Canada Women

Celeb Make-Up Artist on How to Channel Your Inner Sophia Loren

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Style
Katie Zeppieri

If you have ever watched a red carpet event, tuned into an awards show or flipped open a fashion magazine, you have most likely seen the work of the talented celebrity makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen. His signature style is a radiant look that goes beyond the makeup and draws attention to the woman wearing it.

You Can Do Anything -- But You Don't Have to

Shannon Mulligan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Mulligan

Sometimes it's just as hard to hear that you can do anything as it is to hear you can't. It's an intense amount of pressure that lives inside your heart and constantly wants to take you over and confine you to your bed because it's too much work. To be honest, it can be exhausting being told to follow your dreams.

What #Meninism Gets Completely Wrong

Lauren Messervey | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

The heart of #meninism might be valid, but it doesn't remotely reflect the kind of struggle that women throughout the ages have gone through. Let's work a little less on spitting on the real issues and work more on making sure that we're making the changes necessary to ensure that we never have the meninist/feminist conversation again.

A Girlfriend's Guide to Starting a Business

Debbie Bondar | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Business
Debbie Bondar

Today women are starting businesses at a blistering pace with survival rates higher than men. When compared to their male counterparts, women are routinely lauded for having better team-building skills, being more intuitive and for being smarter money managers than their male counterparts. But none of this matters when you become an entrepreneur. So what does matter?

The Masculinity Crisis Is Important to Explore

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Boys and young men often erect a front of dominance, control, even aggression, because they believe that is what is expected of them. That toxic culture has tragic consequences. In Canada, the male suicide rate is three times that of women. Boys are three to five times more likely to drop out of high school than girls.

Why Are Canadian Women Leaving the Labour Force In Record Numbers?

Toby Sanger | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Business
Toby Sanger

Women left Canada's labour force in record numbers last year. Who are they and why did they leave? The exodus is concerning for a number of reasons. Women, their household incomes and public revenues will all lose out from lower incomes. If women are leaving the labour force because of a lack of opportunities, inadequate pay or because they are overloaded with work and family responsibilities, it should also be a major concern.

Sorry Ladies, Clothing-Optional Spas Make Me Awkward

Hannah Jack | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

I'm a feminist, but that doesn't mean want to see your bush. Let me explain. I spent my morning at a water spa in the city. An important part of this scenario is that bathing suits are optional. Great! Cool! I'm a modern lady! I've seen Dove commercials! Nakedness is no problem for me. EXCEPT THAT IT FOR SURE WAS!!!!!

Why I Wear Make Up (Almost) Every Day

Sara Starkman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

I don't wear makeup because of society. It's not because every endorsed picture of the naturally exquisite Sofia Vergara makes me want to set my corneas on fire. It's not because I don't like what I see in the mirror without embellishments (okay, it's a bit of all of those things). It's because, for the most part, wearing make up makes my days better.

Women's Rights are Human Rights, So Let's Make a Change

Irwin Cotler | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

This year's theme for International Women's Day was "Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!" Picture it... Picture it, because despite all the efforts that have been made in Canada and around the world, despite all the progress, there is still (too) much that remains to be done.

Are You a Cat or a Dog in Relationships?

Alana Hurov | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

After 20 years of dating and over 100 relationships later, I have created "The Milk and Bone Theory." Take a close look at the behaviour of cats and dogs, notice which qualities you share with both animals. You will most likely have commonalities with one more than the other. Here are five ways to tell if you are a cat or a dog in a relationships.

What My Grandmother Taught Me About Women's Rights

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

March 8, or International Women's Day and the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform is here. As we reach this important milestone, let each of us look back at our grandmothers' lives, what was accomplished, and how our own lives were transformed by them.

Tips for My Little Sister: How to Live the Best Life Ever

Gillian Mandich | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

In honour of International Women's Day I'm writing this blog in celebration of women and the special bond of sisterhood. I wanted to share an excerpt of letter I wrote to my little sister as she set off to live in Australia for a year. This is my greatest big sister advice about how to live the best life ever‬.

Gender Equality In Norway - Progressive Policies And Major Challenges

Mona Elisabeth Brother | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada
Mona Elisabeth Brother

Women's Day on March 8 gives us all a mandate to examine our progress, and to reflect on our values, ideals, and plans for ourselves and our societies. Norway is regularly nominated as one of the best and most equal countries to live in the world.

