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Empathy Rising

I enjoy getting to work early so for years I’ve woken at 5 am to get my endurance training in before I turn into a professional. That all changed in Honduras early January when I fell off a dock onto a lower dock then into the ocean badly breaking my wrist.

It could’ve been much worse, I was lucky. Back in Canada, a surgeon put my bones back together with a metal plate and 7 screws, now I was getting up early just to do one armed life. …


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The Most Negative Word in the World

I have taken a break for the last month, partly because my body was rebelling, partly because I needed one and mostly because I’ve been telling myself for quite a while that I wanted one. For 4+ years straight I’ve gone from one increasingly challenging goal to the next. The break wasn’t everything I thought it would be. I’ve changed. I’m not the same person I was before I started this journey. I got bored in 40 days.

I’ve been asked many times what continues to motivate me. I have also been asked when I’m going to return to normal life. Even one of my own children asked me why I didn’t just want to relax and enjoy getting older. …


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There seems no end to the learning around biases and barriers affecting women’s entry into less traditional fields of business. For this reason, over the last year, I have placed an extensive focus on championing women within my role at one of North America’s biggest banks.

It reminds me of a quote from prolific composer Michel Legrand, “The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.

Being a woman, is not enough to understand the issue. We need to educate ourselves, stand up for each other, listen, work together and promote change for both women and men. Real change for women will require us to help make it more acceptable for men to hold less traditional roles. …

About

KarenGeterdone

Positive Lifer, Mountaineer, Fundraiser, Marathoner, Duathlete, Mom to 4, Champion of Women in STEM, Blogger, Author and celebrating my 50’s #57rising

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