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Serial entrepreneur Joanna Track, founder of The Bullet, shares three things you don’t need to worry about graphic

Serial entrepreneur Joanna Track, founder of The Bullet, shares three things you don’t need to worry about

April, 15th, 2019

Joanna Track is the founder and executive publisher of The Bullet, Canada’s digital destination for your quick shot of daily news. She is known for her prior entrepreneurial pursuits, Sweetspot.ca and eLUXE, two of Canada’s most well known online destinations for women.     By Joanna Track       You know how the saying […]


How Gillian Riley became the head of Canada’s leading digital bank — and is using her influence to help women entrepreneurs graphic

How Gillian Riley became the head of Canada’s leading digital bank — and is using her influence to help women entrepreneurs

April, 14th, 2019

Gillian Riley was named President and CEO of Tangerine, a subsidiary of Scotiabank, in December, 2018. In just a few months she’s already made her mark, focusing not only on customer growth but also spearheading an initiative to help women-led businesses in Canada thrive. Gillian shares how she rose through the ranks, what has made […]


Meet Laura Burget and Connie Lo, Founders of NIU BODY graphic

Meet Laura Burget and Connie Lo, Founders of NIU BODY

April, 14th, 2019

Laura Burget and Connie Lo’s vision for NIU BODY, a 100% natural, certified cruelty-free and vegan skincare company, arose out of frustration with the lack of affordable and natural beauty products on the market. The two best friends were eager to utilize their backgrounds in business and engineering to launch NIU BODY in March of […]


How your Emotional Real Estate impacts your stress — and how to manage it graphic

How your Emotional Real Estate impacts your stress — and how to manage it

April, 8th, 2019

Christine Laperriere is the Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre and author of the bestselling Too Busy To Be Happy: Using Emotional Real Estate to Grow Your Work-Life Wisdom. She’s also experienced burnout first hand — and learned from her own mistakes (and plenty of research and education) to develop an antidote […]


Meet Alyson Renaldo: Actor, Producer, Writer, and Professor graphic

Meet Alyson Renaldo: Actor, Producer, Writer, and Professor

April, 7th, 2019

Alyson Renaldo was born in Toronto, Canada to Guyanese parentage. While Toronto remains home, a good deal of her professional life has been in Los Angeles. Alyson is a film and theatre producer, actor, as well as a writer.  Her work as a journalist has appeared in The Toronto Star, Metro National, The Root and […]


G(IRLS)20: How to build a future leader graphic

G(IRLS)20: How to build a future leader

March, 31st, 2019

If you’ve ever purchased a ticket to a Women of Influence event, you may have noticed the option to add a donation to G(irls)20, our official Charity of Choice. Every year, with the help of our generous WOI community, we are honoured to make a donation to their cause. We want to share with you […]


Building and championing Canada’s diversity story in tech: a viewpoint from the President, Venture Services, at MaRS graphic

Building and championing Canada’s diversity story in tech: a viewpoint from the President, Venture Services, at MaRS

March, 31st, 2019

Salim Teja’s long career in tech has touched every part of the ecosystem, from entrepreneur, to investor, to corporate innovator. In his current role of President, Venture Services, at MaRS, he’s not only championing Canada’s tech ecosystem, he’s helping to guide it towards greater diversity — with initiatives in research, representation, and funding.     […]


A Seat at The Roundtable graphic

A Seat at The Roundtable

March, 15th, 2019

Glain Roberts-McCabe left her secure, six-figure job at a consulting firm to pursue her idea for a group-based approach to leadership coaching. Ten years later, and The Roundtable has grown into an award-winning consultancy with a proven track record of fostering success.     By Karen van Kampen     In 2007, 39-year-old Glain Roberts-McCabe […]


We have come a long way, (maybe) but still have a long way to go? graphic

We have come a long way, (maybe) but still have a long way to go?

