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The Feminine Mystique…It’s 50 Years Old!!!

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, February 4, 2013

The Feminine Mystique written by Betty Friedan in 1963 is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year.  The New York Times Magazine in its January 27, 2013 issue included an article by Gail Collins which was excerpted from the introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of the book.  Collins reminds us: "...if you want to understand the journey of American women, from Doris Day to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you will have to start with this book." You can read the entire piece by following this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/magazine/the-feminine-mystique-at-50.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0   In a round table discussion in Saturday's Globe (February 2, 2013) "Have Women Solved 'The Problem With No Name?' The Feminine Mystique At 50", three female columnists at the Globe look back at the revelations of ...

An Inspiring Story – Lyndsey Vanstone, Producer of The Live Drive with John Tory – Part 2

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4   In the fall of 2012, I appeared on The Live Drive with John Tory to talk about my book Babes on Bay Street. All of the arrangements for my appearance were made by a woman named Lyndsey Vanstone (the producer of The Live Drive with John Tory program) who I found impressive from my very first interaction with her on the telephone.   Over the course of several interactions and at the studio the day of the show, I was so completely impressed with Lyndsey that I  asked whether she would be willing to be interviewed for my blog. She said she would love to do it and I thought she ...

Workplace 101

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, October 19, 2012

In the October issue of CAmagazine, there is a great article Workplace 101 written by Lisa van de Geyn. The tag line says: "So, you've landed your first accounting gig. Want to impress your colleagues, manager and partners? Follow this advice from CAs who have been there."   I thought the artilce was well worth reading.  It offers ten tips to navigate a first job successfully. The ten tips are:   1. Find a good fit. 2. Sponge smarts off the seniors. 3. Respect office culture. 4. Find a mentor. 5. Embrace your errors. 6. Be passionate. 7. Put in your hours...and then some. 8. Remember the other two Rs. (Reading and writing.) 9. Work it outside the office. 10. Ask questions.   I think the entire article is worth reading for those just starting ...

Lessons Learned by the Babes on Bay Street

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, October 12, 2012

I am thrilled to invite you to join me at the Toronto Board of Trade for lunch on November 9.  I will be speaking about the "Lessons Learned by the Babes on Bay Street" and I would be honoured for you to attend.  I would be further delighted, if you were to bring someone with you who you are mentoring or being mentored by!!   You can purchase tickets by following this link: http://www.bot.com/source/Meetings/cMeetingFunctionDetail.cfm?Section=Calendar&PRODUCT_MAJOR=DS110912   My presentation is being sponsored by TEKsystems and I am grateful to them and the young woman there who approached me to speak, Stephanie Coutts!! Stephanie is a member of both the Women in Leadership and Women in Canada groups at her company and I was deeply touched when she ...