Women in Leadership – Industry News

Canada a global pace-setter in female entrepreneurship, but barriers still persist

With International Women’s day just behind us, it’s never too late to celebrate how far we’ve come in business — or to take a closer look at what might be getting in the way. When it comes to women in business, Canada is a global pace-setter – women retain ownership in almost half of small businesses and contribute to the creation of 50,000 more each year. Data published in an August 2013 report by Statistics Canada/Industry Canada show female business owners contributed to the creation of almost 10,000 jobs in 2011 alone, says Catherine Elliott, a business professor at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. Women also are experimenting with new and innovative business models that contribute to social change. [Read More…]

Five Ways Canadians Can Empower Themselves in the Workplace

By Nancy Harris, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Sage 50 Accounting-Canadian Edition Since 1908, the world has been celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 by recognizing the brave and intelligent women have helped open doors for future generations and by empowering women to strive for more. Strong Canadian women have made great steps over the past century. Elsie MacGill, born in 1908, was the first woman aircraft designer in the world. During the 1928 Olympics, Canadian women competed in track and field for the first time. Maude Abbott wrote a book that surgeons used in the 1930s to create techniques for cardiac surgery. In 1993, Kim Campbell became the first female prime minister. It is because of strong women like these that we have many of the opportunities we have today. It takes a lot to stand out from the crowd and go after one’s dream, and there are many things to be learned from celebrated women, especially in the workplace. The workplace is a space where women are still fighting their way to gender equality. Here are a few ideas that can help women continue to achieve their dreams in the workplace. [Read More…]

CIBC commits $1.5 million to support the advancement of women in financial services and business leadership

CIBC will fund scholarships and diversity education at Rotman School of Management and Richard Ivey School of Business along with internships and mentors. CIBC is supporting its committment to the advancement of women in financial services, with an investment of $1.5 million to fund 48 CIBC Women in Financial Services Scholarships and diversity education at both the Rotman School of Management and the Richard Ivey School of Business. “CIBC knows the benefit of diversity in the workplace and is committed to supporting the advancement of women in leadership,” says Richard Nesbitt, Chief Operating Officer, CIBC. “We are excited to be partnering with Rotman and Ivey to help start the careers of 48 high-potential women with scholarships, paid summer internships and executive mentoring. At the same time we will be investing in diversity education at Rotman and Ivey and providing CIBC executives to participate in the delivery of these modules.” [Read More…]

$50M Woman: How Kelsey Ramsden Overcomes Fear And Failure

As Founder and owner of four companies, Ramsden is set to bring in revenues of $50 million this year. She is Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur two years in a row, a select member of EY’s Winning Women Entrepreneurs, and on the Richard Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship as a mentor. In this follow up article to her 8 Simple Tips From A $50M Female Entrepreneurshe provides guidance on how to overcome fear, what to do when you fail and one tactic to keep you going when you want to quit [Read More…]  

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