Archives by Tag 'Globe and Mail'

Bold Move by Teachers

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

In case you missed it,  Ontario Teachers Pension Plan is calling for the OSC to require all public companies to have at least three women on their boards after a transition period (which it suggests setting at 2020) or be delisted.  Teachers says they don't expect any of the voluntary type options which have been suggested for increasing the number of women on boards, for example, "comply or explain"  to have much impact. The link below is to Janet McFarland's article in today's Globe and Mail which provides more detail.   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/companies-should-have-3-women-directors-or-face-delisting-teachers/article14721742/   I love bold moves and I love this one, in particular!! In my mind, this is leadership and demonstrates how a major organization can have an impact on the world in ...

The Feminine Mystique…It’s 50 Years Old!!!

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, February 4, 2013

The Feminine Mystique written by Betty Friedan in 1963 is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year.  The New York Times Magazine in its January 27, 2013 issue included an article by Gail Collins which was excerpted from the introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of the book.  Collins reminds us: "...if you want to understand the journey of American women, from Doris Day to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you will have to start with this book." You can read the entire piece by following this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/magazine/the-feminine-mystique-at-50.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0   In a round table discussion in Saturday's Globe (February 2, 2013) "Have Women Solved 'The Problem With No Name?' The Feminine Mystique At 50", three female columnists at the Globe look back at the revelations of ...

Babes on Boards

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, December 3, 2012

There has been much written about the issue of women on boards or to put it more bluntly the lack of progress in terms of increasing the numbers of women on boards. In case you missed Board Games, the Globe's 11th Annual Corporate Governance Rankings in last Monday's (November 26) paper, I have included several links below for your ease of reference, together with some brief introductory comments.   The first link is to a column by Janet McFarland titled Women's Work with the subtitle: "From formal legal quotas to the power of moral suasion, companies grapple with a governance issue that has proven nettlesome -- and for qualified women, frustrating. Diversity champions say there is more at stake than ...

New girls in the old boys’ club

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Great column in the Globe today from Margaret Wente - "From Redford to Marois, new girls in the old boys' club."   You can find it by following this link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/from-redford-to-marois-new-girls-in-the-old-boys-club/article5776663/     Thanks to my husband Dan Nixon for making certain I read it. I would love to hear your comments on it!!