Women in Business

How To Create A Magnetic Leader

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

Whether you are a man or a woman, you have both masculine and feminine energy in you. Your job is to coax these energies out, embrace them and express yourself through them. Both men and women have been socialized to believe that it is all about proficiency, but as we've seen, the results of competent individuals, who are not considered likeable, can be viewed as subpar.

Embrace Both Sides Of Your Gender Identity To Expand Your Career

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

Why paint yourself with the either/or, black-or-white binary system of gender, when instead you could be a vibrant mosaic of masculine and feminine attributes? By letting go of stereotypes and celebrating individuals with a mix of traditional gender characteristics, you'll create more opportunities for yourself and others.

4 Ways Women Can Achieve Their Own Definition Of Success

Kerri-Ann Santaguida | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Business
Kerri-Ann Santaguida

If you're a young woman just beginning her career, unfortunately there is no blueprint for success. No set of rules or guidelines to follow, no guarantee of "having it all." The truth is we all work at different companies and in different industries, report to different leaders, face different challenges and, most importantly, want different things.

Starting Your Own Business Is An Emotional Circus (And Totally Worth It)

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Everyone talks about the benefits of being your own boss: The freedom, the beachside latte laptop selfies. But the downsides? The paralyzing anxiety? The terrifying uncertainty? The crushing doubt? The emotional circus involved with actually getting your business off the ground? Very few people talk about that. So let's talk.

How To Turn Your Creative Side Hustle Into A Full-Time Job

Kaelen Haworth | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Business
Kaelen Haworth

At this point I will join my voice with the millions of health, wellness and fashion masses and proclaim that 2016 is the year for change. It is the year for you to do something for yourself and take a stab at doing what you love. Here is what I wish I had known in the beginning.

Celebrate Your New Year By Acknowledging Your Past Success

Silken Laumann | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

I used to think of a New Years' Resolution as one big promise that you made for yourself. The problem was, it never worked for me. I never kept that one big promise. I find by writing lists of my past and future accomplishments, I put myself in the mindset that is more realistic in my life.

5 Reasons Why Women May Be Better Investors Than Men

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Business
Coreen T. Sol, CFA

Ongoing research in behavioural finance is unearthing alarming consistencies in how we act around money and stark differences between men and women that have some investors sitting up and taking profits. Here are five reasons why you should consider your feminine side when it comes to investing.

Canadian Companies Are Struggling To Close The Gender Gap

Tom Turpin | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

The disconnect is clear. Canada's economy needs both genders at the wheel, but men are currently still doing the majority of the driving. What can businesses do to improve? The good news is that there are a number of solutions, but they need to be taken seriously.

Closing The Gender Apology Gap

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

Women have a habit of apologizing regardless of the situation. We over-apologize, and society expects it from us. Constantly saying "sorry" lowers our status, reduces our credibility and makes us seem like doormats.

We Need To Remove Laws That Are Barriers To Gender Equality

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Continuing legal differences between the entitlements of men and women in economies across the globe has a negative impact on female work force participation. Some say that women should suck it up, and do a different job. Why? If men are entitled to pursue any career they like, why shouldn't women have the same opportunities?

A Long Way To Go For Gender Equality In South Korea

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Politics
G(irls)20

Unfortunately, South Korea still has a long way to go in terms of females getting opportunities in leadership positions. The number of female politicians in South Korea is 49 out of 300 members of parliament and South Korea had a 37.4 per cent gender wage gap, which was the largest gap among OECD countries in 2014..

Leading The Way For Japanese Women In The Workforce

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Thirteen per cent. That is the percentage by which Japan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) could be boosted if the number of women in the workforce was raised to equal the number of working men.

Number Of Women On Corporate Boards Up Slightly

CP | Alexandra Posadzki | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business

The number of women on corporate boards in Canada is growing but the pace of change is still too slow says one group.

Changing The Role Of Indonesian Women Will Take A Paradigm Shift

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

n the past decade, Indonesia has progressed in terms of female labour force participation. However, only 51 per cent of Indonesian women are currently engaged in the labour force. This is due to several barriers, including the fact that women are tied to culture, traditions, beliefs and customs.

Does The B20 International Business Summit Have Concrete Impact?

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

Within the past decade, awareness of the business world towards the need to empower women in the economy and workplace increased steadily. This awareness was surely inflamed by the alarming statistics on the gender gap within the economic realm.

If Hollywood Can Think Outside The Gender Box, So Can You

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

I first paid attention to this in September, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). When describing her role in the new film Our Brand is Crisis, Sandra Bullock ‎told the audience it had originally been written for a man. In fact, George Clooney intended to play it, but he was too busy. She loved the dynamic part and blazed forward, asking the producers to make the lead female, rather than male. They agreed to do the gender swap, and other than changing her character's name, hardly tweaked the role at all.

6 Career Lessons From A Twitter Executive

Lina Duque | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

When Kirstine Stewart joined Twitter two years ago to build their Canadian business, she went from being a high-profile TV executive to the first empl...

Investing In Gender Diversity Yields Strong Returns

G(irls)20 | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

When making predictions about economic success, it is impossible to know what the future holds. Yet the corporate investment in women certainly isn't a hedge. Beyond simply a moral obligation towards equal opportunity, there is fiscal value in utilizing a previously undervalued resource.

Don't Wait for Regulators to Diversify Your Corporate Board

Richard Leblanc | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

When a regulator advises a board of corporate directors that progress on gender diversity is "simply not good enough," that is code that the status quo will not continue and that more regulation may result. And the second wave of regulation is often worse than the first.

The Best Female Leaders Seek Constructive Criticism

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

The best female leaders have very high expectations for themselves and constantly raise the bar by seeking constructive criticism. Then, when told where they made mistakes, rather than berating themselves, they treat the feedback as an opportunity for growth and improvement. That constructive narrative enables them to separate criticism from feelings of self-worth.

4 Ways to Be a Better Client

Julie Rusciolelli | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Business
Julie Rusciolelli

Having been on the consultancy side of the business for most of my adult life, I can unequivocally tell you that clients who are pleasant, respectful, collaborative and open-minded will get primo work from their agency.

How Canadian Women Are Building Successful Online Businesses

Andrea Stairs | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

Just in time for small business month, I wanted to share these stories of entrepreneurs you might not know, but who are all harnessing online commercial opportunities to build thriving businesses and making their mark on the Canadian economy.

Only 6.6 Per Cent Of Alberta Corporate Board Members Are Women

CP | John Cotter/The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Alberta

The study commissioned by the Alberta Securities Commission was done by the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business.

Women Don't Want Privilege, They Want Equality

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

G(irls)20 brings together a group of carefully selected young women, "delegates", equips them with leadership and communication skills and gives them the opportunity to meet with leaders from government, business and civil society. This is an excellent way of empowering young women to help them realize their full potential.

5 Small Steps Male Leaders Can Take to Retain Female Employees

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

I had a discussion about the advancement of women with the senior partner of a major law firm. Frustrated with the leaky pipeline of women in his organization, he described hiring equal numbers of men and women but found the turnover rate for female associates to be three to four times that of the males. Rather than throwing up his hands in dismay, there are things he can do to retain women employees.