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Sponsors and Sponsorship

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

There have been a number of articles in the press recently about the benefits of women having sponsors in terms of their advancement to senior executive positions within their corporations. In case you missed them, I have attached the link to one such article from the Financial Post  http://business.financialpost.com/2011/11/30/key-to-women-entering-the-c-suite-may-just-be-a-hero/   The article and the research and our own experience tells us sponsors are different from mentors.  The referenced article outlines the difference very well. "Unlike mentors, who offer career coaching and advice, sponsors are vocal and influential advocates. Defined by their organizational clout and ability to open doors, they personally lobby for a project or promotion on a proteges behalf. For women, such sponsorship can boost the likelihood of stretch assignments, pay ...

Daily Law of Attraction Quotation

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, November 14, 2011

I have subscribed to the Daily Law of Attraction Quotation at www.abraham-hicks.com. The quotation below really resonated with me. Perhaps, it was a message I needed to hear. Regardless, I thought I would share it with you and share the site with you. It is more woo-woo than most of the things I share with you, so consider yourself warned!!   "You're always getting a perfect vibrational match to what you predominantly give your attention to. But you've got to make the best of it. You've got to vibrate slightly different from where you are if you are going to improve where you are.  You can't keep taking score of where your business is or your relationship is or your body is ...

Interview with Charles. A Male Perspective

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I asked Charles to describe his impression of the difference between the experience of a male and a female in the corporate world. He said: “I’m not quick to distinguish by gender, but my experience is that a male tends to be more uni-dimensional in their approach to a problem whereas a female executive is more likely to consider tangential concerns which are relevant to the decision.  Women tend to have a broader focus taking into account factors like the emotional issues related to a decision and how it may affect other people and relationships and whether there are other business considerations.”   In terms of whether he thinks women face obstacles, difficulties and roadblocks in the corporate world which are different ...

Making Connections: How to Build and Manage Relationships

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking to a group of young women at a lunch sponsored by Women in Capital Markets yesterday. The subject was Making Connections: How to Build and Manage Relationships.  In preparation for the occasion, I reviewed the Babes stories I have told here and came up with a list of Basic Principles  in connection with this subject which I elaborated on during the luncheon. My ten Basic Principles were:   Basic Principles   Be authentic. Establish a network of support. Ensure the relationships in your personal lives are “in order”. Develop your relationships with woman. Find a mentor and a role model. Don’t burn any  bridges…no matter what. Support those you can, in particular, support other women whenever you can. Don’t look for a leadership position; ...