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Are your training materials sexist?

I just found out that a big Canadian bank is training all of its employees by a UK company. The UK facilitator gave a free book to all participants called The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters. The book includes some fairly absurd ideas about how humans think. Worst of all , it is sexist. For

By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Women Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Are your training materials sexist?

Here is my TEDx Talk: Implicit Bias!

Yippeee... I am so excited to share my TEDx talk! The title is: "Implicit Bias: How We Hold Women Back." Please share widely! https://youtu.be/YM1MBSczyzI

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

We blame women CEOs but not men CEOs

Here is a great article: When a company is in trouble, the buck stops with the CEO, right? Not necessarily. According to a new study, 80% of press reports about female CEOs involved in a crisis cited the chief as the source of the problem. But when a man was at the helm, only 31%

By |October 28th, 2016|Categories: Gender, Glass Ceiling, Women Leaders|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on We blame women CEOs but not men CEOs

The Hillary Phenomenon: Lawyer uncovers research on why we don’t like Hillary

PRESS RELEASE: VANCOUVER, CANADA, October 6, 2016 – Maureen F. Fitzgerald, PhD, a gender diversity advisor and former lawyer shines a clear light on why so many people don’t like Hillary Clinton. It has nothing to do with her as a person or even her politics, but rather our entire culture that often sees women as second class

By |October 4th, 2016|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Glass Ceiling, Lawyers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Hillary Phenomenon: Lawyer uncovers research on why we don’t like Hillary