Women face myriad barriers running for office and it’s time to knock down those obstacles starting at the municipal level.
In this November 2017 photo, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland sits between Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, right, and Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie.
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Canadian women are under-represented in politics and are hesitant to run for office for myriad reasons. Here's what needs to be done, especially at the municipal level, to get more women in office.
Gender equality does not mean pretending that ‘male’ and ‘female’ do not exist.
Equal rights are not enough. Inequality exists in our minds, in our biases and prejudices, and that remains to be fixed.
Artificial intelligence is likely to reinforce or even amplify gender inequality because the data used to train machines is biased.
The Urban Planning Exhibition Centre in Shanghai – good planning is immensely valuable.
Given the challenges Australian cities face, the need for urban planning based on solid research is greater than ever. Sadly, when it comes to research funding, planning is at the back of the queue.
The tech sector has long had a diversity problem.
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Amazon, like the entire tech sector, has suffered from a lack of diversity in its workforce. This trend is likely to continue when it opens a second headquarters in one of 20 cities.
The collapse of Carillion shows that the construction sector needs to change. One option would be to include women.
Do women freelancers suffer the effects of ‘male privilege’?
Sexism has long been an unfortunate feature of the workplace, but is male privilege still a problem when the gig economy makes most of our office interactions virtual?
Many more women probably use drugs than official figures suggest. And they certainly face more harms.
A leading Twitch streamer was disciplined for gender bias.
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Many online communities have developed toxic social norms, including sexist tendencies, that they will need to address as more members join in.
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Attempts to change French grammar to make it more gender-blind have aroused the wrath of many conservatives.
Companies are likely taking notice as more women speak up about workplace harassment.
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Companies have long tended to protect rather than punish high-profile harassers. That may change as the #MeToo movement inspires more women to speak out.
Introspection won’t necessarily reveal what’s going on in there.
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Prejudice and stereotypes are part of why social inequality persists. Social scientists use tests to measure the implicit biases people harbor and see how much they relate to actions.
Attendees chat during Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network conference in 2014.
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Republicans rewriting the tax system have a rare opportunity to fix a major problem: most women-owned companies can't take advantage of key provisions designed to help small businesses like theirs.
There is a gender gap in the music and sound industry. Inspiring young girls about careers in these fields has never been more important.
“I don’t think there are many women who think, ‘Oh, my ideal project would be a massive tower.’ ”
Cities aren't just a male creation, but women's contributions have been sidelined. There are ways we can rediscover and restore these women to their rightful place in the stories of our cities.
Oh the terrible irony.
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Five years after a major sexism scandal, Silicon Valley's misogynist culture remains strong and pervasive – and history reveals the stakes could be as high as the entire US tech sector.
Healthcare workers tend to think that women are better than men at the job and that there is a bias in favour of women.
The effect of gender quotas on an organisation's performance depends on employee's attitude towards quotas, which in turn depends on the labour market environment.
Lisa Gerrard performing in Budapest, 2012. She is one of Australia’s few successful female composers for screen.
Just 13% of those composing music for screen are women, according to membership figures from APRA AMCOS, the organisation that looks after copyright for songwriters, composers and music publishers in Australia…
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Original content made by subscription and on demand platforms such as Netflix and Amazon is taking off – but what does that mean for women screenwriters and producers?
Why do we think of a firefighter as a man and a nurse as a woman and not the other way around?
Why do we consider some occupations 'male' and other 'female'? New research sheds some light on how giving jobs genders hurts everyone, men included.