Strategy Versus Tactics – A NEST Insight Session with Priya Bates

Why do some businesses prosper and remain sustainable? The answer is very simple, they follow a clear and concise plan which is embedded with tactics to reach their target. A strategy provides direction and tactics are how the strategy is put into action. At our monthly insight sessions, The Nest members had the opportunity to […]

Priya Bates – #ThisLittleGirlIsMe campaign

I was in second grade and 8 years old in this picture. I’d come to Canada, from India, when I was three and I was quiet. In the 70’s it wasn’t unusual to deal with overt racism, be called a ‘paki’ and not really feel like you belonged. Things weren’t great at home either, with […]

Becoming More Productive – A Nest MasterClass with Jenni Field

Productivity is something that everyone struggles with from time to time. Being able to fit everything you need to do in one day can be a lot to handle; however, it’s not about the number of tasks you complete, it’s about understanding how and where you prioritize your time and energy. Jenni Field, a business […]


Celina Bibin has joined A Leader Like Me in an internship role as our new Digital Communications Coordinator. In this role, she will be assisting in social media content creation, social media management, business planning and communications. Celina is a recent marketing management graduate who loves strong storytelling and data to make brands more human. […]

Understanding Your Values

Values are part of who we are. They are things we feel more than things we think. They help us navigate through life and understand how we contribute to the world. Jackie Le Fèvre, director of Magma Effort, spoke with the A Leader Like Me Nest community about the importance of understanding your values. In […]

Stand Out on LinkedIn and Become an All Star

How do you stand out and become an all-star in the number one professional network in the world? How do you stand out from a pool of over 700 million users? Members of A Leader Like Me’s The Nest had the privilege to learn and interact with a powerhouse and global LinkedIn coach, Sabita Singh. […]

You Don’t Have to See the Whole Staircase, Just Take the First Step

Prior to joining A Leader Like Me, Shalini Gupta had always been skeptical about programs that focused solely on specific genres. She always believed that integrity, hard work and competence would get a person to where they wanted to go in life. It was not until she was selected for her international secondment to the […]

Diverse perspectives build strength

It’s 2021, and there is a lot of work to do to ‘walk the talk’ when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Although there was attention paid and much performance in diversity commitments, this is the year to make progress on real action. The truth is that change will not happen overnight and […]

Are you ready for results? Join us!

When Advita Patel and I imagined A Leader Like Me, we dreamed of the program we each wished we’d had as we navigated our own careers as womxn (she/her and they/them) of colour growing up in two different continents. We identified skills and created a support community and began with our first cohort of 30 […]

If I can’t see A Leader Like Me, how do I know I belong?

In January of this year, Advita Patel and I starting sharing our stories about growing up brown in two different parts of the world. She, a first generation Brit and me, born in India, but raised in Toronto, Canada since I was three. What amazed me was the similarities of our stories despite an approximately […]