Meet Emily Lyons, the Young Serial Entrepreneur With No Plans of Stopping

When Emily Lyons launched her first company at the age of 23, a high-end event staffing agency in Toronto, it was only the beginning. As her budding venture quickly grew and acquired big-name clients, her insatiable entrepreneurial spirit drove her to create two more businesses. Now a three-time successful entrepreneur before the age of 30, Emily has been featured […]

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Meet Lesley Lawrence, the BDC senior executive helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams

Recently appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting, Ontario, Lesley Lawrence oversees Business Development Bank of Canada’s lending and consulting services in the province. She hadn’t planned on going into finance — Lesley holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto — but after more than 25 years in […]

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Equality and the economy: Why the Arab world should employ more women

One of the major drivers of the popular uprisings that swept through the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2011 was widespread economic stagnation and frustration. Five years later, economies throughout the region continue to struggle, even in relatively peaceful states. Governments are under pressure and are resorting in some cases to unprecedented […]

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3 Signs That You Should be an Entrepreneur

Wondering if it’s time to start your own business? If you are at that crossroad in your career, Joanna Track is here to help you get over to the other side. As a serial entrepreneur — she’s the founder of sweetspot.ca, eLuxe.ca, Good Eggs & Co., and The Bullet — Joanna has figured out how […]

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Winners Announced for the 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards!

We are excited to announce the winners of our 24th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards! The CWEA awards recognize the country’s leading female entrepreneurs who have made impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. This year’s judging panel was comprised of twelve of Canada’s top business leaders, including: Ian Portsmouth, […]

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Human Resources: Managing the Minefields

Paola is the founder and owner of SUGARMOON, a sugaring business with three salons, take-home sugaring and organic body care lines, and the SUGARMOON training academy. In this instalment of her Women of Influence web series, The Truth About Entrepreneurship: My Life on the Moon, she shares her experience and advice on drawing on employment […]

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Meet Mathematician and Innovator Sherry Shannon-Vanstone

Growing up in a time when few women were encouraged to study science and mathematics, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone went against the norm. Sherry has innovated and thrived as a mathematician, entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist, mentor, board member, and tennis player. After a challenging position as a cryptologic mathematician with the U.S. Government, Sherry decided to venture into […]

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From Politics to Entrepreneurship: Meet Sue Matic

Sue Matic isn’t a stranger to bold career moves. She started her career in politics, working for the Croatian Prime Minister and leading the Croatian Office for European Integration. With her knowledge of politics and business, she decided to venture into entrepreneurship. Sue boldly moved back to Winnipeg to start Matix Lumber, a building materials […]

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