Archives by Tag 'courage'

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

By - Last updated: Thursday, February 26, 2015

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 ...

Interview with Jane – Role Models, Mentors and Sponsors. Men and Women in the Workplace

By - Last updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I asked Jane whether she had a role model who inspired her to be ambitious and aspire to succeed in her career and her life.   Jane says: “Well as far as setting goals and benchmarks and that sort of thing, I would say that it’s more innate for me. I didn’t really know anybody who did it that way.  I’m sure there are people, I just didn’t know them. My role model as far as my work ethic and tenacity would have been my mother.  My mother, despite not having an education…actually probably because she didn’t have an education…she just had to work so hard for the family and so I saw her as such a role model, somebody who had ...

Happy Birthday to Me!!

By - Last updated: Thursday, October 2, 2014

In the words of the great Coco Chanel:   "You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty...and irresistible for the rest of your life."   I look back at my life with deep gratitude and joy and forward with great anticipation and delight!!   Happy Birthday to Me!!

Top 10 Tips to Success

By - Last updated: Monday, September 29, 2014

My husband Dan Nixon was inspired by Colleen Campbell's "Top 10 Tips to Success" to come up with his own list. In his words:   1. Understand the character, competence and work ethics of all your partners or potential partners. If they are not up to your expectations, move on.   2. Loyalty. Never, ever be disloyal, even when things are going bad do not be disloyal to others.   3. Chemistry, team approach. Ensure you work in a all-for-one environment. The team is important, the individual is not.   4. Have a good sense of humour. Try to make each day at work a delight for yourself and your co-workers.   5. Have and use common sense and good judgement.   6. Identify the leadership style of your superiors - do ...