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Inspired and Inspiring – Michelle Obama

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, October 24, 2016

To the First Lady, With Love Four thank-you notes to Michelle Obama, who has spent the past eight years quietly and confidently changing the course of American history. Just in case, you missed the New York Times this weekend.....I didn't want you to miss these thank-you notes. They pretty much say it all!! To read them, please follow this link http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/t-magazine/michelle-obama-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-gloria-steinem-letter.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_tz_20161021&nl=t-magazine&nlid=60283092&ref=headline&_r=0

Inspired and Inspiring – Billy Crystal pays tribute to his “Big Brother” Muhammad Ali

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, June 17, 2016

I loved Billy Crystal's tribute to Muhammad Ali at Ali's recent funeral. I found it incredibly loving and very inspiring.....well worth watching whether you know anything about Ali or the sport of boxing. You will find it by following the link below.   http://www.sportsnet.ca/more/billy-crystal-says-goodbye-big-brother-ali/   Please let  me know what you think!!

Forty and Other F-words: Mid-Life Musings on the Relevance of Feminism

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The approach of some personal mile-markers has prompted me to think about feminism, equality, law and social change. And, I am more convinced than ever, as I approach my 40th birthday, that feminism remains relevant, both for me and for the younger woman lawyers coming up behind me.   I’m approaching some milestones this year.  My 40th birthday is approaching at the end of the summer, and my fifteen year law school reunion is coming then too, both of which signal that I’m no longer a “young lawyer”, by any stretch of the imagination. I’m now leaving behind unequivocally the status of being part of the “new generation” of lawyers, with gratitude, and without hesitation. And, at the same time, my children ...

A little help from my friends!!

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, May 20, 2016

Good morning!!   I am working on a very special (and for me fun and exciting!!) new “Babes” project and I need a little help from my friends!!   I am interested in hearing from women working on Bay Street (broadly defined) today about their work experiences. I am curious to know in what ways the “Bay Street” experience has changed over the years and how it has stayed the same, from the perspective of women who are working there today. Does their experience today reflect my experience and the experiences of the “Babes on Bay Street” or is it different? If so, how so?   If you would be prepared to talk to me, I would be very appreciative!! You can reach me by sending ...