Five Minutes With Isabelle And Marie-helene Primeau, Winners Of The 2016 Micro-business Award

Isabelle & Marie-Hélène Primeau, President & Executive Vice-PresidentPremier Continuum Inc. (PCI)Micro-Business Award     About Their Business Premier Continuum Inc. (www.premiercontinuum.com) specializes in the field of Resilience, Business Continuity, Emergency Management, IT Disaster Recovery and Integrated Risk Management. Isabelle and Marie-Hélène offer the cloud based specialized software in addition to consulting and training services to […]

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Women’s Top Obstacle to Career Advancement

Earlier this year, we conducted a survey to get a better sense of our WOI community — who you are, what you’re interested in, and what challenges you face as professional women. We were ecstatic to receive so much candid feedback from our intelligent, successful, and engaged community of women. Thank you to all who […]

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Why Bernadette Wightman, President of Cisco Canada, is putting her business behind female entrepreneurs

With the Cisco Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle entering its second year, we spoke with Bernadette Wightman, President of Cisco Canada, to find out how the program has progressed since it’s launch, and what’s in store ahead.   By Marie Moore     When I ask Bernadette Wightman, President of Cisco Canada, for her best advice for female […]

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Meet Miriam Baker, a Canadian Designer Making Bust-Friendly Fashion a Thing

When Miriam Baker recognized a gap in the fashion industry, she was quick to fill it. In 2014, she won the prestigious Suzanne Rogers Award for Most Promising New Label and was featured as a designer to watch in Flare magazine for her line of clothing catering to women with larger busts. Since then she’s […]

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Meet Four Franchising Entrepreneurs Bringing Business Ownership to Moms Across Canada

In celebration of Mothers’ Day, the Canadian Franchise Association connected us with four ‘mompreneurs’ who’ve discovered the secret to balancing business ownership and running a family (their secret? There’s no such thing as balance). From a mobile spray-tanning business with celebrity clients, to a paint-your-own pottery studio and a franchise built on taking the embarrassment […]

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How to create an award-winning RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards application

With the nomination period for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards closed, it’s time to begin putting together a winning application. Official Due Diligence Sponsor, Deloitte Private, offers the top items to consider for this crucial next step.     By Marie Moore     In Canada, just 15.7% of entrepreneurial businesses are majority-owned by women. […]

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Built from the Ground Up: Meet the Woman Who Has Made a Career Out of Defying Expectations

Amanda Shuchat was given the keys to Vision7 International’s newest PR agency, The Colony Project, at an age when many doubted her capabilities. Yet in just over a year as Managing Director, she has made a name for the shop as one that offers something the big guys simply can’t compete with. Which to those who […]

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

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 […]

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