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Interview with Jane – Advice for Women Working in Male Dominated Environments

By - Last updated: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I asked Jane whether she had any advice for women who are working in male dominated environments.   Jane says: “I would say work your hardest and make sure you’re doing your homework coming into meetings.  I’ve not run into it too often where there’s a male bias where they think that you’re not qualified or anything like that.  I would say work your hardest and if you decide to have children, or even if you’re not having children, keep your professional and personal lives separate.  A lot of times when people bring all their personal stuff into work it causes doubts in managers and they start second-guessing and wondering whether or not they’re going to be reliable.  Something I’ve always done ...

Happy Birthday to Me!!

By - Last updated: Thursday, October 2, 2014

In the words of the great Coco Chanel:   "You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty...and irresistible for the rest of your life."   I look back at my life with deep gratitude and joy and forward with great anticipation and delight!!   Happy Birthday to Me!!

Top 10 Tips to Success

By - Last updated: Monday, September 29, 2014

My husband Dan Nixon was inspired by Colleen Campbell's "Top 10 Tips to Success" to come up with his own list. In his words:   1. Understand the character, competence and work ethics of all your partners or potential partners. If they are not up to your expectations, move on.   2. Loyalty. Never, ever be disloyal, even when things are going bad do not be disloyal to others.   3. Chemistry, team approach. Ensure you work in a all-for-one environment. The team is important, the individual is not.   4. Have a good sense of humour. Try to make each day at work a delight for yourself and your co-workers.   5. Have and use common sense and good judgement.   6. Identify the leadership style of your superiors - do ...

Top 10 Tips to Success

By - Last updated: Monday, September 8, 2014

Colleen Campbell is a Vice-Chair of BMO Capital Markets and so much more!! The following are her “Top 10 Tips to Success” which she recently shared at a BMO event and has graciously agreed to share with us. Here goes: Give more than you take. Be excellent. Build genuine relationships/don’t just be a networker. Do the right thing. Listen to and try to understand the perspective of others. Time is your most limited resource – outsource where possible. Don’t try to do it all – delegate as you move up. Invest in great friendships and take time along the way to do the things you love. Work out. Pick the right partner!