PARO Blog

Leadership by Choice

Posted on March 28, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, PARO Board and Women in Politics member    “Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader...They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role – always about the goal.” ~Lisa Haisha  In thinking on leadership, Wendy…

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A Part-Time Position That is Full-Time on Your Mind

Posted on March 13, 2018

Councillor Linda Rydholm- Neebing Ward, Thunder Bay City Councillor Linda Rydholm defines leadership as“the ability to make change” – sometimes individually, but more often collectively, with a group.   As the eldest of six children, leadership…

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A Continuing Leadership Journey

Posted on February 23, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, PARO Board & Women in Politics member   “Leadership is providing opportunities for individuals to be a leader themselves” ”Leadership is teaching other people and giving them opportunities” “Leadership is about…

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Walking in Their Footsteps

Posted on February 16, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, PARO Board and Women in Politics member   Today Shelby Ch’ng represents Northwood Ward on Thunder Bay’s City Council.  Reaching that point has been one of many steps in her journey. Shelby holds an HBA in Political Science…

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On running in a Municipal Election, a feature on Terri-Lynne Carter

Posted on February 9, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, Committee Member on Women in Politics & PARO Board Member     Born in Dryden, Terri-Lynne Carter moved to Thunder Bay at 10 years of age. She took a leap and ran for Member at Large in the 2014 Municipal Election in…

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Why are organizations not more women-focused?

Posted on November 3, 2017

Rosalind Lockyer Executive Director, PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise I cannot understand why organizations do not make special efforts to support, promote, empower women’s leadership. Why do they not use a gender lens so that they can better…

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Walking in Their Footsteps

Posted on November 2, 2017

By Katherine Keeping, PARO Board and Women in Politics member Today Shelby Ch’ng represents Northwood Ward on Thunder Bay’s City Council.  Reaching that point has been one of many steps in her journey. Shelby holds an HBA in Political Science…

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On running in a Municipal Election, a feature on Terri-Lynne Carter

Posted on July 17, 2017

By Katherine Keeping, Committee Member on Women in Politics & PARO Board Member   Born in Dryden, Terri-Lynne Carter moved to Thunder Bay at 10 years of age. She took a leap and ran for Member at Large in the 2014 Municipal Election in Thunder…

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If You Had No Fear, What Would You Do?

Posted on June 13, 2017

By Rosalind Lockyer, Executive Director, PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise.   Would you make a new life for yourself?  Sell everything, and go live in Hawaii? Take the plunge and start that business that would give you the lifestyle you crave!…

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So you want to start a business...

Posted on June 7, 2017

By Rosalind Lockyer PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise, Executive Director Fantastic idea!  I agree with you 100%.  Every family should have at least one small business. Why?  Today is a world of precarious employment- contract work, part-time,…

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