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Want Change? Put a Woman in the Ring On It

“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. read more

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Closing the Gender Wage Gap in Ontario

Closing the Gender Wage Gap in Ontario

Ontario is seeking public input to develop a strategy which will help close the wage gap between men and women. The Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee is currently hosting consultation sessions with diverse groups across the province to assess ways government, organizations, and individual leaders can work together to address the conditions and the systemic barriers that contribute to the wage gap.

Robot Hugs: Gender Discrimination in Tech

Robot Hugs: Gender Discrimination in Tech

Robot Hugs webcomic tells the story of their friend Chrissie, an experienced Canadian videographer who recounts being treated differently after transitioning to a woman. Her experiences of gender dynamics in a technical field are illustrated so honestly, giving great perspective to a comparative set of experiences.

Self-Employment Programs For Women Need Improvement

Self-Employment Programs For Women Need Improvement

The romantic ideals of entrepreneurship do not always align the reality. The income of women entrepreneurs is pitifully low compared to the average income for Canadians. So how can we fix this?

Going Against the Flow: New Documentary Film

Going Against the Flow: New Documentary Film

With a little help from LinkedIn, San Fransisco based entrepreneur Charmu Sharma is working towards empowering one million female entrepreneurs by 2016 through the distribution of her documentary film “Go Against the Flow.”

The Three Waves of Feminism: Now a 4th?

The Three Waves of Feminism: Now a 4th?

A look at the fourth wave of feminism and generational movement that paved the way.

Moving the Needle on Pay Equity

Moving the Needle on Pay Equity

The gender pay gap is real, and it hurts women and families. Did you know that in 2014, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 79 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 21 percent?

Best Decision Ever Made

Best Decision Ever Made

Think of me as the resident matriarch, but not the queen bee. I know that I’ve reached a stage of life where I have something to share. It’s your job and choice to discover what, if anything, in my wisdom speaks to you.

Hands Across the Water: Re-inventing Bonds

Hands Across the Water: Re-inventing Bonds

Women entrepreneurs from around the world gather in Atlanta for first ever global institute

Malala Yousafzai on Feminism: If Not Me, Then Who?

Malala Yousafzai on Feminism: If Not Me, Then Who?

What’s the best thing that can happen when two young, inspirational, female activists who are both fighting to elevate the status of women around the world meet? An open and honest conversation about what it means to be a feminist.