Writing can be cathartic for me and never more so than now, following the American election results of this last week. I have more than a glancing relationship with the United States, which could, in part, explain my visceral reaction to this election. My parents moved our family from Victoria to Southern California in 1958 … Read more
The federal election campaign is in full swing, but with two more months until voting day, that “campaign swing” will probably be more of a “campaign stagger,” as hustings-weary candidates, parties and Canadian voters head to the finish line on October 19. If we can believe all the pundits and non-stop media … Read more
Celebrating International Women’s Day – March 8 This year’s United Nations’ theme for International Women’s Day is “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!” The International Women’s Day theme is “Make It Happen,” with a dedicated hashtag (#MakeItHappen) for social media. International Women’s Day 2015 commemorates the 20th anniversary year of the Bejing … Read more
CBC News covered a new study released by the non-profit group Catalyst Canada (promoting women in business), that shows that gender equality on corporate boards in Canada puts us in the “middle of the pack.” As of October 2014, the study reveals that 20.8% of seats at the Board table of companies listed on the … Read more
Women seem to be making a breakthrough in local politics in the Capital Regional District (CRD), especially during the 2014 municipal election cycle. Two new female faces in the City of Victoria and in Sooke (Mayors Lisa Helps and Maja Tait) join other CRD women Mayors Barb Desjardins, Carol Hamilton and Alice Finall. While this … Read more
Thanks to the Oak Bay News, a division of Black Press, helping local women in business make a bigger local impact in this community and across our region. Watch for the feature in the Oak Bay News on Jan 30th.
In a recently published report by OSLER, titled “Planning for 2015: A 2014 Canadian Proxy Season Retrospective,” gender diversity on boards and in senior management is acknowledged as a long standing concern. Among Canada’s 500 largest companies, the report indicates that board seats held by women sits at just 15.9%. While there have been improvements … Read more
Women in leadership led the November 25th Times Colonist front page, “Mostly Female Councils Changing the Face of Politics,” focused on the number of female candidates elected in the CRD as a result of the most recent municipal election. Although many women may be newly elected to local government, we know that they are not … Read more