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Come hear me speak at the CBA June 14, 2018

Canadian Bar Association – Public Sector Lawyers Meeting Topic:  Gender Equality in the Workplace Speakers:  Dr. Maureen Fitzgerald, Gender Diversity Advisor, Former Lawyer and Author Anne Nickerson, Director of the City of Vancouver's Equal Employment Opportunity Program Date:  Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Pacific Time) Locations:  Vancouver: Community Legal Assistance Association at Suite

By |June 7th, 2018|Categories: Advancing Women, Diversity strategies, Events, Gender|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Come hear me speak at the CBA June 14, 2018

It took 13 years for discrimination case shame on lawyers

2300 women sue financial sector giant! Read this article in Bloomberg. "Gender discrimination case against Goldman Sachs has finally won class-action status. Three plaintiffs will represent as many as 2,300 current and former employees at the company who believe they have been treated unfairly because of their gender. This Bloomberg piece dives into the backstory of one of

By |May 4th, 2018|Categories: Gender, Glass Ceiling, News, Women Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on It took 13 years for discrimination case shame on lawyers

Come to the Women Lawyers Forum on June 12 to learn about gender impact

Join the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Women on Monday June 12 at 6-7:30. I wish I could be there! Sign up here. Here is the blurb: Why is it that men who yell are “passionate” and “powerful”, but women who raise their voices “screech”, “nag”, and “get hysterical”? Why are women criticized for saying “sorry”,

By |June 9th, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Events, Gender, Lawyers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Come to the Women Lawyers Forum on June 12 to learn about gender impact

Come hear me talk about Gender and Mediation on June 15

I am speaking in Victoria next Thursday at the Canadian Bar Association. The topic is gender and mediation. Sign up here. It's at noon and should be fun. Lawyers from ADR, the Women Lawyer's section and young lawyers are all invited!

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Diversity strategies, Gender|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Come hear me talk about Gender and Mediation on June 15

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

MUST WATCH Ashley Judd’s TED talk

In 20 minutes Ashley Judd describes the horrors of online misogyny and asks men and particularly the tech industry to stop sexist behaviour (especially in creating violent misogynist games for boys). Immediately. As she says, online hateful word are HATE CRIMES against women and should be treated as such.  My question is: Where are the MOTHERS and