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Silicon Valley men getting away with anything is called privilege

This week has been a gender disaster zone in Silicon Valley. Three powerful men quit and several offered applogies for their sexist behaviour. Sadly the IT culture underbelly is not pretty. I think the most important thing to loom at is how power is maintained by a handful of men (not just why they abuse it). Venture Capitalist are the source of …

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What to say when someone says they REALLY tried to hire a woman

I just got a call from a client. She recently gave a talk on the importance of gender diversity and was faced with a “tough question” from a man in the audience. He said this: “We have tried so hard to promote women in our organisation, but they rarely want the jobs. I guess they just have different priorities or …

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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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New female premier of Alberta brings in most powerful law

As a lawyer, I know that THE most powerful laws are those guaranteeing democracy. The BIGGEST barrier to democracy is corporate and union and “rich people” funding politicians. This is because in our system you can actually (through media) buy yourself into being elected. This is wrong. Premier Rachel Notley as her first act as leader introduced …

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Please provide feedback on my women’s books

It has taken a while but here they are: the titles of my upcoming women’s books. Please tell me what you think. they are going to press in the next month. Yippee           Lean Out – Shatter the glass ceiling to success, happiness and work-life balance. This book describes how corporate cultures and …

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Come to Equal Voice event on June 23

Equal Voice Vancouver wants more women elected to government. Good idea! Come to their next event on Tuesday, June 23rd, at the Vancouver Art Gallery Patio at 5:30-7:30 p.m. It’s a casual send-off for summer… please join me  for a pint or a glass! Equal Voice will be reconvening in August to get organized for advocacy …

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Why Hillary Clinton is so important to women

Read this amazing article from WomensENews on why Hillary Clinton is SO VERY IMPORTAT TO WOMEN Hillary Clinton made history when she became the first woman to get a presidential nomination by a major party. But the sexism she faced was astonishing. Her laugh was called a cackle, her cleavage was analyzed, protestors held up …

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