Business of Men

  • How to be taken seriously as a woman in business in a male dominated industry

    How to be taken seriously as a woman in business in a male dominated industry

    With just under 30% of the real estate industry being represented by women, it can be tough for women to be heard in a roomful of men, especially when men are earning more than $131,000 annually to their female...

  • Changing times: Succeeding in a male-dominated industry

    Changing times: Succeeding in a male-dominated industry

    The tides are turning, the see-saw of inequality is starting to level out and the age of women is glowing on the horizon like the first sign of dawn. We’re not there yet, but the movements are massive, unstoppable...

  • For the non-traditional woman: 5 Reasons to get a skilled trade job

    For the non-traditional woman: 5 Reasons to get a skilled trade job

    You’ve heard the statistic over and over again: those who have a college degree earn more money on average than those who graduate with just a high school diploma. This statistic does not address the cost and debt accumulated...

  • Male-dominated workplaces are for women too

    Male-dominated workplaces are for women too

    Women seem to be second-class citizens in many offices. It’s not just that there is a lack of opportunities, but that men run the workplace from top to bottom. For lots of aspiring ladies, this isn’t the kind of...

  • 4 Women who shook the foundations of automotive business

    4 Women who shook the foundations of automotive business

    Historically, women have not generally gravitated towards the automotive industry; racing, repairing, building and maintaining vehicles tends to be more of a male thing. Of course, this doesn’t mean women were excluded from joining the fraternity; it’s just that...

  • It's A (Wo)Man's World Too!

    It’s A (Wo)Man’s world too!

    We’ve all heard the popular song from James Brown – It’s A Man’s World. We have to disagree. The evolution of women over the last century has come on leaps and bounds, and even though the world tends to...

  • What business owners need to know about divorce

    What business owners need to know about divorce

    Divorcing can be stressful and an emotionally charged time. Adding the challenge of a business, which you are passionate about and completely invested in, can make for a more contentious divorce. It is strongly recommended that you make a...

  • Ignoring the gender imbalance is leaving money on the table

    Perhaps the most misquoted piece of wisdom is that “great minds think alike”. It’s actually a two-part proverb, which finishes, “but fools seldom differ”.  At times, I think that it’s a sadly accurate reflection of our industry. While a...

  • Are you an accident waiting to happen in the workplace?

    Due to strict health and safety laws, the workplace is generally a safe place to be. In fact, most accidents happen in the home rather than elsewhere, However, it’s not completely foolproof- while your employer has an obligation to...