Powerful profiles of two Canadian women

I have to admit that I still read the Globe and Mail like a newspaper, even when I’m online.
This is unfortunate because I often miss good stuff in other formats.

Weeks after the Globe and Mail’s series on women in power, I’m just starting to check out the videos that complement the articles.

Two profile pieces really stood out for me. Not only are they beautifully shot, they feature inspirational women at very different times in their lives.

The veteran, Phyllis Yaffe, is thoughtful, well-spoken, and unbelievably accomplished. She asks young women not to take progress for granted, and to keep pushing because we’re not quite there.

Her video can be viewed here.

Phyllis Yaffe at her desk. Screen capture from the Globe and Mail.

Phyllis Yaffe at her desk. Screen capture from the Globe and Mail.

The neophyte, Manjit Minhas, seems approachable and humble, although she is incredibly ambitious. She’s still in her twenties, and actually started her successful beer brewing company at the age of 19. She’s also the mother of a toddler.

Her video can be viewed here.

Screen capture from the Globe and Mail's website

Manjit Minhas in action. Screen capture from the Globe and Mail's website.

AGH! Shame on me. I almost ended this post without giving props to a third incredible woman, Tory Zimmerman, who brings the eye of an artist to her work. She shot and edited both these pieces, and did a fantastic job of it.

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power.  You just take it.  ~Roseanne Barr

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