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Top ten things for Fathers to NEVER do

As Father’s Day approaches, dads are in the spotlight. They are celebrated for being great dads, but what does that mean to a daughter? As a gender expert here are my top ten things for dads to avoid when trying to raise strong girls: Don’t let your wife do all the housework. Watch the chores

By |June 19th, 2016|Categories: Ideas & Inspiration|Comments Off on Top ten things for Fathers to NEVER do

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

By |May 26th, 2016|Categories: Ideas & Inspiration|Tags: , |Comments Off on Why can’t men see gender inequality?

Research shows adding one woman candidate can reduce implicit bias

One women candidate is not enough Here is an excerpt from this recent research suggesting if we simply add women to the  "pool" we can shift gender bais! Cool.  "Despite the ever-growing business case for diversity, roughly 85% of board members and executives are white men. This doesn’t mean that companies haven’t tried to change. Many have

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: Advancing Women, Diversity strategies, Gender, Ideas & Inspiration|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Research shows adding one woman candidate can reduce implicit bias

We need a national women’s group in Canada now

We need a new National Women’s Group. In Canada. Now. In 2001 our federal government closed the most important organization for the advancement of women in Canada. For 30 years the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) (founded in 1972) played a unifying role for the feminist movement in Canada. Its strength was in

By |May 5th, 2016|Categories: Gender, Ideas & Inspiration, Occupy Women, Women Leaders|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on We need a national women’s group in Canada now

Great campaign to get women 50/50 in power positions

This is nothing short of brilliant. I am going to try to talk Equal Voice Canada in doing a similar things.Women 50 50 The campaign for at least 50% representation of women in our Parliament, in our councils and on public boards