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#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 […]




2018 Global Leaders Dinner Series – Calgary graphic

2018 Global Leaders Dinner Series – Calgary

October, 4th, 2018

The Global Leaders Dinner Series is an exceptional program, bringing together an outstanding group of notable women who are leveraging their influence to grow their impact and create change.


Women of Influence Luncheon Series – Mandy Rennehan graphic

Women of Influence Luncheon Series – Mandy Rennehan

October, 4th, 2018

On September 27th, 2018 we hosted the Women of Influence Luncheon Series in downtown Calgary, featuring Blue Collar CEO & Founder of Freshco.ca, Mandy Rennehan. 


Actually, that’s what she said graphic

Actually, that’s what she said

September, 30th, 2018

Have you heard that genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration? In these cases, it’s 100% misappropriation. We found five famous quotes that are commonly attributed to men — and their actual female author.       “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” Often credited to: Thomas Edison We should actually be thanking: Kate […]


Six tips for teaching your kids about diversity graphic

Six tips for teaching your kids about diversity

July, 10th, 2018

  This complex issue can be tackled in countless ways. One expert shares her keys to starting conversations.     By Erica Cupido       For Monica Gunaratnam, superhero flicks and movies set in space are more than just escapist entertainment. They’ve also influenced this Markham mother’s take on the world, and how she […]


Meet Brittny Robins, Founder of Flawless by Friday graphic

Meet Brittny Robins, Founder of Flawless by Friday

May, 16th, 2018

Britt founded Flawless by Friday at the age of 27 to help make everyone feel like the most flawless version of themselves — for life’s big moments and even just for every day. Growing up as one of five girls on a farm north of Toronto, Britt was the resident makeup artist, hairdresser and skincare consultant. […]


Meet Carrie Kim, Chief Creative Officer at UPTIME graphic

Meet Carrie Kim, Chief Creative Officer at UPTIME

May, 8th, 2018

Carrie Kim has always had an eye for design paired with an intuitive knack for marketing, and in 2012, she and her husband acquired UPTIME, a company that had been close to their family for decades. Carrie saw this as an opportunity to reinvent an energy brand that would actually be inclusive of a female […]


Meet Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of CivicAction graphic

Meet Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of CivicAction

April, 30th, 2018

Sevaun Palvetzian is one of Canada’s leading experts on civic engagement and is a voice for influence and advocacy on many urban issues. Since 2014, Sevaun has focused on building inclusive cities and levelling the playing field of opportunity at CivicAction. She is also a member of Mayor John Tory’s Advisory Panel for International Hosting […]


Four ways young women can prepare for career success graphic

Four ways young women can prepare for career success

April, 25th, 2018

    Why wait until you land your first job to start preparing for success? Our Women of Influence co-op student, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, is still in high school, however, she’s already begun the work to ensure she’s well-equipped to start her future career on the right foot. Here are her tips — learned through personal […]


Our Top 5 Favourite Baroness von Sketch Show Clips graphic

Our Top 5 Favourite Baroness von Sketch Show Clips

February, 21st, 2018

The stars of CBC’s Baroness von Sketch Show have life as a woman pegged. Catch two of them — Jennifer Whalen and Aurora Browne — at our Evening Series premiere event, where they’ll riff on the up-hill battle they’ve faced being women in comedy, and how they’ve found success despite the odds stacked against them.     […]


Women of Influence Luncheon Series – Dawn Farrell graphic

Women of Influence Luncheon Series – Dawn Farrell

December, 18th, 2017

On December 13th, 2017 we hosted the Women of Influence Luncheon Series in downtown Toronto, featuring President & Chief Executive Officer of TransAlta Corporation, Dawn Farrell.


Canadian Association of Women in Construction graphic

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 […]


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

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 […]


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

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 […]


Press Release: Call for CWEA Nominations graphic

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 […]


Best Workplaces for Women 2017 graphic

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 […]