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Interview with Edward. Mentors and Sponsors

By - Last updated: Friday, August 24, 2012

I asked Edward whether he sees himself as a mentor/sponsor and if so, how the mentoring/sponsoring relationships developed and whether he has mentored/sponsored women.   “In these senior roles, for better or worse, you get approached all the time to be someone’s mentor.  I’m not a believer that that works because there needs to be a base of trust and understanding and insight built before you can become a really effective mentor.  With rare exceptions when I’m approached, I say I’m probably not the right guy for you.  However, on some occasions I have become either informally or very formally someone’s mentor where I came to the view that [a] there was a lot of potential there and [b] that it might ...

Interview with Edward. Challenges and Difficulties

By - Last updated: Friday, August 17, 2012

In terms of whether women face obstacles, difficulties and road blocks in the corporate world which are different from those faced by men, Edward says: “The biggest one is that biologically they happen to be the part of the partnership that bears the children and it’s crazy to say that’s not an enormous factor.  Other than that, depending on the industry, there are still outright biases and discrimination and sexism in our world.  There is. There is even in our organization.  There’s less and less of it but it’s still something you have to contend with.  I believe there are traits displayed by men that are perceived one way and traits displayed by women that are perceived another way.  Looking ...

Interview with Edward. Differences Between the Experiences of a Male and Female in the Corporate World

By - Last updated: Friday, August 10, 2012

Each Friday for the next several weeks, I will be posting different parts of my interview with "Edward," a highly successful senior executive currently working in the financial services industry. I believe his perspective is interesting and worthy of consideration. As usual, I would love to hear what you think! Please share  your comments in the Comments section below.   I asked Edward to describe his impression of the difference between the experience of a male and female in the corporate world or financial services industry.   Edward says: “It’s difficult for me to describe the experience of a female executive. Years ago, I got to sit in on some women’s committee meetings at my former institution and somebody asked what I was doing ...

It’s Official!!

By - Last updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Babes on Bay Street - the book is available for purchase!! I am so happy and dare I say proud!! Check it out!! And let me know what you think!! xo, J