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Lessons Learned by the Babes on Bay Street

By - Last updated: Friday, October 12, 2012

I am thrilled to invite you to join me at the Toronto Board of Trade for lunch on November 9.  I will be speaking about the "Lessons Learned by the Babes on Bay Street" and I would be honoured for you to attend.  I would be further delighted, if you were to bring someone with you who you are mentoring or being mentored by!!   You can purchase tickets by following this link:   My presentation is being sponsored by TEKsystems and I am grateful to them and the young woman there who approached me to speak, Stephanie Coutts!! Stephanie is a member of both the Women in Leadership and Women in Canada groups at her company and I was deeply touched when she ...


By - Last updated: Thursday, June 23, 2011

The subtitle of Dish which was written by Barbara Moses is Midlife Women Tell the Truth about Work, Relationships and the Rest of Life.   Moses says the book is populated by many voices. Over the years immediately prior to her writing the book, she received close to a thousand stories from women, including those who responded to an email survey she did, in connection with an article she wrote about why women should fight to express their authentic selves at work. She married these thousand voices to those of thirty women, in their late-thirties to mid-fifties, whom she calls life mentors, insightful, thoughtful, interesting women who she personally selected to be part of the group. And she changed all of their ...

Would you advise a young woman to socialize with her work colleagues?

By - Last updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I think it is important to have good working relationships with colleagues and socializing is a way of getting to know your colleagues better and improving communication. However, I think it is also important to have a professional relationship with your colleagues so you need to be careful. There can be both professional and personal benefits from socializing with colleagues but at the end of the day, it is important to balance your work and home life.

Inside Job

By - Last updated: Thursday, February 3, 2011

I highly recommend you see the documentary film about the global financial crisis of 2008, even those of you who feel you have read more than your share of books and articles on this topic.   This film provides several insights which I have not encountered elsewhere and almost everyone I know who has seen it found it quite worthwhile.   If this motivates you to see it or you had already been thinking about doing so, I recommend you do so sooner rather than later because it is in very limited release.   I would love to hear what you think of it. Please share your thoughts in the Comments section below.