Womens Empowerment

Africa's Booming Population Needs Agricultural Innovation

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Africa's 600 million hectares of uncultivated land -- more than half the global total -- adds up to a recipe for a better food future. Agricultural innovation, education, and the resulting empowerment of women and girls promises to make the coming population boom a turning point toward truly sustainable development.

How G(irls)20 Hopes to End 'No Girls Allowed' In Classrooms

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

As schools start to fill up this fall, let us not forget about all the young women and girls who will not be sitting in a classroom of their own. Especially those girls who are denied education, forced into marriage at an early age, or simply deprived of educational resources.

South African Women Need Mental Liberation

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

The next step for South African women is mental liberation. More women should spend time deciding what they want, regardless of societal expectations, and put these plans into action. This can range from a top position professionally, or an escape from an abusive relationship.

Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Carrie Kirkman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Impact
Carrie Kirkman

I am a firm believer that as you climb the corporate ladder it's incredibly important to remember to throw down a rope. When I discovered G(irls)20, I knew this was an organization I could get behind both professionally and personally.

#SorryNotSorry: Rise of the Unapologetic Woman

Carlen Costa | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

This is about the end of excuses. It's about the end of the perpetual apology and the idea that if we as women don't rally, pull ourselves together and support one another we won't make it out alive. What I have experienced is that women more often than not say "I'm sorry" than any other phrase.

Turning a Big Idea Into Global Change

G(irls)20 | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.pngWhat would happen if the world's 3.5 billion women set out to fix the biggest problems facing their communities? The G(irls)20 Summit is bringing together young women from around the globe to answer that question. The goal: Use bold ideas to improve the fortunes of their home regions and, hopefully, the world.

How This Company Champions Women in Leadership

G(irls)20 | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

The declining proportion of women the higher up the career ladder you get is an issue that many companies grapple with, especially in the very male-dominated hotel industry. At Rezidor, we have decided to tackle it head on.

What's the Difference Between Power and Empowerment?

Andrina Lever | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Living
Andrina Lever

What does empowerment really mean? Where does empowerment begin? Discussions around women's empowerment are very topical now and I have been pondering...

What Empowerment Means to Me

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

The word makes me feel strong. It allows me an element of control over my professional and personal life. It gives me the confidence to believe that I deserve to have the same opportunities as men. It holds me responsible and accountable for my own happiness and the direction that I take my life. It gives me the strength to refuse to be victimized.

Understanding Finances Can Lead to a Healthier Life

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Business
Dr. Meghan Walker

Financial stress has been identified on the intake forms of nearly 80 per cent of my naturopathy clients, most of whom are women. For a significant portion of these individuals, it is not that they don't have adequate earnings; it is usually that their money is not managed in a manner that supports their lifestyle or long-term goals.

6 Ways Fears Around Female Sexuality Are Screwing Up Our Girls

Anea Bogue | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Living
Anea Bogue

At a time when research suggests that the average girl's self-esteem peaks at the age of nine and then plummets, '9 Ways' uncovers the root causes of the self-esteem crisis, the ways we are unknowingly contributing to it, and what we can do to ensure that every girl (and future woman) is empowered to reach her full potential.

Top Tips For Budget-Friendly Solo Travel

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

I absolutely agree that travel is the best way to learn more about neighbours in other parts of the world and also about ourselves. But where I am bit discouraged is why so much emphasis is placed on traveling for youth and not adults.

Spring Ahead: How to Achieve the Unthinkable in Your Life

Anita Saulite | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

The first day of spring is just around the corner. The colder winter months will soon be gone and with spring on our door step, it's time to get moving in the right direction with your life and working on your goals. It's also a great time to reflect on where your life is heading as every new season offers new possibilities and a time for renewal.

A Letter To Proud Men Who Think "No" Means "Yes"

Eternity E Martis | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

Dear proud men who have taken a woman's "No" to sexual activity, touching, or intercourse as a "Yes" instead of respecting her wishes; to men who have...

Encouraging Women in Sport

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

We need more women on sports boards to provide a greater diversity of skills, experiences, opinions and strategies for improved governance and better results. National sports organizations that are funded by Sport Canada should be held accountable to reflect the stakeholders who are their members.

Empowering Women, Empowering the World...

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Paula Pyne

"The future depends on what you do today." ~ Mahatma Gandhi It was more than a day of Building Personal Brands; it was an uplifting experience with...

Don't Let Money Mistakes Define You

Anita Saulite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Anita Saulite

When I first started investing my money, I bought a penny stock (highly speculative investment) and didn't conduct the necessary due diligence (aka research) to really learn about the company and its potential. A well-meaning friend had recommended the stock. Thankfully I only invested a small amount of money, but lost every penny (excuse the pun). It stopped me dead in my tracks. I avoided investing for a short period of time until I regained my confidence. It took a while. I had never experienced a financial loss to this point. It was a powerful learning experience that reframed my approach to investing.

Chivalry Might Be Dead, But That's Not a Bad Thing

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kolby Solinsky

A piece titled "Why Chivalry Is Dead, From a Man's Perspective," tweaked me. The thing about the norm is, it changes. All the time. It evolves. Personally, ladies of my life, I will continue to hold the door for you, I will continue to bring you soup when you have a cold, and I will always strive to do something nice for you just because it's a Wednesday. And yes, I'd like to treat you to dinner. But I won't do it for the sake of some outdated ideological battle and I won't do it just because you're a woman.

Eight Steps to a Better Work-Life Balance for Women

Andrea Lekushoff | Posted 12.17.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Lekushoff

In just a few short decades, the workplace has radically changed. Today, women constitute nearly half of the workforce. There have never been so many women in leadership positions around the world. And there has never been so much talk about being a woman in business. In fact, there has never been a better time in history to be a woman.

Forget the Number on the Scale; It's the Journey That's Important

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Dr. Meghan Walker

What I learned as I stared down at that scale was the lesson, the empowerment and the health legacy I had been searching for without even recognizing the significance as it unfolded around me. I wasn't running, stretching and eating healthy food because it would result in a particular weight, I was pushing myself to set an example.

Lowered Expectations: The Experience of Dating While Fat

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I don't feel like I have to lower my standards and expectations because I don't look like that girl over by the bar. I feel like I can meet someone that will respect me and that will connect with me, no matter how I look. However, I don't feel that society feels like that's an option for me.

Highlighting Canadian Women in Healthcare

Shirley Williams | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada Impact
Shirley Williams

The recent Women in Health week shines a light on female transformers who are leaders in their own right. Whilst the US is clearly creating a buzz around their female health care transformers, the question is: "What is happening in Canada?" What is our country doing to celebrate and highlight our women in the health industry?

My Girlfriends Are Making A World of Difference

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png My girlfriends are engineers -- compassionate, beautiful, well-educated and yes...smart women who are out there making a difference. My friends are designing implants to deliver pain medicine for those with chronic pain. But what if my girlfriends never received an education?

An open letter to ambitious moms this Mother's Day

r/ally | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Living
r/ally

Dear Ambitious Mom: I recently fulfilled my annual, obligatory field trip with my son's class. Each year I attend only one and it marks the beginning...

Fantasizing About Being Dominated By a Lover? You're Not Alone

Petra Zebroff | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

Playing with power conjures up the image of leather-clad bodies in handcuffs and collars -- visuals seen mostly on Law and Order SVU. But that is only one side of power play. So why is power so popular in getting our erotic juices flowing?