Every woman should have... enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants or needs to.
Every woman should have… something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour.
Every woman should have… a youth she’s content to leave behind.
Every woman should have… a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to retelling it in her old age.
Every woman should have… a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.
Every woman should have… one friend who always makes her laugh, and one who lets her cry.
Every woman should have… a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family.
Every woman should have… eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honoured.
Every woman should have... a feeling of control over her destiny.
Every woman should know… how to fall in love without losing herself.
Every woman should know… how to quit a job, break up with a lover and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
Every woman should know… when to try harder, and when to walk away.
Every woman should know… that she can’t change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents.
Every woman should know… that her childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.
Every woman should know… what she would and wouldn’t do for love or more.
Every woman should know… how to live alone, even if she doesn’t like it.
Every woman should know… whom she can trust, whom she can’t, and why she shouldn’t take it personally.
Every woman should know… where to go – be it to her best friend’s kitchen table or a charming Inn in the woods – when her soul needs soothing.
Every woman should know… what she can and can’t accomplish in a day, a month, and a year.
Quoted from Maya Angelou, these were the closing remarks of Patricia Lovett-Reid’s inspirational speech at today’s When Women Work conference, hosted by Scala Network. #SNwww was held at the Arcadian Court where corporate women of Toronto gathered to identify their current roles in the workplace, exchange war stories, challenges and obstacles faced, and more importantly – share triumphs and tips on how they were achieved.
- Pat Dinsmore, VP Regulatory Affairs of Rogers Cable
- Judy Wolfe, Founder of Consulting Matrix
- Patricia Lovett-Reid, CTV Chief Financial Commentator
- Anne Sutherland, Founder of New Thinking
- Julie Barker-Merz, VP and COO of BMO Life Insurance Company
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. – PLR
The ability to adapt gives you power in the workplace. – JW
Be direct. Ask for forgiveness, not permission. – JW
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire. You will what you imagine. You create what you will. – AS
You are the driver of your life. Is your foot on the gas or on the brake? – PLR
Self worth = net worth? Nope! We’re spending more than we’re earning, trying to keep up with the Joneses… and they’re broke. – PLR
You don’t need to be the best; you just have to do your best. – PLR
Who is going to invest in you if you don’t invest in yourself? Your value is in your hands. – AS
Enjoy what you do; there is no substitute for hard work. – PD
Hone your skills and get recognition inside and outside of the workplace to gain greater exposure in the industry. – PD
Learn to play golf! It will open so many doors and bring about new opportunities and connections! – PD
Building your internal network is instrumental to how you navigate within an organization. –PD
Create balance to achieve success and remember the 5 Fs: Friends, Family, Fitness, Finance & Faith in yourself. – PLR
Brand: a recognized & trustworthy badge; a promise of performance for which there is no substitute. – AS
Don’t work in roles. Work in outcomes! – PLR
Three steps to personal branding: 1. Define yourself 2. Position yourself 3. Market yourself. – AS
If you don’t position yourself, the market positions you – AS