Archives by Tag 'friendships'

Inspired and Inspiring – Diane Von Furstenberg

By - Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

"Now, in my 60s, I know I have less time ahead and want to enjoy as much as possible. I'm grateful I never thought of myself as beautiful when I was young. We all fade somewhat as time goes on. Women who rely on their beauty can feel invisible later in life. It's sad, for I feel in the latter part of your life you should feel fulfilled, not defeated. Youth is wonderful; it's exciting because it is the beginning of life. But it is essential to learn from the past and look into the future without resentment. In my older face, I see my life. Every wrinkle, every smile line, every age spot. There is a saying that with age, you look ...

Inspired and Inspiring – Girlfriends

By - Last updated: Monday, February 29, 2016

An article in Sunday's New York Times reminded me once again of the importance of girlfriends. In case you missed it,  I have included the link here http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/opinion/sunday/what-women-find-in-friends-that-they-may-not-get-from-love.html?_r=0

Inspired and Inspiring – Valerie Pringle and Ryerson Lifeline Syria

By - Last updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

We received an email from Valerie Pringle this week and she has agreed I can share it with you.   Subject: Ryerson Lifeline Syria Update Happy New Year indeed! I wanted to give you the good news that the money you donated to our fund at Ryerson Lifeline Syria has been put to good use. The Al Hasan family arrived this weekend in Toronto.  They have moved into a 3-bedroom apartment at Hurontario and Burnamthorpe where there is a Syrian community.  They can walk to Square One, schools and the ESL centre. The Al Hasans ( Batal, Turkie and their four children; 20 year old Fusie, 17 year old Ali, 14 year old Rainia and 9 year old Nasimi) are from Aleppo but had to leave ...

Interview with Jane – Advice for Women Working in Male Dominated Environments

By - Last updated: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I asked Jane whether she had any advice for women who are working in male dominated environments.   Jane says: “I would say work your hardest and make sure you’re doing your homework coming into meetings.  I’ve not run into it too often where there’s a male bias where they think that you’re not qualified or anything like that.  I would say work your hardest and if you decide to have children, or even if you’re not having children, keep your professional and personal lives separate.  A lot of times when people bring all their personal stuff into work it causes doubts in managers and they start second-guessing and wondering whether or not they’re going to be reliable.  Something I’ve always done ...