Girls on Boards: An Initiative to Give Young Women a Voice
As a University of Toronto Commerce student, Khadija Waseem was frustrated that her classes “encouraged young women to be in business, but you still don’t see them in decision-making spaces, and you don’t see them as the heads of organizations”. Born and raised in Toronto, as a hijab-wearing young woman …
MaRS leaders on empowering employees and the secrets to success
Two senior leaders at MaRS share insights about career and team building tips.
10 ways to deal with a dysfunctional team when you’re not the boss
How to deal with a dysfunctional team when you’re not the boss.
Bill Young, of Social Capital Partners, shares his best advice
Bill Young shares the inspiration behind Social Capital Partners, the best advice he ever received, what he hopes for the future and practical advice to anyone looking to make a difference.
How to be an effective leader
An Executive Coach shares four ways to be a more effective leader.
Women of Purpose: inspiring moments from purpose driven women
To celebrate International Women’s Day: some of the most inspiring moments from purpose driven women we’ve interviewed.
Joel Solomon of Renewal Funds on glorifying wisdom over money
From gardener to venture capitalist, meet Joel Solomon the founding partner of Renewal Funds, a $98 million mission based venture capital firm.
Denise Taschereau of Fairware on sticking to your values
Do you wonder where your office swag comes from? This question and the typical answer (not sustainably sourced), drove Denise Taschereau to create Fairware when she realized how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the values of organizations doing meaningful work. Denise is the chief executive officer and cofounder of …
Carol Cone: The original CSR and Purpose Expert
The Purpose icon spoke with Bmeaningful about her career, what she’s learned along the way and insights to the future of Purpose and what you can do to capitalize on the opportunities.
Carol Cone: Rapid fire career advice
The Purpose icon spoke with Bmeaningful about career advice and things she wished she knew earlier in her career.
Jonathan Hera: Impact investing with a gender lens
For those of you who think men can’t be trailblazer’s for women’s issues think again. His passion for women’s issues is deeply personal and has led him to
The rise of the moral activist CEO
Overheard on the internet. “As C.E.O. of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism,”- Merck CEO resigning from Trump’s Manufacturing Council. What’s the social impact story: Moral activism amongst CEOs is on the rise- blending personal ideals …
A Leadership Story. Meet Jennifer Jones, President at Toronto Public Library Foundation
As children we’re taught the tale about the tortoise and the hare. Jennifer Jones’ story reminds us of the moral of that tale: slow and steady still wins the race. Jennifer shares that it took her over a decade of living and working in various countries across different companies and industries to …
The essential reading list for social purpose professionals: 7 leaders to follow
It’s no surprise that I’ve always been inspired by the social purpose movement, after all I’m one of the co-founders of Bmeaningful. While I was working as a marketing manager at a nonprofit, it was important for me to stay up to date with the latest news and trends in the sector. Through …
This 1 skill, says an ex Google & Apple exec, can turn you into a great leader
Earlier this year, Kim Scott, an ex Google & Apple exec and currently an advisor at companies like Dropbox, Qualtrics, & Twitter, gave a talk at Strata + Hadoop World on how to be a better boss through the use of what she calls Radical Candor, the goal of which is to …
Robert Witchel the Executive Director of Jays Care Foundation
As Blue Jay Fever sweeps across Toronto, it’s only fitting that we can profile the Purple Sheep behind the charitable arm of Canada’s baseball team- Robert Witchel. From a successful career in the the private sector to experiences with the Sick Kids Foundation, Right To Play and now the Jays …
Coro Strandberg. Principal. Strandberg Consulting
If you’ve ever wondered whether you should work in non-profit, business, or government, you’re not alone. But Coro Strandberg’s career story reminds us that there’s no one path to success. And that having experience in all three can make you the ideal social impact professional; understanding and speaking the language …