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Winter Solstice Playlist: Beginnings, Endings, and Bridges

Winter Solstice Playlist: Beginnings, Endings, and Bridges

LiisbBeth is pleased to offer you this new year contemplation playlist curated by Aerin Fogel, Toronto musician and founder of feminist music festival Venus Fest.

Emily Does The Hustle

Emily Does The Hustle

“…so many businesses don’t realize there’s a whole different demographic they may be not connecting with”–Emily Mills, founder of Toronto based 5000 strong network of women of colour entrepreneurs points out how

A Canadian Crusader in Kabul

A Canadian Crusader in Kabul

Filmmaker Roberta Staley captures the stories of feminist Afghan women journalists seizing on the power of media to advance gender equality–even though doing so means risking their lives.

How To Achieve True Diversity At Conferences? Embrace Discomfort

How To Achieve True Diversity At Conferences? Embrace Discomfort

Boosting the gender equality and equity needle at events and festivals requires organizers to get out of their comfort zone.

LiisBeth Dispatch #32

LiisBeth Dispatch #32

Hillary Clinton’s Visit to Toronto, Sheldon Levy on women in entrepreneurship, the EFFs, and the first Women’s Chamber of Commerce in Ontario.

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

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?

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.