Interview Series: Marielle Smith, Young Women’s Discovery Society

Transformative.  Dynamic.  Empowering. —————————————————————————————————– NEW!! – The next 2011 Young Women’s Discovery Weekend will be held in the Spring/Summer of 2011 —————————————————————————————————– In 1997 a group of 12 women created a one time “higher purpose” project called the Young Women’s Weekend.  Its purpose was to create the space for young women to share in beingContinue reading “Interview Series: Marielle Smith, Young Women’s Discovery Society”

Ask An Expert: Running for Beginner Enthusiasts

QUESTION: “I’ve recently been thinking about starting a running program.  I have never been terribly athletic, but I think it would be something I’d enjoy and would be a great way to get some much needed exercise.  I just don’t have a clue where to start and how I would keep motivated doing something thatContinue reading “Ask An Expert: Running for Beginner Enthusiasts”

Ask An Expert: Beyond Physical Fitness

  Question: “I’ve developed a physical fitness routine that I enjoy but still feel like I’m missing a piece of the puzzle. I often feel tensed and stressed and wondered how yoga and deep relaxation therapy can help me? Moreover, how can I fit it into my already hectic schedule and what are some tipsContinue reading “Ask An Expert: Beyond Physical Fitness”

Interview Series: Christie Ressel, Personal Power Image Consulting

It was 1990 when Andre Agassi uttered his famous tagline in a commercial for Canon saying, “Image is Everything”.  It was a powerful statement back then, and even now it is widely agreed that image carries significant weight in what is believed about us in business.  Skills and credentials cannot be discounted, but the most powerful messageContinue reading “Interview Series: Christie Ressel, Personal Power Image Consulting”

Canada’s Hot Mommas: a call to action (Part 3)

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this special interview series we spoke with Kathy Korman Frey, founder of The Hot Mommas Project and learned about how this initiative is impacting women and girls through virtual mentoring.   We also chatted with Kathy about her involvement in the Project and she shared some of the key lifeContinue reading “Canada’s Hot Mommas: a call to action (Part 3)”

Interview Series: Kathy Korman Frey, Chief Hot Momma (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this special Special Interview Series, we learned about the importance of role models for women’s success, the value of case studies and how both of these have come to life together through  The Hot Mommas® Project.  In Part 2, we chat with the remarkable woman behind this initiative – founder Kathy Korman Frey, who is also AdjunctContinue reading “Interview Series: Kathy Korman Frey, Chief Hot Momma (Part 2)”

Interview Series: The Hot Mommas® Project (Part 1)

It has been almost one year since I learned for the first time about an incredible initiative that pretty much changed my life.  I was always on the lookout for great causes to align myself with, and one day while flipping through one of my online newsletter subscriptions I came across a request for mentors. Continue reading “Interview Series: The Hot Mommas® Project (Part 1)”

Interview Series: Marcy Berg, Mortgages For Women

 When my husband and I bought our first home a little over ten years ago, I could not help but feel relieved that I had a partner to help me maneuver through the home-buying process.  Yet there are many women homebuyers going it solo – and the statistics show that this demographic is on theContinue reading “Interview Series: Marcy Berg, Mortgages For Women”

Interview Series: Lori Mitchell, Tomboy Tools Canada

What do you get when you take a vibrant, part-time stand-up comedian from Manitoba with an appreciation for women’s inner “do-it-yourselfer” and mix in a big dose of entrepreneurial spirit? Meet Lori Mitchell, President and CEO of Tomboy Tools Canada. A finalist for Manitoba Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007 and 2008 and a recognized speakerContinue reading “Interview Series: Lori Mitchell, Tomboy Tools Canada”

Interview Series: Natalie MacNeil, She Takes On The World

According to a report by CIBC entitled, “Women Entrepreneurs: Leading the Change”,  it is predicted that by 2010 one million Canadian women will own a small business.  Reports aside, one could easily scan their own networks and recognize that entrepreneurial women are, indeed, a strong presence.  As an entrepreneurial women myself, I am constantly on the lookoutContinue reading “Interview Series: Natalie MacNeil, She Takes On The World”