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women entrepreneurs in Cuba
Has The Installation Of Trump as U.S. President Changed Anything For Women Entrepreneurs in Cuba? On our third trip to Cuba this year for a women entrepreneur mastermind, that was the question on our mind.  What has changed for women entrepreneurs in Cuba?   The answer is “nothing”.   It’s still business […]

Women Entrepreneurs in Cuba 2017


Leadership
Leadership Tips for Women Entrepreneurs No-one knows better than Teresa Cascioli about leadership.  Teresa is the former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Lakeport Brewing.  She took bankrupt Lakeport to a successful income trust IPO and subsequent sale to its biggest competitor despite never having run a corporation before.  (Teresa […]

Leadership Tips for Women Entrepreneurs


7 Tips to Avoid Burnout for Women Entrepreneurs
Are You Scrambling Up A Down Escalator & Heading For Burnout? Entrepreneurship is stressful enough, let alone trying to juggle your family needs. Often burnout is just lurking around the corner unless we recognize how to avoid it.  Try some of these tips to achieve optimum health, focus and business […]

7 Tips To Avoid Burnout for Women Entrepreneurs



 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM): Education for the Future As we have an increasingly complex world, science, technology, engineering, and math play more important roles than ever before.   Whether it is the use of robotics in manufacturing, artificial intelligence (AI) in productivity or the science protecting our planet […]

Explore Science with Shwetal Shah, A STEM Educator


Can You Exit Your Business and Extract the Business Value? Have you founded your own family business, nurtured it from a startup to a successful business for the last 25/30 years? Now as you approach retirement, you want to extract the value, rather than just shut it down and walk […]

Time to Exit Your Business? Case Studies of 3 Women ...


Sustainable Fashion “We do not need new clothes, we need a new look.” So, says the landing page on the Roupa Livra website.  Roupa Livra is all about sustainable fashion and eco-fashion. The sustainable and eco fashion industry has been growing from strength to strength as the alternative to mainstream fashion. It aims to reduce the carbon footprint and limit the environmental impact created by producing fashion products.  It is consciously driving and promoting social responsibility. Sustainable fashion brands are inclusive but not limited to […]

The Sustainable Fashion Movement, How to Use Fabric to Impact ...



  Focusing on women entrepreneurs in Cuba In November 2016 we held our Fabulous Fempreneurship mastermind at the beautiful, French owned Pullman Resort in Cayo Coco, Cuba. This hotel is in its second year of operation. Every year we are anxious to talk to women entrepreneurs in Cuba to see if […]

What will 2017 be like for women entrepreneurs in Cuba?


Joni Lien, The SupperWorks Franchisor and Founder Making the leap from the world of social work to an entrepreneurial life and becoming a franchisor is a dramatic change.  Now with 10 franchised stores and expanding, Joni Lien, SupperWorks Franchisor, shares her journey with us. When her husband passed it was […]

A Leap from Social Work to SupperWorks Franchisor


  From Healthcare to Home Staging  For over 30 years, Jill Ackerman had a nursing career, holding executive positions as Vice President Professional Services, Cornwall Hospital and as Manager in the Ontario Government Health Services.  In 2012, Jill decided to make a complete switch, from designing healthcare programs to home […]

A Successful Career Transition from Healthcare to Home Staging



Developing Good Habits If you want to see positive changes in different areas of your life, including becoming more productive, you should also start changing your bad habits into positive ones, ie good habits. It’s just logical that positive actions and behaviors would bring positive results. Saying this is easy, […]

7 Steps to Developing Good Habits


Is There such a thing as ‘Fail Well’? Absolutely! most experts including millionaire and TV celebrity Dragon/Shark Robert Herjavec agree that entrepreneurs will fail many times before they find a product/service that hits the mark and is successful.  But Lauren Long knows how to fail well. Lauren Long knows this […]

How to Fail Well and Still Become a Successful Entrepreneur


Career Transitions will be a way of life for this generation  According to Professor Dr. Eva Klein, during her keynote address at the McMaster DeGroote School of Business, Breakfast Series in May 2016, we are going to have at least 5 complete career transitions in our lifetime. Some of these careers […]

Confidence Is A Key Factor In Making Career Transitions



The Marci’s Bakery Story Marci’s Bakery in Hamilton, Ontario is the dream of Marci Prebianca-Upson.    She launched her wholesale gluten free bakery business in 2012 after some life changing events. Marci has so much experience in the food/restaurant business.   From front end manager of a restaurant, owning a vegan/healthy bakery […]

Marci’s Bakery, Feeding You Well


The Social Impact of Making a World of Difference Making a world of difference and having a social impact is important to these women entrepreneurs.  Each in their own way has found a way to combine entrepreneurism with giving back to some of the most impoverished communities on the African […]

Highlighting 3 women entrepreneurs making a world of difference


Social Impact is Not Just Trendy During the Olympics! Large companies have been heating up the TV screen with messages of social impact during the Olympics.   They tell the athletes’ stories.  We are invested in these journeys to success and the role these corporations play.   But what about you and […]

Is Having a Social Impact Important to You and Your ...