After a long and public trial, Gregory Alan Elliott was cleared of two charges of criminal harassment that stemmed from his Twitter interactions with two Toronto women. Having known one of these women I've been following the case since the beginning and have been curious to see what happens. For background: Guthrie told police she … Continue reading Is online harassment a criminal offense? When is too far?
A Junior Achievement Story
Exactly ten years ago I got the opportunity to be president of my first ever company with Junior Achievement (JA). The skills and confidence JA was able to give me are fundamental to who I am now. So thank you JA. I was proud to be a featured alumni in your Achiever Stories and excited … Continue reading A Junior Achievement Story
Tech Girls Canada Portraits of Strength (Q+A)
I was thrilled to be featured in Tech Girls Canada who often features women in STEM who have helped break barriers and achieved great things within their industry. They asked me to answer a few question to help inspire other women in STEM: I am a tech evangelist and community builder When I was 10 … Continue reading Tech Girls Canada Portraits of Strength (Q+A)
I’m a product of my environment
When I surround myself with happy people, I in turn am a happier person. When I surround myself with negative people, I am quicker to get angry and upset with the things around me. When I surround myself with people doing things I admire, I am more inspired to do equally great things. When I … Continue reading I’m a product of my environment
Blaze your own trail
One of my favourite quotes on leadership. Stand out by being yourself and blaze a trail that is yours, not one that is marked for you or already cleared by others.
Creating Sustainable Change
Today in doing new things and finding inspiration in the places you least expect it, I attended the International Development 2014 Conference on Innovations in Development at University of Toronto. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect but I’m interested in both innovation and international development and always eager to learn in areas that are … Continue reading Creating Sustainable Change
Find your happy place
Yes, you. Go find it. Don't over think it either. Just search for a place that makes you happy. A place where you can be comfortable, relax, and take deep breathes. A place that makes you smile. It can be with people you love or a place for just you and your thoughts. Most importantly, … Continue reading Find your happy place
Explorers Are We. Intrepid and Bold.
I first came across this quote from a poem in The Listserve and without even knowing who it was by I was a fan. I was even more in love with it when I found out it was Calvin and Hobbes. I remember when I was young I used to steal my brothers Calvin and … Continue reading Explorers Are We. Intrepid and Bold.
Self-doubt, we all have it
At 4am this morning I jolted up in my bed to discover myself having had a bad dream that resulted in rushed breathing and my body covered in a thin layer of sweat. I'm not usually one to have bad dreams so naturally my nerves were a bit shook. If you ask me now I … Continue reading Self-doubt, we all have it
Lessons from Michael Jordan
Figure out what you want and go make it happen. The only thing standing between you and your dreams is you.