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Sponsors and Sponsorship

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

There have been a number of articles in the press recently about the benefits of women having sponsors in terms of their advancement to senior executive positions within their corporations. In case you missed them, I have attached the link to one such article from the Financial Post  http://business.financialpost.com/2011/11/30/key-to-women-entering-the-c-suite-may-just-be-a-hero/   The article and the research and our own experience tells us sponsors are different from mentors.  The referenced article outlines the difference very well. "Unlike mentors, who offer career coaching and advice, sponsors are vocal and influential advocates. Defined by their organizational clout and ability to open doors, they personally lobby for a project or promotion on a proteges behalf. For women, such sponsorship can boost the likelihood of stretch assignments, pay ...

Daily Law of Attraction Quotation

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, November 14, 2011

I have subscribed to the Daily Law of Attraction Quotation at www.abraham-hicks.com. The quotation below really resonated with me. Perhaps, it was a message I needed to hear. Regardless, I thought I would share it with you and share the site with you. It is more woo-woo than most of the things I share with you, so consider yourself warned!!   "You're always getting a perfect vibrational match to what you predominantly give your attention to. But you've got to make the best of it. You've got to vibrate slightly different from where you are if you are going to improve where you are.  You can't keep taking score of where your business is or your relationship is or your body is ...

Interview with Charles. A Male Perspective

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I asked Charles to describe his impression of the difference between the experience of a male and a female in the corporate world. He said: “I’m not quick to distinguish by gender, but my experience is that a male tends to be more uni-dimensional in their approach to a problem whereas a female executive is more likely to consider tangential concerns which are relevant to the decision.  Women tend to have a broader focus taking into account factors like the emotional issues related to a decision and how it may affect other people and relationships and whether there are other business considerations.”   In terms of whether he thinks women face obstacles, difficulties and roadblocks in the corporate world which are different ...

The networking gender gap, and how to bridge it

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, October 14, 2011

Barbara Moses wrote a very interesting article in today's Globe on the differences between the way men and women approach networking.  I have included the link below in case you missed it.   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/barbara-moses/the-networking-gender-gap-and-how-to-bridge-it/article2200195/   And just in case you can't find the time to read the article or read the entire article, I have included the final paragraph here.  I think it provides a great summary and a some words of wisdom which I hope will inspire us to support one another. Here goes:   "So women, take advantage of your networking opportunities. Speak up. Reach out. My research shows that supporting other women's careers is one of the greatest sources  of satisfaction for women at midlife."   I would love to hear what you think!! Please ...