Archives by Tag 'roadblocks'

Interview with John Smith

By - Last updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Today's post is the second of three excerpts from my interview with "John Smith." John is a hugely successful participant in the Canadian securities industry and I thought his perspective on a variety of issues would be interesting to consider!! 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 John what he thinks accounts for the documented lack of progress by women in the corporate world.   He says: “Oh boy, what accounts for that?  Well it’s probably the predominant thinking that men are better at work than women are but I think that’s being dispelled all the time.  For example, when I go ...

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 ...

Sheryl Sandberg on 60 Minutes

By - Last updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

There has been much written about Sheryl Sandberg and her book Lean In both before and after it was published early last week. In fact, I wrote about it in my last post.   A friend suggested I watch her interview on 60 Minutes a couple of days before her book was released; I thought it was great!!   Just in case you missed it, you can check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n1NAbShwLc   Please let me know what you think. You can share your comments in the Comments section below.

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

By - Last updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013

I read Sheryl Sandberg's new book Lean In yesterday!!   And I loved it!! Every single word of it!!   I believe writing this book and sharing these stories and her thoughts on "Women, Work and the Will to Lead" was a generous and courageous act of leadership on her part!! She definitely had more to lose than gain by doing so and she knew it and wrote the book anyways!!   Congratulations, Sheryl!!   I encourage you to read it and I would love to hear what you think of it!!