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How to Give Feedback in A Crucial Conversation

One thing we know EVERYONE does not do well is giving (and receiving) feedback - it’s the first place we start our training at every organization we work at! Many of us think we are giving feedback to others in a constructive, non-hurtful way, and the reality is we often use judgmental, accusatory language that frames the other person as the one to blame, instead of focusing on the facts and beh... continue reading >

“The Bro Culture” + Our Intentions

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Over a year ago we began to hatch ideas to support and impact the imbalance of women in tech. The culture that seemed to be pervasive in high-growth tech was - what the community termed ‘the bro culture’. It’s a seeming default based on the overwhelming profile of young men who are funded. In the report A Force to Reckon With: Women, Entrepreneurship and Risk, women are far less likely to ge... continue reading >

2017: Year in Review

2017 was the year of THE stat. If you worked in tech in 2017 than you know the one I’m talking about -- Toronto added more technology jobs than New York and San Francisco combined from 2015 to 2016. We knew it was our time. The challenge was we didn’t have enough homegrown talent to fill the roles. We needed to put our humble Canadian toques aside and scream all the reasons why we were ... continue reading >

Canada’s Brain Gain?

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When Donald Trump was first elected as the 45th President of the United States, we wrote about how we wanted to make work great again for Canadians working in the US. But our argument for why was only rooted in the fact that a majority of the public were not happy about the decision. So much so that they actually crashed the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website. Now it looks like there m... continue reading >