5 Things I Wish I knew Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

5 Things I Wish I knew Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

I had a successful sales career, consistently hit my targets and was making a great living, but there was still something missing. I felt unfulfilled, unsatisfied and couldn’t seem to muster the passion for my work. I realized that in order to do something I was truly passionate about, I had to do it for […]

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What I’ve Learned From My MBA

What I’ve Learned From My MBA

The first day of my MBA journey at Richard Ivey Business School is one I will never forget. I remember walking into my first class, with one of the outstanding faculty at Ivey, Dennis Shackel. We were immediately pushed outside of our comfort zone after he selected students at random to impromptu present (or sing!) […]

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The Power of Leveraging Your Network

The Power of Leveraging Your Network

Three things I learned from Donna Messer I had the pleasure of attending Effective Networking – It’s all in the Power of Leverage! hosted by Lean In Canada. The keynote speaker was Donna Messer who shared insights about her extensive network and experience. Donna is a speaker and trainer for ConnectUs Communications. Her background ranges […]

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Attendee Spotlight: Maria Pimentel

Attendee Spotlight: Maria Pimentel

Name: Maria Pimentel Position: Legal Assistant Company: Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Industry: Legal Tell us a bit about what you do, and what do you enjoy most about it? I am currently working as a legal assistant in downtown Toronto. I am also an avid volunteer, both at Amnesty International Toronto and as a Crisis […]

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Lean In Canada goes to Palo Alto

Lean In Canada goes to Palo Alto

What better way to spend the Civic holiday weekend? We flew to Palo Alto – the sunny, beautiful hometown of the Lean In Foundation – for a very special trip. Over the course of two days, we met and exchanged ideas with inspiring women from around the world (including places like Japan and Iraq!) who are leading Lean In chapters of their own, as well as the dynamic team behind Lean In.

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