women in business

The Nature Bee busy bees outside their Veyaness Road location in Keating. (Courtesy of Nature Bee)

Central Saanich beeswax wrap seller nominated for two Small Business BC Awards

Katie Gamble’s Nature Bee business built on community, sustainability

 

A woman walks through Toronto’s financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Report finds pockets of jobs weakness in rebound for Canadian women

Female employment almost 1 per cent lower than where it could have been if pandemic hadn’t happened

 

Olympic gold medalist Andrea Proske is sharing her story of determination and resiliency to help inspire others to greater things. (Photo by Kevin Light Photography)

Central Saanich’s Andrea Proske shares unusual gold medal trajectory as inspiration for others

Olympic gold medal rower has put down roots on the Saanich Peninsula

 

Standing in the middle of her deli kitchen, Adriana Ramirez shows some of the products sold through her business, Adriana’s The Whole Enchildada, in Central Saanich. The business is playing an increasingly important role in the local food and agri-industry. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Authenticity, commitment served at Adriana’s The Whole Enchilada in Central Saanich

Multifaceted Keating Cross Road business deeply rooted on Saanich Peninsula

Standing in the middle of her deli kitchen, Adriana Ramirez shows some of the products sold through her business, Adriana’s The Whole Enchildada, in Central Saanich. The business is playing an increasingly important role in the local food and agri-industry. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Pauline Finn, executive director of the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea in Sidney, worked for almost 15 years for Science World British Columbia before coming to Sidney in 2018. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Calm, people-focused leadership guides Sidney’s Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Executive director Pauline Finn at the helm of marine-based centre since 2018

Pauline Finn, executive director of the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea in Sidney, worked for almost 15 years for Science World British Columbia before coming to Sidney in 2018. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Michele Holmes, realtor and owner of Holmes Realty, joins treasurer Caroline Paterson and co-founder Dr. Mitra Hashemi of the ORCCA Dental Clinic Society, outside Coast Dental Care. The society offers affordable dental care for children and adolescents under 19 for low-income families on the Saanich Peninsula. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney entrepreneurs help fill service gap by supporting affordable dental care

ORCCA helps Saanich Peninsula families in need make oral care part of their routines

Michele Holmes, realtor and owner of Holmes Realty, joins treasurer Caroline Paterson and co-founder Dr. Mitra Hashemi of the ORCCA Dental Clinic Society, outside Coast Dental Care. The society offers affordable dental care for children and adolescents under 19 for low-income families on the Saanich Peninsula. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)

Vancouver Canucks hire first female assistant GM in their history

Castonguay will play a lead role in player contracts and negotiations

Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)
Falling Canadian dollar coins or loonies are pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. A new survey of more than 4,000 small- and medium-sized businesses found the average salary increases given to men this year were double those women received. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Small, medium-sized businesses gave women smaller raises than men in 2021: survey

Humi research also found men were 4.4 per cent more likely to receive a raise than women

Falling Canadian dollar coins or loonies are pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. A new survey of more than 4,000 small- and medium-sized businesses found the average salary increases given to men this year were double those women received. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dana Collins, Managing Director of The Juniper Collective, named to the 2021 list of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network (CNW Group/The Juniper Collective)

Vancouver Island’s Dana Collins listed among Canada’s most powerful women

Forestry consultant making a name for bringing inclusion/diversity to the industry

Dana Collins, Managing Director of The Juniper Collective, named to the 2021 list of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network (CNW Group/The Juniper Collective)
The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

Branka Turnbull calls Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta decision vindication

The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
The women behind Mosaic Tastes have been recognized with a national award for their entrepreneurial efforts. (Photo courtesy of Camosun College)
The women behind Mosaic Tastes have been recognized with a national award for their entrepreneurial efforts. (Photo courtesy of Camosun College)
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

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
Saanich employees (left to right) Annie Robinson, Kathleen Warren and Helen Elliott sit outside the former municipal hall on West Saanich Road in 1920. (Photo courtesy Saanich Archives)

PHOTOS: Saanich looks back on more than 100 years of stand-out staff in honour of women’s history month

Photos depict some of the women who contributed to district’s history

Saanich employees (left to right) Annie Robinson, Kathleen Warren and Helen Elliott sit outside the former municipal hall on West Saanich Road in 1920. (Photo courtesy Saanich Archives)
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
Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser brings her stories about life in and out of hockey to the Mary Winspear Centre Speaker Series, March 26. (Photo by Dave Holland)

Hockey royalty Hayley Wickenheiser skates into Sidney this spring

Hayley Wickenheiser, Canada’s greatest women’s hockey player, to speak March 26

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Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser brings her stories about life in and out of hockey to the Mary Winspear Centre Speaker Series, March 26. (Photo by Dave Holland)
Angela Mangiacasale, president of Wear2Start Society; Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity Mitzi Dean and Dress for Success Vancouver program coordinator Sydney Budgeon get a handle on some handbags. Thursday, MLAs from both sides of the legislature donated purses to Wear2Start. (Photo courtesy Carolyn Jack)

MLAs donate handbags with notes to inspire women in the workforce

Purse drive organized by charities Wear2Start and Dress for Success

Angela Mangiacasale, president of Wear2Start Society; Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity Mitzi Dean and Dress for Success Vancouver program coordinator Sydney Budgeon get a handle on some handbags. Thursday, MLAs from both sides of the legislature donated purses to Wear2Start. (Photo courtesy Carolyn Jack)
(The Canadian Press)

Majority of Canadian boards had no female members in 2016 and 2017: StatCan

Statistics Canada says 18.1 per cent of director seats were held by women in 2017

(The Canadian Press)