Category Archives: Women

5 Mentoring tips for women, revisited

This is a topic for which I have quite a lot of passion. It turns out that I wrote this blog post more than 10 years ago, and yet very little has changed. At the very least, not enough has … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day and some reflections on where we’re at

I’ve had my concerns lately, but still I wasn’t prepared for quite such a dire warning from the UN, as reported in The Guardian on March 6. Global progress on women’s rights is “vanishing before our eyes”, the secretary general … Continue reading

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How much have things changed in 40 years?

Going through our stacks of books as we decide which ones might be candidates for our February decluttering, I keep coming across books that I haven’t looked at for a (very) long time but know that I (must) have kept … Continue reading

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Who’s your hero?

This past weekend, while I was sticking to indoor activities as Mother Nature reminded us just how cold she could make it go outside (-44C/-47F with wind chill), I came across something in Todd Fulginiti’s blog called Who’s on Your … Continue reading

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Women in Leadership Roles, tell me we’re making real progress … please

That may seem like a strange plea for me to make, especially on the same day that Nancy Pelosi delivers a gracious speech to Congress in announcing that she is stepping down after 20 years in her Democratic leadership role. … Continue reading

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Women, confidence, and salary negotiations

Salary negotiations, what’s that?  A headline in Toronto’s Globe and Mail the other day reminded me of my own history in salary negotiations: What Young Women Need to Know About Salary Negotiations.   On the very same morning that I … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: appreciation, but no glorification, please!

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there and all others who play a significant mothering/nurturing/supporting role for children, especially young children. Well, and especially teenagers, too! My husband and I have been blessed in the mother department. Both our … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: thoughts for women only

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