Archives by Tag 'wisdom, inspiration and advice'

Letter to My Daughter

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I’m a wife, mother, family member, friend, writer and career woman. I am blessed to have a daughter and son and son-in-law. When Janet Graham and I first met, we conceived the idea of writing a series of letters to my daughter that would distill some of the lessons I’ve learned juggling career and family. While these letters are addressed to Lesley, they are also sent with love to Brian and Greg.   April 11, 2012   Dear Lesley,   I’m so pleased to have your reaction to my first letter. Despite our generation gap, the concerns you raised resonate with my experience. I hadn’t realized that you and your friends are already talking about matters like dual-career families, balancing work and life, making choices about ...

What Next? The Complete Guide To Taking Control of Your Working Life

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, February 10, 2012

This book was originally written by Barbara Moses, PhD in 2003 and was updated in 2009. When it was first published it was heralded as “the ultimate career and life resource for Canadians.”   It is organized in a way which encourages the reader to discover themselves, determine which type of work is right for them, develop strategies for finding this work, overcome career challenges and ensure career success via a variety of techniques and tools all of which are set out in detail. It is intended for people in all stages of their career whether they are starting out, looking for work, facing career challenges, changing direction, moving upward or searching for meaning. The  approach taken by the author offers the reader, in ...

Robin. Advice for Young Women and Working Mothers

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I asked Robin what she considered to be the best advice she had ever been given and what advice she would pass along to a young woman.  She said: “I think we have an advantage as women. I always tell young women that because there are so many more men in business than women, we have an advantage.  Any decent male citizen would want women to get ahead just because of diversity and the fact that there are so few willing to stick it out, the ones who do have an advantage.  It’s that whole story about having kids and women are the only ones that can do it, so you have to respect that and give the woman an ...

Welcome to Walmart!!

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The December issue of the Financial Post Magazine ("FPM") included a great article about the four women who comprise one half of the management team at Walmart Canada. This entity has 85,000 employees and 183 Walmart stores and 146 Supercenters which means by any measure, it's a major Canadian business enterprise.   The women are Shelley Broader CEO, Gale Blank, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Trudy Fahie, CEO and President of Walmart Canada Bank, and Emma Fox, Senior Vice-President of Marketing.  The FPM article tells a little of the story of their lives and how they ended up in their current roles and offers  some comments on leadership, mentorship and sponsorship and includes some great advice from each of them. It is well written ...