Atlantic Canada’s Leading Resource for Women Entrepreneurs Since 1992, located at the RBC Centre for Women in Business, MSVU.

BizBeat Spotlights 2015-2016

 

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Engineering an Entrepreneurial Journey: Natalie Leonard's Duel with Disparity

By Holly Morgan

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From Associate to CEO: Corinne Boudreau's Two Certainties in Law

By Christelle Ward

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August 2016

Divine Vision: Ann Divine Wants More Women to Become CEOs - of Their Businesses and
Their Lives

By Christelle Ward

Ann Divine used to tell her kids that failure is not an option, but as the CEO of Ashanti Leadership, she has come to realize that failure is, in fact, a serious motivator.

“When you fail, you have to find the motivation to pick yourself up, dust yourself down, “ she says. “No matter how bruised, painful or sore you might be: Go again.”

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July 2016

For the Love of Leadership: Liz Smith on Taking Control of Her Business Destiny

By Christelle Ward

 

 

Liz Smith admits it, she is a dreamer. Ever since she sat in her small business course in university she aspired to be an entrepreneur. In 2010, Liz achieved her dream of becoming her own boss when she opened Indochine Banh Mi on South Park Street.

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From Underestimated to Unstoppable: Debbie Adams on Breaking Down the Disability Barriers 


By Christelle Ward

When Debbie Adams was first diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa 23 years ago, she never thought she would be where she is today. Debbie is now an edupreneur, author of the book, "Single Again, Now What: A Practical Guide to Meaningful Connections," and founder of PeopleCan, a Sackville-based training and development company.

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Mary-Anne Struthers: A Decorated Business Journey


By Kayla Sutherland

Mary-Anne Struthers is the owner, event planner and lead designer for Grand Central Events and Decor, providing complete planning, consulting, coordination and decor services for any special occasion.

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April 2016

Natalie Woodbury, TEP: A Passion for the Practice

By Kayla Sutherland



Natalie Woodbury is thrilled to be a partner at BOYNECLARKE LLP, one
of Atlantic Canada’s largest full service law firms. She feels fortunate to have so many strong female lawyers as colleagues; her primary clients are entrepreneurs and business owners, making her affiliation with the Centre for Women in Business well suited to her work. 

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March 2016

Pernille Fischer: Gender, Culture and  Trade - Bridging the Gap  in International Business

By Kayla Sutherland

Pernille Fischer Boulter is the President and CEO of Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc., a women owned and operated international consulting and trade training company. She sheds light on doing business internationally and the role gender and culture plays in her field of work. 

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Cora Cole: Growing Business by  Answering the Tough  Questions

By Kayla Sutherland

Information is a key ingredient in making decisions and evaluating actions. When it comes to business Cora Cole, President and Owner of Move the Median, uses information to answer her clients tough questions. 

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Faith Drinnan: Stepping Back, Moving Forward

By Ellen Davis

Faith Drinnan is one of the Centre's longest serving members and she is the founder and CEO of The Oyster Group, a company that manages the relationship between magazines and their subscribers. 

Faith takes a step back from her company and into a 'sweet life' in the country.            

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December 2015

Autumn Friske: When Travel Leads Straight to Entrepreneurship 

By Ellen Davis

Autumn Friske is a travel expert for Travel Only, operating like an official travel agency but on her clients' time. She shares her experience stepping into business and the obstacles she faced in her first year of business. 

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November 2015

Mary Jane Copps:       The Art of Conversation in Business

By Ellen Davis

Mary Jane Copps reveals how she started The Phone Lady. Mary Jane is an accomplished author, speaker, and facilitator working to improve communication on all levels.  



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October 2015



Laurel Broten:



Diversity, Connection      

and a Global Presence

Key to Small Business in Nova Scotia



By Ellen Davis

President and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. offers her take on diversity, business development, and working for NSBI's most important client: the citizens of Nova Scotia. 

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September 2015                                                  

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Beanstalk Baby Food's Mission of Change For the Love of Good Food

By Natasha Legay

Beanstalk Baby Food is a Nova Scotian-based start-up owned and operated by Angela Hersey and Aimee Carson. Their company produces quality baby food from organize ingredients grown by Nova Scotian farmers. 



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Junk Removal Done Differently

By Natasha Legay

Whatever the situation is, the idea of hiring someone to remove junk can seem unnecessary or stressful. Luckily, Ginny Sterling Boddie, co-founder of Junkery has set out to provide clients with a stress-free, customizable junk removal experience.

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July 2015

Pitching Made Simple: Talking it out with Halina St. James

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By Natasha Legay

A well-prepared pitch or presentation will make all the difference in the competitive business world. According to international presentation expert, Halina St. James, transforming pitches from snooze-worthy to energizing is simple, as long as you talk it out. 

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June 2015

Sara Wilson: A course in networking: Building relationships on the green

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By Natasha Legay

Sara Wilson believes golf is the social network of the business world. It allows professionals to connect and socialize in ways that enhance business relationships, and this, she believes, is an opportunity women should not miss out on.



                                                         

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 May 2015 

Laurie Mackeigan: Setting Trends in Technology



By Leah Deveau

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The technology field continues to be dominated by men, but Laurie MacKeigan, President and Co-owner of Backman Vidcom hopes to see this change. 







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 April 2015

Sheila MacDonald: Success Over Failure



By Leah Deveau

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MacDonald grew up in Thorburn, Pictou County Nova Scotia, and graduated from East Pictou Rural High School in June of 1981. MacDonald is the owner of Custom Spring & Welding Limited in Thorburn, and she accredits much of her business success to a failed attempt at becoming a medical secretary.



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March 2015 By Leah Deveau

A Decade of Dreams and Legacies

By Leah Deveau

Two members reflect on 10 years at the Centre for Women in Business

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Judith Richardson (PONO Consultants International Inc.) and Tamara Baker Watson (Whitestone Developments) are two examples of business owners who have been with the Centre of Women in Business through the evolution of their companies. Both have been members for over 10 years, and are award-winning entrepreneurs with international accolades to their credit.

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January 2015

Pamela Hinks: Continuing to Reach New Heights

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By Leah Deveau



Pamela Hinks is the Sales Manager of Small Business at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in Metro Halifax. Originally from a small town in Newfoundland called Piccadilly, Pamela grew up with business in her blood.

                                                                   

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