Archives by Tag 'milestones'

Absolute Delight

By - Last updated: Monday, November 21, 2011

On Saturday morning, I picked up the weekend edition of the Globe and was absolutely delighted to see the face of a woman occupying all of the space above the fold and these words: "Alberta wants back in Praising Ontario. Reaching out to Quebec. Charming Americans. Criticizing Harper (a bit). Is this how an Alberta premier acts? Yes, if you're Alison Redford. This week she set out to rewrite the national agenda. And it's not just about energy." The headline inside the paper read: "Pushing Alberta toward its potential Newly minted Premier's style is consensus-building, with a firm eye on her oil-rich province's place in the wider Canadian debate"  These few words gave me hope about what is possible in ...

I couldn’t resist!!

By - Last updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I couldn't resist sending this one out, just in case you hadn't seen it!!! And if you have seen it, I urge you to watch it again!! It's a great reminder of what absolute joy looks like!!   Just follow this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=cqxTUxzOceE&feature=youtube_gdata_plaJ

Interview with Dr. Nancy

By - Last updated: Thursday, September 15, 2011

I wanted to talk to Nancy about her recent decision to complete her doctorate in corporate governance because I’m interested in people who make transitions in their lives, in particular women. I want to understand what motivates them to do it, what sustains them while they’re doing it and how they feel about it once it is completed.   The first question I asked Nancy was what made her decide to pursue a doctorate and what compelled her to stick with it. She said: “I had wanted to do the doctorate from my late 30’s, early 40’s.  In fact, I went to Ivey and talked to a few people about it but I wanted to do my doctorate in corporate governance and ...

Mary Susanne. Milestones, Obstacles and Roadblocks

By - Last updated: Friday, June 17, 2011

I asked Mary Susanne what major obstacles, difficulties and roadblocks she had faced over the course of her career and what she learned from them and where she turned for support when she faced them.   Mary Susanne said without a moment's hesitation: "Male bank managers." I asked her what she did when she faced one and she said: "Well in the particular situation I am thinking about, I wasn't getting anywhere.  Until this time, I had always had women bank managers and this man wasn't... he was not someone that was helpful.  I think I wanted a line of credit or something absolutely ridiculous. I went to the person who had backed me and told him what had happened and I ...