Archives by Tag 'working mothers'

Live Drive with John Tory

By - Last updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Last week I had the pleasure to be interviewed by John Tory on his Live Drive program about my book Babes on Bay Street.   John was a generous and gracious host!! I couldn't have asked for a more supportive interviewer. And I am grateful to John for his interest and for spreading the word about Babes on Bay Street a little further afield!! Thank you, John Tory!!   And thank you to his fabulous producer, Lyndsey Vanstone who I hope to profile in the next several weeks. Her path to her current position is an interesting and inspiring one!! Stay tuned!!   Live Drive with John Tory Part 1   Live Drive with John Tory Part 2   I would love to hear what you think of ...

Why Women Should Stop Trying To Be Perfect

By - Last updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A friend forwarded me the link to a great article in The Daily Beast written by Deborah Spar, the President of Barnard College. I have included the link below. The article is fairly long and well worth reading to the very end!   http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/09/23/why-women-should-stop-trying-to-be-perfect.html   I would love you to share your thoughts in the Comments section below!  

Interview with Edward. Challenges and Difficulties

By - Last updated: Friday, August 17, 2012

In terms of whether women face obstacles, difficulties and road blocks in the corporate world which are different from those faced by men, Edward says: “The biggest one is that biologically they happen to be the part of the partnership that bears the children and it’s crazy to say that’s not an enormous factor.  Other than that, depending on the industry, there are still outright biases and discrimination and sexism in our world.  There is. There is even in our organization.  There’s less and less of it but it’s still something you have to contend with.  I believe there are traits displayed by men that are perceived one way and traits displayed by women that are perceived another way.  Looking ...

Interview with Edward. Differences Between the Experiences of a Male and Female in the Corporate World

By - Last updated: Friday, August 10, 2012

Each Friday for the next several weeks, I will be posting different parts of my interview with "Edward," a highly successful senior executive currently working in the financial services industry. I believe his perspective is interesting and worthy of consideration. As usual, I would love to hear what you think! Please share  your comments in the Comments section below.   I asked Edward to describe his impression of the difference between the experience of a male and female in the corporate world or financial services industry.   Edward says: “It’s difficult for me to describe the experience of a female executive. Years ago, I got to sit in on some women’s committee meetings at my former institution and somebody asked what I was doing ...