Archives by Tag 'leadership'

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

Inspired and Inspiring….Initiating Coverage – Christiane Amanpour

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, January 7, 2016

"....girls need to know that good looks are who you are and what you're doing with your life; women don't need to think their life is over because they have a few well-earned lines." Christiane Amanpour

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 ...

Interview with Jane – Role Models, Mentors and Sponsors. Men and Women in the Workplace

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I asked Jane whether she had a role model who inspired her to be ambitious and aspire to succeed in her career and her life.   Jane says: “Well as far as setting goals and benchmarks and that sort of thing, I would say that it’s more innate for me. I didn’t really know anybody who did it that way.  I’m sure there are people, I just didn’t know them. My role model as far as my work ethic and tenacity would have been my mother.  My mother, despite not having an education…actually probably because she didn’t have an education…she just had to work so hard for the family and so I saw her as such a role model, somebody who had ...