Strength, Empowerment and Inspiration at 30 Minute Hit Halifax

When packing up her family to move from Vancouver to Halifax, Danika Bertelli decided it was time to take her passion for women’s fitness to the next level. As a long-time member of 30 Minute Hit in Vancouver, Danika recognized the importance of providing women with a safe and positive … Continue reading Strength, Empowerment and Inspiration at 30 Minute Hit Halifax

GHC14 Day 2 – Megan Smith, Maria Klawe and Satya Nadella take the Stage

Summing up the morning keynotes in one emotion: awe. The surprise speaker that GHC had kept a secret until she walked out on stage was, as I expected, the new CTO of the United States of America, Megan Smith. What … Continue reading GHC14 Day 2 – Megan Smith, Maria Klawe and Satya Nadella take the Stage

Be Successful: “Act Like a Man” and other irritating stereotypes

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard women say, “We have to teach other women that it’s okay to take a man’s role,” or, “It’s okay to be loud and assertive like a man,” or even, “Don’t be afraid to act like a man at your job!” I think that’s stupid. Men are typically seen as the more dominant forces in the tech industry because, until recently, there were ONLY men in the tech industry! That’s the only reason why most assertive higher ups are men. Women have simply not been around long enough to be consistently seen as … Continue reading Be Successful: “Act Like a Man” and other irritating stereotypes