Diversity at Work

Diversity at Work

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Welcome to the Diversity at Work Podcast. Where we unpack what it’s really going to take to close the gender gap in the workplace.


42. How to begin implementing sponsorship at your company
Jan 22 • 9 min
Sponsorship sounds amazing, but how do you actually implement it? How do you take this concept that nobody really talks about and use it as a tool to close the gender gap in the workplace? In this episode I’m talking about how you can get started and why…
41. Why women love working in the trades with Lorien Barlow, director Hard Hatted Woman.
Jan 15 • 56 min
Lorien Barlow began developing the documentary Hard Hatted Woman in 2013 and has since then interviewed dozens of tradeswomen from all over the US. The film is currently in post production and will be making it’s debut later in 2020. In this interview we…
40. Shifting your mindset from surviving to thriving makes the workplace better for everybody with Steve Foran
Jan 8 • 49 min
Steve Foran is the grateful CEO of Gratitude at Work, a happiness company he founded in 2006. Steve has been on the leading edge of gratitude based research, writing and teaching for more than 15 years. He is the author of the book Surviving to Thriving:…
39. Do this before you set your 2020 goals.
Jan 3 • 35 min
Happy New Year! It’s the start of a new decade, and everyone is talking about goals .The sad thing about this, is that most people won’t actually achieve the goals the set for themselves this January. Did you know that most people give up on their fitness…
38. Diversity and Inclusion in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry with Danielle Civitillo
Dec 20, 2019 • 66 min
Danielle shares how she started a Diversity and Inclusion initiative at VHB. Danielle works in the AEC industry which stands for Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Danielle and I talk about what it takes to get a Diversity and Inclusion…
37. Curiosity is the Secret Weapon for Closing the Gender Gap
Dec 11, 2019 • 9 min
The gender gap can be overwhelming. It’s hard to know even where to get started. In this episode I’m reading my latest Forbes article explaining why not knowing the answer might be the best approach. The article was originally published in Forbes on…
36. Asking different questions and redefining your strengths with Don Bureaux President and CEO of Nova Scotia Community College
Dec 6, 2019 • 53 min
Don Bureaux is the President and CEO of Nova Scotia Community College. He successfully created a diverse leadership team by reframing one simple question. Instead of asking ‘Do you have what it takes to be a leader at this organization?’ He asked ‘What…
35. Authentic Leadership with Jenn Wicks
Nov 28, 2019 • 60 min
On today’s podcast, I chat with Jenn Wicks of Jenn WIcks Coaching about her work overseas and her path to becoming an authentic leader, and how she shares her knowledge with others. Jenn works closely with senior leaders and technical experts in mature…
34. Being more creative with Melissa Lloyd of Doodle Lovely
Nov 21, 2019 • 35 min
Did you know doodling could help you retain information while on a phone call, or jog your memory for important tasks? In this episode I chat with Melissa Lloyd, a Senior Brand & Graphic Designer, at Lovely Studio, and founder of Doodle Lovely, a…
33. Why women don’t support other women
Nov 13, 2019 • 19 min
It’s unfortunate but true. Women don’t always support other women. In this episode I’m unpacking what the evidence says about this. I’m also sharing a story of when I fell into the trap of not supporting another woman’s success. This issue comes up a lot,…
32. How to be a better ally with Karen Catlin
Nov 6, 2019 • 62 min
We know that in order to create a workplace that truly supports diversity, women and minorities can’t take this on alone. Karen Catlin is a former Vice President at Adobe, author, keynote speaker and leadership coach. She coaches women to be stronger…
31. EY’s women’s leadership training mistakes
Oct 31, 2019 • 19 min
The curriculum from EY’s women’s leadership training has been all over the news this week. A training program called Power Presence Purpose, pretty much reinforced every single gender stereotype that exists in the workplace. Many people are shocked,…
30. How to create opportunities for yourself with Gail Banack, Chief Kids Officer at Indigo
Oct 24, 2019 • 46 min
Gail Banack is the Vice President Kids AKA Chief Kids Officer at Indigo. I had the pleasure of working with Gail many years ago at Canadian Tire. The thing I admire about Gail the most is her ability to create opportunities for herself. She takes…
29. Women: Stop Asking For Career Advice And Do This Instead
