Archives by Tag 'Globe and Mail'

A New Voice

By - Last updated: Monday, December 12, 2011

I have been reading Leah Eichler’s column Women@Work in the Globe since she began writing them in September 2011. She is a new and very welcome voice in the paper and I have enjoyed reading many of her columns. They are well written and well researched and cover many of the topics near and dear to my heart. For example:   On  October 1, 2011 Leah wrote a column “Why we need the metrics on women’s climb to the top” which included several great comments from Barbara Annis of Barbara Annis & Associates in New York, Beatrix Dart of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Deborah Gillis of Catalyst. I wont’ repeat these comments here because it would cause ...

The Careerist

By - Last updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A few months ago, I discovered The Careerist and signed up for their daily emails.   In its own words: "The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering. Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't ...

Absolute Delight

By - Last updated: Monday, November 21, 2011

On Saturday morning, I picked up the weekend edition of the Globe and was absolutely delighted to see the face of a woman occupying all of the space above the fold and these words: "Alberta wants back in Praising Ontario. Reaching out to Quebec. Charming Americans. Criticizing Harper (a bit). Is this how an Alberta premier acts? Yes, if you're Alison Redford. This week she set out to rewrite the national agenda. And it's not just about energy." The headline inside the paper read: "Pushing Alberta toward its potential Newly minted Premier's style is consensus-building, with a firm eye on her oil-rich province's place in the wider Canadian debate"  These few words gave me hope about what is possible in ...

What’s the real story on the glass ceiling?

By - Last updated: Friday, September 23, 2011

In August 2011, The Conference Board of Canada issued a press release which included the following statements:   "The presence of Canadian women in senior management positions has stalled in the past two decades. Between 1987 and 2009, the proportion of women in senior management has changed little—men are still more than twice as likely to hold a senior executive position, according to a Conference Board report released today.   'Women have made great progress in many areas of society over the past 22 years, but not in the ranks of senior management positions. Now that the rousing early days of feminism are behind us, perhaps we have become complacent about the success of women in senior ...