Food for Thought [volume 4]

Food for Thought

Happy Ontario Agriculture Week, being celebrated across the province! I'm this, there and everywhere this week as its a busy week in agriculture and food but I'm kicking off this week at the Advancing Women Conference in Toronto. I'll be reporting back on what is going to be an amazing week with 400+ women from across Canada who are involved in the agri-food sector {and proud side note: my mom is one of the scheduled speakers at the conference #fangirlmoment!}

In the meantime, enjoy these reads from my weekly round-up of 'Food for Thought' articles :)

+ A powerful read by self-made entrepreneur and finance blogger (whose blog I've followed for 5+years) Cait Flanders  'Your salary is not your worth,' who so perfectly with her writing, shares why we need to make sure we check-in with ourselves to ensure we'not valuing our worth strictly by how much we are paid.

+ Will volunteering on a resume ever have the same weighting as job experience? These study findings show just how powerful volunteering is on a resume - 92% of respondents believe volunteering expands an employee's professional skill set and 85% of hiring managers conducted for the survey are willing to overlook resume pitfalls when an employee includes volunteering on a resume. Even more reason to get out and volunteer!

+ I'm adding some of these 9 hidden Ontario places to visit to my #Travel list. I would love to try and go ziplining or tubing down the falls in Elora or visit the Scarborough Bluffs but my time is running out! #Fall

+ I tend to follow the 'celebrity gossip scene' enough to know what is happening in Hollywood as I love to see how each handles PR, Social Media and Crisis Management so differently, so when I heard of the Kim Kardashian vs Taylor Swift a few months back, I couldn't help but think of how true this article is about how to appropriately control your brand in the #PublicRelations #SocialMedia domain.

+ Want to hold yourself to a 'list of things to do' list before you turn 30? Here is an awesome list I found that I wouldn't mind trying to accomplish by the time I hit the BIG 3-0! The rush is on :)

+ A worthwhile read for corporations, companies or businesses to better understand how they will need to adjust their corporate strategies for #millennials, a generation that is now the largest generation in the Canadian workforce. 

+ Did you miss watching Hillary Clinton's glass ceiling shattering acceptance speech earlier in the summer? Read it here. While I was watching, I was trying to pinch myself to remind myself that I was taking part in a historic moment of time that will be talked years from now #HistoryBooks #ImWithHer