Meet Petra Kassun-Mutch, a Former Executive Turned Feminist Entrepreneur

Petra Kassun-Mutch wants to revolutionize the way entrepreneurs do business, bringing social consciousness and a feminist mind-set to a space that is all too often profit-centric and male-dominated. A former executive turned serial entrepreneur, Petra is determined to demonstrate how a business can be both responsible and profitable, widening the definition of innovation to be more inclusive […]

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Meet Valerie Gerardi, a Woman Who’s Winning in a Male-Dominated Industry

Valerie Gerardi is a Canadian entrepreneur, co-founder and owner of Anvale Homes Inc. a custom home and renovation development company serving the GTA. Her entrance into the building industry, which is still largely male-dominated, was much more than chance or coincidence, the result of a family deeply rooted in the home construction industry and a father who […]

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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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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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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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Meet PR maven and mompreneur, Priya Chopra

Priya Chopra isn’t a stranger to bold moves. She began her career working at Fortune 500 companies at only 22, to running a successful PR company, 1Milk2Sugars, with offices in Montreal and Toronto. We caught up with her to learn about her foray into entrepreneurship, and how she successfully balances her three children and booming business. My first job ever […]

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Entrepreneurial Expansion: Knowing Your Brand and Your Market

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 expanding your business. […]

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