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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What Is Happening to Millennial Women in the Workforce?

What Is Happening to Millennial Women in the Workforce?

With the baby boomers set to retire in the next few years, the millennials (those born between 1980 and 1995) are starting to take over the labor force. Leading the pack are females, who are 6% more likely than their male counterparts to obtain a bachelor’s degree, a number that has gone up over the […]

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Being a Follower Is Just as Important as Being a Leader

Being a Follower Is Just as Important as Being a Leader

“Followership, like leadership, is a role and not a destination.” ~ Michael McKinney Being called a follower is never a good thing. Or is it? As business professionals, we’re constantly being encouraged to strive for a leadership role. In fact, it’s expected. I know for me, it was a difficult concept to grasp — especially […]

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Discovering Your Edgeness™ & Living a Fulfilled Life

Discovering Your Edgeness™ & Living a Fulfilled Life

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? For many of us there are a multitude of responses to this question. Think about it—fear holds us back from so many things. A lot of the times, these fears are self-imposed limitations. According to Suzanne F. Stevens, we cannot live a fulfilled life without confronting our […]

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