How listening to the community helped a footwear company grow and give back during the pandemic

How listening to the community helped a footwear company grow and give back during the pandemic

Vessi Footwear’s rising success over the last two years could simply be attributed to one thing — their willingness to listen. From two resounding Kickstarter campaign responses in 2018 — raising $1.25 million and $1.4 million…
2019 Ascend Canada leadership award winners show us how to be bold, be different and still be you

2019 Ascend Canada leadership award winners show us how to be bold, be different and still be you

Being bold and different is a leadership challenge that doesn’t come easy to most people, but there were many shining examples at the 2019 Ascend Canada Leadership Awards reception. Kelvin Tran, President, Ascend Canada, welcomed…
Article: outcomes over optics – building inclusive organizations

Article: outcomes over optics – building inclusive organizations

The Outcomes over optics report discusses how important diversity and inclusion is for Canadian business success. Findings suggest that highly inclusive companies drive economic growth by delivering financial performance and challenging the status quo. Link…
Happy volunversary to me!

Happy volunversary to me!

I smiled as I tucked into the decadent piece of cake. I had a sense of déjà vu at this celebration of Pan-Asian leaders in our community. This gala is where I got my first…