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Forty and Other F-words: Mid-Life Musings on the Relevance of Feminism

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The approach of some personal mile-markers has prompted me to think about feminism, equality, law and social change. And, I am more convinced than ever, as I approach my 40th birthday, that feminism remains relevant, both for me and for the younger woman lawyers coming up behind me.   I’m approaching some milestones this year.  My 40th birthday is approaching at the end of the summer, and my fifteen year law school reunion is coming then too, both of which signal that I’m no longer a “young lawyer”, by any stretch of the imagination. I’m now leaving behind unequivocally the status of being part of the “new generation” of lawyers, with gratitude, and without hesitation. And, at the same time, my children ...

Why We Need More Women in Capital Markets

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016

The following post was written by Warren Thomson Sr EVP & CIO, Manulife and Chairman, Manulife Asset Management and posted by him on linkedin in response to my request for "A little help from my friends!!" I am grateful to Warren for taking the time to respond and for agreeing to share his linkedin post but most of all I am honoured to call him a friend!! As you may have heard, a certain financial industry dinosaur that you all know, still working away on the street, was recently recognized as a Champion of Change by Women in Capital Markets at their annual Gala Dinner in March of this year. While this honour was greatly appreciated, ...

A little help from my friends!!

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, May 20, 2016

Good morning!!   I am working on a very special (and for me fun and exciting!!) new “Babes” project and I need a little help from my friends!!   I am interested in hearing from women working on Bay Street (broadly defined) today about their work experiences. I am curious to know in what ways the “Bay Street” experience has changed over the years and how it has stayed the same, from the perspective of women who are working there today. Does their experience today reflect my experience and the experiences of the “Babes on Bay Street” or is it different? If so, how so?   If you would be prepared to talk to me, I would be very appreciative!! You can reach me by sending ...

Inspired and Inspiring – Dr. James Orbinski

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, April 4, 2016

I serve on the board of Dignitas International with Dr. James Orbinski who was honoured this year by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who recently selected their 2016 national award winners for Canadian physicians who go beyond the accepted norms of routine practice in their provision of health care or emergency medical services. This year Dr. Orbinski received the Royal College Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award.   What follows is his "official biography" taken from the web site of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. James Orbinski, MD, OC, OONT, MCFP Dr. James Orbinski is an internationally recognized humanitarian practitioner and advocate, and a leading scholar in ...