When it comes to women in business, we have to draw a line in the sand of how much we are controlled by external factors that steer us from one wave into another. Because riding the wave of others, especially waves of power structures, media and its matrix, does nothing good for us or our confidence, self-esteem and empowerment.
How Philanthropy Needs to Transform to Meet the Challenges of the Moment
In Canada, only 50 percent of businesses make it past five years. With mentorship, that number can jump to 70 percent. Despite such evidence, there still aren’t enough mentorship opportunities for social impact founders in Canada. What needs to change?
The Women Founder alum series aim to highlight stories of women entrepreneurs and startups who were/are part of the Women in Leadership/Women Founder program at Parkdale Centre for Innovation. We hear from the founders on where they're currently at with their business, some of the successes and challenges they're facing, life, and everything in between. … Continue reading Women Founder Alum Series: Meet Gloria Blizzard
I was part of the Women's Intensive Leadership panel yesterday to discuss Women Leading Change during the COVID19 crisis, and some of the ways this has impacted women. Along with some of the ways we need to change the system and our own behaviour to make sure it's not leaving people behind. Here are the … Continue reading Women Leading Change: Crisis, Disruption and Systems Change
One of the most pressing challenges of women entrepreneurs is to access the right support system, networks and mentors at early stages of business planning.
It's been a while since I've written on this blog. I'm excited to be back and share more of my journey here. I have a new focus now, but still on the same mission to empower and elevate people's work, and create equitable opportunities for all. Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash I stayed away from it for … Continue reading New focus. Same mission.
it's time to stop calling it diversity and inclusion, it's equity and inclusion in the workplace
When we talk about "Diversity" and "Diverse spaces", what do we really mean? Do we mean to include some people, and not others? Of course, we don't mean to do that! After all, who intentionally goes out of their way to be exclusive? In today's political climate, we can't afford to think about what … Continue reading Intersectionality: What “Diversity” Really Means
This post was originally published in International Literacy Association's Literacy Today magazine. Google defines disruption as a “disturbance or problems that interrupt an event, activity, or process”. We need to look at disruption as a concept to use and implement in education, not as a problem, but as a strategy to formulate solutions to current … Continue reading Disruption in Education: It’s a good thing, and it’s more than a buzzword