Archives by Tag 'role models'

Inspired and Inspiring – Michelle Obama

By - Last updated: Monday, October 24, 2016

To the First Lady, With Love Four thank-you notes to Michelle Obama, who has spent the past eight years quietly and confidently changing the course of American history. Just in case, you missed the New York Times this weekend.....I didn't want you to miss these thank-you notes. They pretty much say it all!! To read them, please follow this link http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/t-magazine/michelle-obama-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-gloria-steinem-letter.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_tz_20161021&nl=t-magazine&nlid=60283092&ref=headline&_r=0

Hillary Clinton – Two Perspectives

By - Last updated: Monday, June 13, 2016

Finally....two articles appeared in the papers over the last several days which articulate the way my generation sees Hillary Clinton and the way the millennial generation sees her!! I had been deeply curious about the difference in perspectives and although I now feel I understand a little better, I am still troubled by these differences!!   From Dominique Browning, in the New York Times  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/09/fashion/hillary-clinton-presidential-election.html?_r=0   From Molly Roberts in the National Post, http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/molly-roberts-why-millennials-yawn-as-hillary-clinton-makes-history   I would love to hear your thoughts!! Please share them in the comments section or email me!!

Forty and Other F-words: Mid-Life Musings on the Relevance of Feminism

By - Last updated: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The approach of some personal mile-markers has prompted me to think about feminism, equality, law and social change. And, I am more convinced than ever, as I approach my 40th birthday, that feminism remains relevant, both for me and for the younger woman lawyers coming up behind me.   I’m approaching some milestones this year.  My 40th birthday is approaching at the end of the summer, and my fifteen year law school reunion is coming then too, both of which signal that I’m no longer a “young lawyer”, by any stretch of the imagination. I’m now leaving behind unequivocally the status of being part of the “new generation” of lawyers, with gratitude, and without hesitation. And, at the same time, my children ...

Why We Need More Women in Capital Markets

By - Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016

The following post was written by Warren Thomson Sr EVP & CIO, Manulife and Chairman, Manulife Asset Management and posted by him on linkedin in response to my request for "A little help from my friends!!" I am grateful to Warren for taking the time to respond and for agreeing to share his linkedin post but most of all I am honoured to call him a friend!! As you may have heard, a certain financial industry dinosaur that you all know, still working away on the street, was recently recognized as a Champion of Change by Women in Capital Markets at their annual Gala Dinner in March of this year. While this honour was greatly appreciated, ...