Archives by Tag 'roadblocks'

Freddie. Early Life Experiences, University Years, Sales and Trading

By - Last updated: Friday, June 26, 2009

I asked Freddie to tell me about the experiences in her early life which she felt had the greatest impact on her work life and career. And she said there were a couple of things she felt she wanted to say about her early life. She said the first thing which impacted her was that she was born on the wrong side of the tracks and she thinks this definitely set the stage for her always wanting to achieve and to be successful. The second thing that really affected her was something that happened one day when she was about 13 years old. She doesn't remember exactly what had taken place but she remembers her mum sitting at the end ...

Sophia. Relationships, Mentors, Role Models and Heroes

By - Last updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I asked Sophia to tell me about the experiences in her early life which she believes had the greatest impact on her work life and career. She replied it was her parents who had the most significant impact on her work life and career. She explained that she believes that she is successful because she works very hard and she thinks she got her work ethic from her parents. I asked her to tell me about the milestones and roadblocks in her career which stand out when she looks back and what she learned from them. Sophia said when she graduated with her MBA in 1982, it was the time of the last major recession and prior to that time when you ...

Lauren. Early Career Years

By - Last updated: Monday, April 20, 2009

I asked Lauren to tell me about her career and to think about the milestones or roadblocks that stood out in her mind when she looked back and what she learned from them. Lauren worked for five years at a Schedule A bank before she went back to do her MBA and she feels the bank was incredibly good to her. When she returned to school, they paid to move her to the university town where she would study and in her second year, they offered to pay her full salary which she declined. She went back to MBA school because the job that she wanted in the international management development program at the bank required participants to have an MBA ...

Women Supporting Women

By - Last updated: Friday, April 4, 2008

Women seem to resist supporting one another, in so many ways!! I am reminded of this every day, watching the US election campaign. We judge each other harshly and are quick to criticize one another. What is this all about? Where does it get us? What satisfaction does it provide? And where would we be, if this was not the case? Women feel excluded from the informal groups of their male colleagues but don't seem to trust or value one another enough to establish their own informal networks. What would happen, if women made the choice to support one another? What would happen if we stepped up just 50% of the time? And I mean real support,eg retaining female lawyers, financial advisors and ...