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The term ‘feminism’ is often misunderstood, as people think it means putting men down or replacing them with women in power. But, put simply, feminism just means equality for everyone. In 2017, ‘feminism’ was declared Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster, as millions of people around the world explored what it means to be a […]

Fast on the heels of the 2018 federal ‘gender budget,’ representatives from both the Ministry of Small Business and Tourism and Industry Canada visited Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) BC on International Women’s Day for a roundtable to see how the budget will affect real women business owners. Our VIP guests included Alaina Lockhart, Parliamentary Secretary […]

Every year companies have holiday office parties and every year someone will become the ‘talk of the town’ but not for the best reasons! Here are the answers to 5 key questions to ask yourself BEFORE you attend that next holiday get together. 1. Do I have to go? Just being there is 80 percent […]

Part one of my blog discussed why researching your audience is crucial for a powerful presentation. Another common mistake I see when people are giving presentations is not having a clear message. They will present a well-rehearsed speech, but during their preparation did not think about what they wanted to achieve during the presentation, and/or […]

What is the most important part of your presentation? The topic? The impact? The takeaways? All three are important, but none of the above will result in an effective presentation without an engaged audience. My rule is that “It’s never about you, it’s all about your audience.” The number one way to ensure success of […]

B is for business and the basic set of stories that transform your personal story elements into ones relevant to your audience of clients, colleagues or community. If you’ve built your story as suggested in “A is for Accept” then you’ll now have a collection of experiences, accomplishments and lessons to help you take the […]

On April 13, I joined some of the biggest names in gender diversity to speak to over 300 high school students from across SD23, including Catalyst Canada and the Minerva Foundation. So how did we all end up there? From one student, Caitlin Kingsmill, who attended the 2016 WE FOR SHE event in Vancouver and […]

As an entrepreneur, you’re at the front line of business. You have to make good decisions, be confident in your abilities and anticipate change. Business ownership is a mental game – do you possess the right mindset to succeed? Entrepreneurs are recognized for their skill sets and have long been studied for their adaptability and […]

This is our first stop in the 3-part ABC starter to the use of “Story” in business I’d like you to accept that stories work on all levels and that they help you ‘sell as you tell’. Whether the message you are working to get across is about influence, personal persuasion, selling a physical product, […]

As an entrepreneur, you have probably started 2017 with a list of business resolutions. Think about last year. Did your 2016 resolutions make it past the first 3 months? This year, don’t make resolutions. Instead, set 3 realistic goals such as: Refining your marketing: Concentrate on your best potential customers and deliver a clear, consistent […]

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