don’t presume to assume

don’t presume to assume


How often do you make an assumption about someone based on how they look, or what they do? One of the incredible joys in meeting the women who join our community is that our assumptions are constantly challenged. For example, when you meet a woman who says she’s a real estate agent, and after digging a bit deeper you learn that she’s also a classically trained opera singer. And the lawyer, who you discover, is one of the few female Irish dancers in Canada and has trained groups that have performed at Carnegie Hall. Many of us have been different versions of the person we are now, and/or are currently in the process of becoming someone else. So when you assume, maybe the only thing to actually assume is that any assumptions you make are probably wrong, and the only certain assumption is that there are amazing things to discover, share, and celebrate about ourselves and each other, as our stories and lives evolve.

With gratitude,Jessica and Tracy

Why are only 2% of music producers women? How do we break down gender stereotypes when it comes to women in music? How do we give a platform to minorities in the audio industry? And how do we inspire more girls and women to go into technical industries?

In this episode we chat with the incredible Liina, who passionately answers these questions and more. Liina is a music producer, mixing engineer, musician, songwriter and educator. Basically she’s brilliant!!! Originally from Finland, she now lives in England. She has a successful YouTube channel, LNA Does Audio Stuff and is the co-founder of Equalize Music Production.

The Year The Earth Changed is a stunning new documentary released on Apple TV+ and hosted by David Attenborough. It documents species all around the world and how they have benefited from having humans in lock down. It’s an extraordinary and heartbreaking look at how their world thrives when we are removed. The good news, and the hope is, that we will learn from this, and with some simple behavioural shifts going forward we can live in more harmony with these magical creatures.

Because we can never get enough of nature and there is so much to learn, we are sharing another documentary or in this case a series of one hour documentaries. Narrated by David Attenborough, A Life In Colour is the new series on Netflix showing how animals attract, repel and camouflage using colour. The photography is like nothing we have ever seen before. It is so extraordinary it will take your breath away and give you an intimate look at a world beyond imagination. And hopefully a new appreciation for the magic that is going on around us all the time.

This last year we lost more women in the workforce than ever before thanks to Covid. That’s why this book, Invisible Women, by celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez is so important. It investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality by diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. What’s odd is that women aren’t a minority. They are the majority. Yet as Criado Perez shows, women must live in a society built around men. From a lack of streetlights to allow us to feel safe, to an absence of workplace childcare facilities, almost everything seems to have been designed for the average white working man and the average stay-at-home white woman. Her answer – to think again, to collect more data, study that data, and ask women what they want. It’s that simple. This is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.

Dolores Keating-Mallen started Lolomojo, Brand & Creative agency after many years as VP Creative Director and head of brand development at Corus Entertainment. She launched many iconic and fabulous broadcast networks. YTV, W Network, HGTV, Food Network and Disney Canada are just some of the incredible brands she has worked on. At Lolomojo, she uses creativity and insight to design brands worth following. Like the ones you can’t stop tweeting about or liking on Instagram. Creating a new brand identity starts by first sharpening a company’s core values, vision and especially their purpose – the very reason they exist in the first place. While no one could have predicted the freak show that was 2020, Dolores tries not to stress about change but focuses instead on creating kick-ass solutions.

After many years in the business of financial services, Libby learned that money and the feeling of lack or abundance of it, are all tied up in one’s story, upbringing and beliefs. Libby Wildman has a team of top-rated professionals that can create an individualized plan for you, draw your wills, deal with business agreements and help sell your business. Libby gets to know the ins and outs of what makes you tick and what makes you worry, and creates a bullet-proof plan to deal with areas of concern. Libby’s diverse experience also comes from having created her own women’s entrepreneur community. As well as her new venture, Liminal Escapes; curated retreats for families and individuals that want to reconnect with who they are and spend time being led towards their life’s vision.

Join the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies for their FIRST VIRTUAL FEST! The Eternal Hoptimist Beer Fest is going down Friday, May 14th, 7-10pm and it’s open to everyone.What can you expect?? Live music! A comedy gameshow! A cooking competition! Beer tastings! A DJ DANCE PARTY… and more! Check out their social media @ladiesdrinkbeer to see all of the acts that have been announced so far.AND they’re partying for a purpose: The event will support the Canadian Women’s Foundation.You’ve got two ways to join the party:⁠⁠ For all the details head to SHOP.LADIESDRINKBEER.COM to snag your tickets!

If you are a woman entrepreneur looking to grow your business, we’d love to help you. Through our  membership platform we offer multiple ways to make key connections that can elevate your business. Our private membership group enables you to connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs that are invested in your success and looking for opportunities to collaborate. We also offer workshops from industry experts and other opportunities to connect and grow. We know you have a unique value and a story worth telling. We’d love to learn more about you. You can contact us here.

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