Archives by Tag 'politics'

Why do corporate boards still lean so heavily towards men?

By Linda Hohol - Last updated: Monday, April 2, 2012

My response to the question based on what I have seen is as follows. Most men don't proactively think about, or focus on this issue. So they typically just reach out to other men they know or know of, when looking to recruit new board members. The chair of the board or the governance committee (ideally both) need to be strong and vocal champions for board diversity. They need to ensure they have a matrix of skills outlining what is required to create the best possible board for the company.  Then they need to find the most qualified candidates. And in doing so, they must insist that the search surfaces talented men AND women that have the necessary skills and ...

Hilary Clinton and Gloria Steinem

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been several wonderful articles, stories and opinion pieces written and published in the New York Times about two women I admire greatly -- Hilary Clinton and Gloria Steinem (my all-time hero)!!   In case you missed them, I have included the links to the columns here.   The first is a link to an opinion piece written by another great woman, Maureen Dowd on Wednesday, March 14, the same day the editorial "Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs"  written by Greg Smith was published.  In all of the hoopla about the Greg Smith column it would be easy to miss the Maureen Dowd column which would be a shame. I believe it is well worth the ...

Absolute Delight

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, November 21, 2011

On Saturday morning, I picked up the weekend edition of the Globe and was absolutely delighted to see the face of a woman occupying all of the space above the fold and these words: "Alberta wants back in Praising Ontario. Reaching out to Quebec. Charming Americans. Criticizing Harper (a bit). Is this how an Alberta premier acts? Yes, if you're Alison Redford. This week she set out to rewrite the national agenda. And it's not just about energy." The headline inside the paper read: "Pushing Alberta toward its potential Newly minted Premier's style is consensus-building, with a firm eye on her oil-rich province's place in the wider Canadian debate"  These few words gave me hope about what is possible in ...

The 10 Worst Stereotypes About Powerful Women

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My daughter forwarded me this link because she thought I might like to see it.  One of her friends had posted the link on facebook.  I saw the same link referenced by a member of one of the linkedin groups in which I am a participant. Given all of this social media attention, I thought I would share the link with you.   http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2011/10/24/worst-stereotypes-powerful-women-christine-lagarde-hillary-clinton/   I would love to hear your thoughts about the Forbes article and your views about social media and your participation in the whole phenomenon. You can share your thoughts and views in the Comments section below.