Articles By Cheryl Sylvester

Canadian women entrepreneurs to make a global splash at DWEN Summit

Leading up to this year’s Dell Global Women Entrepreneurs Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, June 26-28, I connected with some of the Canadian women entrepreneurs who will be participating. With the theme

Published on: June 23rd, 2016 Cheryl Sylvester

How to empower women in IT (and beyond) on #InternationalWomenDay

When I attended the Avanade's fourth annual International Women's Day celebration, held in Toronto this year, I expected to be impressed by the panel of women experts.  I was, but I also came

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Cheryl Sylvester

Cisco leverages IT, marketing, and CSR expertise to launch Women Entrepreneurs Circle

What do you get when an IT giant looks to solve a corporate social responsibility (CSR) challenge in the Canadian economy, and decides to leverage their internal business strengths and connected relationships with

Published on: February 3rd, 2016 Cheryl Sylvester

More doors open for Canadian women startups in 2016

We have made good progress on fostering women’s entrepreneurship in Canada — in fact we are tied for the number two ranked country in the 2015 Global Women’s Entrepreneur Leader’s Scorecard.  And there

Published on: December 24th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

The 5 key habits of a highly successful mentor

Great mentors are one key to every successful career path, my own included. Early in my career, I worked in the Canadian joint venture of DICKEY-john and FOSS, respectively U.S. and Danish electronic

Published on: December 18th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

There’s no place like home for business networking…

Last week I had the pleasure and opportunity to reconnect with the women of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) in Toronto. But it wasn’t in the usual meeting room, or hotel, in

Published on: November 18th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

More Canadian women entrepreneurs, but are they playing in the big league?

As a former W100 ranked woman entrepreneur, I am always curious to see how women entrepreneurs are faring.  Recently released figures from the Dell Women Entrepreneurs Scorecard, report that 3% of women-owned businesses

Published on: May 4th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

Ladies, start your tech businesses! (To win $10,000 in prizes)

When you’re at the starting line of the new business race, you really need some “fuel”, i.e. some cash,  and a crew to support you.  That’s just what six women-led companies will get

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

6 career success tips from tech’s leading ladies

It's International Women's Day on March 8 and to celebrate, we're celebrating women business leaders in the technology space - with a little help from OpenText, the largest Canadian-based software company. The five

Published on: March 5th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

3 entrepreneurial secrets to quickly scale your business

Lots of great business advice and learning from successful entrepreneurs were on offer at The Art of Entrepreneurship conference, held in early October. I noted three strategies emerging from various speakers that speak

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

8 reasons to be optimistic about women’s leadership in tech

I'm optimistic about women's leadership in technology companies and here's why. Last week I attended the 4th annual Women in the IT Channel luncheon, celebrating four women leaders in the Canadian technology sector.

Published on: August 28th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

Customer connections are key to the new marketing: VC Investor

I caught up with Katherine Barr, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and a panelist at this week's Grow Conference in Whistler.  In line with the conference theme of living in a connected

Published on: August 20th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

Apple’s first female director a step forward for women in tech

Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable technology company by market cap, finally turned its innovative energy onto its own Board of Directors, electing its first woman director. Susan (Sue) L. Wagner, founding partner and

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

8 tech summer camps for girls only (and 9 more for boys too)

More girls enjoying tech summer camps will equal more women in tech companies down the road! In a recent blog post in sister publication Computer Dealer News, I wrote about the lack of

Published on: July 21st, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

Canadian women entrepreneurs: Bold beginnings and brave futures

So exciting to get to know some of our Canadian women entrepreneurs at this week's fifth-annual Dell Women Entrepreneurs conference.  As the theme of the conference was "Bold Beginnings. Brave Futures," I've invited

Published on: June 9th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester