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Why Women Should Stop Trying To Be Perfect

By - Last updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A friend forwarded me the link to a great article in The Daily Beast written by Deborah Spar, the President of Barnard College. I have included the link below. The article is fairly long and well worth reading to the very end!   http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/09/23/why-women-should-stop-trying-to-be-perfect.html   I would love you to share your thoughts in the Comments section below!  

Interview with Edward. Advice to Women

By - Last updated: Friday, August 31, 2012

I asked Edward if he were giving advice to a woman in the corporate world, particularly a young woman, what the advice would be. He says: “I’d probably start by giving the same advice I’d give to a young man which is that you obviously need to learn your craft but the extent to which you ultimately succeed, if you mean going up the organization, it’s all about people skills, it’s all about people management skills.  Find out very early whether or not that turns you on and if it does, even a little bit, focus more attention on developing that stuff than the hard skills which tend to develop themselves. In that sense, I would urge them to gain ...

Interview with Edward. Mentors and Sponsors

By - Last updated: Friday, August 24, 2012

I asked Edward whether he sees himself as a mentor/sponsor and if so, how the mentoring/sponsoring relationships developed and whether he has mentored/sponsored women.   “In these senior roles, for better or worse, you get approached all the time to be someone’s mentor.  I’m not a believer that that works because there needs to be a base of trust and understanding and insight built before you can become a really effective mentor.  With rare exceptions when I’m approached, I say I’m probably not the right guy for you.  However, on some occasions I have become either informally or very formally someone’s mentor where I came to the view that [a] there was a lot of potential there and [b] that it might ...

It’s Official!!

By - Last updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Babes on Bay Street - the book is available for purchase!! I am so happy and dare I say it...so proud!! Check it out!! And let me know what you think!! xo, J