FastLane Does Community Service

Cynthia Cheng Repeating April 2009’s community service theme, FastLane once again held the event to a great success.  Held once again at Kultura, this year, community service groups from all over the GTA, including the Junior League of Toronto, Toronto Twilight Rotary Club and the United Way’s GenNext, which targets young professionals in their 20s […]

Effective Networking Skills to take the Awkwardness of out Business mixing and mingling

Kristin Marquet Before I started working in the fashion and public relations’ industries, I felt uncomfortable in social situations, was petrified of meeting and talking to new people, and hated public speaking for many reasons but shyness topped the list.  Yet, once I learned effective networking skills, my network of fashion and media contacts exploded. […]

Non-English Majors and the Publishing Industry

Back in the day when I was looking for a full time work, I was astounded that publishing jobs tend to look for either journalism or English majors.  I can understand why they prefer someone with a journalism background, but English?  Why aren’t other liberal arts majors listed?  I find it interesting that HR would […]

Prospere Magazine and Isobella Jade on the Bella Petite Hour!

Last week, Prospere Magazine and working petite model, Isobella Jade took part in the Bella Petite Hour, hosted by Bella Petite Magazine editor, Ann Lauren.  This weekly show where Ann talks to people ranging from designers who focus on petites to petite women who are in the public eye and more, brings to the public, petite-related issues.  Body […]

Zayna Mosam: Image and Lifestyle Consultant

GTA-raised Queen’s University alumna, Zayna Mosam has been formally advising people since 2003, when she launched Zayna Mosam Image Consulting.  She works with men and women of all ages, advising them on personal style, branding, communication optimization and lifestyle management. Currently, Zayna’s roster of clients come from a variety of industries, including finance, communications, education and entertainment.  Zayna Mosam […]

Prospere Magazine to be on the Bella Petite Hour

Cynthia’s Thoughts will be back next week… Prospere Magazine will be interviewed by Bella Petite founder, Ann Lauren on Tuesday, December 1 at 1 pm Eastern time on her radio show, The Bella Petite Hour.  Bella Petite is an online-only fashion/lifestyle and special interest magazine which especially targets petite women 5’5″ and shorter.  Its mission is […]

Christa Chambers-Price Helps Innovate and Develop Careers

Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Christa Chambers-Price is the managing director of knowledgecrush.com and its parent company, Chrysalis Interactive, both companies, both which help people develop their businesses. Knowledgecrush.com focuses on developing careers through coaching, mentoring and leadership.  They even have an upcoming event which helps participants find new jobs or career paths.  Called The Reinvention Project, this is a […]

Body Image: Let the Petite Voice Be Heard

On another messageboard, I recently joined in a conversation about body image.  I remarked that as a petite woman, I share many of the same issues plus sized women (regardless of their height) face, especially when it comes to clothing.  They argue that no one ever calls a shorter woman (at least one who is […]

Happy Canada Day!

Career profiles is taking a day off to enjoy our country’s birthday!  We will be back next week with a brand new article.   Thanks and have a great Canada Day!  Enjoy the hotdogs and fireworks! Image courtesy of iStockphoto

Cathy Denyer of Big Brothers and Big Sisters Toronto

Cathy Denyer, the current president of Big Brothers and Big Sisters Toronto, a mentorship program for youth, has been working in the not-for-profit sector for a number of years.  She has always had an interest in this area.  With a background in criminology and sociology, Cathy has worked in a variety of different organizations dealing with young […]