gender diversity

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 …

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Massive gender pay gap for women in finance

Did someone say that women suffer no discrimination?? Here is a great article from Fortune dispelling this myth. Here is a quote: “The bank revealed that it pays female employees in the U.K. an average of 56% less than their male colleagues, a disparity that widens to 72% when year-end bonuses are factored in. A significant factor: …

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Best Solutions to the Gender Gap by PwC!

Must read. I just saw the new report on gender equality published by PwC. Its called Time to Talk: What Has to Change for Women at Work. It suggests three actions: Transparency around pay and promotion; Strategic support for women including sponsoring women; and a new model for work-life balance that includes parenting time, re-entry programs …

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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 …

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New Report shows Women’s Leader Gap as big as Ever

A new report by Deloitte Report shows women’s leadership gap remains. Here are some of the findings. Women hold 15 percent of board seats worldwide, a slight increase from 2015. Organizations with women in the top leadership positions have almost double the number of board seats held by women. Women hold only 4 percent of CEO and …

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A new tool to measure gender stereotypes in movies

I love ratings tools. They are not just for parents, but for everyone to notice how many sexist movies exist. Good for Common Sense Media! Here is an excerpt of an article from the New York Times. “Thirty-two years ago, the cartoonist Alison Bechdel proposed a test to determine whether a movie portrayed girls and women as …

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