Stories of Women in Business

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Owning the category of taste

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A feminist recovery

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Awards and Accolades - October 2021

Recent Posts

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Owning the category of taste

Local discovery and innovation at the forefront for Jennifer Tkachuk-Tremblay, founder and CEO of Somm.

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A feminist recovery

PhD student in the Alberta School of Business and Faculty of Native Studies advocates for Indigenous women across the country.

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Awards and Accolades - October 2021

Celebrating the achievements of Business faculty, staff, students and alumni.

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Building a place to stay

Investing in innovation a key strategy for Edmonton’s downtown core according to Alberta School of Business alumna.

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Expanding student experience

There are many opportunities to step outside your comfort zone in the Alberta School of Business.

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45 Years of Being the Only Woman at the Table with Maria David-Evans (Dr. Nicole Byers Podcast)

Imagine working for 45 years in public service, 19 different jobs, and for every position you worked – you were the first (and sometimes only) woman.

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Developing an entrepreneurial mindset

An interdisciplinary approach to collaboration, entrepreneurship and innovation on campus.

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Awards and Accolades - June 2021

Celebrating the achievements of Business faculty, staff, students and alumni.

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Innovator Spotlight: Madeline Toubiana (The Quad)

Madeline Toubiana investigates entrepreneurship’s role in social change.

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The Retail Reset

Turbulent times force companies to adapt. How quickly and smartly they do so dictates their ability to survive and thrive.

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PhD student receives prestigious Trudeau scholarship

Kylie Heales will pursue research on how women in developing economies can move out of poverty through entrepreneurship.

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Connecting with human experience

Alumna Charlotte Nesbitt on the importance of learning constantly and being open to opportunities.

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Opportunities to share, to learn and to experiment

The MBA program at the Alberta School of Business supports learning and growth through unique and transformational classes.

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Innovator Spotlight: Lazina Mckenzie (The Quad)

The manager of ThresholdImpact Venture Mentoring Service teaches us about the power of shower-thinking and team brainstorms.

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One Expert On The Influencer Marketing Halo Effect And Leveraging Impactful Marketing Strategies (Forbes)

Julianne Fraser shares a few influencer marketing strategies that have enabled her campaigns and their inspirational brands to thrive in their fields.

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A career of one’s own

Women from the Alberta School of Business discuss the mentorship they have received from other women, and the positive impact it has had on their lives.

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Achieving Peak Performance: An Adventure in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Chocolate and adventure go hand-in-hand for this Edmonton-based company.

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Métis PhD student and businesswoman appointed to new federal Task Force on Women in the Economy

Raylene Whitford brings unique experience to national group advising Canadian government on equitable economic recovery from a pandemic that is disproportionately affecting women.

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There’s a new player in town

Four MBA graduates are bringing new ideas to Edmonton’s food scene.

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Removing barriers to create a safe and inclusive learning environment

As assistant dean, EDI, Michelle Inness is committed to supporting diverse student experiences

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The Captain and the Mad Hatter

The first two women Alberta School of Business graduates walked the convocation stage nearly 100 years ago, paving the way for generations of future businesswomen.

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The Land is a Woman

Choosing to challenge through the art of spoken word.

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Investing in innovators is its own reward for new chair of U of A’s ThresholdImpact Venture Mentoring Service

For Kristina Milke, success is measured by the growth of an entrepreneurial community that helps people achieve the dreams that drive them.

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From Connection to Camaraderie: How Alumni Networks Lead to Better Pizza, Better Careers, and Better Experiences

Kristel Owens (‘16 MBA, ’15 BCom) shares how connecting with alumni chapters provides value beyond campus.

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Canada Research Chair a twofold boon for U of A expert in women’s entrepreneurship

For business professor Jennifer Jennings—one of 16 new or renewed CRCs at the U of A announced today—receiving one of Canada’s most prestigious research awards couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Five Things I’ve Learned About Adapting (New Trail)

One grad shares what crisis taught her about rolling with the punches.

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U of A venture mentoring service helps entrepreneurs navigate the unknowns

ThresholdImpact VMS manager and entrepreneur Lazina McKenzie helps bring the collective experience of more than 100 volunteer mentors to a diverse array of startups.

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Innovative company creates ‘synthetic cities’ to help solve future problems before they happen

Powered by U of A grads, RunWithIt Synthetics uses machine learning to help clients anticipate the complex reality their projects will operate in.

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Recent alumni recognized by Alberta magazines

Four alumni from the School of Business among Edmonton, Calgary’s respective 2020 “Top 40 under 40” lists of entrepreneurs, researchers, innovators and artists.

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Collaborative co-design could be key to better environmental decision-making: study (Future Energy Systems)

More communicative public engagement style on complex environmental issues leads to best outcomes when science, economics, and social factors are all weighed .

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School of Business announces new Assistant Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Appointment will identify and promote practices and principles that celebrate equity, human rights, respect, and accountability.

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Using AI to combat gender and ethnic bias in the job market

International project aims to identify and reduce bias in job recruitment and human resource management using responsible artificial intelligence

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Six Things I’ve Learned About Embracing Discomfort (New Trail)

Life lessons from a grad who dropped everything to sail halfway around the world.

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AI and the business of future-proofing

RWI Synthetics is helping companies and governments prepare for the worst, including climate disasters.