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When a Catalyst Becomes an Inhibitor

Catalyst Canada defends its choice to appoint another male bank CEO to be its board chair, saying leaving women’s advancement up to men who have a lot of people working for them is a good strategy. But is it? More importantly, has it worked? read more

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When a Catalyst Becomes an Inhibitor

When a Catalyst Becomes an Inhibitor

Catalyst Canada defends its choice to appoint another male bank CEO to be its board chair, saying leaving women’s advancement up to men who have a lot of people working for them is a good strategy. But is it? More importantly, has it worked? Read more

Savoy “Kapow” Howe Outside The Ring: Part Two

Savoy “Kapow” Howe Outside The Ring: Part Two

“As a business owner, one of the cool things about trying to keep a place like this alive is it forces me to be really creative at the end of the month. It forces me to invent things out of necessity. Some of the things we invent become a huge part of what we do.” –Savoy Howe

Want Change? Put a Woman in the Ring On It-The Story of Savoy “Kapow” Howe, Part One

Want Change? Put a Woman in the Ring On It-The Story of Savoy “Kapow” Howe, Part One

“I signed up for a five-year lease and wrote a check for two months’ rent of $9,000—with $200 in my bank account.” —Savoy Howe, Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club owner sharing her entrepreneurial journey.

Honouring Labour Day: A Playlist That Pushes Boundaries

Honouring Labour Day: A Playlist That Pushes Boundaries

Aerin Fogel saw the need for greater diversity in Toronto’s music industry so she did something about it. She created Toronto’s first feminist music festival, Venus Fest.

Elevating Inclusion and Diversity in the Toronto Tech Scene

Elevating Inclusion and Diversity in the Toronto Tech Scene

New city wide tech festival learns a few hard lessons on the way to opening day. Advancing inclusion and diversity in an industry that is anything but takes a lot more than a ticket discount.

The Collective Silencing of Living Colour

The Collective Silencing of Living Colour

“So what is going on with our collective—and the patriarchy’s—relationship with colour? Why is the use of colour, especially on the body, silenced by much of society?
I think we know the answer. “–Mutch

MAPPING FEMINIST ENTERPRISE IN TORONTO

MAPPING FEMINIST ENTERPRISE IN TORONTO

Mellisa Shaddick and Christine Gresham were frustrated that they couldn’t find a woman-identified bike mechanic in Toronto. This set off an entrepreneurial “click” and they devised a better way to find goods and services from feminist entrepreneurs in the city.

What if Uber was a Feminist Enterprise?

What if Uber was a Feminist Enterprise?

Can you change a company’s toxic culture just by changing the players? According to CV Harquail, the only way to fix the rot at Uber’s core is for Uber to become a feminist company.

The Clarifying and Emancipating Power of Erotica Enterprise

The Clarifying and Emancipating Power of Erotica Enterprise

Feminist thought leader Audre Lorde wrote “Women often don’t consider the erotic as a source of power and information.” Fortunately for her loyal readers, Eden Baylee, a former banker turned successful erotic self-publisher, was not one of them.

Op Ed: Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Ghettoized-And It’s Time to Change This

Op Ed: Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Ghettoized-And It’s Time to Change This

New McKinsey report says it will take 180 years for Canada to achieve gender parity in the field of entrepreneurship.

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