Alyson Nyiri is currently the Community Economic Development Manager for the Perth Community Futures Development Corporation in Stratford where she is working on a number of collaborative local projects. She is also a freelance researcher and writer and contributes monthly book reviews to the Canadian HR Professional Magazine, articles to the Women of HR website, and works with a web designer providing text for web sites. Her areas of interest include workforce planning and development, leadership, team dynamics, diversity, and employment law. She has over 15 years in career development and human resources where she specialized in the career psychology of women. Alyson’s academic background includes a B.A. from WLU, CHRP designation, Human Resources Management and Career Development Practitioner Certificates from Conestoga College.