Like so many working moms, Johanna Reynolds is juggling life and kids — and everything in between. When it was clear that there was a real chance to step into her role as a painter, she seized the opportunity. Here’s her journey that led to career joy.
Diane Bald nurtured the Roots brand for over 40 years with her husband, Michael Budman, and their business partners and best friends, Don and Denyse Green. Last year the company sold a majority stake and now she’s thinking about what’s next. She has something up her sleeve (however she’s staying mum about it) but what she is willing to talk about are the lessons she’s learned as a working mom who helped build a success story while bringing up her children.
Debra Goldblatt Sadowski’s PR business is 25-people strong with Adidas, the Juno Awards, Etsy and Club Med as clients and accolades such as spots in the Canadian Business Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in Canada, and one of the fastest growing companies in the country according to Profit 500. Here she shares positive self-talk that will help make every diaper change, client meeting and any grown-up decision feel like it’s truly meant to be.
“After I went through my divorce, I fell in love with my kitchen again,” says Anastasia Bogner. “I started going to farmer’s markets and really started taking an interest in what I’m putting in my body. When you’re a mom, you have to look after yourself and when I became a single mom, I became even more mindful of being healthy and full of energy for my daughter.” Here’s how she’s making clean eating an every day joy.
Bernadette Morra has a long-standing love affair with her work. Her career as a fashion editor and reporter has spanned over 25 years with an impressive tenure at The Star followed by 7 years as the editor-in-chief of FASHION magazine. Quitting her profession was never in her vocabulary after she had her twin sons who are now 18-years old. Her secret? Stop questioning work-life balance and simply accept it with grace and style.
Liv Judd Soye recently moved to a new home that has the wiggle room to accommodate her career as a freelance style and media personality (you’ll see her share her chic know-how on shows like ET Canada and The Morning Show). “The very top floor of the house was an attic space that was converted into a sitting area, however as soon as I walked in, all I could see was closet space and a work area where I could style my shoots and store my wardrobe.” Here’s how she made the most of it.
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Alison has lived many careers in one lifetime. She started as an editor at women’s magazines, then she jumped to fashion and lifestyle PR and now she’s at Rethink Breast Cancer where she’s the VP – Marketing and Communications. Here she shares how-to make the switch from commerce to the charity sector.
Erin Tracy is a jewelry designer whose work is seriously gorgeous. Pictures don’t do her designs justice. Visit her studio to see her work in real life, which will certainly get you hooked like we did. A mom to two kids under 6 years old, she’s managed to carve out a schedule that lets her pick them up by 3:30pm. “I like to be involved and I enjoy picking them up. It’s a lot of sacrifice and for now, it feels like the right to do. I know I’m very lucky that I have the option to be there for them.” Her commitment to her family means her creative process has changed but it’s still as fired up as ever.