I interview women in business.
I'm passionate about women in business, and sharing stories of the emotional challenges they face in the work they do. These stories are also shared on You Inc., an online community for entrepreneurs.
We accept new jobs in new cities. We make mistakes on client projects. We're asked to present on our feet. While these situations are normal and often inevitable, how we handle stress is important so we can continue to do what we enjoy.
News headlines about sexual assault are too common, but stories of survivors and their realities are not commonly spoken. As part of Social Justice Week at Ryerson University, sexual assault survivors have shared their emotions in Lost Words, art workshops led by Toronto illustrator Hana Shafi.
11/02/2016 01:32 EDT
We have generations of women in our lives to thank for creating the strength of a women's movement; but until now, it hasn't always included conversations about emotional wellness.
10/21/2016 10:14 EDT
Maybe a word of advice to new photographers and to people switching careers to photography. You won't succeed overnight, and those who do are exceptions to the rule. It's not that glamorous. The secret ingredient is hustle. Work very hard, don't give up, don't get discouraged.
05/26/2016 03:03 EDT
I recently spoke with Victoria Watts Kennedy, a writer who is based in the UK and travels for part of the year to get her perspective on the lifestyle. For Watts Kennedy, travel constantly challenges who she is; her personality and ideas.
04/13/2016 04:43 EDT
People often ask me what's "in" this season, and I'm usually at a loss. In that sense, I think style is more individual; we are generally more inspired by other people's style than by trends on the runway. Street style during fashion week is probably more telling of the state of fashion and what's "trendy" than what's being presented at the actual shows, for better or for worse.
04/04/2016 03:30 EDT
Toronto Singer Katherine Langdon was working in public relations, and despite being in a promising job, she was unhappy because she wasn't listening to herself and facing underlying issues of confidence. She made a decision to leave her job to explore a career in music.
02/29/2016 05:31 EST
Anjali Ramachandran is the head of innovation at PHD UK in London. She's the co-founder of Ada's List, a group for women who work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and she also writes about innovation in the developing world.
02/24/2016 10:23 EST
Digital nomadism has been rising in popularity over the past few years, yet it's still largely misunderstood. I've been a digital nomad for about two years, and family and friends continue to ask me, "do you ever work?"
02/09/2016 10:37 EST
Kinesiology helps to uncover the emotional causes of self-limiting beliefs, distress, anxiety, pain, illness, and disease. Kinesiology uses light muscle testing to identify stressors in the body, allowing us to work on a deeper level than with conventional therapy.
02/03/2016 04:07 EST
We all have career dilemmas: to stay or go, to work with a corporation or a startup, to go freelance or full-time. The questions go on. Toronto agency director Erin Bury, knows this feeling well -- she has contemplated and answered all three of those questions and she's just over 30.
01/21/2016 05:29 EST
Food and ambiance, they can't exist without each other. Think about it for a moment: eating chips while watching your favourite
01/15/2016 03:27 EST
Elk started as a small business in 2004 and has since grown into an international and multi-million dollar fashion brand.
12/21/2015 10:32 EST
Building business from the ground up takes a combination of perseverance and a willingness to fail often before reaching a sliver of success. Candice Faktor knows this process well; she knows the art of a good story. She has been building business in various publishing streams for more than 10 years.
12/10/2015 10:46 EST
Many people think about making a career pivot, but not many people will take the leap. The risk, uncertainty, and change in itself can stall people from doing what they really want. Two years ago U.S. Entrepreneur Sarah Villafranco, 41, found herself in a similar situation.
10/15/2015 02:29 EDT
At an increasingly vocal time to achieve gender equality in business, Mandy Rennehan is an inspiring leader to follow. Rennehan, 39, is the founder and CEO of Freshco, the first full-service, on-call retail maintenance provider in Canada and the Eastern United States, servicing clients like Apple, Nike and Restoration Hardware. Rennehan recently ranked 25 of 100 Canadian top female entrepreneurs.
09/29/2015 12:05 EDT
Manchester-born Welsh has that effect on people. She weaves a poignant narrative into almost every piece -- a message for each person to reflect on in the moment like "take the leap," and "dream big." Welsh and I recently chatted about her creative process and what it's like to be a female street artist.
08/10/2015 12:25 EDT
Where I stay when I travel is just as important as the destination. I choose my accommodation based on two factors: how I can experience a specific part of a culture or section of a city; and more importantly, how I can create an experience that as a writer and digital nomad will help me rest, be productive, and be inspired to build something new in my work.
07/21/2015 04:57 EDT
Cindy Gallop, the founder of MakeLoveNotPorn.com, is crusading for the power of creative women in business. Her Twitter bio is her launch pad. It reads: "I like to blow shit up." She swears; she says it how it is; and she has started to make me "gallop" and hustle harder in my creative work.
06/29/2015 05:47 EDT
Conversations about Tel Aviv rarely involve fashion and accessories designer Gili Rozin wants to change that. Rozin believes that the young and promising fashion creators of Tel Aviv can place the Israeli city on the world stage alongside iconic hubs like New York, London and Paris.
06/03/2015 12:12 EDT
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