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DisclaimerThe views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Carleton University Women in Business. 

Paternity vs. Maternity Leave in the Canadian Business World

It is known that gender roles are shifting in Canada and we are one of the leading countries in gender equality progression. Yet our personal lives are not the only thing following suit; our professional lives are being affected by the changing dynamic of maternity and paternity leave. Over the years, governments and workplaces have established new laws and perspectives on parental leave, so what does this mean for the everyday Canadian?

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Making Public Policy Gender-Central: Reforming and Implementing Policies to Empower Women in Public Policy

By Jaspreet Kaur Dhillon, School of Community, Public Affairs & Policy Studies, Concordia University

For centuries, women have experienced inequalities in regards to leadership positions – public policy being one of these positions.

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The Remarkable Story of a Female Media CEO

Linda Solomon Wood is the CEO of Observer Media Group and the Editor-in-Chief of The National Observer. Wood started the Vancouver Observer out of her home and has since expanded the reigns of her company to move towards a national platform that provides daily news coverage.

Article by Kirthana Sasitharan, IGNITE Editor

Photo by Tracy Geisz

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A World of Opportunities posed a Success

On Thursday March 2nd, 2017, Carleton University Women in Business hosted their first Women in Business conference, A World of Opportunities. The goal of the conference was to bring together field professionals to share their insights on their respective careers and also discuss the need for gender parity and equality in the workplace.

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Realities of an Indian Concrete Jungle

One of the greatest gifts a woman is blessed with is her sense of empathy. A woman can feel the yearn of others, the pain of others, and the stride of others.

I classify myself as a travelling woman - willing to see the world at any cost, even if that comes with a sinking heart. Travelling the world is eye opening because the level of empathy that is often attributed to women travels with you, regardless of where you are.

On my travels, I witness heartbreak, struggle, triumph and honest attempt - traits that I find in people who try to get by day by day. I also feel anger at those who control an impoverished society by ignoring the hardships of its people’s, for the benefit of its outer appearance.

Travel makes me think and makes me realize. It makes me empathetic. It makes me stronger. It makes me want to change the world. It makes me want to change perspective.

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Organize Your Life 7 Ways: Way 1 Lose Weight

I believe in scars.  They show strength, resilience, the pain you endured and then overcame, and are a reminder of who you've become.  But one thing that I think weighs heavy on the human soul is the baggage and the pain we carry around and aren't willing to let go.  We are meant to carry that baggage for a while, but if it dwells longer than its stay, soon enough it grows roots, and the fruit that it produces is that of bitterness, envy, anger, and immense sorrow.

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CUWIB: Change Complaining

What does CUWIB mean to outsiders? Most may think, “oh, just another feminist group”, “advocates for Emma Watson’s breakthrough speech about an unpopular word”, or even “man haters”. Initially, those exact thoughts were running through my head when I skimmed through CUWIB President Priscilla Kosseim’s many medias. The more I looked, the skimming turned into reading and understanding. 

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