Shirley Williams
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I am a BBC (Black British Canadian) woman with a passion to create, resolve and build. I have had a pretty dynamic career that has led to a solid reputation as a visionary and result-driven leader. I say, simplify the complexity, work WITH people and you have a formula that not only deliver results but forms bonds that will stand the test of time.
I have led numerous initiatives with a geographical scope that has included Canada, US, South America, Europe and Australia.
My professional career spans Biotechnology, Brand & Generic Pharmaceuticals, IBM Business Consulting Services, Healthcare and now New Media. I use to say “now social media” however media is going through exponential change and I enjoy evolving with it. Secondly, I find myself learning and working a number of new media platforms to meet a need to build relationships with my audience. I believe we should be always evolving, filling our “life’s tool kit” so that we are ready and able to leverage opportunities that land on our door.
As well as my academic degrees, I also have a few official certifications, namely, I am a certified practitioner and professional in Change Management (Prosci), Project Management (PMP/PMI) and Social Media (OMCP, Online Marketing Certified Professional).

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If You Put it on the Internet, It's Content

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 4:52 PM

What is content?

I have had many conversations where content has been the focus of discussion. Content is often discussed as a project. These conversations usually take on the format of creating a masterpiece, which once complete is carefully distributed for all the world to see. While I agree that...

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Do You Know the Slang Terms of 2014?

(2) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 12:11 PM

Do you know the slang terms that were popular in 2014? Are you ready for 2015?

Not sure? Let's do a simple test to find out.

What terms would you use when describing your favourite band?

Are they "Slaying it?", "Killin it?" or "Bangin?"

Your answers to these questions will...

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How to Deal With a Management Bully

(6) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 11:35 AM

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Does your manager have the traits of a bully?

You may be dealing with a Hirogen Manager, an organization's hunter that sees his or her employees as prey.

Here is the test. Are the following quotes familiar to you?

  1. "Who are you to...
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Highlighting Canadian Women in Healthcare

(5) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 5:27 PM

South of our borders an important celebration is nearing an end. The week of August 19 - 25, 2013 was "Women in Health Week" [#XXinHealthweek], with events and celebrations in Chicago, Boston, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and Washington DC.

Founded by Rock Health,

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Why Don't CEOs Use Social Media?

(9) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 4:58 PM

"Only 18 per cent of top CEOs are on social networks" is the quote that has the social channels a-buzz today. This is not a new number however, unfortunately there has been little progress since the last time I saw the statistics on the C-level's engagement in social...

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What Patients Aren't Telling Their Doctors

(15) Comments | Posted November 22, 2012 | 11:34 PM

I recently attended the Medicine 2.0 congress via their webcast and I found the patient bloggers panel as one of the most memorable sessions of the conference. Why? It was a reminder of the human-side of healthcare.

I was struck by the number of patients who had patient...

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