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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

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?

Four WRONG stereotypes lead to women getting less money

Here is a great article in HBR on why women entrepreneurs tend to get less funding. Four harmful stereotypes were identified (and disproved): Women are cautious; women are reluctant to grow their businesses; women don't have resources and women's ventures under-perform. All are false. We need to challenge these assumptions AND ALSO a much deeper biases that

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Glass Ceiling, News, Women Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Four WRONG stereotypes lead to women getting less money

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

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