Employers: Gender Diversity Matters

By: Shay White In the past, Canada has lagged behind in implementing gender diversity in the workplace. Has that changed?  Very little it appears.    According to the Status of Women Report, Canada had made it a goal to increase women’s presence on boards from 20% to 30% by 2019, and more specifically, Ontario recently […]

Building a Personal Brand

By: Shay White Are you a marketer or in sales?   I’ve got news for you – you are definitely a marketer. The service you are selling is yourself! Building a personal brand is so important, especially now in the digital age, as it helps you stand out. That being said, it can be difficult to […]

Investing in Women Works | Part 5

By: Alyssa Mossman  Investing in Education  Throughout our Investing in Women Works series, we’ve uncovered the successes of having more women in your workplace. Today, I would like to talk about the very root of investing in women: educating girls. Education in the Developing World If you’ve ever heard “you’re the average of the 5 […]

5 TED Talks to Inspire

By: Alyssa Mossman  Having one of those days when you just need a lift? Things aren’t going your way, the weather’s bad, you’re obsessing about a pretty small problem in the grand scheme of life? We’ve got the antidote to your funk! 5 inspiring TED Talks by amazing women that are sure to inspire, motivate, […]

Investing in Women Works | Part 4

By: Alyssa Mossman  As the demands for representation in the workplace grow louder, companies are pressured to increase the diversity of their staff. This is great news because there are targets being put in place. Programs like Affirmative Action, that guarantee more representation for women and minorities in the workforce. The downside is that while […]

Top Diversity Employers

By: Shay White Do you know who some of Canada’s top diversity employers are? We’ve got a list of 3 employers that are hiring NOW!    Employers:   RBC  RBC is more than just a bank. Did you know that RBC supports new moms with maternity leave top-up payments? They also have a Global Emerging Leadership […]

Investing in Women Works | Part 3

By: Alyssa Mossman The Halo Effect   The Discovery  In our first installment of this series, we touched on the 10,000 women initiative by Goldman Saks. The initiative  invests in women entrepreneurs from 56 mostly non-western countries around the world, such as China, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Brazil, and the Philippines. Besides job creation and higher profit margins, […]

Investing in Women Works | Part 2

By: Alyssa Mossman Last time in our Investing in Women Works series, we discussed female leaders creating more jobs than their male counterparts. This week, we want to tell you about the financial gains you can look forward to if your company makes gender diversity a priority today! Here is some data to consider: Higher […]

Employers: Network Your Business!

By: Shay White As you may have seen in our webinar with Emily Dupuy as well as this blog post, networking is KEY. It allows you to form personal connections with others and market yourself for the potential job opportunities out there in an informal way. As a job seeker, networking is key, but it’s […]

Investing in Women Works | Part 1

By: Alyssa Mossman  Woman Leaders Create More Jobs Although just 2.7% of companies with a woman CEO were backed by venture capitalists between 2011 and 2013, a new study shows that woman entrepreneurs are growing their businesses at higher rates than their male counterparts – and this means more job creation! The average global growth […]

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