For Women—When Being Smart and Good isn’t Enough!

It seems that for every step forward women take in the workplace they fall one back. First, they are given equal access to higher education and then reward us by taking almost half the spaces in law, medicine, and up to a third in engineering and other hard sciences—not to mention graduating in greater numbers than their male counterparts.

Next, women are given opportunities to advance in traditional male occupations, and they have proven themselves with distinction in the military, police and sports. In politics, while several city mayors—all male—are currently facing corruption and/or conflict of interest charges, four of our premiers (British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Nerfoundland and Labrador)–all female—are running major provinces, and a fifth is in charge of Nunavut.

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