Helping hands for women at work

Several recent initiatives strive to boost career development
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/20/2010

Having been with Rubin Thomlinson in Toronto for six months, lawyer Hena Singh was keen to build her practice in employment law so the firm’s partners recommended she take a course in November — Bright Beginnings at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

The two-day interactive program is designed to give up-and-coming female professionals the tools they need to understand themselves, influence others and build networks critical to success in the workplace.

“Most of the women really wanted to hone in on their strengths and achievements and wanted to be able to learn how to use those to their advantage, and to also counter our weaknesses,” said Singh.