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Olivia. Relationships, Role Models, Mentors and Heroes

By - Last updated: Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Relationships   I asked Olivia to tell me about the relationships in her life which she believed had the greatest impact on her and in particular her work life and career. She says when she left the accounting world she went back to the University of Western Ontario where she had obtained her undergraduate business degree and looked at all of the job postings for  that year, both undergraduate and MBA postings, wrote all of the company names down and sent letters to each of them and went to see all of them. At the time, the Schedule B banks were all coming to Canada and one in particular was hiring and Olivia went to see them.  She says she wrote ...

Toronto CREW

By - Last updated: Monday, October 5, 2009

Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women ("CREW")was established in 1996 and has grown to almost 200 members. These members represent almost all the disiciplines in commercial real estate.  In their words: "Toronto CREW is committed to providing high quality networking and educational opportunities to assist in furthering the careers of its members".   Toronto CREW was the first Canadian chapter of US based CREW Network, which comprises 66 independent organizations, including CREW Montreal, Vancouver CREW and Calgary CREW, totalling 8,000 members. CREW Network exists "to advance the success of women in commercial real estate and is the organization of choice for most successful women in this industry".   The focus of my career was real estate finance, so I have relationships with many people in the ...

Ask a Babe

By - Last updated: Friday, October 2, 2009

I am so very pleased to "announce" that I have recruited eight fabulous women to participate in the Ask a Babe feature! This group of wise and courageous women have graciously agreed to become regular contributors to "Ask a Babe", a place where you can ask the questions you long to have answered about your career and work lives on Bay Street (and elsewhere). These "Babes" represent some of the most senior and successful women to have worked on the street and they will be your trusted, digital mentors.     You simply submit your questions by email and their responses will be provided on the site. In the meantime, you can check them out and read their impressive biographies by clicking on the ...

Annie. Role Models, Mentors and Heroes, Leaders and Leadership

By - Last updated: Friday, August 28, 2009

Role Models, Mentors and Heroes I asked Annie whether she had role models, mentors or heroes and she said she didn't have any female role models or mentors because there weren't any.  She said there were certainly men who filled these roles.  She said these were the men who although quite successful continued to be kind and generous with their time and supportive of her and not just because she was a woman but because they were just decent human beings who had become successful. She says for her that was the role model that she was looking to become, a ...