My New Bio

posted January 29th, 2014 by Janet Graham - 2 Comments

I have added a brief version of my new one page bio in the Ask a Babe section. Please check it out!!


I have included the lengthier version of my bio below, so you can check me out in all my glory!! You see I want you and the rest of the world to know my qualifications, so you can help me achieve one of my objectives.  At this time, I have the capacity for another corporate directorship and believe I am well qualified to sit on the board of a large and complex organization and feel my timing might be perfect given the “pressures” in the marketplace today!!  I know you are all out and about in the world and an opportunity may come to your attention for which I would be the perfect candidate and I thought it couldn’t hurt to tell you/remind you of my qualifications.


Janet Graham


Janet Graham is an experienced corporate director, author and speaker.


She serves as a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust, a publicly-traded Canadian real estate investment trust and as a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation, a publicly-traded owner and operator of long-term care facilities. In addition, Janet is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation, a corporation without share capital which is funded by the federal, provincial and city governments.


Janet is a former member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Audit and Special Committees of Partners Real Estate Investment Trust (formerly, Charter Real  Estate  Investment  Trust),  a  publicly-traded  Canadian  real  estate  investment  trust. She is also a former member of the Board of Trustees and member of the Audit Committee of IPC US  Real  Estate Investment Trust, a publicly-traded Canadian real estate investment trust and she is a former member of the Board of Directors and member of the Audit Committee of Crystal River Capital, Inc., a public Maryland corporation.


Janet is the proud founder of and the author of “Babes on Bay Street.” In this book, based on interviews with fifteen senior corporate women, she reveals what it takes to be successful on Bay Street.  Since its publication in mid-2012, Janet has spoken at numerous corporate and public events.


Janet joined Price Waterhouse upon graduation from the MBA program at York University and once she obtained her CPA, CA designation she joined CIBC. At CIBC, Janet rose from the position of Associate to Vice President of Real Estate Lending, one of the first ten women at CIBC to attain the position of Vice President and the first female lender to achieve this status. In this position, she was responsible for the management and operation of a $6 billion corporate loan portfolio. Janet also spent two years in the Inspection Division of CIBC where she was responsible for the audit of CIBC’s branches and corporate banking centres. She spent the last three years of her time at CIBC working at Wood Gundy, where she worked in Investment Banking.


When she left Wood Gundy in 1996, Janet built a Toronto based consulting/advisory services business, known since August 2002 as IQ Alliance Incorporated, delivering real estate related financial advisory services to major corporate clients, including Brookfield Properties Corporation, Canadian Tire Corporation, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, CIBC, IBM Canada Limited, Kilmer Van Nostrand Limited, Law Development Corporation, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Limited, Metrus Properties Limited (the DeGasperis group) and Pacific Century Group (Richard Li).


You can contact Janet by email at

You will recall I asked you in my first post of the year to ask yourself the question: “What would I do if I weren’t afraid?”  I am doing it with this post….asking for your support in connection with one of my objectives.


“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” Do you have a “secret” goal or ambition and been reluctant to ask for support? I ask you what is the worst thing that could happen, if you went ahead and did it anyway?


Here’s to being courageous and taking risks!!


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2 Responses to “My New Bio”

Comment from Janice Churchill
Time January 29, 2014 at 10:11 am

Bravo Janet! Loved the question and your ask. You are so right ‘what is the worst that could happen?’ With your credentials and talent absolutely only the best.

Comment from Mary Tod
Time January 29, 2014 at 7:03 pm

I would be sure to want you on my board!!

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