Successful Professional Women of the Americas
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Successful Professional Women of the Americas

From Polar Winds to Tropical Breezes

Betty Jane Punnett, Jo Ann Duffy, Suzy Fox, Ann Gregory, Terri R. Lituchy, Silvia Inés Monserrat, Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan and Neusa Maria Bastos F. Santos

This accessible and original book relates the fascinating story of successful women across the Americas: women who are managers, business owners, university professors and administrators, doctors, lawyers and government ministers.
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Chapter 7: Successful Women in the Polar Winds of Canada

Betty Jane Punnett, Jo Ann Duffy, Suzy Fox, Ann Gregory, Terri R. Lituchy, Silvia Inés Monserrat, Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan and Neusa Maria Bastos F. Santos

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Terri R. Lituchy, Ann Gregory, Joan Dewling and Robert Oppenheimer Canada, the country of ‘polar winds’, is the northernmost country in our study. The ten provinces and three territories span the northern portion of North America from ocean to ocean to ocean (the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific). Although Canada is the second largest country in the world, 90 per cent of its 32.5 million people live within 100 miles of the US border. Here are some voices of successful Canadian women. I do think I’m successful. I do something I love every day. Not everyone enjoys that luxury. I have earned the respect of my peers and I’m happy with my professional growth. Also, I am proud of what I’ve accomplished though it’s only the beginning of a long journey. Somehow in business I land on my feet. I don’t know how or why but I do – at the end of the day, I might understand why. It is interesting with a whole background in arts I made it. Yes, I have a long marriage, I have happy children, successful children, I earn a good living, I travel and am well educated. I am still learning, when I have decisions to make, I make them. As shown in these quotes, the Canadian women thought they were successful in their careers as well as their lives. Before we go into the details of the study conducted in Canada, the following provides a brief description of Canada, its culture and its...

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