Women's Associations: National NGOs We Support


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Canadian Association of Women in Construction

October, 3rd, 2017

  The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) was incorporated as a non-profit organization in October 2005. The origin of CAWIC dates back to 1982, when a group of Toronto area professional women working in construction formed the Toronto Chapter 295 of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). In 2006 CAWIC aligned itself […]


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Confidence gap: survey shows young women don’t believe in their tech skills

August, 28th, 2017

    The concept of “The Confidence Gap” is by no means a new conversation — there are many studies showing that, across all cultures, women are less self-assured than men. And success is as much based on confidence as it is competence.  Adding to that body of evidence is a recent survey of more than 1,000 university students […]


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This Website Just Launched in Canada and Every Professional Woman in the Country Needs to Know

April, 23rd, 2017

Women hold just 12% of board positions in corporate companies worldwide, and chair only 4% of them. This is a startling statistic considering that it’s proven that when women are in the boardroom, companies are more prosperous — a 2016 Catalyst report found that companies with the highest percentage of women board of directors outperformed […]


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Debbie Travis Tuscan Retreat

March, 20th, 2017

  Start writing your next chapter.     Are you ready for a change? Women of Influence and Debbie Travis invite you to an exclusive retreat, where you’ll find support, guidance, and inspiration to help you turn the page. Give yourself time to relax and reflect at an all-inclusive week in the comfort of Debbie’s […]


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Press Release: Call for CWEA Nominations

March, 8th, 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In Celebration of International Women’s Day, Women of Influence Launches the Call for Nominations for the 25th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards     TORONTO – MARCH 8TH – In celebration of International Women’s Day, RBC and Women of Influence are announcing the call for nominations for the 2017 RBC Canadian […]


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Best Workplaces for Women 2017

March, 6th, 2017

Today Great Places to Work® announced their list of the Best Workplaces in Canada for Women in 2017.  To qualify, organizations needed to be Great Place to Work Certified™  within the past year, have a minimum of 50 female employees, and provide a male/female breakdown by job level. The employees surveyed at the organizations on […]


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SCOTIABANK BECOMES PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE WOMEN OF INFLUENCE LUNCHEON SERIES

March, 1st, 2017

    SCOTIABANK BECOMES PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE  WOMEN OF INFLUENCE LUNCHEON SERIES New partnership celebrates the continued professional advancement of women and the creation of a more inclusive workforce   TORONTO, MARCH 1, 2017 – Women of Influence announced today that Scotiabank has signed-on as the 2017 Presenting Sponsor of the prestigious Women of […]


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February, 21st, 2017


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Women of Influence Partners with Celebrity Stylist

January, 25th, 2017

    Celebrity stylist Kim Appelt will join Women of Influence as Style Expert and Fashion Editor   TORONTO, FEBRUARY 2017 – Women of Influence is excited to welcome celebrity stylist Kim Appelt as their first ever Style Expert and Fashion Editor. In her new role, Kim will be sharing her knowledge on work-meets-fashion topics […]


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Advice from the Micro-Business Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

December, 18th, 2016

The Micro-Business Award proves that small businesses can still have great impact and contribute to innovation in Canada. This award category honours small businesses generating annual revenues under $1 million (with a steady growth rate) in any industry and at any stage of business.   We’ve asked the winner of the award and the finalists […]


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Advice From the Deloitte Start-up Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

December, 18th, 2016

The Deloitte Start-Up Award celebrates the achievements of a woman who, in three to five years, has developed her business into one that’s ready for the next level of growth. Since starting out, these three finalists have been successful in building a profitable business with a comprehensive and sustainable plan. We’ve asked this year’s winner […]


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Advice from the RBC Momentum Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

December, 18th, 2016

The RBC Momentum Award Finalists are entrepreneurs that have overcome obstacles, capitalized on opportunities to deliver 10% growth or more, and have done so for more than three years. Through their expanded management, empowered employees, and demonstrated success, these entrepreneurs have created a flexible and responsive business that is able to adapt to changing market environments […]


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Advice from the Telus Trailblazer Award Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

