Archives by Tag 'mentors'

Erica. Role Models, Mentors and Other Heroes

By - Last updated: Friday, April 3, 2009

When I asked Erica to tell me about her role models, mentors and other heroes, she told me she had had lots of both from an early age. The first ones she recalled were the women who worked in her father's real estate company. She remembers these women being in their late 40s to mid 60s and describes them as having "fabulous lives and great clothes" and to her they just seemed to have the world by the tail. She always thought they were great! She liked their energy, the way they had fun, enjoyed each other's company and had "nice clothes". (She did mention their clothes twice. Obviously, their clothes made a big impression on young Erica!!) She remembers her ...

Wowowow.com

By - Last updated: Thursday, August 7, 2008

My new favourite web site is Wowowom.com (Women on the Web). I believe it is aimed squarely at my demographic, women over 40, since so many of the postings resonate with me, so much so that I am tempted every day to send more than one of them to various friends, despite my promises to cease and desist. Its founders and contributors include gossip columnist Liz Smith, journalist Lesley Stahl, writer and author Joan Juliet Buck, actress Candice Bergen (whose character I adore on Boston Legal, except for her seeming affection for the character played by Tom Selleck) and comediennes and actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin. I discovered the site via an article in British Vogue (which I much prefer to ...

Last Lecture

By - Last updated: Thursday, April 24, 2008

I was in the US recently and there was a lot of media coverage of a book called the "Last Lecture" published by a 47 year professor , Randy Pausch who is dying of pancreatic cancer. Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University gave a lecture in September 2007 which is the basis of his new book. The "last lecture" is an academic tradition where a professor is invited to speak as if it's the last lecture he will ever give. However, in Pausch's case, it was. Pausch became an internet celebrity after the lecture and millions haved viewed it on You Tube. In my mind, the story is a very American one with the requisite Oprah appearance and book deal, however, there ...