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Letter to My Daughter

By - Last updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I’m a wife, mother, family member, friend, writer and career woman. I am blessed to have a daughter and son and son-in-law. When Janet Graham and I first met, we conceived the idea of writing a series of letters to my daughter that would distill some of the lessons I’ve learned juggling career and family. While these letters are addressed to Lesley, they are also sent with love to Brian and Greg.   April 11, 2012   Dear Lesley,   I’m so pleased to have your reaction to my first letter. Despite our generation gap, the concerns you raised resonate with my experience. I hadn’t realized that you and your friends are already talking about matters like dual-career families, balancing work and life, making choices about ...

What Next? The Complete Guide To Taking Control of Your Working Life

By - Last updated: Friday, February 10, 2012

This book was originally written by Barbara Moses, PhD in 2003 and was updated in 2009. When it was first published it was heralded as “the ultimate career and life resource for Canadians.”   It is organized in a way which encourages the reader to discover themselves, determine which type of work is right for them, develop strategies for finding this work, overcome career challenges and ensure career success via a variety of techniques and tools all of which are set out in detail. It is intended for people in all stages of their career whether they are starting out, looking for work, facing career challenges, changing direction, moving upward or searching for meaning. The  approach taken by the author offers the reader, in ...

Establishing a Mentorship Program. Part 2

By - Last updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What Makes An Effective Mentorship Relationship? “Everybody agrees that you have to have goals for the mentorship relationship so before the first time they meet their mentor, the mentee is asked to think about what they want to accomplish in the year and then when they meet with them they talk about the goals and at each subsequent meeting the mentor is supposed to check in on how the mentee is doing in attaining the goals. The nugget I got from the training is that   being a mentor in the type of program we developed is not about telling someone what they should do.  It’s about helping them realize the best thing for them given who they are and what ...

A New Voice

By - Last updated: Monday, December 12, 2011

I have been reading Leah Eichler’s column Women@Work in the Globe since she began writing them in September 2011. She is a new and very welcome voice in the paper and I have enjoyed reading many of her columns. They are well written and well researched and cover many of the topics near and dear to my heart. For example:   On  October 1, 2011 Leah wrote a column “Why we need the metrics on women’s climb to the top” which included several great comments from Barbara Annis of Barbara Annis & Associates in New York, Beatrix Dart of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Deborah Gillis of Catalyst. I wont’ repeat these comments here because it would cause ...