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The Rise of the Women Helping Women Movement

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

In case you have not noticed, there is a growing trend of women's empowerment organizations springing up everywhere that are geared to helping professional women achieve success and fulfillment. With so many popping up, it makes me wonder: are career women that hungry and in need of support groups to empower themselves?

Watch Sheryl Sandberg Convince This Star Athlete He's A Feminist

Win Win | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Business

Jimmy Rollins and Sheryl Sandberg have both reached the pinnacles of their professions - as World Series champion and Facebook COO. The two industry l...

Don't Tell Me I'm on the "Mommy Track"

Naomi Elana Zener | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Living
Naomi Elana Zener

I resent being labeled as being on the "Mommy Track." First, unlike Thomas, I'm not a train, thus not on any track. Second, I've never once heard anyone speak about my husband or any male friend or colleague as being on the "Daddy Track." As soon as my husband inseminated one of my eggs bearing us our first child in 2011, all of my accomplishments and endeavours were overshadowed.

A Woman's Guide to the Impostor Syndrome

Kim Smiley | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

I am not saying that we should not strive to be the very best people and professionals we can be. This is not a call to "lean out." By all means, let's strive to be amazing, but let's also aspire to be more gentle with ourselves and with others.

The Successful Woman's Secret? Sisterhood

Kim Smiley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

There is a wellspring of magic in women empowering other women. I would argue that it is one of the most transformational forces in the world for stretching our purpose on this planet. But I have witnessed that as powerful as we can be in uplifting each other, we are also a formidable force for bringing each other down.

'Lean In,' Now Available In Comic Form

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Living

The life of billionaire Facebook executive and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg has been distilled into a 32-page comic book set for release this week...

Will the Rise of Female Entrepreneurship Break the Glass Ceiling?

Leah Eichler | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

Looking back on my entrepreneurial journey so far, there were many reasons I'd wanted to say goodbye to the corporate life. But the one that sticks out is the moment I realized that, no matter how hard I worked in my previous role, I'd never make it to the top. I wanted to be the Chief Executive Officer and, for me, the only way to do that was to launch my own venture.

Advertising 'Real Women' Is a Step in the Right Direction

N/A Inc. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Living
N/A Inc.

The new ad campaign for Aerie, a lounge wear and lingerie brand owned by American Eagle Outfitters and targeted to young women, has pledged not to use retouching tools such as Photoshop in the company's advertising. Its ads show beautiful women with a few extra pounds and rounder stomachs, smaller or bigger breasts, laugh lines and visible tattoos.

Let's Celebrate Bossy Girls

Leah Eichler | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

Language is powerful -- but banning another word from our lexicon is at best a token solution, and at worst misguided. I wish that banning the other B-word would result in improved self-worth for girls everywhere but that simply wouldn't be the case. Instead, let's celebrate fabulously bossy girls.

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In Advice For New Grads

CP | Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - It's been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with "Lean In," her bestselling manifesto for working women, launching a new catchphr...

Why Banning the Word 'Bossy' is a Battle That Can't Be Won

Jody Steinhauer | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jody Steinhauer

For starters, the word "bossy" is just one in an endless list of putdowns directed at women who look to stand out from the crowd. Know-it-all, controlling, pushy; all words meant to discourage someone who gravitates towards leadership. Is the next step to ban all these words as well? Instead of fighting an unwinnable battle to eliminate words, we should be promoting their antonyms.

#BanBossy? Great. But May I Also Add #BanBitchy

Erica Diamond | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Living
Erica Diamond

Believe me, I get it the message behind Sheryl Sandberg's "Ban Bossy" campaign. I get the importance of empowering girls to speak up and follow their leadership talents all the way to the top, baby. What I'm saying is, it shouldn't be an excuse to allow bitchiness off the hook.

Why Hasn't the Working Mom Dialogue Evolved Yet?

