PARO Blog

My Perspective, Day 2

Posted on November 11, 2016

By Katherine Keeping PARO Board of Directors and member of Women in Politics group This Wednesday, the day after the American election, I had the opportunity to attend the Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference in Toronto. The mood in the room was…

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My New Passport Arrived Today

Posted on September 16, 2016

By Katherine Keeping, Vice-President, PARO Board of Directors & member of the Women In Politics- Northwestern Ontario Committee A little over a year ago I purchased some note-cards from a local artist with images of various women gracing the…

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Choose to be Heard

Posted on July 22, 2016

By Katherine Keeping, Vice-President, PARO Board of Directors & member of the Women In Politics- Northwestern Ontario Committee   “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”  Alice Walker   Growing…

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Being “In the Goo”

Posted on July 14, 2016

By Katherine Keeping I am feeling awkward of late, uncertain of what is next and of my place within my life. A friend once described that as being “in the goo.” Being in the goo is your own personal story of change and transformation, your…

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Is POWER a Dirty Word?

Posted on July 7, 2016

by Rosalind Lockyer,  with Katherine Keeping  - Executive Director, and PARO Board Member To influence change and to increase the chances that what you would like to accomplish may actually happen, you need to increase your own power, your avenues…

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Baking a business: a sweet success story

Posted on June 17, 2016

By Jennifer Riley, 31 Photo Credit: Mike Johnston Photography Hair/Make Up: Nikki Holmwood A question I am frequently asked is, “What made you get into this field of Cake Art?” My career as a Cake Designer/Business Owner didn't…

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Never too late to follow your dreams!!!

Posted on June 3, 2016

By Shannon Harju, owner of Shannon's Painted Pieces I struggled for a long time, always doing what I thought I had to do, and sacrificing what I really wanted to do. I became a mom in my early 20’s, and put all of my energy into raising my daughter,…

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The Business of Doing Good!!

Posted on May 20, 2016

By Aleksa Shermack So what is a Social Enterprise?  Well, it starts with you!  If you’ve ever noticed an issue or challenge in your community, or even globally, and you feel you need to address it and help bring change then you’ve already completed…

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Finding Time – The Never Ending Balancing Act

Posted on May 13, 2016

By Crystal Olson   Finding enough time in the day seems to be a common theme for so many of us working Mom’s out there.  Finding enough time to get the house cleaned after an already busy day of work and running the kids to activities after school…

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Women Exceeding Their Vision!!

Posted on May 6, 2016

By Rosalind Lockyer PARO Centre For Women's Enterprise, Executive Director When asked to write, as a woman, and about women, I struggled because there was so much that I could say.  Where to begin, was my biggest challenge.  But I think that this…

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