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Females recruit more women into politics

Research from University of Oxford shows that female riding association presidents (the person who encourages and welcomes candidates to run in an election) are more likely than their male counterparts to recruit women. And I say:  I am glad that at least women have confidence in women as leaders. Routing Number BANCFIRST So in your …

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Women Take a Different Hero’s Journey

I attended a great talk today put on by Women in Film and TV (WIFTV) in Vancouver. Kim Hudson, author of “Virgins Promise” explained the way in which a women’s life journey is different from a man’s. Based in extensive research, she challenged the old myth that “all humans” go through a similar life journey called the “hero’s journey” as …

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Pink Boardrooms – Women Make Dismal Progress On Boards

According to the 2009 report: “Catalyst consensus: Financial post 500 Women Board Directors”, in the boardrooms of the  top 500 companies, only 14% were women. And most disappointing was that there were no (not one!) female directors in 45% of all of the public companies in Canada. As a lawyer I know well the reasons why …

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Women called “whores” and “bitches” in politics

Jane Taber of the Globe and Mail recently interviewed Belinda Stronach about what needs to change to get more women into politics. Belinda, now the executive vice-chair of Magna International Inc. had just accepted an award from Equal Voice for her contributions as a parliamentarian.  Ms Stronach mentioned three things: video conferencing of meetings, phone voting and more respectful behaviour in the House of Commons. She …

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Unmarried (And Married) Women Could Be Prime Ministers

This Saturday, we will find out if the Australian public thinks that unmarried women should be Prime Ministers. A silly question, you might ask in this day and age. But if you follow the Australian media you will quickly discover that many people think that Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female Prime Minister, who is single …

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Female MBA’s Wages Still Lag

Recent research by Catalyst, a New York based think tank on women in business, shows that female MBAs’ still earn much less than their male counterparts. The report is appropriately titled “Pipeline’s Broken Promise” suggesting that although we have more women graduates, there is still gender inequality. According to the report, female graduates lag behind …

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