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New Report shows Women’s Leader Gap as big as Ever

A new report by Deloitte Report shows women's leadership gap remains. Here are some of the findings. Women hold 15 percent of board seats worldwide, a slight increase from 2015. Organizations with women in the top leadership positions have almost double the number of board seats held by women. Women hold only 4 percent of CEO and

By |July 7th, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Glass Ceiling, Women Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New Report shows Women’s Leader Gap as big as Ever

Silicon Valley men getting away with anything is called privilege

This week has been a gender disaster zone in Silicon Valley. Three powerful men quit and several offered applogies for their sexist behaviour. Sadly the IT culture underbelly is not pretty. I think the most important thing to loom at is how power is maintained by a handful of men (not just why they abuse it). Venture Capitalist are the source of

By |July 7th, 2017|Categories: Gender, Glass Ceiling, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Silicon Valley men getting away with anything is called privilege

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

Why Women REALLY LEAVE Great Jobs and UBER

This week Susan Fowler an UBER engineer wrote an article describing the sexism she encountered over a year working at UBER. Her situation VERY familiar and one that needs to be told MUCH more often. Since so few people think this happens  I am collecting personal stories from professional women about WHY THEY LEFT  a great job or

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Glass Ceiling|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Why Women REALLY LEAVE Great Jobs and UBER

The nail in Hillary’s coffin was untrustworthiness!

This great article describes how I feel. A must read by Toronto lawyer Marie Henein. “It is the reaction to Ms. Clinton that shook me to my core – watching her struggle to be "relatable." To be cuddly. To assure the world that she was a good mom and grandma. To twist and contort herself out of shape. Her

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Gender, Glass Ceiling, Lawyers, Thought Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The nail in Hillary’s coffin was untrustworthiness!