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Interview with Jane – Advice for Women Working in Male Dominated Environments

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I asked Jane whether she had any advice for women who are working in male dominated environments.   Jane says: “I would say work your hardest and make sure you’re doing your homework coming into meetings.  I’ve not run into it too often where there’s a male bias where they think that you’re not qualified or anything like that.  I would say work your hardest and if you decide to have children, or even if you’re not having children, keep your professional and personal lives separate.  A lot of times when people bring all their personal stuff into work it causes doubts in managers and they start second-guessing and wondering whether or not they’re going to be reliable.  Something I’ve always done ...

Taking Chances!!

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bev Morris is the proprietor of Churchill's Fine Gourmet Gifts and so much more!!   I am a member of her book club and so received the note she sent out to her BBC (best book club) friends. I asked for her permission to share it with you and she agreed.   "Happy New Year to my BBC (best book club) friends!   Really looking forward to spring and book discussions. I just turned 65 (yay! senior's discount) and have been reflecting a lot on the last 10 years. I'm sending my thoughts on "taking chances" in the attachment. I have been profoundly surprised at myself. I wish you, all the best, in taking chances whatever they may be."   I have admired Bev Morris ...

Women Matter

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014

  Since 2007, McKinsey & Company has published Women Matter, a series which analyzes the state of diversity in the top management of corporations. In January 2014, they released Women Matter 2013 "Gender diversity in top management: Moving corporate culture, moving boundaries."   For me, the highlights of the survey results are:   Female executives are ambitious and sure of their own abilities to become top managers, though they are less confident that their companies' cultures can support their rise. Cultural factors at work are more than twice as likely as individual factors to link to women's confidence that they can reach top management. Culture has a critical role to play in either supporting or hindering efforts to advance diversity. At the individual level, female respondents report ...

My New Bio

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I have added a brief version of my new one page bio in the Ask a Babe section. Please check it out!!   I have included the lengthier version of my bio below, so you can check me out in all my glory!! You see I want you and the rest of the world to know my qualifications, so you can help me achieve one of my objectives.  At this time, I have the capacity for another corporate directorship and believe I am well qualified to sit on the board of a large and complex organization and feel my timing might be perfect given the “pressures” in the marketplace today!!  I know you are all out and about in the world and ...