Oct 18, 2019 • 10 min
The article mentioned in this episode was originally published on forbes.com on September 9, 2019. You can read the full article here. Asking for career advice just isn’t enough. Asking for an opportunity where you can learn as you go is what it’s really…
28. How the City of Toronto is using procurement to support diversity with Mike Pacholok
Oct 10, 2019 • 64 min
Toronto is the most diverse city in Canada, but the city’s supply chain didn’t reflect this. In this conversation with Mike Pacholok we talk about how the City of Toronto is using their procurement spending to support diversely owned businesses. We talked…
27. Why it’s time for men to stand up with Jeffery Tobias Halter
Sep 30, 2019 • 64 min
Jeffery Tobias Halter is a sought after speaker, author, and consultant. He is the President of YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women’s leadership advancement. He is the country’s leading male expert on advancing women…
26. Accountability with Matt Wheaton from the Greatness Everyday Podcast
Sep 22, 2019 • 19 min
This interview originally appeared on the Greatness Everyday Podcast. I’m being interviewed by my friend Matt Wheaton on the topic of accountability. We talk about what it’s like to have an accountability partner who looks different than you do and why…
25. What the clean energy sector is doing to close the gender gap with Natalie Irwin
Sep 15, 2019 • 48 min
Natalie is the Director of Stakeholder Engagement for Efficiency Canada and a champion for equality. Natalie’s career has been accelerating rapidly over the past few years, but this wasn’t always the case. In this conversation we talk about how advocating…
Having goals makes you more strategic, increases your influence and helps you attract the right sponsor.
Sep 5, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode I unpack why setting clear goals is the key to being more influential in your organization. It’s also the best way that you can do your part to close the gender gap in the workplace, be a role model for others and also attract the…
23. How to set goals
Aug 29, 2019 • 30 min
Did you know that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down? Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to actually do this? I’m going to show you how you can figure out what your goals are simply by writing them down. The truth…
22. How I made journaling a habit and how you can too!
Aug 22, 2019 • 30 min
I’d be inspired at a book store and pick up a cute little journal, or I’d read an article about the benefits of journaling and order a gorgeous one online. I’d write it in for a few days and then it would sit on a shelf. I’d get motivated again and…
21. How to reset your mindset and build resilience with Raiyan Abu.
Aug 15, 2019 • 47 min
Raiyan Abu is one of the most positive people I’ve ever met. She recently moved to Halifax from Nigeria, started a seafood exporting business and is a mindset reset coach. Her focus is helping women become leaders in business and in their careers. Raiyan…
20. What it feels like to get professional coaching with Elyse MacDonald
Aug 8, 2019 • 29 min
On this episode you get a taste of what it’s like to work with a professional coach. Elyse MacDonald was one of my clients in the Re-ignite Your Ambition coaching program. She shares what the experience was like to work with a coach 1:1 and in a group…
19. Building Radical Conviction to scale your business with Eleanor Beaton
Jul 31, 2019 • 58 min
The gender gap is big deal in the corporate world, women make less money and rise to leadership at a lesser rate than men. For entrepreneurs it isn’t much different. The amount of women starting businesses each year is growing exponentially, however from…
18. How to negotiate and get what you want with Fotini Iconomopoulos
Jul 18, 2019 • 37 min
Fotini Iconomopoulos shares negotiation strategies that you can implement right away to get what you want at work. Fotini is an MBA professor, a keynote speaker, a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and soon to be published author. We talked about the…
17. Unpacking unconscious bias with Brian Duggan
Jul 10, 2019 • 28 min
Brian Duggan is an executive coach who is passionate about diversity in the workplace. He is on a mission to start conversations about how unconscious bias shows up. In this episode I asked Brian some pretty loaded questions about unconscious bias. The…
16. Why we need to set targets and track diversity initiatives
Jun 30, 2019 • 19 min
When it comes to gender diversity initiatives, the idea of setting goals or targets makes everybody really uncomfortable. We get images in our heads of people getting put into positions that they aren’t ready for, or of people getting jobs just because…
