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A Guest Post from Leslie Woo

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, December 7, 2012

As part of my application to the International Women’s Forum for the 2011/12 Fellowship I was asked to answer a number of key questions.  In many respects, the questions are valuable to anyone, because they ignite an inward reflection that is priceless. For me, although a short description, it triggered the start of a personal journal and launched my own journey to find my voice and know myself even better. I was awarded the Fellowship and it has become a life changing experience for me.   What and/or who have been the most significant influences on who you are today – personally and as a leader?   Who I am as a person, is the result of a breadth of experiences and relationships, ...

Live Drive with John Tory

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Last week I had the pleasure to be interviewed by John Tory on his Live Drive program about my book Babes on Bay Street.   John was a generous and gracious host!! I couldn't have asked for a more supportive interviewer. And I am grateful to John for his interest and for spreading the word about Babes on Bay Street a little further afield!! Thank you, John Tory!!   And thank you to his fabulous producer, Lyndsey Vanstone who I hope to profile in the next several weeks. Her path to her current position is an interesting and inspiring one!! Stay tuned!!   Live Drive with John Tory Part 1   Live Drive with John Tory Part 2   I would love to hear what you think of ...

Why Women Should Stop Trying To Be Perfect

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A friend forwarded me the link to a great article in The Daily Beast written by Deborah Spar, the President of Barnard College. I have included the link below. The article is fairly long and well worth reading to the very end!   http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/09/23/why-women-should-stop-trying-to-be-perfect.html   I would love you to share your thoughts in the Comments section below!  

Interview with Edward. Challenges and Difficulties

By Janet Graham - 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 ...