Category Archives: Work

What the F*^k are you doing?

So, this woman changed my life. She probably doesn’t know it, and she probably does it all the time without realizing it. Continue reading


Startups are the best place for women to Lean In

This blog originally appeared on the blog May 3, 2013

Since the release of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, there’s been a slew of commentary on the issue of women in the workplace and why women and men need to all lean in together for the betterment of our economies, our families and our society as a whole. Continue reading

Getting ahead with a little help from our friends

Originally posted on the MaRS blog on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. 

Years ago, while working at TELUS Communications, I attended a morning breakfast panel with three of the company’s top executive women: Karen RadfordJudy Shuttleworth and Janet Yale. All three are exceptionally successful and driven women, and the conversation was refreshingly frank that day.

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Community, commitment and crowd funding

Originally posted on the MaRS blog on September 25, 2012.

If I were to tell you that a successful female business owner who grew her core business product by 200% in her first year, and whose overall business experienced growth of 136% in that first year, went to her bank for a $20,000 leaseholder loan and was told that she needed to have her husband act as a co-signer, you’d probably think this was a story from 1955. Sadly, this true tale took place less than six months ago.

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Mompreneur is not a four-letter word

From my latest blog for MaRS Discovery District

When we all win, we all win.

A new blog series I’ve started at MaRS.

When we all win, we all win.

Entrepreneurship lessons from a second grader

My first post for MaRS Discovery District:

Entrepreneurship lessons from a second grader

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