Thank you YWCA for the award nomination

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This year I was nominated for the YWCA’s 2017 Woman of Distinction Award.

YWCA Hamilton’s Women of Distinction Awards recognize outstanding women and organizations who are committed to the development of other women and to the overall improvement of the community. The Women of Distinction Awards are nationally recognized as one of the most prestigious awards for women. YWCAs across Canada join in the celebration each year, honouring the remarkable achievements of women.

I was nominated in the category of Education/Mentorship.

To see the full list of nominees (in all 9 categories) click below:

YWCA nominees

Looking forward to the March 9th gala.

Thank you YWCA!


Finding a mentor

First rule of finding a mentor: don’t ask someone to mentor you. Ah, it’s cringe-worthy. Worse yet is that no one tells you these things.

What I’ve learned over the years of my graduate degrees and academia is that it comes down to your performance and potential.

Mentorships happen copacetically, they cannot be forced. They occur when a mentor sees the potential in someone and offers something of value to further encourage that growth. Read More