Honest Career Advice from Inspirational Businesswomen: Whitney Wolfe Herd, Shiza Shahid, Michele Romanow, and More


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From Masterclass to Entrepreneur of the Week to Women in Charge, Bay Street Bull speaks with many of Canada’s (and the world’s) thought leaders.

For International Women’s Day, we’ve rounded up the best pieces of advice that have appeared in the pages of Bay Street Bull from inspirational women in a variety of industries including art, fashion, food, technology, and beauty. 

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“Great leaders are able to constantly paint the amazing vision of what is not there, but what could be, and conceal their own fears. Because, the reality is when you lead, you have no idea what is next.”

Michele Romanow, Dragon’s Den

“[Success is] waking up excited every work day and anxiously waiting for Monday to get back to work.”

Kristen Gale, The Ten Spot

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“Why should women feel like they have to be at a certain point in their career to have a child? Why can’t you have both?”

Nadège Nourian, Nadège Patisserie

“The more smart people you have around the table, the better.”

Michelle McBane, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund

“There are moments when we make decisions that shape our destiny, and in those moments, we have to listen to our intuition.”

Shiza Shahid, NOW Ventures

“The more you put yourself out there, the more you risk being judged.”

Jessica Mulroney, Hudson’s Bay Company

“Representation is important, but I don’t think that gender necessarily makes a good or a bad artist.”

Mia Nielsen, Drake Hotel Properties

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“You can find an intelligent, incredible leader in a woman as easily as you can in a man.”

Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bumble

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“It is a tough world out there but if your team is kind, inspiring, and always willing to help, it leaves me feeling like I can do anything.”

Sarah Segal, Squish Candy


“Some lessons we have to learn more than once before they really stick.” 

Sophia Amoruso, Girlboss


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