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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?

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

Best Talk by Reese Witherspoon

Here is an excerpt from Reese Witherspoon's talk of the year. "I think we are in a culture crisis in every field. In every industry, women are underrepresented and underpaid in leadership positions. Under 5 percent of CEOs of fortune 500 companies are women. Only 19 percent of Congress is women. No wonder we don't have the

Come to my talk breaking down barriers for women leaders

I am speaking at the IDEAS SALON at the University Women's Club on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 6:30pm. My talk is on how to advance more women into leadership. Please come. Its open to the public and olly $15. Click here to find out more.

By |September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Events, Gender, Glass Ceiling, Ideas & Inspiration|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Come to my talk breaking down barriers for women leaders