Bold(h)er: Rejection to Reinvention

Bold(h)er: Rejection to Reinvention

Women often feel compelled to avoid making waves in their line of work. Not so for Amanda Brugel, award-winning actor. She pushed against stereotypical roles for women of colour and forged a successful career as a character actor, starring in The Handmaid’s Tale and hundreds of other Canadian and international productions. Amanda reinvented what it means to be a Black woman in film and television through asserting her individuality first. From daring to be the “wild card” in auditions to...
Meet Ravicha: Plan Girl Ambassador and BMO CEO for a day

Meet Ravicha: Plan Girl Ambassador and BMO CEO for a day

  Throughout September and early October, several members of BMO’s leadership team took part in a takeover day – part of Plan International Canada’s International Day of the Girl activities – to amplify girls’ voices, advocate for their rights, elevate their position in society and reinforce their capability as decision-makers. Seven of our senior executives – Darryl White, Cam Fowler, Joanna Rotenberg, Patrick Cronin, Christine Cooper, Nadim Hirji and Darrel Hackett...
Everywhere, Every Day Innovating: Women Entrepreneurs and Innovation

Everywhere, Every Day Innovating: Women Entrepreneurs and Innovation

In Everywhere, Every Day Innovating – Women Entrepreneurs and Innovation, researchers Clare Beckon and Janice McDonald from Carleton University and The Beacon Agency set out to see where, how, and what women entrepreneurs were doing to innovate within their businesses. Through interviews with 146 diverse female entrepreneurs, including 23 Indigenous women, the study found that women’s innovations are often under-recognized… simply because many of their innovations fall outside the technology...