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An Inspiring Story – Lyndsey Vanstone, Producer of The Live Drive with John Tory – Part 2

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4   In the fall of 2012, I appeared on The Live Drive with John Tory to talk about my book Babes on Bay Street. All of the arrangements for my appearance were made by a woman named Lyndsey Vanstone (the producer of The Live Drive with John Tory program) who I found impressive from my very first interaction with her on the telephone.   Over the course of several interactions and at the studio the day of the show, I was so completely impressed with Lyndsey that I  asked whether she would be willing to be interviewed for my blog. She said she would love to do it and I thought she ...

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!  

Hilary Clinton and Gloria Steinem

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been several wonderful articles, stories and opinion pieces written and published in the New York Times about two women I admire greatly -- Hilary Clinton and Gloria Steinem (my all-time hero)!!   In case you missed them, I have included the links to the columns here.   The first is a link to an opinion piece written by another great woman, Maureen Dowd on Wednesday, March 14, the same day the editorial "Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs"  written by Greg Smith was published.  In all of the hoopla about the Greg Smith column it would be easy to miss the Maureen Dowd column which would be a shame. I believe it is well worth the ...

Robin. Advice for Young Women and Working Mothers

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I asked Robin what she considered to be the best advice she had ever been given and what advice she would pass along to a young woman.  She said: “I think we have an advantage as women. I always tell young women that because there are so many more men in business than women, we have an advantage.  Any decent male citizen would want women to get ahead just because of diversity and the fact that there are so few willing to stick it out, the ones who do have an advantage.  It’s that whole story about having kids and women are the only ones that can do it, so you have to respect that and give the woman an ...