Archives by Tag 'pride'

An Inspiring Journey!!

By - Last updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013

I met Michelle Shemilt a couple of years ago when she invited me to speak at a Women in Capital Markets event. As these things happen, we have kept in touch ever since and for most of this time Michelle has been on a journey, in terms of her work life and career.   Michelle submitted the story of her journey to leanin.org in the hopes it would be posted. (If you haven't already checked out this wonderful site and all of its various components including the Lean In Stories, I encourage you to do so!!) This is what she wrote; I find it inspiring and I hope you do too!!   "My first career out of university was as an equity sales trader ...

Women Helping Women!!

By - Last updated: Friday, April 12, 2013

Many months ago when I was getting close to publishing my book Babes on Bay Street, a good friend suggested I could expect to be invited to speak about it when it was published and I might want to consider hiring a speaking coach to help me in this area. In fact, she suggested I meet with the speaking coach her husband had engaged and found to be quite wonderful, so I made the connection with Elizabeth Hunt of Hunt Communication. (http://www.huntcommunication.com/)   And she agreed to work with me!!   Elizabeth really focused on the content of my presentation "Lessons Learned by the Babes on Bay Street."  In fact, some of the most magical parts of it came from Elizabeth!! She believes when ...

Extraordinary Women TV

By - Last updated: Monday, April 1, 2013

I am thrilled to tell you my interview with Shannon Skinner of Extraordinary Women TV will air on Rogers TV Cable 10/63 tonight (April 1) at 7:30 pm.  Shannon invited me to speak to her about Babes on Bay Street and I was delighted to do so. If you miss the program tonight,  it will repeat throughout the week.   Let me know what you think; it is my television debut!!    

Unpaid internships are a gender issue!!

By - Last updated: Monday, March 25, 2013

A young University of Ottawa law student approached me to discuss unpaid internships at a reception following an event where I had spoken about the "Lessons Learned By the Babes on Bay Street." I do not like "unpaid internships" but had not given the subject a great deal of thought, other than to arrive at the intuitive conclusion that  unpaid internships represent a way for young people to be taken advantage of as they endeavour to enter the world of work, a world made more difficult in many cases by "grown ups" who had come before them.   In any case, this young woman, Claire Seaborn told me one of the reasons she had founded the "Canadian Intern Association" was because of ...