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Interview with Jane – Role Models, Mentors and Sponsors. Men and Women in the Workplace

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I asked Jane whether she had a role model who inspired her to be ambitious and aspire to succeed in her career and her life.   Jane says: “Well as far as setting goals and benchmarks and that sort of thing, I would say that it’s more innate for me. I didn’t really know anybody who did it that way.  I’m sure there are people, I just didn’t know them. My role model as far as my work ethic and tenacity would have been my mother.  My mother, despite not having an education…actually probably because she didn’t have an education…she just had to work so hard for the family and so I saw her as such a role model, somebody who had ...

Interview with Peter – Advice for Women

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Today's post is the second of three excerpts from my interview with "Peter" a very successful and senior lawyer at one of Canada's major law firms.  I was thrilled he agreed to be interviewed. I hope you enjoy reading what he has to say and as usual your comments are most welcome!!   I asked Peter if he was advising a young woman who wanted to have a child or children, whether he would say go right ahead, sooner rather later.  I was curious to know whether he felt there was a place today at the professional firms or elsewhere in the corporate world for a woman who takes longer to reach senior executive levels eg become a partner because she has ...

My New Bio

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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 ...

The Female Brain – An Asset or Barrier to Success in Business?

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, January 20, 2014

This was the title of an article in the January 2014 issue of the newsletter of Caliber Leadership Systems which is co-owned by Heather Hilliard and Anne Dranitsaris. I found myself referencing the content several times in conversation in the days after I read it, although I am certain I didn't articulate the points as well as the authors of the article did.   In my view, it is well worth reading and includes some thought-provoking content....in a good way!!   Here's the link:   http://www.caliberleadership.com/pdf/Caliber%20Practical%20Insight%20-%20The%20Female%20Brain.pdf   I would love to hear your thoughts on the article!! Please share them in the Comments sections below.   Enjoy!!