SPEAKING UP BEING LOUD

Oct 21, 2021 |Sandra Pierce
I was looking forward to curling up this past weekend with two recently published books from two powerhouse women: “Nothing But The Truth – A Memoir”, by one of Canada’s top criminal lawyers, Marie Henein, and “My Life in Full, Work, Family and our Future”...
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Are You a Woman Who's in Control of Her Finances?

Jul 23, 2021 |Sandra Pierce
Three years ago I had the pleasure of meeting award-winning journalist Tina Brown. An incredibly accomplished woman and past editor in chief of Vanity Fair, she founded The Women in The World Summits that brought together other incredibly strong, powerful...
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THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

Jun 16, 2021 |Sandra Pierce
Many have opined about tennis player Naomi Osaka’s treatment by The French Open. Days before the tournament began, she surprised the tennis world by declaring she’d no longer do press conferences, citing the effects of reporters’ questions on her mental...
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IMPOSTER SYNDROME? THINK AGAIN!

May 28, 2021 |Sandra Pierce
A recent conversation with a young friend, who was wondering whether she was any good as a lawyer, as she lacked (unwarranted) confidence in her legal skills, led me to share one of my most important life lessons. Many years ago, while still in therapy...
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MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE

Apr 20, 2021 |Sandra Pierce
LinkedIn recently released their annual research report analyzing the top skills needed in business today. Creativity, they reported, topped their list of in-demand “soft skills” needed for a post-pandemic economy. I hate the term soft skills. It’s my...
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NO CHEERS FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Mar 19, 2021 |Sandra Pierce
NO CHEERS FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WARNING: This blog is a bit of an angry rant. And it could get you down. So you might want to skip it. I won’t be offended. But I truly believe it deals with the reality of the ongoing challenges for women in today’s...
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I'M NOT DONE YET

Feb 05, 2021 |Sandra Pierce
I’M NOT DONE YET Women have had to deal with stigmas and judgments throughout their lives. The woman who decides not to have kids: How selfish of her! If she wants to have children as well as a career: Something is going to suffer! Or, she is a workaholic...
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Retirement - Now? or Never?

Dec 15, 2020 |Sandra Pierce
It began in my mid-50s, when first confronted with the question, “When are you going to retire?” My initial reaction was to be insulted, wondering if I really look “that old”?!?!? I’ve never lied about my age. I have no problem saying I’m 63. Actually...
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"NORMAL RETIREMENT"- NO LONGER NORMAL FOR ALL OF US

Oct 09, 2020 |Sandra Pierce
IN 1965, ANDRÉ-FRANÇOIS RAFFRAY, a 47-year-old lawyer in southern France, made the deal of a lifetime. Charmed by an apartment in Arles, he persuaded the widow living there that if he paid her 2,500 francs (then about $500) a month until she died, she...
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT RBG

Sep 21, 2020 |Sandra Pierce
Lou Grant: You know, Mary, you've got spunk. Mary Richards: Why, thank you, Mr. Grant. Lou Grant: I hate spunk. .....The Mary Tyler Moore Show Ruth Bader Ginsburg had spunk! "I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their...
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