New Books at Page Two: Jean Hough Davey

May 5, 2017
Topics: News

The Only Woman in the Room arrives!It’s always exciting when new books arrive from the printer, and this week we were overjoyed to receive early copies of Jean Hough Davey’s memoir. The Only Woman in the Room is Jean’s story of becoming one of the first women in North America to be licensed as a stockbroker, at a time when women weren’t welcome in the financial world. In candidly recounting her struggles and accomplishments, Jean shares the many lessons she’s learned about how women can—and must—set themselves up for success in every area of their lives, even when the odds are not in their favour.

Here are a few advance reader raves for The Only Woman in the Room:

“A gripping read, sure to inspire every woman to follow her dreams.”
—M.C. Domovitch, author of Scorpio’s Kiss and Scar Tissue

“Jean’s engaging memoir of how she propelled herself forward in life is so relatable. And if you love fashion as both Jean and I do, it’s even better! A really great read.”
—Milli Gould, LL .D. and Founder, Milli Ltd.    

“Both inspirational and disheartening—the story of one woman’s fierce determination to succeed as an investment broker, in an industry dominated by male indifference.”
—Tom Kierans, past president of McLeod Young Weir (later ScotiaMcLeod)     

“Captivating . . . A study in dignity and grit. An inspiring tale of a woman overcoming discrimination, proving courage and resolve can triumph.”
—Arthur Birsh, Chairman of PLAYBILL Magazine