Entries by r/ally from 12/2013

Ladies, Let's Move Past the 'Having it All' Debate

| Posted 12.02.2013 | Canada Living

It's time to put an end to the "having it all" madness. For one, this meaningless term serves only to make the most successful women feel like failures. Rather than stay on track with this meandering debate, we owe it to ourselves, and future generations, to refocus our attentions on real issues: a stubborn wage gap, the under-representation of women in senior roles and covert discrimination in the workplace.

Sorry, but (White, Straight) Men Are Not the New Minority Group

| Posted 12.27.2013 | Canada Living

The patriarchy has suffered a few punches lately, at least in Toronto this year. But I think it's safe to say that the patriarchy is doing just fine, thank you very much. There's still a lot of work to be done to even the playing field in the business and political world.

Most Canadians Don't Expect a Bonus This Year -- Do You?

| Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Business

Not expecting a holiday bonus for 2013? If you're Canadian then you share the majority's sentiment. According to a survey only 37 per cent of Canadians expect to be rewarded by their employers for working hard throughout the year with a bonus. That means only one in three Canadians expect to get a little something extra. Apparently, Canadians don't share the same optimism as other workers around the globe since that's 11 per cent lower than the average worldwide.

Five Workplace Trends To Watch in 2014

| Posted 12.31.2013 | Canada Business

What can we expect in 2014? Here are five themes I touched on this year which will continue to receive greater attention in the New Year.

Who Takes More Career Risks: Men or Women?

| Posted 12.31.2013 | Canada Living

Forget everything you think you know about the risk tolerance of women. A U.S. survey conducted by Citi and LinkedIn revealed that when it comes to professional risk, women surpass men by anticipating more career transitions and holding more jobs.