About Professor Maja

Professor Maja

Sociologist, professor, author, writer, apology-hater, confidence-builder and recovering make-up addict.

She currently teaches at McMaster University and Mohawk College, and is the CEO of “ALL IN” Inc., a women’s leadership organization that gives women the communication tools to speak up with confidence at work and get what they want in life.

Maja and her husband Steve are raising their daughter to be her own damn boss, who understands Barbie doesn’t need to be saved by Ken!

Early in the morning, you can find her working on her latest research project with a cup of Double Bergamot Earl Grey tea in hand. While Maja has perfected the art of boundaries with humans, she can never say no to her 180 lb Great Dane, Cooper. Her favourite kiss-proof lipstick is Play with Fire by Rimmel, she reads the dictionary for fun (no, really), and she hates apologies.

Her third book is coming out in late 2018. Stay tuned!


Comments (18)

  • Hi Prof Maja!

    I just saw your latest segment on The Social and I wanted to reach out – your charisma is infectious!! I’m currently a PhD Management candidate at Carleton University in Ottawa and love seeing how you have been able to share your knowledge with women (and men!) everywhere. My supervisor is a similarly attention-grabbing female, and I hope by surrounding myself with positive role models like you both that that one day I can have the similar impact. You’re an inspiration, thank you!

  • I literally watched you on the Social for 5 min and had to run..I just watched the your whole segment….your last comment struck a chrord with me too….YOU ROCKKKKKK!…I’ll be purchasing your book…and working on my time!..Thank you for the reminder to put myself first! 🙂
    INSPIREDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    • Thank you so much Patti!! I can feel the enthusiasm jumping right off the page! Yes, it seems like such a simple, almost obvious thing to take care of ourselves first….and yet it’s so difficult, there is so much guilt and judgement surrounding it. We absolutely need to start getting comfortable with saying “no”. I’m not saying to be assholes…I’m just saying we can’t give away our energies, our time, our resources to everyone else ALL the time, because there will be nothing left for us. Thanks again for the support! -Prof Maja

  • I just purchased your book on Amazon after seeing you on the Social. I am inspired. I live a typical domestic lifestyle where I do mostly everything while trying to balance a demanding business career….in the shadows of a man, my husband, who does not pull his equal weight. Things seem to be changing lately though and so I thought your book would give me some tools to continue this awakening in our relationship/family/life. I especially loved your last comment of when you say yes tp someone you say NO to yourself. That resonated with me BIG time. Thank you for sharing yourself with the world. You may not reach everyone but if you do reach even just one it’s worth It!

    • Hi Megan, thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I agree, my message may not resonate with everyone, but if just ONE thing (from my books or my appearances) resonates with people then I’ll have done my job as a sociologist and public speaker. I had a tipping point in my marriage not too long ago, where I said enough is enough with me doing way MORE than he did with the household, pet care, child care, food care, organizing and planning our lives, etc. I wish you good luck with your hubby! We need to be explicit with what needs to be done, what we need help with, what is a priority, what we can outsource and get help with,….have you read that viral article about household chores in Today’s Parent? I’ll link it here.https://www.todaysparent.com/modern-marriage-till-chores-do-us-part/

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