“Because it’s 2015:” a new federal cabinet with equal gender representation

“Because it’s 2015:” a new federal cabinet with equal gender representation

Widely quoted yesterday was our newly sworn-in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s succinct response when asked why appointing a gender-balanced cabinet was important to him. “Because it’s 2015,” he replied, to the delight of many. And so it was, as promised – a federal cabinet of 15 women, 15 men, and Trudeau himself. Leadership sets the […]

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Want to Join a Board? What Aspiring Directors Need to Know

Want to Join a Board? What Aspiring Directors Need to Know

“Corporate decision-making benefits from a diversity of opinions and viewpoints, and this initiative encourages companies to consider talented and capable resources that are currently under-utilized. More women, from all backgrounds, should have an opportunity to bring their skills, talents, and perspectives to boards and senior management,” states Howard Wetston, Chair and CEO of the Ontario […]

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Women in Parliament – Federal Election 2015

Women in Parliament – Federal Election 2015

Last night millions of Canadians were glued to the coverage of our 42nd election results as they rolled in. With the highest voter turnout since 1993 and hundreds of thousands of tweets bearing the #elxn42 hashtag, we breathlessly awaited news of the future of the leadership of our country. And as a Liberal majority swept […]

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Attendee Spotlight: Jana Spes

Attendee Spotlight: Jana Spes

Name: Jana Spes Position: VP Technical Operations, Global R&D Company: Apotex Inc. Industry: Pharmaceuticals Tell us a bit about what you do, and what do you enjoy most about it? I work for the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company with operations across the globe. In my role I am responsible for the development and execution of […]

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A Woman’s Place is Not Up For Debate

A Woman’s Place is Not Up For Debate

With the federal election quickly drawing near, we attended Up For Debate‘s Interview Launch event on September 21st, featuring interviews with four of the five federal party leaders. What was this event about? Well, the last debate we had on “women’s issues” was in 1984 – over two decades ago. And in that time, not […]

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