The Careerist

posted November 23rd, 2011 by Janet Graham - Leave a Comment

A few months ago, I discovered The Careerist and signed up for their daily emails.


In its own words: “The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering. Vivia Chen, The Careerist’s chief blogger has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don’t) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn’t always travel a linear path.”


I have found many of the posts very thought provoking and applicable to more than lawyers, law firms and the legal profession. For example, the post which attracted me to the site related to the lack of women on corporate boards “The Economist Doesn’t Get It” which you can read by following this link  If you check it out, I recommend you read some of the Most Popular Posts. Vivia’s writing has a little edge to it and provides another perspective on life in the corporate world.


On the Good News front, I am always pleased when I see women in the Globe ads featuring people who have recently been appointed to board or corporate positions, so I was delighted to see two women featured in an ad in the Report on Business section of yesterday’s Globe. I was doubly delighted when I realized one of them was Katie Harrigan who I posted about a couple of days ago, in connection with the St. Michael’s Young Leaders.  The ad was placed by Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. and announced the appointment of Katie to the position of Chief Compliance Officer and her colleague Franca DeBartolo to the position of Treasurer. Congratulations to both Katie and Franca and to Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. and its Chairman and CEO Tony Arrell!! Well Done!!


Your comments would be most welcome!!





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