How to Stand Out At Work

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Description: Advice from Clique Media Group CEO Katherine Power Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 22, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2cW0YrW Questions for Discussions: Summarize the advice presented to women in this report by Katherine Power. How might her suggestions possibly cause problems with coworkers or managers?

Despite similar degree and experience, women still earn less in finance

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Description: The wage gap is still large for women employees in the finance sector. According to data collected by Bloomberg Business last year, women who graduated from business schools earned an average of US$21,872 less than male MBAs. Source: Financial Post Date: January 30, 2015 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2015/01/30/same-job-same-performance-same-experience-same-degree-women-still-make-less-in-finance/ Questions for Discussion: Why is there still a… Read more »

Google worried about its workforce diversity

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Description: Google, one of the best companies to work for worldwide, feels it’s still way behind in representing a diverse workforce. It is planning several initiatives to improve its workforce diversity. Source: CBC Date: May 29, 2014 Video Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2460763635/ Questions for Discussion: What are your views about Google’s current workforce composition? Is the problem due… Read more »

Women corporate leaders say they’re overworked and underpaid

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Description: A recent survey by a human resource consultant firm, Randstad Canada, found that women corporate leaders in Canada are overworked and underpaid in comparison to their male counterparts. Another surprising finding was that a large percentage of women employees felt that having a women boss can hurt them.                                       Source: CBC Date: Jan 2,… Read more »

Gender gap is bad for business

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Description: A recent study at University of British Columbia found that companies that had women on their board were better deal makers: they paid significantly less premiums for target firms and were more cautious when acquiring firms. Despite several similar studies over the years confirming that higher gender diversity on corporate boards lead to better… Read more »

Female representation on corporate boards

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Description: Maureen Jensen, executive director of Ontario Security Commission (OSC) , discusses new provisions to increase female representation on corporate boards. Presently, corporate boards across Canada include only 14% females. The OSC is bringing in measures to increase gender diversity. Source: CBC Date: July 30 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2398849816/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: What are some of… Read more »

Should the temporary foreign worker program be scrapped?

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Description: Recently, the temporary foreign worker program has come under heavy criticisms. This program allows Canadian employers to hire foreign workers when they can’t find Canadians to fill the job. Source: National Post Date: April 12 2013 Text link:  http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/04/12/temporary-foreign-worker-program-works-for-canada/ Questions for Discussion: List the benefits and drawbacks of this program? Are employers misusing the… Read more »

Women Entrepreneurs

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Description: Women entrepreneurs are growing fast. Recent research has found distinct differences between women investors and women business leaders. Source: Financial Post Date: October 19 2012 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2012/10/19/women-in-business-embrace-risk/ Questions for Discussion: What are possible reasons for such as fast growth of women entrepreneurs? What in your view are some of the differences among women and… Read more »

The Glass Ceiling Effect in Golf Clubs

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Description: Private Golf clubs such as the National Golf Club of Canada continue to refuse memberships to women. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: August 27 2012 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/editorials/golf-clubs-should-no-longer-exclude-women/article4503636/ Questions for Discussion: Do you agree with the arguments made by proponents of male-only only golf clubs? Can you think of other institutions or clubs where… Read more »

Ottawa Questions Target’s Move to Canada

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Description: The Canadian federal government has ordered a review of U.S. retail giant Target Corp.’s move into Canada, examining whether it would be of net cultural benefit to Canada.   Source: The Globe and Mail Date: April 05, 2012 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/ottawa-to-review-targets-move-to-canada/article2393504/ Questions for Discussion: Do you agree that the Canadian government should question whether Target Corp…. Read more »