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Inspired and Inspiring – Michelle Obama

By Janet Graham - 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

Inspired and Inspiring – Billy Crystal pays tribute to his “Big Brother” Muhammad Ali

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, June 17, 2016

I loved Billy Crystal's tribute to Muhammad Ali at Ali's recent funeral. I found it incredibly loving and very inspiring.....well worth watching whether you know anything about Ali or the sport of boxing. You will find it by following the link below.   http://www.sportsnet.ca/more/billy-crystal-says-goodbye-big-brother-ali/   Please let  me know what you think!!

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

By Janet Graham - 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 Janet Graham - 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, ...