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On March 16, 2019, over 150 women gathered together in the Globe & Mail Center to uplift and empower eachother in celebration of International Women’s History Month at the Ryerson Women in Leadership ‘Power Moves’ conference. I was recommended to be a speaker by How She Hustles, Emily Mills (thanks Em!) and I was immediately excited by the prospect of educating the next generation, especially since I am a Ryerson alumni. I’ll admit, I had not spoken in front of a crowd in a while, but once I got up

Dear Corporate Leaders, Within your walls is a woman; let’s call her Jenna. Jenna is one of your top managers, she leads her team really well and her department has exceeded expectations for the last quarter. Jenna is not consistent, however. For the most part, her performance fluctuates quite steadily but it’s just good enough to maintain her current role. Jenna is a loyal employee but she is unhappy and unfulfilled. You can sense her dissatisfaction and while it might make sense not to ‘rock the boat’ did you know

In October 2017, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and by December 2017, we learned that the cancer had spread to my liver, putting me at stage 4. I recently went live on Facebook to share my story (a year later) and let everyone know that despite my diagnosis, I’m living my life like it’s golden. I am determined to live until I die and it’s the grace of God that is seeing me through all of it. I had a lot of fear around going public with this information,

The New Year Starts Today

Let’s not get caught in the trap of believing that after the clock strikes midnight on January 1, that our lives will automatically reset and our new life will begin. Let’s also not get caught in the trap of believing that we will be in the proper frame of mind to execute on those goals we’ve been trying to tackle for so long. The key to success for any goal is to first write it down and then plan it out. I have seen success after success since I started

As if it wasn’t enough to be the victim of rape on four separate occasions. To lose your son when he was only 8 years old is something that would tear the heart and soul out of any woman and surely lead her on the path to destruction. But not Ms. Cola Bennett. Last week, I had the honour of celebrating the life of Kayshaun (Cola’s son) as part of the release of her book: C.O.L.A: Casualty of Love’s Apologies, which relives the story of Cola’s tragic teenage years, to

Last month, I had the privilege of attending the 2018 StartupFest for the very first time in my beloved hometown of Montreal. It was such a great experience from the Startup Train to Air BnB. First, let me backup a little bit, in December 2017, I received the promotion of a lifetime and a complete life elevation when I started working with Exponential University (ExU), an organization that offers advice, funding and resources for startup businesses, mainly tech startups who are finding new and innovative ways to create social impact

You just bought the perfect dress but it needs a little umph. My outfit of the day style guide is sure to help you accessorize any outfit and take it from glam to SHAZAAM! My very first rule of thumb is to release your fears and let your imagination run wild. Forget what you heard about: “those colour’s don’t go together,” or “that dress material doesn’t fit with that leather handbag,” or “those shoes aren’t classy enough.” Even though, you may hear me say those things from time-to-time, the one

“The secret to learning to do your makeup well comes through practice, knowing what colours work for you and not being afraid to try something different every once in a while.” ~Tricia Walters, AKA The Eyebrow Whisperer This is sage advice I picked up from my MUA team, Tricia Walters AKA The Eyebrow Whisper and agent XOXO, AKA Chantal Amsterdam, editor of LipsandLash.com. In the last year I embarked on the journey of exploring my love for makeup and skin care and I’ve learned a lot about using makeup to

Father’s Day is about a week away and if you’re worried that you haven’t found your dad the perfect gift as yet, I got you! This year, my Father’s Day gift guide is focused on the fashion forward father with items I selected after browsing thousands of options. Here are links to the images shown above. Bugatchi: Shaped-Fit Tonal Check Dress Shirt Saks Fifth Avenue: Three-Piece Cashmere Travel Set Saks Fifth Avenue Collection: Hives Burnished Leather Belt Prada: Luna Rossa Sport Gift Set PUMA: 59MM Aviator Sunglasses Saks Fifth Avenue Made in Italy: Jacquard Silk

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