Archives by Tag 'women'

Women Supporting Women

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, April 4, 2008

Women seem to resist supporting one another, in so many ways!! I am reminded of this every day, watching the US election campaign. We judge each other harshly and are quick to criticize one another. What is this all about? Where does it get us? What satisfaction does it provide? And where would we be, if this was not the case? Women feel excluded from the informal groups of their male colleagues but don't seem to trust or value one another enough to establish their own informal networks. What would happen, if women made the choice to support one another? What would happen if we stepped up just 50% of the time? And I mean real support,eg retaining female lawyers, financial advisors and ...

I am a Feminist!!

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, April 4, 2008

I am a feminist!! There I said it!! Let's face it, for many, it's the real "f" word!! For me, declaring myself to be a feminist simply means I believe in equal rights and opportunities for all, regardless of sex, race, politics etc. What makes this belief so scary or offensive or so hard to acknowledge!!

Gloria Steinem: An Inspiration

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, April 4, 2008

When asked the question "Who would you like to have dinner with, if you could invite anyone to join you?" I said I would love to have dinner with Gloria Steinem. I find her profoundly inspirational!!! I have seen her speak on several occasions and each time she has walked on stage, the largely female adudience has risen to their feet in a spontaneous and prolonged standing ovation. I believe they are applauding her courage and determination, her willingness to fight for the rights of all women! On each occasion, she has encourgaged the women in the audience to perform an outrageous act, every day!! And I must say, this idea has always appealed to me!! And she suggests women get together in ...

What is a duffleflucker? Nobody warned me; men can’t multi-task!

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Saturday, March 8, 2008

I coined this term last Christmas. I felt like I was running around doing 8 million things every day and my husband (who has one person on his list for whom to shop) let me know he didn't care for Christmas; it was so stressful!! So many things to do, so many people to keep happy, so many gifts to buy (and no idea what to buy!) And I lost it!! I told him he might start by paying attention to what people seem to like and buying it for them. I promised they would be blown away by the thoughtfulness, whether the gift was perfect or not. But I digress! And I really blew it when I asked him ...