Working Women

Sex, Lies and Physician Supply: Why Female Doctors Are Not to Blame

Lindsay Hedden | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lindsay Hedden

Although female physicians do work somewhat fewer hours than male physicians -- and indeed work differently in general -- there is no strong evidence that this difference has or will have any significant effect on the overall effective supply of family practitioners in Canada.

Overwhelmed: Moms Are Too Busy to Work, Love and Play

Marilyn Linton | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

In her new book -- part sociological survey and part time management guide -- called Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No-One Has the Time, Brigid Schulte says we're smack in the middle of a cult of busyness and that feeling overwhelmed is actually shrinking our brains.

What Has Kept Our Economy Strong, According To The IMF

CBC | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Business

More favourable taxation policies for families with two incomes and an increase in child-care benefits have helped bring thousands of Canadian women i...

Why Writing a Book Is Harder Than Giving Birth

Vicki Murphy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

Just in case you missed the first trillion times I mentioned it: giving birth was really hard. Now I am about to give birth again. This time, to a book. In some ways, giving birth to a book is harder than giving birth to a baby. Everyone loves your human baby because it's an innocent party in all of this. But many will hate your paper baby, because you made it, and you suck.

Is THIS How You Get Gender Equality?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Living

In a country where women run the most powerful provinces and a handful of the biggest companies, it's still surprising to hear we have such a long way...

Working Mothers in Canada: the Policies and Contradictions

Lily Pourzand | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada
Lily Pourzand

While "motherhood" sounds a solid established notion in our society, it could in fact appear contradictory too. This contradiction is even more visibl...

Six Must-Knows About Maternity Leave

BabyPost | Posted 05.09.2013 | Canada

Everybody loves taking time off work -- especially when it involves spending a lengthy sabbatical with that new bundle of joy, but as many new parents know (or soon realize) raising a newborn is no vacation. There is one thing that can make this time a little less stressful: maternity leave.

Is Being a Housewife Too High Risk?

Heather Magee | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

When does being a housewife become too high risk? Shouldn't we as women be able to head out into the workforce if all of a sudden we're the sole financial provider? As someone who lives in one of the most expensive cities in the world, I can't get my head around how women can walk away from their careers without a worry in the world. Isn't it irresponsible?

Marketing To Mom: Not As Simple As You Think

Nick Cowling | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

Companies discovered years ago that "mom" was the most influential consumer on the planet. She makes a strong majority of all household purchases from groceries, to clothing, to the family car, and also decides where to get services for the family, like banking, insurance and cable, phone and internet. Here are three important insights about moms that every marketer should know.

What Working Moms Really Want From Employers

Selena Cameron | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Business
Selena Cameron

All too often, I think we get caught up in details of success that don't actually mean much to moms. I care far less about having a smartphone than I do about the option of using that smartphone to work from home when one of my kids is sick. It's an extra step, but an important one.

The Juggling Act For Working Moms: Tips From The Top

The Huffington Post Canada | Dawn Cuthbertson | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada Living

No one ever said spinning plates is easy. Working moms can attest that just when they get their 'family' plate spinning at a nice rhythm, the 'job' or...