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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.

Before the Flood is a MUST WATCH on Netflix

Last night I watched this documentary: Before the Flood.  It changed me. Whats if every country decided today to simply use solar and wind power and no longer extract oil, gas and coal? It can be done. It MUST be done to save us and this planet.

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I am proud: Canada is a leader in advancing Gender Equality

The Government of Canada under Justin Trudeau has done something amazing for women and our whole society. The report is well worth the read. It says: The knowledge-based economy demands a skilled, adaptable and diversified workforce to support Canada’s competitiveness and prosperity. All Canadians should have the opportunity to make choices about their education based on their

By |March 1st, 2018|Categories: Advancing Women, Diversity strategies, Gender, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on I am proud: Canada is a leader in advancing Gender Equality

Here is my TEDx Talk: Implicit Bias!

Yippeee... I am so excited to share my TEDx talk! The title is: "Implicit Bias: How We Hold Women Back." Please share widely! https://youtu.be/YM1MBSczyzI

Best Talk by Reese Witherspoon

Here is an excerpt from Reese Witherspoon's talk of the year. "I think we are in a culture crisis in every field. In every industry, women are underrepresented and underpaid in leadership positions. Under 5 percent of CEOs of fortune 500 companies are women. Only 19 percent of Congress is women. No wonder we don't have the

I got rave reviews at my recent talk

BRAG ALERT! I gave a talk at the University Women's Club last week. It was a preview of my TEDx talk (that I am giving on Nov 12). I have been getting some flack recently since gender equality is still a bit of a HOT topic. So I was glad to get this positive feedback.

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Events, Gender, Lean Out, Women Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on I got rave reviews at my recent talk

Come to my talk breaking down barriers for women leaders

I am speaking at the IDEAS SALON at the University Women's Club on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 6:30pm. My talk is on how to advance more women into leadership. Please come. Its open to the public and olly $15. Click here to find out more.

By |September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Events, Gender, Glass Ceiling, Ideas & Inspiration|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Come to my talk breaking down barriers for women leaders