“IT’S HARD TO BE A DIFFICULT WOMAN…”

March 07, 2022 |Sandra Pierce
“..But sometimes you have to step up.” These are the words of Sherry Turkle, from her recent memoir, The Empathy Diaries. Ms. Turkle is a woman with a remarkable and inspiring career, a clinical psychologist, and a thinker about the ethics of technology...
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IS IT JUST THE JANUARY BLUES???

January 28, 2022 |Sandra Pierce
This past Wednesday was Bell’s Let’s Talk Day, one of the largest corporate commitments to mental health in Canada. Eleven years ago Bell started this campaign, where they’d donate 5 cents to mental health organizations every time someone texts, tweets...
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SONDHEIM LOVED A BRASSY BROAD

December 09, 2021 |Sandra Pierce
It was a tough end to November for all of us “Broadway Babies.”(A nod to Follies’ fans!). On November 25, American lyricist and composer, Stephen Sondheim, known for the remarkable range of musicals he wrote and composed from West Side Story to Sweeney...
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SPEAKING UP BEING LOUD

October 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?

July 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

June 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

April 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

March 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

February 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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