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Interview with Jane – Advice for Women Working in Male Dominated Environments

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I asked Jane whether she had any advice for women who are working in male dominated environments.   Jane says: “I would say work your hardest and make sure you’re doing your homework coming into meetings.  I’ve not run into it too often where there’s a male bias where they think that you’re not qualified or anything like that.  I would say work your hardest and if you decide to have children, or even if you’re not having children, keep your professional and personal lives separate.  A lot of times when people bring all their personal stuff into work it causes doubts in managers and they start second-guessing and wondering whether or not they’re going to be reliable.  Something I’ve always done ...

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 ...

Interview with Peter – Advice for Women

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Today's post is the second of three excerpts from my interview with "Peter" a very successful and senior lawyer at one of Canada's major law firms.  I was thrilled he agreed to be interviewed. I hope you enjoy reading what he has to say and as usual your comments are most welcome!!   I asked Peter if he was advising a young woman who wanted to have a child or children, whether he would say go right ahead, sooner rather later.  I was curious to know whether he felt there was a place today at the professional firms or elsewhere in the corporate world for a woman who takes longer to reach senior executive levels eg become a partner because she has ...

Interview with Peter – Women and Men in the Corporate World – Different Experiences?

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Today's post is the first of three excerpts from my interview with "Peter" a very successful and senior lawyer at one of Canada's major law firms.  I was thrilled he agreed to be interviewed. I hope you enjoy reading what he has to say and as usual your comments are most welcome!! I asked Peter to describe his impression of the difference between the experience of a man and woman in the corporate world.   Peter says: “Let’s look at this first of all from where people have come from and also from a generational perspective.  The answer is very different for my peers than for the young lawyers and business people that I see coming into the work force now who are ...