Women Entrepreneurship


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


Molly Burke and guide dog Gallop
Imagine you are 14 years old and popular among your peers, but life’s events take a nasty turn and in a short time you become the target of bullying. Bullying to Believing This is the moving story Molly Burke shared with women entrepreneurs at the Company of Women conference in May […]

From Bullying to Believing: The Inspirational Story of Entrepreneur ...


 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 ...


The Glass Ceiling Could be Shattered Forever The empowerment and encouragement for young girls to follow their own independent dreams are having powerful results in the world of business.   Armed with great education and a new sense of confidence women are founding businesses all over the world. USC Marshall […]

Women Entrepreneurs Are Founding Businesses At A Fast Rate



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


Reading this week’s Sunday New York Times,  I came across an article by reporter Adam Bryant featuring U.S. Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James.  He asked her “What’s your advice on how to get a mentor?” Here’s part of Deborah’s reply: A mentor can be anybody in your […]

Are you tapping into the value of mentorship? Finding ...



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


Haute Chocolate
From Custom Chocolate to Haute Chocolate feminine stock photos The story of Haute Chocolate isn’t your classic case of pivoting your business by changing direction of your business to focus and adjust to one element of an original business idea.    Rachel Rouhana founder of Haute Chocolate stock photography site started out […]

Pivoting your business – the story of Haute Chocolate


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 ...