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3 Ways I’ve Leveraged My Blog To Build My Online Presence

3 Ways I’ve Leveraged My Blog To Build My Online Presence

| May 8, 2017

I love blogging. It’s been an incredible outlet for me both personally and professionally. I started my blog in 2009 on a free platform called blogspot. Easy to use; very simple to understand. As a result of my mentor encouraging me to start a brand of my own, with very shaky confidence, I created an […]

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3 Career Risks Worth Taking in Your 20s

3 Career Risks Worth Taking in Your 20s

| May 4, 2017

I’ve learned to make discomfort my new normal. It’s been a gradual journey, but one I am happy I pursued because I’ve experienced immediate advantages in my career as a result. I used to live my life in fear. I would close my eyes at every turn, I screamed at every bump and tried my best to […]

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How I Created My Dream Job That Didn’t Exist

How I Created My Dream Job That Didn’t Exist

| April 4, 2017

“Office Hours” is a new policy that my corporate job has implemented in order to bridge the gap between the President and employees. In effort to open the lines of communication and build a better working relationship between the two, the President opens her doors for approximately 2 hours every quarter which allows anyone to […]

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Dream, Girl – A Documentary

Dream, Girl – A Documentary

| March 27, 2017

Last week I went to an event held at MaRS which featured a discussion around this film. Most of the women in the room were female founders – really inspiring. But above all else, I participated roundtable discussions about entrepreneurship, gender equality, and the glass ceiling. This film is playing at select events around the country. If interested in hosting […]

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New Girl on the Block: 10 Reasons Why My Mentorship Program is Sicker Than Yo’ Average

New Girl on the Block: 10 Reasons Why My Mentorship Program is Sicker Than Yo’ Average

| March 21, 2017

Mentorship is the greatest contribution I can make with my life. My co-founder, Safia Bartholomew, and I have been operating New Girl on the Block, for over a year and it’s been one hell of a ride. Over 80 women in 5 countries have been positively impacted and the number is growing steadily. By this […]

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How I Made Over $40,000 from My Side Hustle In 1 Year

How I Made Over $40,000 from My Side Hustle In 1 Year

| March 14, 2017

The actual dollar amount is $41,559.00 – which is the gross income I earned in 2016 (this does not include my income from my corporate career – strictly my side hustles). If you don’t know what gross income means, it is the amount of salary or wages paid to the individual by an employer (my […]

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Why Every Woman Should Have F.U. Money

Why Every Woman Should Have F.U. Money

| March 2, 2017

I have been working in Corporate Canada for nearly a decade. Six of those years, I’ve also been a business owner and this has afforded me additional income. I feel very strongly about women putting themselves in positions to win. Learn how to make money outside of your 9-5 because although your job may determine your […]

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The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done To Be Considered For My Dream Job

The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done To Be Considered For My Dream Job

| February 28, 2017

I’m not better than anyone, my focus is just different. When I really want something I’m willing to do almost anything to get it especially if it involves something I am most passionate about. No matter what age or stage, goal setting is important. And every time I achieve one, it empowers me to reach […]

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You Don’t Have to Pursue Your Dreams Alone: Why Building A Team Environment is Important

You Don’t Have to Pursue Your Dreams Alone: Why Building A Team Environment is Important

| February 27, 2017

You don’t have to do it alone. There are times when the road to pursuing your dreams can feel very cold, lonely and depressing. But just like my girl @myleik says, “Just because you were dealt a crappy hand DOES NOT mean the deck is stacked AGAINST you.” No one is self-made. At some point […]

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The Stories Behind How I Met My Mentors

The Stories Behind How I Met My Mentors

| February 5, 2017

  My mentors believe in me on days when I find it hard to believe in myself. As a result of dropping out of college during exam week of my second year, I discovered the power of goal setting. I was looking for a way out and a way up because I disliked the college […]

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