On November 15, Leah Eichler, founder and principal of femme-o-nomics, launched r/ally – a mobile app that allows women to set goals and then connect with others in order to accept advice or offer support. Whether the objective is career based or personal, the app allows women to connect and make their goals a reality.
On Thursday, October 25, Dress for Success Toronto had their 2nd annual Heel of a Good Time gala. “The gala provides financial support for the important work that we do to support women as they move from poverty to independence,” said Paige Souter, the Interim Executive Director of Dress for Success Toronto. “It also helps build a community of support for our clients as they undertake the hard work to make their dreams come true.”
Our first evening was spent in Cairo. Before braving the streets of the capital city, Sherif told us to “avoid dressing sexy” or else we’d get spit on by the local ladies and we’d be stared down by the local men. We quickly noticed that few local women were out during the evening, which made my group even more prominent. As we turned each corner, we expected the worst.