman to earn a PhD in the Concordia Building Engineering program. She has achieved more than 30 years of professional practice in the private sector as a professional engineer, corporate executive and principal of an engineering firm. Her accolades include receiving an Award of Merit from the Canadian […]


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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 […]


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Meet Ayleen Farnood: coder, conference speaker, and grade 10 student

January, 13th, 2019

Ayleen Farnood is extremely passionate about the fields of brain-computer interfaces and virtual reality. She’s built a program which allows users to spell out words by blinking, coded a chatbot while interning at Microsoft that was deployed to thousands of the company’s employees, spoken at the Connect IT conference, and put together her own personal […]


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Meet Jessica Phoenix, Olympic equestrian athlete and Pan Am gold medalist

January, 5th, 2019

Jessica Phoenix is one of Canada’s top professional equestrian athletes, competing in Eventing. A two-time Olympian and four-time Pan American Games medalist — including a gold in 2011 — she was first named to the Canadian Equestrian Team in 2007. While her record is impressive, one of her greatest feats is recovering from a near-fatal fall 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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Thinking inside the box: Emily Lowe’s approach to innovating for the future

December, 21st, 2018

Founder of Lowegistics International, Emily Lowe, developed a love for shipping containers at a young age. At 17, she turned that passion into a business, launching a global supply chain data analysis company that leverages innovative solutions to transform the economics of construction, material and equipment logistics.   By Kristen Sears     Travel was […]


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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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