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People often ask me where I get my inspiration for issue themes for the magazine. I usually reply, “From conversations with people I meet.” Earlier this year, at a Guelph B2B meeting, I met a young woman who helps students from around the world gain international work experience through internships in Guelph. As an immigrant to Canada myself, and knowing some of the challenges, I thought the experiences some young women have had coming here would make interesting reading for a future issue. Since that initial meeting, I’ve met and talked with many women who have made Canada their home or married immigrants, others who trade internationally and some who travel abroad to work or volunteer. Then there are women who help Canadian immigrants (both male and female) integrate and find schools and work. Some specialize in helping female newcomers become independent enabling them to improve their lives. The reasons vary as to why women from around the globe make Canada their home temporarily or for the long-term; many believe Canada offers greater opportunities to improve their lives and those of their children, while others have their destiny chosen for them by parents or spouses, often arriving before adulthood. Similarly, the reasons that Canadian women travel to other counties to study, work or live vary. But, no matter what the reasons, each one faces a nu mber of challenges such as separation anxiety, culture shock, language barriers and difficulty finding employment or affordable decent housing. Despite initial challenges though, most women adapt, integrate and excel, often later making it their mission to help others following in their footsteps. Many women also give up their comfortable Western lives and travel as part of not-for-profit organizations to help improve the lives of women in Third World countries whose day-to-day challenges far exceed anything most of us here in Canada could ever imagine. I wanted to share some of the stories from these “international women” with you in this issue. Enjoy! Karen Coleman, Publisher

Winter 2011

Feel at home in Canada .......... 4 Translating for markets abroad ................................ 6 New era postcards................... 7 Taking control of your future ..... 8 Therapy of a different kind...... 10 Why hire immigrants .............. 11 Surviving without a business plan .................................. 12 Paving the way for a younger generation ........................ 14 Issues affecting newcomer women .............................. 16 Worlds apart ......................... 18 Travelling with peace of mind ................................. 21 Selling products in the global market .............................. 22 Let people know you’re out there ................................. 23

Regular Feature Recipes ffor success: E R Erika’s k ’ go-to maple syrup dressing .......... 17 To advertise or submit an article in the next issue of Powerful Women call 519-267-5050 or email submissions@powerfulwomen.ca Designed and published by Karen Coleman, Kaz Design Works www.kazdesignworks.ca

Available online at www.powerfulwomen.ca Publisher’s Note: The views and opinions expressed in this magazine are those of the individual writers. If you have any concerns about any of the content, please write to the publisher at publisher@powerfulwomen.ca

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Powerful Women Magazine Winter 2011  
Powerful Women Magazine Winter 2011  

In the 2011Winter issue of Powerful Women Magazine, you can read about international women, their challenges and accomplishments. Find tips...

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