March, 15th, 2019

Whether full-time or side-hustles, women’s entrepreneurship is on the rise and more and more women leaders and public figures have raised their voices to spark social and economic change in their industries — yet they still face roadblocks. Wendy Cukier, founder, Ted Rogers School of Management’s Diversity Institute, shares her insights. .     By […]


Meet Marly Broudie: Founder and President of SocialEyes Communications Inc. graphic

Meet Marly Broudie: Founder and President of SocialEyes Communications Inc.

March, 14th, 2019

Marly Broudie is the Founder and President of SocialEyes Communications Inc., a digital marketing and business development consulting firm based in Toronto. Marly’s career started in 2011 at a downtown litigation firm as a legal assistant. There, she transitioned into Business Development and Marketing where she honed her skills in social media marketing, content creation […]


Women of Influence Evening Series – Joanna Griffiths graphic

Women of Influence Evening Series – Joanna Griffiths

March, 12th, 2019

On March 7, we welcomed to the podium top entrepreneur Joanna Griffiths, to share her insights on how she disrupted a $2.5 billion underwear industry and created a brand for every body. Here’s are some of Joanna’s key insights about entrepreneurship and becoming your own boss:   “You have to love a challenge. You have to thrive outside […]


Celebrating the Women Breaking Barriers in the Sciences graphic

Celebrating the Women Breaking Barriers in the Sciences

March, 7th, 2019

International Women’s Day is not just about highlighting women’s achievements, it’s also about forging a call to action for accelerating gender balance across the world. Nobel Media and Microsoft have created a unique way that celebrates some of science’s most influential women while inspiring the next generation of young females to break gender barriers and […]


25 Years of Women Of Influence and Women’s Advancement Around the Globe graphic

25 Years of Women Of Influence and Women’s Advancement Around the Globe

March, 5th, 2019

For 20 years, Women of Influence has celebrated female entrepreneurs, senior executives and innovative leaders. In honour of this milestone year, we’re looking back at two decades of events and women who kicked cracks in the glass ceiling.


How She Did It: Joanna Griffiths, Founder & CEO of Knix Wear, Built One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Canada and Globally in Just Five Years graphic

How She Did It: Joanna Griffiths, Founder & CEO of Knix Wear, Built One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Canada and Globally in Just Five Years

March, 4th, 2019

Joanna Griffiths launched Knix Wear when she became aware of a need in the market for underwear that could handle “little leaks.” She solved that problem, and for the next five years focused on building a brand that helped women get over their insecurities and facilitate conversations. The strategy paid off. Not only is Knix […]


How Joanna Griffiths took Knixwear from an idea to a million dollar company in just five years graphic

How Joanna Griffiths took Knixwear from an idea to a million dollar company in just five years

February, 25th, 2019

Joanna Griffiths launched Knixwear when she became aware of a need in the market for underwear that could handle “little leaks.” She solved that problem, and for the next five years focused on building a brand that helped women get over their insecurities and facilitate conversations. The strategy paid off. Not only is Knix a […]



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

#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 […]


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

#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 […]


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

#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 […]


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

#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 […]


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

#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 […]


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

#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 […]


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

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 […]


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

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 […]


‘Name Her, Nominate Her’ Campaign Has Officially Launched graphic

‘Name Her, Nominate Her’ Campaign Has Officially Launched

January, 18th, 2019

 The ‘Name Her, Nominate Her’ Campaign has officially launched as the 27th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Call for Nominations Officially Open. If you know a Canadian female entrepreneur that deserves some recognition — find out how to nominate her below.     RBC and Women of Influence are announcing the call for nominations for […]


2018 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala graphic

2018 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala

November, 26th, 2018

On November 21, 2018, we presented the 26th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. And while the gala delivered on it’s usual expectations of inspiration and celebration, we also learned some great lessons thanks to the amazing women that took the podium that night.      “I’d like to thank me” – Glain Roberts-McCabe, The […]




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