Majken Polsen: Personal Trainer and Model

Born and raised in Denmark, Majken Polsen, a model and personal trainer, arrived in California as a 19 year old after graduating from business college.  She did not intend to stay – it was meant to be a vacation/learning experience where she could “find herself.”  Sixteen years later, Majken is still here.

Emily Hartzman: From Journalism to Beauty

Emily Hartzman arrived at the University of Western Ontario to major in journalism and business.  However, after a while, she discovered that it wasn’t the line of work for her and went to hair school.  After graduating, Emily went to study to become a make-up artist and it was there she met Lauren Simpson, who […]

Mind Your Manners: Don't Be Late!

Kyle Bernstein At a large cocktail party, arriving one hour after the time stated on the invite is considered “fashionably late”.  Turn up twenty minutes past the prearranged time of a doctor’s appointment, though, and you’re likely to lose your spot and may still be asked to fork over the co-pay.  There are occasions when […]

Professional Profiles will Return

Prospere Magazine is covering the tents this week!  Our weekly profile of women with unique careers is on hiatus this week, but will return on October 28!

Dara Fleischer – Blogger, Marketing Director and Fashionista

Dara Fleischer, originally of Montreal, is a graduate of Ryerson University’s broadcast journalism program.  She has worked in a variety of different fashion-related publications and companies, including LOULOU magazine and Club Monaco.  She is currently the Marketing Director of Beyond the Rack, an online shopping club based out of Montreal.  Dara was one of the earliest employees […]

Ann Lauren: Founder of Bella Petite

Ann Lauren is the founder of Bella Petite, an online lifestyle magazine dedicated to women 5’5″ or shorter.  Bella Petite was created with the objective of offering creative and innovative content while, at the same time, promoting the petite image in media.  Ann is 5’2″ and 99 lb.  Like many petite women, she has a great deal […]

Susan Newman and Mary Jo Rhodes: Creators and Environmental Activists

Susan Newman is both a graphic designer and environmental activist.  A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, she worked for many New York based publishers, including Macmillan and Penguin.  In the mid-1990s, Susan launched her own design firm, Susan Newman Design, Inc.  Her clients ranged from individuals to small businesses and even multinational firms.  […]

18th Annual Network of Indian Professionals Conference

Namita Joshi Following a ten year hiatus, the 18th Annual Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP) Conference announced its return to the diverse City of Toronto over the Sept. 4-6, 2009 long weekend. Attended by 800 delegates from across North America, the Conference provided an opportunity for delegates to network, exchange ideas and strengthen ties. 

FastLane Does Fashion on Bloor Street

Cynthia Cheng CityEvents and Gathering Events Planning’s FastLane, one of Toronto’s premier networking parties held its September event at the Proof Bar last week.  This month’s theme was fashion, and featured beauty and clothing-related vendors.  This included James VII, a company which makes custom-designed dress shirts (Prospere Magazine has profiled them in the past), as well […]

Mind Your Manners!

Kyle Bernstein Now that we’ve covered the fundamentals of proper etiquette based on respect for others – being pleasant and sincere, awareness of your surroundings, thinking before you speak, speaking when spoken to, acting appropriately, and saying “please” and “thank you” – let’s delve into the world of bad manners.