Leah Eichler | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

Many women I have spoken to talk about their fears of being a working mother in hushed tones, as if the topic is taboo. But shouldn't the conversation about marrying work and motherhood have evolved by now?

WATCH: This Commercial About Double Standards Says It All

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Sixty per cent of all women in Canada are in the workforce, and this number has only been increasing with each passing year. Women are essential, they...

Ladies, Let's Move Past the 'Having it All' Debate

r/ally | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Living
r/ally

It's time to put an end to the "having it all" madness. For one, this meaningless term serves only to make the most successful women feel like failures. Rather than stay on track with this meandering debate, we owe it to ourselves, and future generations, to refocus our attentions on real issues: a stubborn wage gap, the under-representation of women in senior roles and covert discrimination in the workplace.

The Real Threat to a Mother's Work-Life Balance

Natasha Koifman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

A recent article in The Atlantic suggested a more "realistic" approach for women juggling motherhood and career: Have just one child. But I would hate for a woman to think that having just one child is the key to successfully juggling motherhood and career. The real threat to what we want in life is TIME.

Why Women's Business Networks Pay Off

r/ally | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Living
r/ally

I used to perceive women's networks as places to endlessly complain about work, spouses or children, and frankly I preferred to eat at my desk. Yet there is a palpable change taking place in how these networks are regarded, both by women and the world at large.

How Facebook Learned Rape is Bad for Business

Sandy Garossino | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

For years Facebook has maintained an imperious and stony silence against pleas from users and victims about its most objectionable content. But on May 27th, Facebook finally flinched. And then it cratered, caved and capitulated in the course of a single phone call after a one-week #fbrape campaign by the smartest feminists on the planet. By the time Glenford Canning's moving blog post to Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Huffington Post, Facebook was on the phone to campaign organizers, agreeing to every term demanded from the outset.

Stop Searching For a Mentor and Get to Work

Anne Day | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada Business
Anne Day

The best mentoring relationships happen organically, where you click and connect with someone else. There has to be some chemistry. You need to like and respect each other. You need to enjoy spending time together. When you are "matched" by someone else that element is not always there.

Andrea Horwath Should "Lean In" And Force An Election

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

Recent Ipso Reid polls should be good news for Ontario Tory Leader Tim Hudak. Hudak and the Tories are at 37% of decided Ontario voters; Horwath's NDP at 29% and Wynne and the Liberals at 28%. This is real bad news for Premier Wynne and her band of less than merry Liberals. But these polls provide even better news to Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.

Where Is Sheryl Sandberg's Advice for Women in Politics?

Alison Loat | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Living
Alison Loat

Like many other 30-something women, I've started reading the latest treaty for the working gal, Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In. I'm now among the ranks of those who admire Sandberg's ability to leave the office on time and her gutsiness in contributing to a much-needed discussion on how North American's can better balance work and life so both men and women are better equipped to take on leadership roles if they want to. One area where this discussion is sorely needed is politics, an arena that Sandberg -- an advisor to former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers -- largely ignores in her book.

What Margaret Thatcher Could Teach Women in the Workplace

Diane Francis | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Feminism is about equality and choices. And the unfortunate facts are that women who want to be successful must decide whether to have a family if they are ambitious and, if they do, how to juggle both. Both Thatcher and Merkel had husbands who encouraged and supported them.

Men Not At Work: The Upside of Unemployed Dads

Neil Seeman | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Business
Neil Seeman

Dad was once the ATM; he's less absent now, more engaged in family life. As women "lean in" to the workplace and assert themselves, as they should, men are leaning out. This wreaks uncertainty on the economy, but there is a star of brilliant light looming over the ocean, visible in the ever-rising storm.

SavvyMom Roundup: Margaret Thatcher According to Russell Brand, and more

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Hockey Parents, judging parents, Downton Abbey withdrawal, energy shots and Margaret Thatcher all caught my attention this week. 1. This is a classi...

Lean In? How about Fall Down?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, is encouraging women to "Lean In" to their careers, with her book of the same name. Essentially ...