Attendee Spotlight: Jana Spes

Attendee Spotlight: Jana Spes

Name: Jana Spes Position: VP Technical Operations, Global R&D Company: Apotex Inc. Industry: Pharmaceuticals Tell us a bit about what you do, and what do you enjoy most about it? I work for the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company with operations across the globe. In my role I am responsible for the development and execution of […]

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A Woman’s Place is Not Up For Debate

A Woman’s Place is Not Up For Debate

With the federal election quickly drawing near, we attended Up For Debate‘s Interview Launch event on September 21st, featuring interviews with four of the five federal party leaders. What was this event about? Well, the last debate we had on “women’s issues” was in 1984 – over two decades ago. And in that time, not […]

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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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