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Advice:How To Climb The Ladder

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, July 4, 2011

This is the final piece of advice from the series "Advice:How to Climb the Ladder" which was written by Janet McFarland as part of the October 2010 series by the Globe and Mail which comprised a number of articles about Women in Power. The component written by Ms McFarland comprised advice from a number of senior Canadian women which I thought was excellent.   The following is from Annette Verschuren, Former President of Home Depot   "I think to young people: Go to other countries. Learn another language. It really doesn't matter what it is, but learn another language whether you want to learn French or German or Mandarin. I think it's really important to learn about other cultures and other societies. You have such a greater ...

Advice:How To Climb The Ladder

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This is another piece of advice from the series "Advice:How to Climb the Ladder" which was written by Janet McFarland as part of the October 2010 series by the Globe and Mail which comprised a number of articles about Women in Power. The component written by Ms McFarland comprised advice from a number of senior Canadian women which I thought was excellent.   The following is from Marilyn McLaren, President & CEO, Manitoba Public Insurance   "I was lucky, in terms of having opportunities, to move across the organization and do different kinds of work. I was in a very operational area and then I got to work in the public affairs area. So understand the extent to which you can move within a large organization and ...

Dish!

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, June 23, 2011

The subtitle of Dish which was written by Barbara Moses is Midlife Women Tell the Truth about Work, Relationships and the Rest of Life.   Moses says the book is populated by many voices. Over the years immediately prior to her writing the book, she received close to a thousand stories from women, including those who responded to an email survey she did, in connection with an article she wrote about why women should fight to express their authentic selves at work. She married these thousand voices to those of thirty women, in their late-thirties to mid-fifties, whom she calls life mentors, insightful, thoughtful, interesting women who she personally selected to be part of the group. And she changed all of their ...

Mary Susanne. Advice

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I asked Mary Susanne what she considered the best advice she had ever been given and what advice she would pass along to another woman. She said: "Well, I would tell this to anybody.  First of all, get a good lawyer and a good accountant.  That's my best advice and I've always followed that.  It's very important to know where you're at financially, all of the time, and it doesn't just mean because I'm in a regulated industry, any industry, so that's what I have.  My brother's my lawyer, and he's wonderful. Originally, I had an investment club when I was back at Wood Gundy, that's a long time ago, and there were a couple of accountants in the club.  ...