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Nov 23, 2020
Ask a Leader: Greg Smith encourages businesses to build post-COVID resilience by boosting their online offerings
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Greg Smith is co-founder and CEO of Thinkific, a Vancouver-based online course creation platform.

Nov 19, 2020
Ask a Leader: Karn Manhas says goodbye to the traditional office
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Karn Manhas is founder and CEO of Terramera, a Vancouver-based cleantech agriculture firm...

Nov 13, 2020
Arlene Dickinson wants your business to pull through COVID-19. Here’s how
Nick Rockel

For the complete interview with Arlene Dickinson, check out the BCBusiness Podcast. Arlene Dickinson doesn’t sound too worried that COVID-19 will get the better of her fellow business owners. “I think Canadian entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs anywhere, are a resilient group of people...

Nov 12, 2020
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards are open for nominations

Are you an outstanding female entrepreneur or executive of an organization who is a leader, innovator, community builder or rising star? Do you know a B.C. woman executive or business owner who deserves to be recognized? If so, we want to hear from you

Nov 10, 2020
Five B.C. companies make finalist cut in revamped Pitch for the Purse competition
By the Editors

The 2020-21 version of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs' Pitch for the Purse contest is slated to be very different than its four predecessors. For starters, all the events will be held virtually. But there are some other moves, too. This is...

Nov 9, 2020
Ask a Leader: Chip Wilson says the future is coming faster than you think
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Chip Wilson is founder of Lululemon Athletica and Low Tide Properties.

Nov 5, 2020
Ask a Leader: Crystal Smith puts the health and safety of her community first
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Crystal Smith is chief councillor of the Haisla Nation, a key player in the...

Nov 3, 2020
Making It Work: How Telus mastered working from home long before the pandemic
Michael McCullough

Like a lot of British Columbians these past few months, Alessia Yaworsky has been working from home—in her case, an apartment she shares with her partner in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood. But whereas for most this was a recent and jarring shift, for Yaworsky it’s no big deal. She’s been doing...

Oct 31, 2020
Ask a Leader: Scott Thomson stresses the importance of communicating with your team during these uncertain times
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Scott Thomson is president and CEO of Vancouver-based Finning International, the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer...

Oct 30, 2020
Making It Work: Create a more equitable workplace with these tips from Cicely Blain
Alyssa Hirose

Diversity and inclusion is everyone’s business—and there’s lots of help out there. Take Cicely Blain Consulting, an inclusion consulting firm based in Vancouver. Blain, the company’s founder and CEO, and their team offer services ranging from equity and inclusion auditing to policy development to anti-racism staff training. In the past...

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