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Lauren. The Early Years. Secrets, Lies, Love and Support

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, April 16, 2009

This is Lauren's story. The first thing I asked Lauren to tell me about were the experiences in her early life, good or bad, which she believed had the greatest impact on her work life and career. And the first experience which came to her mind, she described as the one which "springs to mind always; it's a really important one to me." Her older sister and her friend at the cottage told Lauren that they had set up a special club and that she could join it if she ran into the water wearing all her clothes and her new shoes but only if she did that. And of course, Lauren says "she was my older sister and they used ...

Terminated: Why the Women of Wall Street Are Disappearing

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A friend sent me the link below from forbes.com which makes for an interesting read; in my opinion it's both sad and rather disheartening!! Check it out for yourself! Terminated: Why the Women of Wall Street Are Disappearing After the scandals of the 1990s, didn't investment banks put sexist employment practices behind them? Evidently not. Anita Raghavan http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2009/0316/072_terminated_women.html?partner=email What 's your opinion? What's happening in your institution? industry? What is your experience? Please share your comments.

Erica. The Early Years

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, March 20, 2009

Erica was born in 1957, in Ottawa (which makes her 52 today). Her mother is Danish and immigrated to Canada from England. Her father is a Canadian whose family has been in Canada for generations. Early InfluencesShe was the first grandchild on her mother's side of the family. And she was a big deal! She was absolutely listened to and doted on completely by her English grandparents from the day she was born. They thought everything she said was incredibly cute and interesting. In her words: "They found me very amusing!!!" She believes their adoration had a big influence on her.   She thinks the fact that her parents had three kids in rapid succession was another big influence on her. She was ...

kd lang sings Hallelujah

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Saturday, March 22, 2008

I was reminded today of the beauty of k d lang singing Leondard Cohen's Hallelujah. You can check it out by clicking on the following link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=P_NpxTWbovE She blows me away with the beauty of her voice and the humility with which she responds to her standing ovation!!