When she was 12 years old, Katie Telford did a stint as a page at Queen’s Park. It was the first official step on a path towards a political career that has led her to become one of the most powerful women in government, all before the age of forty. As Chief of Staff to […]
Arlene Dickinson CEO of Venture Communications and District Ventures Arlene Dickinson earned her fortune through her marketing agency, Venture Communications, but it is her foray into venture capitalism that is her latest success. A Canadian household name thanks to her role on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, Arlene took a two-year pause from the show […]
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. […]
Her name is easily recognizable by the Canadian public from her popular “Heather’s Picks.” To the business world, Heather Reisman, Chair and CEO of Indigo Books, is not just the face of the company’s reading shortlists—she’s revolutionized the country’s bookselling industry. Heather has worked diligently and strategically, constantly evolving her entrepreneurial career, and her business, to ensure success. We’ve mapped out 45 years of her most impressive milestones.
Does the idea of a man and a woman sharing a leadership position seem odd? Or worse, does it seem like a setup that is doomed to fail? If you answered yes, read on. From shared values to diverse talents, each of these high-profile pairs uses a unique formula for working in tandem to achieve positive results.
How can you ‘super charge’ your image, raise your profile and make a noticeable impact on your career, company or whatever personal mission drives you? Andrea Lekushoff, a leader in the Canadian public relations industry, weighs in to provide you with seven helpful pointers to step into the spotlight.
Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk are the ad agency leaders behind Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign. They are best-selling authors and their recent release, “Darling You Can’t Do Both” teaches women in business how to break the “unspoken” rules and win.
Lise Watier launched her iconic cosmetics brand over 40 years ago and recently stepped down as President and CEO to focus on her next venture: the Lise Watier Foundation.
As a public relations agency president and a mother of two children under six, it’s rare that I get away for a few hours, let alone fly solo to Europe for 10 days.
The research I did for my book, “The New Retirement,” taught me that a sense of purpose and legacy is essential to happy, healthy aging. Leaving a legacy for me was to achieve financial and business success, which would allow me to pursue my passions and provide for my loved ones.
Female experts are quoted less often than their male counterparts in newspapers and on TV. Why? Because many women falsely believe someone else knows their area of expertise better than they do. This prevents them from stepping into the spotlight.
Rick Spence, Financial Post, reveals the benefits (and the importance) of our Future Women of Influence auction. Bidding ends tonight at midnight!
The fifth annual Future Women of Influence online auction has begun! It will run from October 20th to October 27th in support of G(irls)20, a powerful initiative that empowers girls and women to be agents of economic and social change.
For many successful women, their careers are journeys that don’t always turn out the way they planned—often in a good way.
If success and learning are your goals, it’s your job to leverage what you learn at each stage of your journey.
September 30, 2014 – Our flagship 20th Anniversary event showcased three Canadian trailblazers who have conquered formidable boundaries to reach the top of their respective industries. Journalist Jeanne Beker knocked down doors to gain access to the elusive echelon of fashion’s elite. Astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar literally escaped the atmosphere to become the first Canadian female […]
Fifty percent of being a leader is being a teacher and it’s a part of the work that I really love. I’m not a micromanager. I believe in giving people a big sandbox to play in and giving them the freedom to make mistakes.
Whether it’s inspiration or guidance, this list of books is all fuel for that passion. They are good fodder for asking big questions and have become tools for my journey of self-discovery, and for building a business.
With five daughters among his six children, Purdy Crawford was determined to provide opportunities, mentorship and support for women in business.
This CEO left her rural roots in Nova Scotia and conquered retail—overseas and close to home. She’s now championing Canada’s first energy storage facility. Nothing and no one scares Annette Verschuren.
Thinking about a new career? Famed journalist, Sally Armstrong shares her guiding principle for knowing when it’s time to shift professional gears. It’s not quite going on gut instinct; it’s more like paying attention.
BY ANDREA LEKUSHOFF Andrea Lekushoff, President, Broad Reach Communications Andrea has a track record of building strong reputations and delivering business results for many of the world’s most respected brands. Committed to giving back to businesswomen around the world, Broad Reach provides microfinancing to 10 women entrepreneurs in Tanzania through FINCA Canada and is a […]
Suzanne West’s commitment to her three P’s—people, profit, and planet—is a new way of doing business that is raising both eyebrows and equity. BY ARINA KHARLAMOVA PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHARLES HOPE/KLIXPIX There’s no question West’s a mogul. In the past 14 years, she has bought and sold four energy companies, realizing substantial gains for her investors […]
Innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit aren’t just for the start-up environment. Here’s what the Head of PR at Microsoft Canada did to take charge of her career.
Photography by Kourosh Keshiri SUE PAISH CEO, LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services WHAT SETS HER APART LifeLabs delivers over 90 million diagnostic tests each year and includes 300 patient centers that support over 20,000 physicians 2013 saw two acquisitions—BC Biomedical Laboratories and Canadian Medical Laboratories; LifeLabs now has over 5,400 employees Sue was appointed to the […]
Photography by Jeremy Kohm DR. MARLA SHAPIRO Canada AM’s Health and Medical Expert WHAT SETS HER APART Marla has been medical consultant for CTV National News since 2003 Founding editor of ParentsCanada Magazine Lectures given: 100 HER CHAMPION Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News From Wendy Freeman As told to Kate Daley I first met Marla […]
In just eight years The Huffington Post has become one of the most important and influential news sites on the Internet. Much of the credit is due to its charismatic co-founder and editor-in-chief. Arianna Huffington is at the forefront of the new media revolution, an entrepreneur, author, syndicated broadcaster and business leader with a unique […]
Quickfire Q&A with Kirstine Stewart, Managing Director of Twitter Canada and one of our 2012 Top 25 Women Of Influence.