There’s been a lot of talk as of late about the gender wage gap in America. With some studies showing that income disparity between men and women is shrinking at a snail’s pace and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s controversial advice to women about asking for a raise (“don’t”) having been at the forefront of the news in recent weeks, it’s no surprise that pundits have been weighing in on the issue. Not all discussions have focused on how to fix the wage gap, however. Some dialogues have revolved around if a gender wage gap exists at all in the United States.   Is the gender wage gap real or is it a myth that has been created by cherry-picking figures and leaving out important facts in order to paint the women of America as more disadvantaged than they actually are? Read More
  Facebook has over 1.3 billion monthly users. Every 20 minutes, nearly 5 million photos are uploaded to the social media platform while more than 13 million messages are sent. The company is worth $200 billion and its founding was the subject of a 2010 blockbuster film. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have become undeniably ubiquitous with all aspects of social media. So how can any social startup have a chance at making a name for itself while being towered by the mammoth Silicon Valley company?   Some startups have found success by unbundling Facebook. Read More
  As the city of Ottawa returns to normalcy today just 24 hours removed from the shooting that took place at the Canadian National War Memorial and Parliament Hill, a positive narrative is unfurling across the country and around the world. This narrative is one of celebration, patriotism, heroism, and professionalism – a tone that is more than welcomed when compared to the sensationalized tone that has become much too commonplace among the media when reporting on similar tragedies. Read More
   If the smell of pumpkin spice lattes emanating from your local Starbucks didn’t tip you off that Halloween is right around the corner, then the packs of candy stacked to the ceiling of every pharmacy surely did.   That’s right; October 31 is only 11 days away. And, you’re tired of the sexy look being the default costume for female at Halloween – sexy cat, sexy policewoman, sexy nurse – then here are seven costume ideas that promise to empower you rather than objectify you. Read More
  Pitching to investors, negotiating your stake, and introducing a Series A round – welcome to the exciting world of venture capital. If you’re like most startup founders who have dreams of Facebook-like domination and Silicon Valley sway, then you’ve probably considered securing VC funding to be key to your company’s success. The truth is, however, that many startup seek venture capital investments far too early in their lifecycle, which ends up causing more harm than good to the company. Read More