Clubhouse provides a platform to raise your visibility and access public figures

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The other day, I walked randomly into a room on Clubhouse on gender equality. A few minutes later, I found myself part of a great conversation on the same (virtual) stage as Phumzile Mlambo, executive director of UN Women. That is the power of Clubhouse. The app is shortening the distance between people and public figures, making them more accessible and approachable — from Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg to Dr. Jane Goodall and Oprah. It’s no surprise that Clubhouse is all the hype right now.

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Meet these social media-savvy cops

Co-written by Shawna Coxon, Deputy Chief of Toronto Police Service

Toronto Police Constable Randall Arsenault frequently uses social media to connect with community members. He has over 38k followers on Instagram alone. Photo courtesy of Toronto Police Service

In the digital age, social media is an indispensable communication and outreach tool for law enforcement agencies. For the Toronto Police Service (TPS), social media is frequently used to raise awareness, share real-time information in times of crises, build relationships in communities and solve crimes. As with any other organization, you want to be where your audience is. In Canada, 94 per cent of adults who use the Internet have at least one social media account, according to research by the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University. Statistics Canada reports

Today is International Day of the Girl — an important reminder that millions of girls around the world don’t have access to education and technology, contributing to a gender gap in developing employable skills.

One critical skill that we need to teach and reinforce in girls is self-confidence. By the age of six, the UN notes, girls already consider boys more suited to “really, really smart” activities than their own gender. A recent New York Times article states that girls’ confidence levels fall by 30 per cent between the ages of 8 and 14.

Let’s empower our girls to have…

Lina Duque, MBA

I help senior leaders build their social media presence. Instructor @uoft . Founder @untold_global. MBA. Mentor. Bylines: CNN, Harvard Biz Review, Forbes.

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