Archives by Tag 'women on boards'

Interview with Peter – Advice for Women

By - Last updated: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Today's post is the second of three excerpts from my interview with "Peter" a very successful and senior lawyer at one of Canada's major law firms.  I was thrilled he agreed to be interviewed. I hope you enjoy reading what he has to say and as usual your comments are most welcome!!   I asked Peter if he was advising a young woman who wanted to have a child or children, whether he would say go right ahead, sooner rather later.  I was curious to know whether he felt there was a place today at the professional firms or elsewhere in the corporate world for a woman who takes longer to reach senior executive levels eg become a partner because she has ...

My New Bio

By - 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 ...

Bold Move by Teachers

By - Last updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

In case you missed it,  Ontario Teachers Pension Plan is calling for the OSC to require all public companies to have at least three women on their boards after a transition period (which it suggests setting at 2020) or be delisted.  Teachers says they don't expect any of the voluntary type options which have been suggested for increasing the number of women on boards, for example, "comply or explain"  to have much impact. The link below is to Janet McFarland's article in today's Globe and Mail which provides more detail.   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/companies-should-have-3-women-directors-or-face-delisting-teachers/article14721742/   I love bold moves and I love this one, in particular!! In my mind, this is leadership and demonstrates how a major organization can have an impact on the world in ...

Interview with John Smith

By - Last updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Today's post is the second of three excerpts from my interview with "John Smith." John is a hugely successful participant in the Canadian securities industry and I thought his perspective on a variety of issues would be interesting to consider!! I was thrilled he agreed to be interviewed. I hope you enjoy reading what he has to say and as usual your comments are most welcome!!   I asked John what he thinks accounts for the documented lack of progress by women in the corporate world.   He says: “Oh boy, what accounts for that?  Well it’s probably the predominant thinking that men are better at work than women are but I think that’s being dispelled all the time.  For example, when I go ...