On Nov. 14 in Toronto and Nov. 15 in Montreal, I’m addressing audiences to help raise funds for Ukraine’s Catholic University. The university is an innovative institution that offers the country’s first computer science degree and an MBA in the IT space. Ukraine is one of the five most educated countries in the world and… Read More
The second annual International Women’s Year event will be held on Friday March 6 at the Albany Club on King Street in downtown Toronto. I’m one of two panelists who will talk about our careers and gender issues. Here’s the pamphlet, email about the event. 12:00 noon Reception 12:20 Welcome and general introductions of head… Read More
Global Solution Networks Combating Violence Against Women and Girls by Diane Francis Editor at Large National Post Global institutions in the twentieth century have addressed global problems and initiated multilateral projects and activities. But their traditional approaches and politics often impede viable solutions for some of the world’s most urgent and intractable challenges. Gender violence… Read More
Violence against Women and girls (VAWG)—the systemic abuse and enslavement of females—represents one of the world’s greatest moral challenges. “It’s the great unfinished business of the 21st century,” declared Hillary clinton.(1) In the twentieth century, violence against women has been criminalized in the developed world and sizeable resources have been provided by the un, non-governmental… Read More
Any psychologist worth his or her salt will tell you that the most important decision and determinant you can make to create a happy, productive life is choosing an appropriate and healthy mate. A friend recently told me she had concerns about her daughter’s boyfriend, as she had in the past concerning both her daughter… Read More
Bombings, poisonings and stock drops dominated headlines this week, but two other significant events occurred. The first was the funeral of the great Margaret Thatcher, the first female in history elected to lead a major nation. The second event was the rejection by the German Parliament of gender quotas on boards of directors, orchestrated by… Read More
Any economy, culture or enterprise that denies females equal education and opportunities taps only half of its collective IQ. This is a truism, but is ignored by too many regimes, religions and organizations of all kinds. The economic importance of gender meritocracy was explained to me 20 years ago in an interview with Mexico’s President… Read More
The flap over Yahoo Inc.’s appointment of a pregnant 37-year-old executive as its CEO is a surprising, and disappointing, rerun of Father Knows Best and Gloria Steinem footage from the 1960s.