It's Time to Increase Opportunities For Women in Engineering Schools

Janusz A. Kozinski | Posted 03.03.2015 | Canada
Janusz A. Kozinski

Canada has an opportunity to take the lead just as we have in so many other issues of equality and fairness. The time for excuses has long elapsed. Engineers, and schools in particular, need to be prepared to take a long hard look inwards to the often unconscious prejudices and biases that have remained untouched for too long.

Five Logical Ways to Recruit More Women in Technology

Gillian Farber | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Business
Gillian Farber

With International Women's Day quickly approaching, I felt it was important to shed a light on why some women in today's society are still feeling held back by barriers that seem to be embedded in professional environments, specifically in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

A Former Dancer's Lesson in Finding Balance

Sandra Tisiot | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Business
Sandra Tisiot

My first career was as a dancer. Then, suddenly, that dream was over. About 10 years ago, the first incarnation of a more specific dream-within-a-dream began creeping tentatively from my mind. Spurred by that voice, my dream today takes the form of Ottawa's seventh annual Women in Business conference.

The Negative Social and Environmental Impacts of Mining on Women

Lina Holguin | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Impact
Lina Holguin

The expropriation of land for mining projects can have the greatest impact on women. Women need land to grow food to feed their families or for subsistence farming which can be an important source of income. Lost access to land via land grabs means that women's livelihoods become more precarious, thus causing greater economic dependence on men.

What Would You Like To See Women Recognized For?

Beverley Golden | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada
Beverley Golden

As a writer, I rarely know exactly where my next article will come from. Writing primarily when inspired to, new pieces are a culmination of things I ...

No Oscar Yet For Canada in Gender Equality at the Top

Jay Rosenzweig | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Living
Jay Rosenzweig

By coincidence, just as the Academy Awards were being handed out, our executive recruitment firm, Rosenzweig & Company, was getting ready to release its 10th annual Report on Women at the Top Levels of Corporate Canada. The findings show that wage equality, while important, is just part of the issue. The reality is that even if women in Canada achieve complete wage equality at every level, there are far too few women in the highest paid corporate executive positions positioned to reap that reward.

V-Day for Healthy Relationships

Anuradha Dugal | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Living
Anuradha Dugal

Since Valentine's Day is just round the corner, some of you probably have big plans. Perhaps it's a special date night or a couple's massage. Maybe you've already booked the babysitter, scheduled your mani-pedi or bought new lingerie. Not me.

Being on Reality TV Taught Me that Your Story Can Limit You

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

Each of us has a story about who we are, the work we do, the people we love, or even why we arrive late to the office. We live each day according to these stories, seeing and believing the information that reinforces them and ignoring the rest. My participation in the reality TV show, "Who Lives Here?," precipitated this a-ha moment for me.

Violence Against Women in Canada: Enough Is Enough

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

We know from our daily lives that gender-based violence remains rampant. The facts support this conclusion: half of women in Canada have suffered physical or sexual violence. Exactly when did we, as a society, become accustomed to violence? We must ensure access to coordinated services that keep women and children safe.

How One Woman Escaped Forced Marriage and Thrived

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Impact
Katie Zeppieri

At 23 years of age, Nasreen Sheikh radically redefines what it means to be a Nepali woman. She is a Sunni Muslim living in a predominately Hindu community and is the founder of a fair-trade sewing collective called Local Women's Handicrafts. Nasreen is an outlier in her community. Typically, most Nepali girls marry between the ages of 15 and 18. The pressure to have a married daughter began to increase with each year Nasreen remained single however, and in 2014, Nasreen's parents decided that they had to take action. For Nasreen, this arranged marriage would have meant the end of Local Women's Handicrafts.

If You Want to Be in Love, You Have to Talk About Sex

Petra Zebroff | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

A recent article in the NY Times titled "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This," has made a bit of splash on FB and other social media. Anyone at all interested in "love" seems to know about, or be talking about, these 36 questions designed to create "interpersonal closeness." But there are no questions about sex.

How to Turn 'Status Quo' Into Status 'Go'

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

If we expect our children to not listen to us -- whether it's going to bed, eating a meal or not hitting their brother -- then I'm going to guess that, surprise, they're not going to listen to us. By the same token, if in the work world we expect our employees to keep doing the same things over and over again, in an inefficient way, that's exactly what they're going to do.