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In the past few days, business leaders across the U.S. have spoken out against President Trump's executive order on immigration. Indeed, the business case for diversity is compelling. Having different opinions at the table is critical for innovation in the information age.
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Nearly a quarter of teen girls and 40 per cent of teen boys said they prefer male political leaders
Is increased recruitment enough to change the current dynamic where women are a minority in a culture that has not yet changed enough to make their experience welcoming? The short answer is no. History has demonstrated that increasing the representation of women in an organization or profession does not automatically result in culture change.
I finally sat down and tried to understand exactly what that meant. What they are saying essentially is that before my daughter came along, my family was incomplete? Because my two wonderful, vivacious and healthy boys don't complete a family? I certainly didn't feel incomplete. I felt blessed, SO blessed.
Women bring a different perspective in terms of diversity of thought and experience, and are passionate about making a contribution and adding value from the start. If you're anything like me, you're probably asking, "Where do I sign up?" With that in mind, I'd like to share some tips based on my experience as a board member within RBC to help you get started.
Blood, extreme language and sexual images are the guidelines by which most films earn the PG, AA or R ratings that movie audiences have come to know. But in Sweden, a new 'A' grade focuses on another...
Noting gender, when gender is irrelevant, happens even in the most progressive of milieus. The soundtrack of my current leave of absence has been my beloved CBC, and yet just this week, I heard a newscaster refer to Ontario's Premier Kathleen Wynne and another politician as "the two women." Really? How about "the two politicians," or "the politicians" or even just "the two"?
Most people have been in a situation where they have faced discrimination in one way or another — some from a very early age. Many of us survive these encounters, but it's the determined few who overc...
Growing up here in Canada, I was never aware of the gender bias in my house over my brother and I, until much later in life. I felt being female meant earlier curfews, restrictions on social outings and certainly more arguments with my father. So how can we as parents nurture gender roles right from the start?