• Education,  Resources

    Eight non-fiction books that highlight women and their strengths

    Real stories about women, written by women. Courtesy of rdne stock project  Danielle McNally, has been the full-time events coordinator at her father’s iconic Toronto bookstore Ben McNally’s since it opened in 2007 and recommends these newish female-centric titles. They range in genres from historic to political, to personal and anthological:   1.​​ Overture of Hope by Isabel Vincent  In Overture of Hope, Canadian investigative journalist Isabel Vincent, chronicles the lives of two unassuming British sisters, Louise and Ida Cook, who used their fanatical obsession with all things opera as a cover to rescue 29 Jewish people from Hitler’s holocaust wrath.    2. Unearthing by Kyo Maclear  From essayist and novelist Kyo…

  • Business

    Need help kickstarting your business?

    Here are five financial programs for aspiring female entrepreneurs in Canada Starting a business can be expensive and daunting. Few people have the funds to build a business from the ground up — a struggle in and of itself.  For women entrepreneurs, competing in the male-dominated world of business and finances can result in added stress and difficulty. Fortunately, the Government of Canada and various other enterprises have created initiatives that provide business loans, grants and other resources specifically for female entrepreneurs. Check out these five financial programs for support when building a new business. The Scotiabank Women Initiative Scotiabank launched the Women’s Initiative in 2018 to support women and…

  • Resources

    Understanding and accessing the law

    Four organizations providing law resources for women For women, finding legal resources that can cater to their specific needs is crucial. According to the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, women face poverty and pay inequality at much higher rates than men, making engaging with the legal system financially challenging, especially for single, low-income women. Even when women can afford legal assistance, the matters they face are typically unique to their gender. Given that women face higher rates of violent victimization compared to men, their legal issues might include domestic abuse, sexual assault, restraining orders, winning custody, etc. It can be difficult for women affected by these kinds of issues…