You may be able to pay less if you decide to fly with WestJet to London, England, but you’ll also need to bring your own food. This is the latest in the “unbundling” trend unfolding in the industry.
WestJet has been flying from Vancouver to London since May 6th, and unless you pay for a seat in the Plus cabin, you’ll have to buy a meal or bring your own if you want to eat during the nine-hour flight. This is the first Canadian carrier to offer a trans-Atlantic flight without the traditional free meal.
A 15-year veteran of Canadian capital markets (including extensive senior-level experience in investment banking with BMO), Reynolds has been the president and CEO of Women in Capital Markets for the past three years.
During her time in the industry, she has seen the stagnation of workplace diversity, especially in the executive ranks where key decisions are made. Research backs up Reynolds’ observations: A recent Peterson Institute study showed Canada ranking in the bottom 10 among 91 countries for boardroom diversity, on par with Pakistan and below Kenya and Argentina.
The Montreal company, which designs and manufactures ready-made indoor and outdoor curtains and draperies, decorative cushions and shower curtains, has managed to adapt to changing trends, technology and market forces in a way its 1946 contemporaries did not.
“Not one of the curtain companies that existed in Canada when we started is still in business today. We outlasted them all,” president Harvey Levenson said. “And we pride ourselves on the fact we’ve never had a losing year.”
EIGHT flights, two developing countries, five cities, 25 meetings with 25 different companies in 10 different industries. If I told you that you could do this in less than 10 days, you would probably think I was crazy. And then I would tell you about the Hot Cities of the World Tour at the University of McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, which has followed such a hectic schedule for the past eight years.
On May 30, 2016, members of the McGill and Montreal community gathered for the launch of the Social Innovators' Integration Lab (SIIL). The SIIL research project, located at Le Salon 1861 in the heart of Montreal's Quartier de l’Innovation, is dedicated to develop scientific and practical knowledge around the social economy, social entrepreneurship and social innovation in urban environments.
At the core of our existence is a common pool of energy, a deep well of creative capacity which we access whenever we share a sense of belonging to and caring for something larger than ourselves. To generate this common pool of creative capacity involves turning from a linear and closely-controlled leadership environment to a more integrative and holistic worldview. As Henry Mintzberg argued, we need to shift our focus from leadership to what he termed ‘communityship’ in order to build greater organizational creativity for the future.
In this Special Report, Executive Producer Laurence Colletti sits down to interview Evolve Law Co-Founder Mary Juetten and the Evolve Law Client Driven Technology Solutions panelists at the Legal Talk Network’s Denver studio.
Mary Juetten is the founder and CEO of Traklight and the co-founder of Evolve Law. She is a contributor to the American Bar Association Law Technology Today and Forbes. Mary received her bachelor of commerce from McGill University and her juris doctorate from Arizona State University College of Law.