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How Paulette Senior is Leading a National Movement for Gender Equality

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This blog post was originally published on With the rise of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, as well as the global women’s marches taking place all over the world, the spotlight on women’s rights and gender equality has taken front stage. However, even in Canada, we still have a long way to go to […]

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No, Moms, the gender pay gap is not on us

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Is the gender pay gap a product of women’s own choices? That’s one of the enduring myths about the disparity between male and female earnings — that it primarily results from women’s choices to structure their careers around having children. Or because they choose careers in less lucrative fields than men. This was the key […]

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Q&A: Keynote Speaker Denise Donlon Wants You to Find Your Power

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Back in 1985, when MuchMusic asked a young music promoter named Denise Donlon to jump on board as a host and producer, she grappled with serious self-doubt. “The last thing I’d ever imagined was seeing myself on television,” she wrote in her memoir, Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances). “TV personalities were perfectly groomed, self-possessed, […]

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Go Girls! on the Meaning of Mentorship

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Mentorship is give and take: Younger girls have a valuable opportunity to connect with a trusted older peer, while mentors get to practice their leadership skills and become role models. Both get to learn from the time spent together. We asked a mentor and a mentee from to fill us in on what their mentorship […]

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