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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.

Come to the Women Lawyers Forum on June 12 to learn about gender impact

Join the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Women on Monday June 12 at 6-7:30. I wish I could be there! Sign up here. Here is the blurb: Why is it that men who yell are “passionate” and “powerful”, but women who raise their voices “screech”, “nag”, and “get hysterical”? Why are women criticized for saying “sorry”,

By |June 9th, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Events, Gender, Lawyers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Come to the Women Lawyers Forum on June 12 to learn about gender impact

Dr. Elizabeth Croft a UBC professor and gender expert speaks tonight at WXN

I have seen Elizabeth speak and she knows what she is talking about. She is a tireless advocate for attracting more women into STEM and particularly engineering! It should be a great WXN EVENT on JUNE 8. Click here for more information. https://www.wxnetwork.com/about/about-wxn/  

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Diversity strategies, Gender|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dr. Elizabeth Croft a UBC professor and gender expert speaks tonight at WXN

Come hear me talk about Gender and Mediation on June 15

I am speaking in Victoria next Thursday at the Canadian Bar Association. The topic is gender and mediation. Sign up here. It's at noon and should be fun. Lawyers from ADR, the Women Lawyer's section and young lawyers are all invited!

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Diversity strategies, Gender|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Come hear me talk about Gender and Mediation on June 15

What to say when someone says they REALLY tried to hire a woman

I just got a call from a client. She recently gave a talk on the importance of gender diversity and was faced with a "tough question" from a man in the audience. He said this: "We have tried so hard to promote women in our organisation, but they rarely want the jobs. I guess they just have different priorities or

By |May 26th, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Glass Ceiling|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What to say when someone says they REALLY tried to hire a woman