Hello, it’s me!!

posted December 18th, 2015 by Janet Graham

My last post on this blog was in February….I haven’t been moved to write…..until today!!

In this morning’s paper, there was an article by Eileen Chadnick with the title “End of the year: It’s time to relfect and start anew – Over the final weeks of December, taking time to seriously ponder these 12 questions might help you to get the most out of 2016” in which she invites the reader to reflect on the following 12 questions and I was moved to do so and I thought with my encouragement by way of this post you might be moved to do so too!!

Here are the questions:

The Year Past

1. What went well?

2. Who needs to be acknowledged?

3. How did you grow in 2015?

4. What were the standout peak moments for you  – and why?

5. What’s not working?

6. Wrap up your year by giving it a theme or a name?

The Year Ahead

7. …

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CFA Society of Vancouver: Women’s Symposium: Effecting Change, Closing the Gender Gap

posted February 26th, 2015 by Janet Graham

Good morning!!


I am proud to have been invited to be the Emcee at an event organized by the CFA Society of Vancouver which will take place next week and is intended to address the importance of closing the gender gap. I will also be moderating a panel at the event on “Success and Significance” with three accomplished panelists, Kim Thompson, Sharon White and Philippa Wilshaw. You can check out the details by following this linkhttp://www.cvent.com/d/F5j0md3j-kCLepRIc6FZyQ/m8xj/P1/1Q? As you can imagine, I am beyond excited!!


I am thrilled (and honoured) to have been invited to be part of this event and would be delighted for you to invite me to do the same!! (Talk about SELF PROMOTION!! – I am shameless!!)


Have a fabulous day!!



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Interview with Jane. Advice for and Assistance to Other Women

posted November 20th, 2014 by Janet Graham

I asked Jane when she considers her career in its entirety whether there is anything she would do differently.


She says: “No. Upon reflection, I’m pretty happy with where I’m at. Maybe in my twenties I would have been a little less blunt.  I softened with age, but in my twenties I may have been a little more blunt than may have been beneficial but that’s just part of being young but other than that, I’m pretty happy with my life in general and with my career.”


I asked Jane whether she makes a concerted effort to facilitate the success of other women in her workplace, industry, and community and if so, how so and I asked her for her advice for other women who want to do the same.


She says: “I get involved at the local school level.  I go to elementary school, middle school, high school, and talk about the …

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Interview with Jane – Being a Working Mother

posted November 11th, 2014 by Janet Graham

I asked Jane whether she had any regrets about being a working mother, what it was like for her and how she dealt with the challenges and conflicts particular to working mothers


She says: “No I don’t have any regrets.  My children are very well-adjusted. They are 9 and 13.  Actually, I have four children because I have two step-children as well, so I have a 9 year-old, two 13 year-olds, and a 17 year-old.  Two of them are not living with me but it still means juggling and trying to prioritize.  You need to make sure that you get involved. I’m home every night for dinner with them; I don’t miss dinners.  When I have to travel occasionally to give speeches and that sort of thing, my children are perfectly fine staying with their dad. Their dad is a good person.


“It’s funny, I’m divorced from my children’s father and we …

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