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About Maureen Fitzgerald

Maureen F. Fitzgerald, PhD is a Gender Diversity Advisor, xLawyer and Author. She consults to corporations and governments on how to advance women and specifically attract, retain and promote women. Maureen is author of twelve books, including Occupy Women, Lean Out and Invite the Bully to Tea. She has a business degree (BComm) from the University of Alberta, a law degree (JD) from the University of Western Ontario, a master’s degree in law (LLM) with distinction from the London School of Economics and a doctorate degree (PhD) from the University of British Columbia.

A new tool to measure gender stereotypes in movies

I love ratings tools. They are not just for parents, but for everyone to notice how many sexist movies exist. Good for Common Sense Media! Here is an excerpt of an article from the New York Times. “Thirty-two years ago, the cartoonist Alison Bechdel proposed a test to determine whether a movie portrayed girls and women as

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Diversity strategies, Gender, Ideas & Inspiration|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A new tool to measure gender stereotypes in movies

Five Things Feminist Dads Do

While more dads adopt the banner of feminism, what does that really mean? Here are five things that every feminist dad does:  He is a true life partner. A feminist dad sees himself as equal to his spouse. He does not fall for either the “homemaker” or “sole breadwinner” stereotypes. He does not think that women

By |June 18th, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Men, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five Things Feminist Dads Do

Best article so far on Wonder Woman

Here is my favorite article so far on Wonder Women. It is titled: “I expected to like Wonder Woman. I didn’t expect it to be such a relief.” By Caroline Framke Here is an excerpt:“Wonder Woman isn’t just a good superhero movie. It’s a great example of how filmmakers don’t have to resort to the usual

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A great speech on Gender Equality in Canada

Here is a great speech by Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner, Canadian Human Rights Commission: “Continuing the Conversation – Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Canada” Keynote Address International Women’s Day Celebration, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario, Gender Equality in Canada CHRChttp://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/eng/node/2069

By |July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Advancing Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A great speech on Gender Equality in Canada

Why can’t men see gender inequality?

This article asks: Are men stupid or ignorant? Men definitely need to be educated about bias and discrimination to be able to see it. Here is an excerpt: “Many intelligent men have a hard time stomaching the idea that the world of work still isn’t fair. Not long ago, I was one of them. Some men

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