Women’s History Month: Do You Know These 7 Women of Power

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month: Do You Know These 7 Women of Power In continuing with the Women’s History Month series, I have been publishing interviews since 2004, first in my newsletter, Ambeck Edge, and now on The Invisible Mentor blog. Along the way, I have interviewed many interesting women who are going places with their career. Although many of them have now changed jobs or even careers, their advice is timeless and worth reading. One of the things that I am noticing, is that many of the senior level women I know are very savvy in managing their careers and are very good at figuring out when it’s time to move on. There are many nuggets … [Read more...]

Women’s History Month: 10 Books by Women You Should Consider Reading

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month: 10 Books by Women You Should Consider Reading March is celebrated as Women's History Month, so I have pulled some books that I read and enjoyed that were written by women from the archives. The books are very different, but each is a work of art. These 10 books you should consider reading. Let me know how many of these 10 books you have read! Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, Book Review:  In Jamaica Inn, after her mother dies, Mary makes the journey to her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss Merlyn. While on the journey, Mary learns that people don’t think highly of her Uncle Joss, and in fact, he’s despised by his … [Read more...]

Women’s History Month: Women Who Changed the World

Women Who Changed the World

Women’s History Month: Women Who Changed the World March is Women’s History Month, how do you celebrate it? I often review books written by women and write mini biographies of women who have changed the world. For this year, I am going to dive into my archives and feature some of these women, who worked tirelessly to make it better for other women. There are many younger, female readers of this blog who may not know how women from another era changed the world so they have the rights and freedoms they now have. Learn from these nine women who changed the world. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abolitionist and Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin: … [Read more...]

Samuel Beckett Book Recommendations: More Books for Your Personal Library

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett Book Recommendations: More Books for Your Personal Library This blog post was inspired by Open Culture’s, “The Books Samuel Beckett Read and Really Liked (1941-1956).” Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot (Eng rev): A Tragicomedy in Two Acts and Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, which is on my list of books to read this year. Beckett became somewhat of a recluse and the list below are the books he read with his notes (Please see Open Culture’s post). He really enjoyed JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, a book I found quite depressing. The one thing I would like to say is to give yourself permission not … [Read more...]

Interview with Sophie Kroesen, 2nd VP, Toronto Occasional Teacher

Sophie Kroesen

Interview with Sophie Kroesen, 2nd VP, Toronto Occasional Teacher  Invisible Mentor: Sophie Kroesen Company Name: Toronto Occasional Teacher, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Website: http://www.etfo-torots.org/  Part One: Introduction Avil Beckford: In a couple of sentences, tell me a little bit about yourself. Sophie Kroesen: I am a pretty happy, outgoing person. I enjoy being with, and meeting new people. I also enjoy the new situation that I’m in, which is organizing professional learning workshops for our members. Avil Beckford: When you say “our members”, could you tell the audience who “our members” … [Read more...]