Profiles


Being is Believing: How 18-year-old Sindy Mosquera became CEO of one of Colombia’s largest banks for a day graphic

Being is Believing: How 18-year-old Sindy Mosquera became CEO of one of Colombia’s largest banks for a day

November, 10th, 2017

    To mark the United Nations’ 2017 International Day of the Girl, 600 young women were selected to take over top jobs at various organizations around the world. Sindy Mosquera was one of them. As part of Plan International’s #GirlsBelongHere campaign, Sindy sat in on committee meetings, met clients and connected with some of the bank’s […]


The Story of Project Her: the first Canadian crowdfunding platform for female entrepreneurs graphic

The Story of Project Her: the first Canadian crowdfunding platform for female entrepreneurs

November, 9th, 2017

    Launched this week, Project Her is a crowdfunding platform for female-led businesses. But it’s not just the gender focus that sets it apart. Founders Donna West and Shelly Lynn Nellis have a vision to build a community of support, enabling women entrepreneurs to face their unique challenges, and create success on their own […]


Meet Cheryl Hickey, host of ET Canada and founder of Cheryl Hickey Family graphic

Meet Cheryl Hickey, host of ET Canada and founder of Cheryl Hickey Family

November, 6th, 2017

As host of Entertainment Tonight Canada, the nation’s entertainment powerhouse, Cheryl Hickey greets over half a million loyal viewers each night as she delivers breaking news coverage, in-depth profiles and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Between hosting ET Canada, supporting several children’s charities, and winning some of Canada’s most prominent media awards, Cheryl is an expert in balancing life as a working mom, entrepreneur, dedicated […]


How Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe is creating better care for women with diabetes graphic

How Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe is creating better care for women with diabetes

November, 1st, 2017

  As the director of endocrinology at Women’s College Hospital and a physician-scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe dedicates her time to studying diabetes in women — from identifying risk factors to improving access to care.   By Sarah Treleaven     Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe has long been part of a tradition […]


Beside Every Man: The founders of Earth Inc give credit to their wives for their early success graphic

Beside Every Man: The founders of Earth Inc give credit to their wives for their early success

October, 30th, 2017

  Kennedy McRae and James Dale are the co-owners of Earth Inc., a successful landscape design firm. They are also the husbands of Rajini and Sandra — two accomplished women who played an integral part in that success, offering emotional and financial support as well as hands-on help, especially in the early days of the […]


Meet Brodie Lawson, the woman with a front row seat to the Canadian Football League graphic

Meet Brodie Lawson, the woman with a front row seat to the Canadian Football League

October, 25th, 2017

As host for the Canadian Football League, Brodie Lawson is one of Canada’s most recognized sports and television personalities. From interviewing the league’s top players and coaches to sharing behind the scenes moments with fans, she has a front row seat to all things CFL, reaching 12 million fans nationwide. Most recently, she is the […]


What’s it like for a woman in the investment field? Three female investment advisors share their stories. graphic

What’s it like for a woman in the investment field? Three female investment advisors share their stories.

October, 25th, 2017

  Is investing still a boys’ club? Is there an opportunity for women to succeed? Joni Ganderton, Kavaughn Boismier, and Michelle Crouse from investment firm BMO Nesbitt Burns give their honest take on how the industry is changing, why it has been a fit for them, and why more women should get involved — both […]


Finding Opportunity: How two entrepreneurs got their inspiration from their former occupation graphic

Finding Opportunity: How two entrepreneurs got their inspiration from their former occupation

October, 22nd, 2017

  Dallas Mercer and Kathleen Mullally both launched their businesses after spotting a gap in the industry where they were employed. Brought together by the Cisco Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle initiative, we spoke to them about the opportunities that inspired their leap from employee to entrepreneur, and the strategies they’ve used to make their businesses a […]


Meet Libby Brockhoff, CEO and founder of ad agency wunderkind, Odysseus Arms graphic

Meet Libby Brockhoff, CEO and founder of ad agency wunderkind, Odysseus Arms

October, 17th, 2017

  As one of the only female agency owners in the industry (women make up just 3% of agency leadership), Libby Brockhoff is the CEO and founder of AdAge’s 2014 “Small Agency of the Year”, Odysseus Arms. She has crafted advertising strategies for Silicon Valley darlings like Facebook, Microsoft, and YouTube, and directed the re-framing […]


A Fresh Start: How Rania Llewellyn is helping Canadian immigrants kick-start their career graphic

A Fresh Start: How Rania Llewellyn is helping Canadian immigrants kick-start their career

October, 16th, 2017

  When Rania Llewellyn first immigrated to Canada, she found herself in the same predicament as many newcomers: educated and talented, but unable to find work. Now Senior Vice President, Products and Services, Global Transaction Banking at Scotiabank, Rania tells her incredible story of how she got her start, and how she’s helping other immigrants […]


Welcome to the Valley: How Joanne Fedeyko built a company around making connections to help companies succeed graphic

Welcome to the Valley: How Joanne Fedeyko built a company around making connections to help companies succeed

October, 13th, 2017

  As the founder and CEO of Connection Silicon Valley, Joanne Fedeyko is focused on bringing together her extensive network across Canada’s startup scene and her influential network in the Valley. Her aim? To help Canadian businesses succeed on a global scale.   By Marie Moore     If you ask Joanne Fedeyko what she […]


Meet Christine Faulhaber, a CEO with a vision and the team to make it happen graphic

