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

 

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

 

Allison O’Neil. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)

Okanagan College prof encourages women to excel in math and science

Allison O’Neil is works in the engineering department at the Kelowna campus

Allison O’Neil. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)
Sandra Hewitt. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)
Sandra Hewitt. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)
BCEHS Central Okanagan Unit Chief, Catharina Goossen. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
BCEHS Central Okanagan Unit Chief, Catharina Goossen. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Tracey Duquette, owner of Duquette Consulting. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Tracey Duquette has started her own consulting company

Determined to take charge

  • Feb 27, 2021
Tracey Duquette, owner of Duquette Consulting. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Christina Camilleri: Making holistic health care accessible

Christina Camilleri founded and operates Healthy Essentials Clinic

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Carmen Rempel. (Phil McLachlan, Capital News)
Carmen Rempel. (Phil McLachlan, Capital News)
Jennifer Kammonen. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)
Jennifer Kammonen. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)
Jolene Grigg (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)
Jolene Grigg (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)

Jolene Grigg: Auto repair can be rewarding

Grigg is a manager at Craftsman Collision in Kelowna

Jolene Grigg (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)
Jolene Grigg (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Female deputy fire chief embraces the challenges

“Fighting a fire can be taught to anyone,” says Kelowna deputy fire chief, Sandra Follack

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield. (Contributed)

Gender no deterrent for Kelowna businesswoman, MLA

“He looked at me, and he said, ‘You’ll never be as good of a developer as I am.’” — Renee Merrifield

Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield. (Contributed)
Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield. (Contributed)

Gender no deterrent for Kelowna businesswoman, MLA

“He looked at me, and he said, ‘You’ll never be as good of a developer as I am.’” — Renee Merrifield

Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield. (Contributed)
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)
(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)
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
‘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