Archive for 'women' Category

Femme-O-Nomics

By - Last updated: Monday, October 29, 2012

I really liked Leah Eichler's Women@Work column in Saturday's Globe "Forget the binder, let's just have a quota."   It is thoughtful and well researched (as all of Leah's columns are) and it is worth reading the entire article, just to get to the quote from Charlotte Sweeney, a diversity consultant in the second last paragraph and Leah's conclusion in the final paragraph. You can find it by following this link:   http://femme-o-nomics.com/2012/10/out-of-the-binder-solutions-for-getting-women-to-the-top/?utm_source=Femme-O-Nomics+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a91ca0971a-Newsletter_44_8_2012&utm_medium=email   This link will take you to Leah Eichler's weekly newsletter Femme-O-Nomics!! I am a subscriber and I find something in it almost every week which interests or educates or inspires me, so I highly recommend it!!   I will come clean and tell you I like pretty much everything Leah Eichler writes and produces ...

Be Courageous and Take Risks

By - Last updated: Friday, October 26, 2012

One of the lessons I learned from my interviews with the Babes is to "Be Courageous and Take Risks."   An article in the Globe this morning, highlights this lesson. I noticed the article because of its title "Narrowing the gender wage gap" and its tagline "Young woman should be better trained in salary negotiation and income expectations if pay equity is to be achieved, experts say."   The article tells the story of Maxime Chin, a mechanical engineering student in Vancouver who bravely made a pitch for more pay when she received an offer for a full-time job upon graduation.   I think the article is well worth reading by women (and men) of all ages and stages in their careers, not just young women ...

“Surprising Developments in the Gender Gap”

By - Last updated: Monday, October 22, 2012

Just in case you missed this piece by Sherry Cooper, it is well worth reading!! http://www.bmonesbittburns.com/economics/bottomline/20121019/bottomline.pdf   Another piece worth reading "The speech every women should hear" was written by Frida Ghitis a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review.  She is a former CNN producer and correspondent and the author of "The End of Revolution: A Changing World in the Age of Live Television." Her piece is thought-provoking and includes a video of the speech  by Prime Minister Julia Gillard on the floor of the Australian House of Representative  which is definitely worth watching if you haven't seen it already. You can find the article by following this link http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/18/opinion/ghitis-hypocrisy-womens-vote/index.html?iref=allsearch   I would love to hear what you think! You ...

Lessons Learned by the Babes on Bay Street

By - 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 ...