Like so many of us, Megan Cassidy needed more to satisfy her creative flow and she welcomed the relief of her mid-career change. Long-time friend and architect Jane Son felt the need for change too and last year they launched Casson Hardware.
For mom-of-two, Karen Kim, it’s her second career as a entrepreneur and founder of Binu Binu, a natural skincare company inspired by Korean bathhouses, that has her finally at a pace where she can enjoy life and motherhood.
Karolina Loboda powers up The White Room, a much-loved branding and art direction studio that gives visual cred to notable local labels like Erin Tracy fine jewellery and Opelle handbags.…
Laura Keogh began her career in fashion and beauty PR in New York and then moved onto plum jobs in Toronto’s fashion media biz. Then she had her daughter and to her surprise, her vision of working motherhood took a turn she didn’t expect and eventually her popular food blog, Sweet Potato Chronicles, was born.
With the growing number of organic baby products cluttering up store shelves it’s easy to become overwhelmed, which is why Enamour is a breath of fresh air. Created by Montreal-based…
Newly separated soon after giving birth, Alicia McNamara was forced to adapt to a fresh reality quickly. “All of a sudden I was single and I was eager to reinvent myself and find a career that fit,” she says. Today she’s the on-set stylist for ET Canada where she feels at home and happy to be juggling motherhood and work at once.
A little over a year ago, Micah Cameron was the women’s wear fashion director for a major department store, then she made the bold decision to recharge her career while she was pregnant. Today we’re at her mews-style home with her son Marlon Wolf and catching up about her other love child, Frankie’s Surf Club, a lifestyle and online shop that’s just a few months older than her babe.
Roxana Esmailji paid her dues before breaking out on her own two years ago and launching Barcelona Shoe Company (and her shoes have already made well-heeled appearances on Cityline and on our own happy feet during our recent trip to Mexico). However, a nagging feeling to be more creative and a longtime vision of having her own company finally usurped her life of uncomfortable high heels and a corporate salary that was fuelling her bank account but not her dream.
Amid the hoopla of changing time zones from New Zealand to Canada with her family in tow, Anna Church has accelerated her career. Her work has made the rounds at the Affordable Art Fair in New York and Art Basel Miami and are available at galleries around the globe. She’s packed in a lot of major life leaps into a few short years and as you’ll see, she’s done it with loads of style and a willingness to embrace change.
As the owner of online gallery, The Print Atelier, Maude Arsenault has the flex time to spend with her children while exploring her creativity. She’s living a charmed life but it didn’t come easily. Read on for her inspiring story about her second act after life as a single mom.