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The Plague-Ground – One Way to Close the Power Gap

Four years ago, Robyn Doolittle wrote a series for the Globe and Mail called Unfounded. That word is stamped on sexual assault cases closed by police for lack of evidence. After a 20-month investigation, Doolittle found that one in five reported…

Mandating quotas will ensure women have a spot at the C-suite table

Germany's coalition government recently voted to enforce quotas for women in senior management of the country's public companies. Next year, management boards with more than three members must have at least one woman. This is not a…

The Plague-Ground – Does Our Future Already Exist on Fogo Island?

As we sit at home watching our hair grow uncut, we’re deluged with ideas for how to rebuild a fairer, kinder world once life on earth returns to normal. Let me add this idea: Talk to Zita Cobb. She was born 62 years ago in Joe Batt’s…

Arts boards still don’t represent Toronto’s diversity

Toronto is the most diverse city in the world, yet many of its arts boards are woefully bereft of women and men of colour. Four years ago, I wrote a Star column on the shocking white maleness of the boards of Toronto’s “Big 6” arts…

Quotas required to have more women on corporate boards?

Of the 12 largest European markets, five – France, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Norway — have mandatory quotas on women serving on boards. So, 46 per cent of 733 TSX-listed companies have no women sitting on their boards. Not even one. This…