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The History of Easter originates in the Goddess of Spring – Oestre

As you may know, when the Christian Church imposed its beliefs in Europe centuries ago they destroyed much of the Celtic and pagan (earth loving) traditions. but curiously, they overlaid their new ones on the old pagan ones.  Here is a quote about the history of EASTER from a book I am reading: “Oestre, the Goddess of Light, brings fertility with …

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Minerva has a great program for women leaders

The Minerva Foundation is now accepting applications for Women Leading the Way™ – a distinctive, hands-on, leadership training program for women who want to have an impact in business, government and community. Cohort 5 starts September 2015. Cohort 6 starts January 2016. For more information, call Jo-Anne at 604.683.7635 ext 228 or email wlw@theminervafoundation.com. Or go …

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Status of Women Canada now has a mentoring program for women

Status of Women Canada (your federal government) just created a new mentorship program. Although a good idea, I am never sure how this government office decides which programs to introduce….or whether they researched other mentoring programs and their success rate. As many women know, unless a mentor cares deeply about you and your success, the process is often …

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Eighty two percent men on corporate boards

Congratulations to Alex Johnston the new executive director of Catalyst, an organization dedicated to advancing women. She is a Toronto lawyer with a gender-neutral name! In a recent article she shared some statistics that show that women are still rare in  corporate boardrooms. No surprise except things are getting worse. So I say, rather than …

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