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Robin. Relationships, Role Models, Mentors, Leaders and Leadership

By - Last updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I asked Robin to tell me about the relationships in her life which she believes had the greatest impact on her and in particular her work life and career. She said: “That’s a loaded question but obviously my parents had a great impact. My dad was a great sales person but he was what my mum would refer to as a diamond in the rough.  He was not highly educated but he managed to make it on his incredible personality, charm, and salesmanship which is something they tell me I inherited a little bit of. My mum was prim and proper and had rules and regulations for the household. She was stern but warm and loving and wonderful. She instilled ...

A New Voice

By - Last updated: Monday, December 12, 2011

I have been reading Leah Eichler’s column Women@Work in the Globe since she began writing them in September 2011. She is a new and very welcome voice in the paper and I have enjoyed reading many of her columns. They are well written and well researched and cover many of the topics near and dear to my heart. For example:   On  October 1, 2011 Leah wrote a column “Why we need the metrics on women’s climb to the top” which included several great comments from Barbara Annis of Barbara Annis & Associates in New York, Beatrix Dart of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Deborah Gillis of Catalyst. I wont’ repeat these comments here because it would cause ...

What’s the real story on the glass ceiling?

By - Last updated: Friday, September 23, 2011

In August 2011, The Conference Board of Canada issued a press release which included the following statements:   "The presence of Canadian women in senior management positions has stalled in the past two decades. Between 1987 and 2009, the proportion of women in senior management has changed little—men are still more than twice as likely to hold a senior executive position, according to a Conference Board report released today.   'Women have made great progress in many areas of society over the past 22 years, but not in the ranks of senior management positions. Now that the rousing early days of feminism are behind us, perhaps we have become complacent about the success of women in senior ...

The End of Men

By - Last updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011

A friend sent me a link to an article from the July/August 2010 issue of the Atlantic which I have included here.  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/07/the-end-of-men/8135/#.TnDrdmyAiB0.email   She said: "This will blow you away."  She was correct. In fact, I found the article very credible and deeply disturbing in terms of what it portends for society.   I encourage you to read it in its entirety and I would be delighted if you shared your thoughts about it in the Comments section below.