Archives by Tag 'mothers and fathers'

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 ...

Interview with Jane – Educational Background and Career History, Success and Ambition

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today's post is the first of five excerpts from my interview with "Jane" a successful women with a very unique position in the US government.  I was happy she agreed to be interviewed and granted me permission to "tell her story!!" I hope you enjoy reading it and as usual your comments are most welcome!! I asked Jane to tell me about her educational background and career history.   Jane says: “Okay, I’m going to go with full disclosure of my background because it might be helpful to younger girls.  I’ll go a little deeper than I usually would.  Normally, I start with college but I think it’s important to let younger ladies know that regardless of your background, if you work really ...

Happy Birthday to Me!!

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, October 2, 2014

In the words of the great Coco Chanel:   "You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty...and irresistible for the rest of your life."   I look back at my life with deep gratitude and joy and forward with great anticipation and delight!!   Happy Birthday to Me!!

A Letter for Nicolle

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, September 20, 2013

Some time ago, my friend Mary Tod (author of the just released book of historical fiction Unravelled) wrote several letters to her daughter Leslie and I posted them here on my blog. The reaction to her letters was very, very positive and gave me an idea!! What if others wrote similar letters to their granddaughters, daughters and/or nieces and allowed me to post it on my blog?   This is the first letter I received in response to a request I sent out some time ago. I held on to it,  hoping more of you would read it, once we were all " back to school!!"   A Letter for Nicolle Children were never a part of my master plan, so this is a ...