gender equity

Come learn how to use your VOTE for equality

Come join Women Transforming Cities on June 24!  A women-friendly forum is being held in Vancouver to bring together diverse women with civic leadership to share their experiences and inspiration. We will explore opportunities and barriers to women’s political participation in Vancouver and discuss issues facing women and girls that you want municipal candidates to address this …

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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 …

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Women Journalists win Pulitzer and Create Movement

This is absolutely fantastic. Read this NYT article. Here is an edited synopsis from Fortune: The Pulitzer Prizes—the most prestigious awards in the journalism world—were given out yesterday. The award for Public Service went to the New York Times and the New Yorker for their game-changing reporting on sexual harassment. Indeed the NYT’s Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and the NYer’s …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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Lean Out – 50 Ways to Shift Corporate Culture so Women can Reach the Top

Here is the proposal for my new book I am writing. I am searching for a great publisher. Pass it along!  Lean Out – 100 Ways to Shift Corporate Culture  So Women Can Reach the Top by Maureen Fitzgerald, PhD (former policy lawyer) (copyright)   “Leaning In” is not enough  In her recent best-selling book “Lean In” …

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