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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

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

Happy Equal Pay Day!

Here is a great article in celebration of equal pay day!: "You’re probably aware that a woman makes about 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. But have you thought about how that missing 21 cents adds up over time and across the country? Here are a few sobering realities to keep in mind

By |April 12th, 2016|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Glass Ceiling|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Happy Equal Pay Day!

How many all male panels can you count!?

This is a great CBC article on the research on all male panels. I wish I had thought of it. It's a great example of how to show the absurdity of a world where women are held back. All Male Panels

Research shows leaders have high EI

I love all the research on the importance of Emotional intelligence (EI). For almost all my life as a lawyer (20 years) I was told that I was too sensitive, should not take things so personally, was too passionate and spent too much time worrying about what other people think. Now that I am a recovering 

By |October 1st, 2013|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Lawyers, Mindfulness, Thought Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Research shows leaders have high EI