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BC is not measuring up to gender equality

Every year, West Coast LEAF grades BC on how it's meeting its international obligations on women's rights. Every year, for the most part, LEAF has found progress lacking. So, how is BC measuring up on women's equality in 2016? Unfortunately, not a lot has changed. “This year's Report Card is primarily a story of inaction. While BC

By |November 7th, 2016|Categories: Gender, Lawyers, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BC is not measuring up to gender equality

Gender equality is sliding globally

The world is facing an acute misuse of talent by not acting faster to tackle gender inequality, which could put economic growth at risk and deprive economies of the opportunity to develop, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016, which is published today. The report is an annual benchmarking exercise that

By |November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Gender, News, Women Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Gender equality is sliding globally

Femeconomy is a neat way to push gender diversity

There’s a great new website available for those who want to start using their money to do something about the lack of women in leadership. It is called Femeconomy and it offers a simple way to shop for the things you love through a gender lens – by presenting more than 700 brands that meet its criteria

By |October 22nd, 2016|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Ideas & Inspiration, News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Femeconomy is a neat way to push gender diversity

Canadians pay for RCMP harassment culture now what?

  Although I want to celebrate the "win" for all the women in the RCMP who were treated so badly over so many years, its interesting that there is no HUGE apology from RCMP corporate office for MASSIVE mismanagement of each of the hundreds of complaints when they arose. The cost to the public for this non-action

By |October 7th, 2016|Categories: Gender, Lawyers, News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Canadians pay for RCMP harassment culture now what?

Canadian companies have failed at getting women on boards

According to the Olser website: A recent Bloomberg news piece by Natalie Obiko Pearson reviews the current state of gender diversity on corporate boards in Canada. In the article, Pearson cites research from Catalyst as well as from the Canada chapter of the 30% Club which is about to release a white paper revealing that women

By |September 19th, 2016|Categories: Diversity strategies, Gender, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Canadian companies have failed at getting women on boards

How to know when Gender Diversity is the norm

On Thursday, a huge publicly traded US company (Salesforce) announced that it has hired its first-ever chief equality officer. The new hire, former Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard exec Tony Prophet, will be responsible for leading the company’s equality initiatives, which will focus on gender, LGBTQ, and racial equality. He will report directly to chairman and CEO Marc

By |September 17th, 2016|Categories: Diversity strategies, News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How to know when Gender Diversity is the norm