December, 16th, 2016

The Telus Trailblazer Award honours an entrepreneur that is a true trendsetter. She has recognized a new market, product, service, technological advancement, or opportunity and has bravely led the way. She has demonstrated outstanding leadership within her company and market, and has set standards for originality, quality and successful management. These entrepreneurs are mentors, visionaries, […]


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Advice from the PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Finalists: 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

December, 16th, 2016

Through timely innovation, strategic thinking, and smart execution, these three finalists have launched—and built one (or more!) successful companies with a track record of growth, profitability, industry leadership, as well as breaking new ground. Through their drive, managerial acumen, and leadership traits, they have generated exceptional economic growth and social change. We asked this year’s […]


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What it’s like to be a woman in politics

December, 6th, 2016

For women, getting elected is only half the battle. Female politicians around the globe routinely face harassment and abuse on social media and from colleagues — and Canada is no exception.  By Stephania Varalli When it comes to women in politics, the conversation is often focused on the struggles of gaining office. And for good […]


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5 Things You Should Know About the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould

December, 2nd, 2016

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould became Canada’s Minister of Justice in 2015, joining 14 other women to form Canada’s first gender-equal Cabinet. But did you also know she’s also a lawyer, advocate, and leader among British Columbia’s First Nations?  Here are 5 things you should know about the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould.       1. She’s […]


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Put your hand up, take a leap: career advice from Suzanne Morel, Chief of Staff to the CEO, Mastercard

November, 30th, 2016

From Parliament Hill to New York City, Suzanne Morel has a multifaceted career that has made her an advocate for women putting their hands up, jumping at every learning opportunity, and never underestimating the power of a good team. By Hailey Eisen Suzanne Morel’s career has taken her on a unique journey from her very first job […]


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8 Important Quotes from Canadian Women in Politics

November, 29th, 2016

On December 9th, we will welcome three of Canada’s female cabinet ministers to our Luncheon stage for State of Our Nation: Let’s Talk About Women in Politics. But first, we look back to some of Canada’s formative female political leaders and activists for the wisdom they shared then, and which still applies today.      […]


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Distilling the Corby Culture: Meet Amandine Robin

November, 27th, 2016

Named “Top 30 Under 30” by PR in Canada, Amandine Robin is making her mark at Pernod Ricard, the worldwide co-leader in the Wines & Spirits sector with brands such as Absolut, Jameson, Chivas, and J.P. Wiser’s. In the span of just a few years, she’s rocketed to the top of the corporate ladder, recently […]


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How one man and thousands of fish are helping improve women’s health worldwide

November, 24th, 2016

Solving one of the world’s most common women’s health problems may be as simple as dropping a fish in water. Gavin Armstrong, Founder, President and CEO of Lucky Iron Fish, tells us how. By Teresa Harris Iron deficiency is the world’s most common micro-nutrient issue, and has a disproportionate negative impact on women and children. Instances […]


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RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala 2016

November, 23rd, 2016

November 16, 2016 – Women entrepreneurs deserve to be celebrated. We look forward to the gala every year because it provides the opportunity for women entrepreneurs to be honoured for their contribution to our economy. Thank you to our Presenting sponsor RBC, our Award sponsors ADP, Deloitte, Telus, and PROFIT Magazine, our Patron sponsors Ricoh Canada and […]


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Lift as you Climb and Learn as you Soar

November, 21st, 2016

Virginia Brailey, Vice-President, Marketing and Strategy at ADP Canada believes fully in reaching beyond your career comfort zone, and bringing others along for the climb. Her advice? You should too. By Hailey Eisen “It’s not the act of jumping out of an airplane; it’s what’s you learn before the chute opens that really matters,” Virginia Brailey says. […]


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Winners Announced for the 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards!

November, 17th, 2016

We are excited to announce the winners of our 24th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards! The CWEA awards recognize the country’s leading female entrepreneurs who have made impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. This year’s judging panel was comprised of twelve of Canada’s top business leaders, including: Ian Portsmouth, […]


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3 Signs That You Should be an Entrepreneur

November, 10th, 2016

Wondering if it’s time to start your own business? If you are at that crossroad in your career, Joanna Track is here to help you get over to the other side. As a serial entrepreneur — she’s the founder of sweetspot.ca, eLuxe.ca, Good Eggs & Co., and The Bullet — Joanna has figured out how […]