New McKinsey report exposes “extremely high” gender inequality in Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. Orser and Saunders call for policy blindspot smackdown. read more
An entrepreneur envisioned a women’s entrepreneur support site she could turn to when she got the business blues. Despite the non-believers, Bourgoin managed to raise $350,000—$250,000 from the Nova Scotia venture capital firm Innovacorp and the rest from a handful of angel investors.
“My eight-year-old son did not want me to leave. He said, ‘It’s too dangerous Mama. Please don’t go. I love you. Just email them your concerns.'”
Group think was the real cause of the 2008 financial crash. “As someone who had a front-row seat,” she explains, “there were no evil geniuses pulling the strings.” Just guys who all look and think alike, and as a result, “didn’t see it coming.”–Sallie Krawcheck
Three founders who wanted more out of their careers created a business that helps other women discover themselves through the power of adventure.
“I didn’t learn to speak, metaphorically, until I left my parents’ home and went to university.” –Mukherjee
Without equal representation, men make decisions on behalf of women, from everything from reproductive rights to health care, day care, domestic violence.