As pointed out in my book Lead the Change – The Competitive Advantage of Gender Diversity and Inclusion – we live in an increasingly culturally diverse country and Canadian businesses must engage all facets of the current workforce that are available to them to fulfill current labour market shortages and be in tune with consumer […]
Yes, that’s what I said. Benefits to men. Hard to believe a commonly thought of “women’s issue” can be interpreted as benefiting men but it does. Let me explain with just the top four things that come to mind: 1. Safe space to speak up about other guys that are seen as “over the top.” Shining […]
Gender diversity & inclusion in the workplace is about creating a culture where everyone has to be respectful to each other. Often the finger is pointed at men to be more respectful of women. But it’s time to shine a light on women too. I’ve seen this happen throughout my 30 year career and I’m […]
The federal government has taken significant leadership on gender equality in Canada in an effort to not only support women but to also improve the Canadian economy. This has generated many conversations around boardroom tables and inspired never before seen numbers of media coverage on indecent behaviour in the workplace, including subsequent legal action taken. […]
An article in the Spring 2019 edition of The Working Forest highlighted the work of the Gender Equity in Forestry National Action Plan. Many companies like Lim Geomatics, are recognizing the importance of technological advancements in the sector, but also social advancements. Check out the issue here or read it below.
I recently attended and presented at the World Bank Conference on Oil, Gas, Mining and Gender in Washington, D.C. and was impressed with the gender practitioners’ best practices from around the world on how to create a sustained shift on gender equality.
Creating a Gender Transformation Movement for A Better Workplace Culture The Cost of Doing Nothing Photo: The Boss Magazine Gender Equality in the workplace Women represent only 17% or less in each of the natural resource sectors (mining, oil and gas, forestry) and are not equally placed across levels and types of jobs. Roughly fifty […]
With the fast pace of information hitting us from all angles all day long, it’s no surprise that people feel that multi-tasking has been taken to a new level. Be it the balance between personal and professional life, or just keeping up with the pressures at work, we are now operating at a pace that the generation before us did not do. With that constant stream of action and reaction each day brings a new layer of added stress.