Archives by Tag 'heroes'

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

By - 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 ...

A Guest Post from Leslie Woo

By - Last updated: Friday, December 7, 2012

As part of my application to the International Women’s Forum for the 2011/12 Fellowship I was asked to answer a number of key questions.  In many respects, the questions are valuable to anyone, because they ignite an inward reflection that is priceless. For me, although a short description, it triggered the start of a personal journal and launched my own journey to find my voice and know myself even better. I was awarded the Fellowship and it has become a life changing experience for me.   What and/or who have been the most significant influences on who you are today – personally and as a leader?   Who I am as a person, is the result of a breadth of experiences and relationships, ...

New girls in the old boys’ club

By - Last updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Great column in the Globe today from Margaret Wente - "From Redford to Marois, new girls in the old boys' club."   You can find it by following this link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/from-redford-to-marois-new-girls-in-the-old-boys-club/article5776663/     Thanks to my husband Dan Nixon for making certain I read it. I would love to hear your comments on it!!

“Surprising Developments in the Gender Gap”

By - Last updated: Monday, October 22, 2012

Just in case you missed this piece by Sherry Cooper, it is well worth reading!! http://www.bmonesbittburns.com/economics/bottomline/20121019/bottomline.pdf   Another piece worth reading "The speech every women should hear" was written by Frida Ghitis a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review.  She is a former CNN producer and correspondent and the author of "The End of Revolution: A Changing World in the Age of Live Television." Her piece is thought-provoking and includes a video of the speech  by Prime Minister Julia Gillard on the floor of the Australian House of Representative  which is definitely worth watching if you haven't seen it already. You can find the article by following this link http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/18/opinion/ghitis-hypocrisy-womens-vote/index.html?iref=allsearch   I would love to hear what you think! You ...