Emira Mears has a degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University (where she focused on feminism and cultural studies). She is now a freelance writer specializing in business, media and women's issues. She has a regular column on the YouGrowGirl.com gardening blog.

The Boss of You: Everything A Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business By Emira Mears & Lauren Bacon (Seal $15.95US, 9781580052368) 2008

"In The Boss of You, Emira Mears and Lauren Bacon, founders of Raised Eyebrow Web Studios Inc. and co-editors of the well-known webzine Soapboxgirls, set out to answer this question. As intelligent entrepreneurs and straightforward writers, Emira and Lauren offer insight into beginning-and sustaining-small businesses from the female perspective. Peppered with stories from women who have been there, from cautionary tales to success stories, The Boss of You provides readers with real advice and career options that will allow them to live their values and achieve their own version of work-life balance."--from publishers promo