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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

The nail in Hillary’s coffin was untrustworthiness!

This great article describes how I feel. A must read by Toronto lawyer Marie Henein. “It is the reaction to Ms. Clinton that shook me to my core – watching her struggle to be "relatable." To be cuddly. To assure the world that she was a good mom and grandma. To twist and contort herself out of shape. Her

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Gender, Glass Ceiling, Lawyers, Thought Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The nail in Hillary’s coffin was untrustworthiness!

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