Tuesday, March 20th
Why it's important to support other women: I have a (fabulous) daughter so I feel a responsibility to support young women in particular. I think it is necessary for people to support people period. But, when you have shared experiences, I think it even is more important. So the fact that as a woman, you will share with others like experiences, is one of the gifts we can give one another. Women learn by stories, talking and sharing.
Why Judy rocks: I am on the Board of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Young Women in Business, (SBBC and Nurse Next Door too) as well as a number of other private businesses – most of which have women Founders. I spend at least 5 hours each week mentoring women – and have been lucky enough to see many start and grow fabulous businesses, or soar in the professional careers.
Recommends: I have to recommend FWE and YWiB, but there are so many organizations in Vancouver that support women and all are worth while and wonderful (PWN, YES!, MomCafe, to name a few).
Words to live by: My favourite quotes change but the one I think rings true, and is difficult to accept, especially for woman, as we feel we need to get it right it is: “Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions” (Men don't seem to dwell on their bad decisions as much!)