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March 8, 2020




“19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented by Women”

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September 12, 2019

“Women & Money … Be Strong Be Smart Be Secure”


When this book was first published in 2007, I was convinced that women were finally ready to focus on being powerful with their money. Indeed, many women heard the call. The book connected with a few million readers. It reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list, and tens of thousands of women took their lessons of the book to heart and forged healthy and strong relationships with their money.

            But, in the years since, I’ve come to realize that many more women–even some who bought the book–continued to ignore their issues with money. Or they struggled to make confident decisions that would help them achieve lasting security.

            I was very confused by this. What was preventing women from being as powerful with money as they were in other areas of their life?

            I have long said that self-worth determines one’s net worth. When you are silent, or silenced, it’s very had to get in touch with your self-worth. It is only when you speak your truth that you can be truly powerful. Starting in the fall of 2017, women began to speak their truth, and it suddenly started to make sense to me…

Read the rest in Suze Orman’s book, WOMEN & MONEY Be STRONG Be SMART Be SECURE published by Random House, 2007, 2010, 2018

Also check out best-selling author Suze Orman’s other books, You’ve Earned It, Don’t Lose It, the 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, The Courage to be Rich, The Road to Wealth, The Laws of Money, the Lessons of Life, The Money book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke, Suze Orman’s Action Plan, The Money Class, The Adventures of Billy & Penny

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January 26, 2019

“State of Female Entrepreneurship in 2018”

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 September 18, 2018                                    

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The Numbers, Lives and “Respect Levels” We Need to Change Fellow Canadians

CANADA ONLY STATISTICS (Excerpts from Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE book)

Canadian Population, 35,000,000 (million), February 15, 2013

VIOLENCE, 2 million Criminal Code violations in 2012, February 15, 2013, 424,400 violent crime incidents in 2010, February 15, 2013, 20% account for violent crimes in 2010, February 15, 2013, 7% increase in homicide in 2010, February 15, 2013, 1% increase in criminal harassment in 2010, February 15, 2013, Adult males still majority of offenders, but women committing violent crimes has risen by 34%, February 15, 2013

CHILDREN, 40% increase in child pornography in 2010, February 15, 2013, 3% increase in sexual violations against children in 2010, February 15, 2013, In 2005, 36,895 children and youth under 18 reported to police they had been physically for sexually assaulted, February 15, 2013, Most violent acts against children and youth are committed mostly by people known to them … friends, acquaintances, family members … least likely are strangers, February 15, 2013

A GLIMPSE of the FINANCIAL IMPACT, Domestic violence … spousal abuse costs country at least 7.4 billion a year because of economic impact … policing, healthcare, funerals, lost wages … February 15, 2013, 80% female victims are susceptible to sustaining costly and long-lasting, physical, emotional and financial consequences, February 15, 2013

ADDITIONAL STATISTICS from STATISTICS CANADA Website November 2, 2014 “Police Reported”

From The Daily, Violence Against Women 2011 report. Police Reported 173,000 aged 15+. Equals 1207 of 100,000 women experienced violence

From The Daily, Sexual Offences Against Children and Youth in Canada, 2012, 14,000 under 18 experienced sexual offences

From the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics Profile Series Child and Youth Victims, 2008. Children and youth fall victim to violence including physical, sexual, assault, robbery, homicide

Suicides and Suicide Rate by Sex and Age Group 2014.
10-14 29
15-19 198
20-24 301
25-29 261
30-34 283
35-39 288
40-44 354
45-49 432
50-54 443
55-59 375
60-64 245
65-69 150
70-74 128
75-79 101
80-84 76
85-89 49
90+ 13

Raising our individual and national “Respect Levels” will lower these numbers and the related expenses … as well as demonstrating the compassion we were once known for as Canadians.

Also keep in mind that many who have been harmed, without healing, will harm, not necessarily in the same way, but nonetheless will pass on the legacy of violence … the low ‘Respect Level” they know from experience.

November 2, 2014

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED. ©