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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

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

New female premier of Alberta brings in most powerful law

As a lawyer, I know that THE most powerful laws are those guaranteeing democracy. The BIGGEST barrier to democracy is corporate and union and "rich people" funding politicians. This is because in our system you can actually (through media) buy yourself into being elected. This is wrong. Premier Rachel Notley as her first act as leader introduced

By |June 21st, 2015|Categories: Advancing Women, Events, Lawyers, Thought Leaders, Women Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New female premier of Alberta brings in most powerful law

Please provide feedback on my women’s books

It has taken a while but here they are: the titles of my upcoming women's books. Please tell me what you think. they are going to press in the next month. Yippee           Lean Out - Shatter the glass ceiling to success, happiness and work-life balance. This book describes how corporate cultures and

By |June 7th, 2015|Categories: Advancing Women, Books, Gender, Lawyers, Thought Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Please provide feedback on my women’s books

Hostile sexualized environment in military

I just read an article about a new report by a former judge (Marie Deschamps) about the Canadian military. Having done conflict resolution work in "military-type" (or frankly all hierarchical) organizations I can say that hostile and sexualized environments are not rare. What is most important to see is WHY these cultures thrive. It has much to do with POWER

By |May 1st, 2015|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Lawyers, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hostile sexualized environment in military

Harper government holds women back

Here are Joyce Murray's (Member of Parliament) recent words in our Federal legislature: Mr. Speaker, 48 years ago today, Liberal Prime Minister Lester Pearson officially established the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada, based on the concept of equal opportunity for women and men. The royal commission played a major role in defining

By |February 19th, 2015|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Women Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Harper government holds women back