SOLUTION SEEKERS: Building Influence Fills a Gap, Media to Mobilize Women

influence [in-floo-uhns] the capacity or power of persons to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others. If you have spent time with me, you’ve likely heard me on my soapbox speaking of this personal belief:  As more women build their position of influence as leaders, we’ll find solutions to the most poignant issues facing woman and their families in Canada, North America, and globally. […]


” … Your words become your actions.  Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values.  Your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi’s words and wisdom have brought me to this conclusion … “Your words become your destiny”.    I’ve experienced this firsthand, and I’ve observed it over and over again with […]

The Movement to Mobilize Women to Lead in Canada Needs SPECIFICITY!

If we are truly committed to moving women forward in Canada as leaders, we must set a specific goal with a deadline and just get on with it. A Call-Out to High-Powered Female Leaders! It is up to us to lead the charge… Our lack of specificity continues to leave us floundering around this topic, […]


Recently announced innovation superclusters are predicted to grow Canada’s economy by over $50 billion dollars in the next decade and add 50,000 middle-class jobs. Superclusters are bright.  They’re formed when clusters of galaxies group together.  In innovation terms, superclusters are ‘hotbeds designed to energize the economy and become engines of growth’. Imagine taking this same […]

CATALYST | It’s what You DO, not what You SAY

An open letter to the leaders of Catalyst Canada Let’s talk about leading – leading by example.  I’ve read this week’s Catalyst announcement regarding the appointment of Victor Dodig as their new Board Chair.  Let me get this straight:  The Mission of Catalyst Canada is to ‘Accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion’. This is […]

INCLUSION | 5 Steps to ‘I Belong’

Inclusion.  A word being thrown around a whole lot these days. Organizations are prioritizing.  Governments are policy-making.  Consultants are gravitating.  My question is, what does inclusion look and feel like? How does it show up in your day-to-day life?  Keeping it real and relatable, it simply means, “I belong“.  Yes? I’d like to discuss active […]

How Hungry Are YOU For The WIN?

Athletes undergo rigorous training, dialed in nutrition, mental preparation, quality supplementation, consistent bodywork, adequate hydration, rest, and recuperation to ensure they bring ALL of themselves at their optimal performance to each and every game. Their talent, discipline and dedication to a hardcore work ethic is rewarded with sizable contracts, sponsor endorsements, fan loyalty, even celebrity […]