Archives by Tag 'working mothers'

Forty and Other F-words: Mid-Life Musings on the Relevance of Feminism

By - Last updated: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The approach of some personal mile-markers has prompted me to think about feminism, equality, law and social change. And, I am more convinced than ever, as I approach my 40th birthday, that feminism remains relevant, both for me and for the younger woman lawyers coming up behind me.   I’m approaching some milestones this year.  My 40th birthday is approaching at the end of the summer, and my fifteen year law school reunion is coming then too, both of which signal that I’m no longer a “young lawyer”, by any stretch of the imagination. I’m now leaving behind unequivocally the status of being part of the “new generation” of lawyers, with gratitude, and without hesitation. And, at the same time, my children ...

Why We Need More Women in Capital Markets

By - Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016

The following post was written by Warren Thomson Sr EVP & CIO, Manulife and Chairman, Manulife Asset Management and posted by him on linkedin in response to my request for "A little help from my friends!!" I am grateful to Warren for taking the time to respond and for agreeing to share his linkedin post but most of all I am honoured to call him a friend!! As you may have heard, a certain financial industry dinosaur that you all know, still working away on the street, was recently recognized as a Champion of Change by Women in Capital Markets at their annual Gala Dinner in March of this year. While this honour was greatly appreciated, ...

A little help from my friends!!

By - Last updated: Friday, May 20, 2016

Good morning!!   I am working on a very special (and for me fun and exciting!!) new “Babes” project and I need a little help from my friends!!   I am interested in hearing from women working on Bay Street (broadly defined) today about their work experiences. I am curious to know in what ways the “Bay Street” experience has changed over the years and how it has stayed the same, from the perspective of women who are working there today. Does their experience today reflect my experience and the experiences of the “Babes on Bay Street” or is it different? If so, how so?   If you would be prepared to talk to me, I would be very appreciative!! You can reach me by sending ...

Inspired and Inspiring – Diane Von Furstenberg

By - Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

"Now, in my 60s, I know I have less time ahead and want to enjoy as much as possible. I'm grateful I never thought of myself as beautiful when I was young. We all fade somewhat as time goes on. Women who rely on their beauty can feel invisible later in life. It's sad, for I feel in the latter part of your life you should feel fulfilled, not defeated. Youth is wonderful; it's exciting because it is the beginning of life. But it is essential to learn from the past and look into the future without resentment. In my older face, I see my life. Every wrinkle, every smile line, every age spot. There is a saying that with age, you look ...