Archives by Tag 'politics'

A chat with Bette Midler

By - Last updated: Thursday, April 7, 2011

I read an interview with Bette Midler in the January issue of HELLO! Canada magazine (which proves once again that we can find inspiration in the strangest places!!). Her answers to several of the questions really resonated with me and I wanted to share them with you!! Here goes:   What are you most proud of in your life?   Two things: I 'm very proud of my daughter. I raised a bright, engaged, sensible, kind human being....   You had Sophie when you were 40. Do you have things in common?   We like a lot of the same stuff and I really make her laugh. She's completely tuned in to my sense of humour and she thinks I'm hilarious.   You said there were two things that you ...

Inside Job

By - Last updated: Thursday, February 3, 2011

I highly recommend you see the documentary film about the global financial crisis of 2008, even those of you who feel you have read more than your share of books and articles on this topic.   This film provides several insights which I have not encountered elsewhere and almost everyone I know who has seen it found it quite worthwhile.   If this motivates you to see it or you had already been thinking about doing so, I recommend you do so sooner rather than later because it is in very limited release.   I would love to hear what you think of it. Please share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

Advice: How to Climb the Ladder

By - Last updated: Thursday, January 27, 2011

In October 2010, the Globe and Mail ran a series of articles about Women in Power. One of my favourite parts of this series "Advice: How to Climb the Ladder" was written by Janet McFarland. It comprised advice from a number of senior Canadian women which I thought was excellent.    In my experience, this type of wise advice is difficult to access in one place at one time, so I have been saving this piece and wondering what to do with it and I have finally decided I will simply share the wisdom offered by each of these very generous women in a number of posts until I have posted every bit of it. The following is from Phyllis Yaffe, Retired CEO Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.   "It is ...

Made in Dagenham

By - Last updated: Thursday, January 20, 2011

The film Made in Dagenham tells the true story of the 1968 strike by 187 women working as machinists at the Ford  car plant in Dagenham, England. The women fight for equal pay for equal work and played a key part in this battle for women nationally and internationally.   It is an inspiring story of passion, commitment, courage and leadership with great performances by Sally Hawkins as Rita the leader of the group of women and the whole cast including Bob Hoskins and others.   I encourage you to see it!!   Enjoy!!