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 […]

Read More Women’s Top Obstacle to Career Advancement

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 […]

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

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. […]

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

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 […]

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

Meet Valerie Fox, Canada’s Reigning Queen of Innovation

Meet Valerie Fox, the woman who’s been at the center of innovation since the 80s as a designer for IBM. Since then she co-founded the Ryerson DMZ, North America’s number 1 university business incubator, and started a new venture which helps build successful incubation models with corporations, academic institutions and regions, and brings communities of diverse skills together to […]

Read More Meet Valerie Fox, Canada’s Reigning Queen of Innovation

Press Release: Call for CWEA Nominations

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In Celebration of International Women’s Day, Women of Influence Launches the Call for Nominations for the 25th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards     TORONTO – MARCH 8TH – In celebration of International Women’s Day, RBC and Women of Influence are announcing the call for nominations for the 2017 RBC Canadian […]

Read More Press Release: Call for CWEA Nominations

Stories of their Own – Our Pick for Best Biographies All Women Need to Read

Since the theme of International Women’s Day this year is Be Bold for Change, we’ve made a list of 5 Canadian women who are boldly stepping into their power to improve the lives of women and girls in Canada, and around the world.     Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances) by Denise Donlon   […]

Read More Stories of their Own – Our Pick for Best Biographies All Women Need to Read

Women of Influence Partners with Celebrity Stylist

  Celebrity stylist Kim Appelt will join Women of Influence as Style Expert   TORONTO, FEBRUARY 2017 – Women of Influence is excited to welcome celebrity stylist Kim Appelt as their first ever Style Expert. In her new role, Kim will be sharing her knowledge on work-meets-fashion topics — from what is trendy yet appropriate, […]

Read More Women of Influence Partners with Celebrity Stylist