• HOW TO DELEGATE WITH CLARITY

    You’ve become a successful business leader or owner because you know how to delegate. At least, you think you’re good at delegating – but do you really delegate with clarity? Do the people who report to you know exactly what you want to them to do, and what your top

  • RESTARTING YOUR CAREER AFTER A BREAK – MAKING THE TRANSITION EASIER

    There are many instances where a well-trained person takes a career break, and after a period of time wishes to resume their professional life. This is far more frequently a problem for women, typically after child rearing or elder care. To help make the transition smoother, there are a few

  • ENOUGH EXCUSES: IT’S TIME FOR POSITIVE CHANGE TOWARDS WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY

    In the move towards workplace gender equality, progress is moving glacially slow on many key measures. Is that the way it has to be — or are we just making excuses?   ~ Stephania Varalli   In 2017, the World Economic Forum predicted we’d be closing the economic gender gap in 217

  • MENTORSHIP IS A KEY TO CAREER SUCCESS

    “Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.  Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…” ~ Wilferd Peterson

  • FOUR SIGNS IT MAY BE TIME TO HIRE A BUSINESS COACH

    Are you asking yourself, “Why would I need a business coach?” As a business leader, often the majority of your day is spent dealing with day-to-day tasks, leaving little to no time to spend on considering and planning for the long-term success of your company. In other cases, you may

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    ANNISAA WhatsApp Group – Hello to all those who have been asking us to create a WhatsApp group for this website. Good news to you… We have created ANNISAA WhatsApp Group to enable you to chat directly with ANNISAA without agents, share our news, transforming information, networking, and activities which

  • 8 IMPORTANT QUOTES FROM CANADIAN WOMEN IN POLITICS

    We look back to some of Canada’s formative female political leaders and activists for the wisdom they shared then, and which still applies today. “We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through.” Rosemary Brown, politician, activist, and Canada’s

  • FACING MY FEAR: HOW TO SEE CHALLENGE AS OPPORTUNITY

    “Facing my fears and embracing myself as I am in the present – flaws and all – allowed me to become a stronger, wiser, and more productive person.”   By Dina Osman*   At the age of 29, I had a massive stroke and fell into a coma. After emergency

  • THE CHALLENGE OF IDENTIFYING PRIVILEGE

    By Nadia Sayeh, Founder & Executive Director, ANNISAA Organization of Canada Are you privileged? It’s a question I don’t think we ask ourselves often enough. And when we do, I don’t think we always answer it honestly. Or maybe “knowingly” is the more appropriate term. In the same way that

  • IS THERE A RECIPE FOR HAVING IT ALL?

    “The measure of success is more valid when it originates from within you, rather than when it is determined by external factors beyond your control.” By Nadia Sayeh As a Muslim female executive, I think a lot about the future, the goals I want to achieve in business, in my