May 2012

May 31 2012
I have heard it said that most women do not reach their full potential until their fifties. It seems for many women, it takes five decades of living to develop self-confidence or self-worth. It also seems to take that number of years to develop an attitude of not being concerned about what people think of [...] more...

May 26 2012
With the London 2012 Olympic Games around the corner, athletes from across the country are putting in every last effort for training and preparation. Recently I had the chance to meet Synchro Canada’s senior national team members: Jo-Annie Fortin, Tracy Little, Karine Thomas and Erin Willson. I caught up with these young women at the [...] more...

May 21 2012
On May 19, 2012, Shriya Shah-Klorfine became the first South Asian woman from Canada (and the fourth Canadian woman) to summit the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. Today, we received sad news that Shriya will not be coming home. She died on the descent.                 The life of [...] more...

May 19 2012
It is not often one gets the opportunity to interview a woman who runs a 700 year-old institution. That is what Frances Cairncross does as Rector of Exeter College, Oxford University — the first university in the English-speaking world. Frances Cairncross, an award-winning journalist and author of The Company of the Future and The Death [...] more...

May 18 2012

Rashmi Biswas

Rashmi Biswas interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Executive Vice-President, Lake & Associates Canada

Do you make rash decisions? Find out what Rashmi Biswas, Executive Vice-President, Lake and Associates Canada, and author of "Rash Decisions" has to say about it in this interview. more...

May 13 2012
Today is Mother’s Day, when we celebrate our moms by making them breakfast-in-bed, going out for lunch, buying flowers and candies, and doing other special things that show our affection and appreciation. This is the day when we, the children of our mothers, say “thank you” to the women who brought us into the world, […] more...

May 11 2012

Salimah Kassim-Lakha

Salimah Kassim-Lakha interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Founder/Director, YogaVision and Yoga Without Borders

Salimah Kassim-Lakha, founder/director of YogaVision and Yoga Without Borders, shares why "laughter yoga" is good for your health. more...

May 11 2012
On Tuesday night, I had the pleasure of attending the sixth annual Lend to End [poverty], a fundraising event in support of the Townships Project. The initiative was started by a Canadian woman whose drive, tenacity and vision are admirable: Martha Deacon.             I had interviewed Martha Deacon, an astute [...] more...

May 09 2012
I was recently interviewed in The L.I.F.E. Series, by Rashmi Biswas from Lake and Associates Canada. This monthly series interviews female entrepreneurs and, well, it was my turn this month! Check it out – LIFE Series. more...

May 06 2012
On Friday night, I had the privilege of attending a fundraising event – the 86th Annual Boat Race Gala –  in support of creating scholarships to send Canadian students to Cambridge and Oxford universities. The event featured guest of honour, former Canadian Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Paul Martin. A scholarship was created in the name [...] more...