Meet Christine Faulhaber, a CEO with a vision and the team to make it happen

October, 11th, 2017

  Christine Faulhaber is the President & CEO of Faulhaber Communications – a full-service PR and marketing agency in Toronto. What began as a dream at Christine’s kitchen table 16 years ago has grown into one of North America’s most powerful communication firms. However, she’s the first to admit, “there were tears, late nights and […]


Meet Jackie Dean, COO of The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts graphic

Meet Jackie Dean, COO of The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts

October, 5th, 2017

  Over the past 15 years, Jackie Dean has been instrumental in building the business direction and strategies of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/The Juno Awards & MusiCounts and shaping it into what it has become today. She has worked tirelessly to support the mandate of the organization within the Canadian music […]


Strategic Moves: How Canadian Kate Murphy became the CEO of a gaming startup in Norway graphic

Strategic Moves: How Canadian Kate Murphy became the CEO of a gaming startup in Norway

October, 4th, 2017

  Kate Murphy is the CEO of Play Magnus, a startup based in Norway that offers apps and events for practicing and playing chess. How did she get picked to head the company, considering she doesn’t speak Norwegian or play the game? Kate discusses the leadership tactics she’s learned through her entrepreneurial experience combined with […]


How Dr. Kelly Metcalfe has been breaking new ground in breast cancer research for twenty years graphic

How Dr. Kelly Metcalfe has been breaking new ground in breast cancer research for twenty years

October, 2nd, 2017

  An Adjunct Scientist at the Familial Breast Cancer Research Institute at the Women’s College Research Institute, Dr. Kelly Metcalfe has dedicated her career to the study of cancer prevention and treatment, specifically focusing on individuals at high risk of developing the disease. She shares her journey of two decades in research, from her unexpected […]


Meet Megan Anderson, Business Development Director at integrate.ai and co-founder of #GoSponsorHer graphic

Meet Megan Anderson, Business Development Director at integrate.ai and co-founder of #GoSponsorHer

September, 29th, 2017

Megan Anderson is currently the Business Development Director at integrate.ai, after having proved herself as a stand-out associate at McKinsey & Company. Her latest passion project is co-leading #GoSponsorHer, a social campaign to accelerate the sponsorship of high potential women in Canada and beyond. The project was born out of a deep desire to empower the […]


The aha moment: How Amy Roberts discovered her true career path, and made a successful transition graphic

The aha moment: How Amy Roberts discovered her true career path, and made a successful transition

September, 24th, 2017

  After completing a three-month career transition program with Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, Amy Roberts discovered her true calling as a career transition coach. She recounts her journey of moving out of corporate HR and offers advice to other women looking to make a career switch.   By Hailey Eisen     When Amy Roberts […]


Meet Nancy Foster, Senior VP of Human and Corporate Resources at Husky graphic

Meet Nancy Foster, Senior VP of Human and Corporate Resources at Husky

September, 19th, 2017

As Husky’s Senior Vice President of Human and Corporate Resources, Nancy Foster is an experienced human resources practitioner with extensive oil and gas experience, both domestically and internationally. She is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program, and has served on numerous committees and is dedicated to giving back to her community of Calgary, such as […]


Meet Krista Pell, Vice President, People & Performance at Ausenco graphic

Meet Krista Pell, Vice President, People & Performance at Ausenco

September, 19th, 2017

An experienced international business leader with 20  years human resources and talent management experience, Krista Pell is recognized for her strategic, exuberant and hands-on approach to people and performance. Throughout her career, she has proven her drive to develop and implement people management and organizational development strategies and solutions that create systemic change, enhancing the […]


Pursuing passions: how Isabelle Girard let her interests guide her through her career graphic

Pursuing passions: how Isabelle Girard let her interests guide her through her career

September, 17th, 2017

  Isabelle Girard, general counsel for 3M Canada, believes her interests and her desired lifestyle should guide her career decisions. It’s a philosophy that has led her to opportunities abroad and in Canada, and has enabled her to remain passionate about her work throughout.   By Hailey Eisen     This past July, Isabelle Girard […]


Meet Queenie Best, the heart and soul behind queenie’s cards graphic

Meet Queenie Best, the heart and soul behind queenie’s cards

September, 15th, 2017

It all began when Queenie received her first Valentine in kindergarten. This sparked her love of snail mail and passion for paper goods, and queenie’s cards was created. The cute, cartoony designs are inspired by everyday life, puns and inside jokes. After experiencing continued success on her Etsy store and at events such as the […]


Meet Sarah Walters, Vice President, Human Resources at Cenovus Energy graphic

Meet Sarah Walters, Vice President, Human Resources at Cenovus Energy

September, 14th, 2017

As Vice-President, Human Resources at Cenovus Energy, Sarah Walters knows how to build a team that is effective, skilled, and inclusive. With more than 20 years of international strategic HR and organizational development experience gained within the rail, National Health Service and oil & gas industries, bringing large scale, multi-skilled teams together is her bread […]


Meet Laura Murray, a classical ballet dancer turned communications entrepreneur graphic

Meet Laura Murray, a classical ballet dancer turned communications entrepreneur

September, 13th, 2017

Recognizing the need for a marketing agency dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture sector, Laura Murray launched Laura Murray Public Relations in 2011. As the principal of what is now known as Murray Paterson Marketing Group (MPMG), Laura has built a company founded on the passion, creativity, and integrity that define the artistic process. […]


Built from the girl up graphic

Built from the girl up

September, 5th, 2017

  How does a young, hardworking Maritimer become one of Canada’s most powerful entrepreneurs? By turning a lifelong passion and her unique personality into a brand, and building a business around it.   By Marie Moore     On the wall in her office, you will find Mandy Rennehan’s slogan: Energy is everything. It’s fitting. […]