15. Building resilience in the next generation with Love Powered Co.
Jun 21, 2019 • 21 min
In this episode I interviewed Lindy Sood and Anna Lozano, the founders of Love Powered Co. We talk about self-confidence, self care and most importantly how to model these practices for the next generation. We all want our kids to be resilient and…
14. The Power of the pack: Leveraging other peoples motivation to help you achieve your goals.
Jun 11, 2019 • 20 min
Have you ever heard the quote “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”? I recently ran a 10km road race, and I really felt the impact of this. During the race, I was in a pack of people all striving to achieve a goal. The fact…
Opening doors for women in trades with Reva Bond Ramsden
Jun 4, 2019 • 38 min
Reva Bond Ramsden is the Dean of Construction for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). After learning that females represented only 2% of the student population in the School of Manufacturing, she got really curious about the the gender…
12. How apologies kill confidence with Professor Maja
May 24, 2019 • 53 min
Professor Maja Jovanovic is an author, TEDx speaker sociologist and apology-hater. Apologies are confidence killers. So, why are women apologizing all the time? Apologies matter, and with every unnecessary apology we give, we chip away at our confidence.…
Social capital: Why hard work alone won’t get you ahead
May 16, 2019 • 18 min
One reason why women rise to leadership at a slower rate than men, is their lack of social capital. In this episode I explain why putting your head down and working hard just isn’t enough to get ahead. What you really need to do is to understand the value…
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Mary Bicknell
May 9, 2019 • 35 min
Mary Bicknell helps women to regret proof their lives. She helps women to take chances and create opportunities for themselves. What she really wants is for women to be able to enjoy their success. She is sick and tired of women feeling like they aren’t…
The more you pay, the more you pay attention. Why I spent big bucks to gain access to a role model.
May 2, 2019 • 16 min
One reason why there are fewer women in leadership positions is a lack of available role models. If you don’t see someone like you already doing the job, you don’t consider it a possibility for yourself. You may not even realize that you think this way,…
Embracing an abundance mindset with Debra Kasowski
Apr 24, 2019 • 52 min
Debra Kasowski is an Executive Coach, Consultant, 3x Bestselling author and host of the Millionaire Woman Show Podcast. In this episode we talk about abundance mindset and how it is the key to unlocking your personal and professional potential. As women…
Embracing your personal brand
Apr 15, 2019 • 22 min
Just be yourself. That’s what everyone tells you to do, so why is it so hard? When you look around and see that people are different than you, is it your instinct to try to become more like them? When your path is different than everybody else’s do you…
When Lori took action, she got a trip to Costa Rica.
Apr 8, 2019 • 19 min
It’s nice to dream about opportunities to take your career to the next level. The thing is, so many people get stuck in the dreaming phase. People get frustrated because things just don’t seem to happen. Lori Cadelli committed to one simple action:…
Finding your Genius Zone with Margo Jay. Part 2
Apr 2, 2019 • 32 min
Margo Jay had an amazing career as a marketer in the consumer packaged goods industry. She held Vice President level positions and later went on to start her own consumer insights and strategy consulting firm called 365 Integrated. She is a consultant to…
What sponsorship really looks like with Margo Jay. Part 1
Mar 26, 2019 • 22 min
In my very first job, I was very fortunate to have a sponsor. Margo Jay advocated for me, she saw my potential and got me my first promotion. In this episode Margo Jay and I talk about the importance of building and maintaining relationships in the…
What’s in it for you: Why men should be on board with gender diversity.
Mar 22, 2019 • 14 min
I’ve read a lot of studies on gender and the workplace recently and they all seem to have one thing in common. In order for things to truly get better for women in the workplace, men need to get involved. A lot of companies are talking about gender…
Why are most companies buying their women’s leadership initiatives from men?
Mar 4, 2019 • 14 min
Last week I was reading the 2018 World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report. If we continue to make progress at the same pace, the gap for economic opportunity (i.e. gender parity in the workplace) will close in 167 years in Canada and the US. For the world…
Women’s leadership programs aren’t actually making the workplace better for women.
Mar 3, 2019 • 14 min
In the summer of 2017, I read an article about women’s ambition and it wasn’t pretty. It said that 83% of women were somewhat or not really ambitious and 2/3 of these women ages 35–45 wouldn’t take their bosses job even if it was offered to them. It was…