women in business

A woman walks through Toronto’s financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. Women remain underrepresented in boardrooms of Canadian companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange despite the introduction of disclosure requirements intended to boost their numbers, a study by the Conference Board of Canada has found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Women still underrepresented in boardrooms despite ‘comply-or-explain’ rule: study

The study found more than half of the board seats that became vacant in 2018 went to men

 

Donna Koch empowers women to stop holding back, and particularly stop being hard on themselves, as pictured at a 2020 Vernon Women in Business meeting. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

North Okanagan coach empowering women to shed self-sabotage

After 31 years in the corporate world, she put her fears aside and is leading her best life

 

Laura Daley poses at her newly opened bakery with some of her fresh baked bread, which has been in high-demand since opening day. (Claire Palmer photo)

Golden’s Daley Bread Bakery opens doors

Located at Save On Foods, the bakery will sell artisan breads and goods

 

Baljit Rana is a local financial planner who has continued her education throughout her life. (Claire Palmer photo)

Education a priority for Baljit Rana

Rana is a lifelong student, drawing from courses and life experiences to help her community

Baljit Rana is a local financial planner who has continued her education throughout her life. (Claire Palmer photo)
Jaime Paquette has always been active and passionate about fitness, a passion she has brought to her business at Golden’s Gym. 
(Claire Palmer photo)

Golden’s Gym fosters inclusive environment

“Everyone is here to feel better and improve and reach their goals. There’s a community here.”

Jaime Paquette has always been active and passionate about fitness, a passion she has brought to her business at Golden’s Gym. 
(Claire Palmer photo)
Amber Moxam mixes up a batch of skin care products. All her products are locally sourced and hand-made in small batches in order to ensure their freshness. (Catheryne Bossé photo)

Flower Child bringing local flora to skincare

Inspired by her own natural skin care journey, Moxam has decided to share her knowledge

Amber Moxam mixes up a batch of skin care products. All her products are locally sourced and hand-made in small batches in order to ensure their freshness. (Catheryne Bossé photo)
Alannah Knapp takes care of a pygmy owl as a part of her work with Little Mittens. (Alannah Knapp photo)

Little Mittens tends to Golden’s wildlife

Alannah Knapp has dedicated herself to the care of Golden’s wildlife

Alannah Knapp takes care of a pygmy owl as a part of her work with Little Mittens. (Alannah Knapp photo)
Over the years, Magi Scallion has held numerous roles in town and currently works with Sled Golden. (Magi Scallion photo)

Magi Scallion fully engaged in Golden’s local businesses

Magi Scallion arrived in Golden in 2013 and has been woven into Golden’s business scene ever since

Over the years, Magi Scallion has held numerous roles in town and currently works with Sled Golden. (Magi Scallion photo)
From left to right, Slackwater Brewing’s assistant brewer Carri Kemp, co-founder Kelsey Peyton & shareholder Lyndi Cruickshank. Slackwater Brewing is releasing their second annual brew for International Women’s Day on March 8. (Submitted)

Penticton female brewmasters are “Making Waves” with their latest beer release

Making Waves is available across B.C. on March 8 in honour of International Women’s Day

From left to right, Slackwater Brewing’s assistant brewer Carri Kemp, co-founder Kelsey Peyton & shareholder Lyndi Cruickshank. Slackwater Brewing is releasing their second annual brew for International Women’s Day on March 8. (Submitted)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna’s top cop removing barriers for women in the force

Kara Triance’s journey to becoming a police chief was not without its challenges

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Ella Lamourexu. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna’s drag story

Ella Lamourexu explains the history behind drag in Kelowna

Ella Lamourexu. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)
The shirts sell for $45, with 30 per cent of proceeds from each sale going to Battered Women’s Support Services in Vancouver. (Madame Premier/Sarah Elder-Chamanara)

Canadian company launches ‘hysterical’ T-Shirt to combat health officials’ use of word

A partnership with Tamara Taggart will see women broadcast the word on a T-shirt or tote bag

The shirts sell for $45, with 30 per cent of proceeds from each sale going to Battered Women’s Support Services in Vancouver. (Madame Premier/Sarah Elder-Chamanara)
A woman pushes a baby stroller through a gentle snow fall on a sidewalk just below Parliament Hill in Ottawa Saturday, January 8, 2011. A new report from Royal Bank of Canada says more than 20,000 women left Canada’s workforce between February and October, but about triple the number of men joined it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Women leaving workforce faster than men, childcare playing big role in exodus: study

The study warns that this pattern could slow down the economic recovery

A woman pushes a baby stroller through a gentle snow fall on a sidewalk just below Parliament Hill in Ottawa Saturday, January 8, 2011. A new report from Royal Bank of Canada says more than 20,000 women left Canada’s workforce between February and October, but about triple the number of men joined it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
A traffic light on Bay Street in Canada’s financial district is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. A new report says a culture of inequality continues to persist in Canada’s capital markets and the brunt of it is felt by women and people who are racialized, Indigenous or identify as LGBTQ2S+. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Inequality in capital markets sector continues to hurt women, BIPOC and LGBTQ: report

Study revealed that Black women were the least likely to say they were treated equally by firm and manager

A traffic light on Bay Street in Canada’s financial district is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. A new report says a culture of inequality continues to persist in Canada’s capital markets and the brunt of it is felt by women and people who are racialized, Indigenous or identify as LGBTQ2S+. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Christina Benty, a former mayor of Golden, now heads up her own business, using her experience to help other local governments work together more efficiently. (File photo)

Former Golden mayor provides unique experience to Strategic Leadership Solutions

Christina Benty, Golden’s first female mayor, now heads up her own business in executive coaching

Christina Benty, a former mayor of Golden, now heads up her own business, using her experience to help other local governments work together more efficiently. (File photo)
Golden’s new Worthy Boutique has the Mihajic Touch

Golden’s new Worthy Boutique has the Mihajic Touch

Tracy Mihajic has been in business for herself for 20 years

Golden’s new Worthy Boutique has the Mihajic Touch
Morgan Jmaiff opened her business Bona Fide in July 2019 and has been enjoying success in her first year of operations. (Lois Soper)

Golden’s Bona Fide finds success in first year of business

Morgan Jmaiff comes from a family of entrepreneurs, inspiring her to start her own business

Morgan Jmaiff opened her business Bona Fide in July 2019 and has been enjoying success in her first year of operations. (Lois Soper)
Golden Optometric Clinic strives to support women in business across the community

Golden Optometric Clinic strives to support women in business across the community

Rebecca Kolbenson thinks it’s vital for women to support other women and does so through her business

Golden Optometric Clinic strives to support women in business across the community
‘You’re my first female driver’: B.C. women hit the road in male-dominated ride-hailing sector

‘You’re my first female driver’: B.C. women hit the road in male-dominated ride-hailing sector

Women driving for Uber and Lyft open up about safety, licensing and why they’re in the minority

‘You’re my first female driver’: B.C. women hit the road in male-dominated ride-hailing sector
(The Canadian Press)

Majority of Canadian boards had no female members in 2016 and 2017: StatCan

Statistics Canada says 18.1 per cent of director seats were held by women in 2017

(The Canadian Press)