Archives by Tag 'growth'

Inspired and Inspiring – Emma Watson

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, January 8, 2016

"It's much easier to play it safe. To be polite and to do as is expected. But to take a chance, to piss some people off, to stand up and speak your mind - regardless of the consequences - that is the definition of bravery and the sign of a true artist. Emma (Watson) planted her flag firmly in new and trepidatious ground and refused to be defined by anything but her own heart, instinct and voice, and reminded us all that with every moment comes an incredible opportunity. It's just up to us to do something meaningful with it." Jared Leto, actor and HeForShe activist

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

By Janet Graham - 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 ...

Happy Birthday to Me!!

By Janet Graham - 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 Janet Graham - 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 ...