Interview opportunities from the June Report on Business magazine - This is
Not a Women's Issue

ROB magazine examines companies that just happen to be run by women

TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ - Everyone has a story to share about their own experience at Ikea, from tongue-twisting product names to the engineering degree required to assemble what you've bought. And if you've ever found yourself devouring a plate of $2.99 Swedish meatballs on a Saturday afternoon, you've probably asked yourself: Why do I keep coming back here? One answer: Kerri Molinaro. The fashion maven and Ikea Canada president must be doing something right - why else would people invest two hours wandering a showroom the size of six football fields, hauling the flat-packs to the car and mastering the art of the Allen key?

Reporter Marina Strauss reveals how Molinaro and Ikea seduce Canadian shoppers in the June issue of Report on Business magazine, available Friday, May 28.

Also in this issue of Report on Business:

From safety boots to steel-toed pumps - Sure, she's the founder's daughter. But Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz proved she was worthy of the top job with an apprenticeship that started on the shop floor. And since replacing her dad, she has steered the company through an economic crack-up that killed dozens of rivals. Writer Dawn Calleja reveals Hasenfratz's next stop: $10 billion in sales. And if auto parts aren't enough to get there, windmills and construction booms just might be.

Get smart - Think of Smart Technologies as the RIM of electronic education. Smart whiteboards do more than just get rid of chalk dust. Teachers can write notes, draw with a finger and erase by running their hand over the board - no special tools required. But the real magic of the system comes into play with homework. The teacher's notes on the whiteboard are stored and can be accessed using home computers or laptops. Writer Andrew Willis uncovers why many universities and private and public schools are buying into the concept.

A Qualified Man is Hard to Find - Glass ceiling? That's so 1980s. Women are trumping tradition - and changing the definition of work in the process. Veterinary medicine is just one of the fields now dominated by women, along with health care, psychology and accounting. But it's causing problems too. Writer Susan Pinker investigates how this demographic shift is changing the way we work.

Report on Business magazine is Canada's most-read business publication. Published on the last Friday of every month in The Globe and Mail, Report on Business magazine offers readers insightful, award-winning coverage of Canadian and global business and economics and is available with copies of The Globe and Mail and online at The Globe and Mail is a division of CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multimedia company that also owns CTV, Canada's leading private broadcaster.

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