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From My Inbox: April 10, 2023 Edition

By January 12, 2024No Comments
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I’m Canadian. Canada, a country known for hockey, healthcare, peacekeeping, poutine, pineapple pizza and apologizing. Saying sorry is engrained in my true north strong & free DNA – so imagine the shock to the core of my 57 year-old being when I spotted the headline Want Power? Stop Saying ‘Sorry’ So Much. (WSJ).

Sorry, I want to be considerate AND not deplete my power.

3 Takeaways from the article:

  1. Remember it is not your responsibility to apologize for things out of your control
  2. Be aware of how others respond when you use words of contrition
  3. Don’t underestimate the power of a kind word

While I’m on the topic of Canada, read Buffy Sainte-Marie: ‘I didn’t know I was ahead of the pack at the time’ (Guardian) and listen The indigenous singer-songwriter who was ahead of her time (BBC Outlook).

From my inbox:

  • April 13 The Female Quotient gathers for Women and Wealth: Moving Forward on Financial Inclusion for US Women. Join them for a virtual conversation around women and wealth.
  • The next Mint Hill (that’s near Charlotte, folks!) Women’s Networking Breakfastis Thursday, April 20th, 8:30am-10am Mint Hill Chamber Office.
  • April 25 join Synastry Capital for BOOKED! Authors to Know Right Now. The featured authors in this (free) virtual conversation are – Pooja Lakshmin, author of Real Self-Care A Transformative Program for Redefining Wellness + Sabia Wade, author of Birthing Liberation How Reproductive Justice Can Set Us Free + Ruby Warrington, author of Women Without Kids: The Revolutionary Rise of an Unsung Sisterhood
  • Oh Canada! Launch Academy is bringing back its Product Hunt Meetups! Join them for their next edition of Product Hunt Vancouver on Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30 pm in SFU Venture Labs. + Read why Launch Academy founder Ray Walia thinks Canada is a great place for startup founders to build businesses.
  • April 28 head to Luminary for a private screening and talkback with the directors of Judy Blume Forever, Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok, followed by a panel discussion – aptly named “Menopause Needs Our Margaret” featuring Omi Burney-Scott, Tamsen Fadal, Dr. Sharon Malone, Stacy London and Jennifer Weiss-Wolf.
  • April 28 is also the deadline to apply for a Halcyon Fellowship. Halcyon Fellowships equip MVP-stage impact-driven founders.
  • Anxious about an upcoming presentation / meeting / performance review? Transform your relationship with fear – with the help of a (free) video series created by Tara Brach, PhD and the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.

Now more reads…and listens from my inbox:

???? Careful with the good intentions you’re pouring into programmatic efforts to advance women at work. A study published in the Journal Management Science suggests that key aspects of sponsorship actually benefit men more than women…more specifically, sponsorship may serve to boost the confidence of low-ability men. (HBR)

“The workplace is still designed for people where work is the number-one priority all the time”

???? Can You Get Ahead and Still Have a Life? Younger Women Are Trying to Find Out (WSJ)

???? Aging, if you’re lucky you will experience every wrinkle, ache and injustice that comes with getting older…and frankly, it’s time to shift attitudes towards this inevitable human condition. Old Not Other (Aeon)

???? More Proof That Money Can Buy Happiness (or a Life with Less Stress) (HBR)

???? How’s your sleep hygiene? How to sleep well again (Psyche)

???? Nab 5 key insights in this book bite from The Power Of Wonder (The Next Big Idea Club)

???? From the Voice Is podcast STYLE with Elsa Isaac: Chucking fashion “rules”, wearing transformation, and the power of matching your insides to your outsides

“…while women are exhausted and disappointed, they have not given up. They have simply given up on the illusion of external support.”

???? The State of Women Report (The Skimm)

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking Expert + Career Transformation Coach + Author + Speaker, Kelly Hoey looks at "networking" through a new, modern, fresh lens, offering you (who are pursuing and perhaps struggling with your big ambitions), advice on how to connect for success in a hyper-connected world that is woefully short in its attention span. Her network-building advice is relatable, instilling confidence with actionable insights and practical information.