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Category: Leadership

Four Ways to Support Black Women’s Empowerment During African (Black) History Month and Beyond

Paulette Senior at the launch of the new ten dollar bill.

Wait! Before you spend that crisp new $10 bill, ask yourself if you know the story of the woman looking back at you. Until the new notes came into circulation last year, was one of many by Black Canadians that went unheralded. Whether it’s February, which is , or any other time of year, there […]


Voting Rights: Indigenous Suffrage in Manitoba and Beyond

Polling station sign in a window.

On 28 January, 1916, women in Manitoba became the first in Canada to win the right to vote. It would take much longer for Indigenous women to earn the same right. This post was originally published on The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties blog.    We all recognize our rights as citizens to participate in […]


Breaking Stigmas with Brandi Leifso

Brandi Leifso in her office.

When Brandi Leifso founded Evio Beauty, she was living in a women’s safe house in Vancouver. Now she’s running a successful beauty brand with the goal of breaking stigmas to create a more conscious future. We spoke to her about entrepreneurship, the challenges she faces, and what’s on the horizon for . What was it […]


Hello New Year: The Important Role of Self-Love in Self-Improvement

A woman holds a sparkler

It’s a new year, and my resolution is simple: To not let resolution season get the best of me. I really do believe in striving to better ourselves and to have a positive impact on our families, our friends, our communities, and our world. But so many of the messages that swirl around this time […]


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