Leah Eichler

Columnist & Founder, Femme-O-Nomics & r/ally

Topics: Media Personalities, Business, Tech
Interview Date: February-19-2013
Extraordinary Insights: “Be fearless, audacious and work outside of your comfort zone. If you find yourself getting too comfortable, you are not pushing yourself hard enough and it's time to take bold action."

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Leah Eichler is an award-winning editor and celebrated columnist.  Her weekly Women@Work column in Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, takes a fresh look at issues women in Canada and the United States face in the modern day workplace, from lack of representation at the Board of Directors level to the phenomenon of female breadwinners. She offers new takes on ideas such as the “mommy track” and “work-life balance.”

Ms. Eichler launched her journalism career in Jerusalem in 1997 before returning to Canada, where she spearheaded Reuters’ entry into the digital age.  She was responsible for developing and growing Reuters’ first mass consumer-facing website, Reuters.com.  The site was a bold initiative for the 150-year-old wire service in many ways, including its commentary section and direct revenue generation. She left Thomson Reuters in 2012 to pursue her dream of creating her own digital media and technology business: Femme-O-Nomics.  The company launched r/ally -- an innovative social media app that helps women reach professional goals and build stronger business relationships.

Ms. Eichler is regularly interviewed on issues relating to women in the workplace and entrepreneurship. She has appeared as an expert on the issue on CNN, Newstalk 1010 and in multiple spots in the blogosphere.