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Live Drive with John Tory

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Last week I had the pleasure to be interviewed by John Tory on his Live Drive program about my book Babes on Bay Street.   John was a generous and gracious host!! I couldn't have asked for a more supportive interviewer. And I am grateful to John for his interest and for spreading the word about Babes on Bay Street a little further afield!! Thank you, John Tory!!   And thank you to his fabulous producer, Lyndsey Vanstone who I hope to profile in the next several weeks. Her path to her current position is an interesting and inspiring one!! Stay tuned!!   Live Drive with John Tory Part 1   Live Drive with John Tory Part 2   I would love to hear what you think of ...

Workplace 101

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, October 19, 2012

In the October issue of CAmagazine, there is a great article Workplace 101 written by Lisa van de Geyn. The tag line says: "So, you've landed your first accounting gig. Want to impress your colleagues, manager and partners? Follow this advice from CAs who have been there."   I thought the artilce was well worth reading.  It offers ten tips to navigate a first job successfully. The ten tips are:   1. Find a good fit. 2. Sponge smarts off the seniors. 3. Respect office culture. 4. Find a mentor. 5. Embrace your errors. 6. Be passionate. 7. Put in your hours...and then some. 8. Remember the other two Rs. (Reading and writing.) 9. Work it outside the office. 10. Ask questions.   I think the entire article is worth reading for those just starting ...

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!  

Interview with Edward. Advice to Women

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, August 31, 2012

I asked Edward if he were giving advice to a woman in the corporate world, particularly a young woman, what the advice would be. He says: “I’d probably start by giving the same advice I’d give to a young man which is that you obviously need to learn your craft but the extent to which you ultimately succeed, if you mean going up the organization, it’s all about people skills, it’s all about people management skills.  Find out very early whether or not that turns you on and if it does, even a little bit, focus more attention on developing that stuff than the hard skills which tend to develop themselves. In that sense, I would urge them to gain ...