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4
Dec

Diversity: it’s good for your brain

By Richard Crisp Published on November 1, 2014 | The Guardian I recall, a few years ago, being on a flight to Ancona in Italy. As we began our descent the (female) pilot came on the intercom to give the customary report on progress. As she signed off, the passenger next door smiled at me …

18
Nov

Do diversity quotas work? Symbol vs. substance in Canada’s cabinet

Published on November 6, 2015 By Anna Mehler Paperny Global news Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge to achieve gender parity in his cabinet made headlines, as did his historically diverse group of ministers — diverse in ethnicity, life experience, ability, sexual orientation, religion. That pledge hit a bit of a snag on Friday when it was revealed that …

14
Oct

Women care more about boardroom diversity than men—and not just in terms of gender

Published October 6th, 2015 By Cassie Werber, Quartz Women in board-level positions think gender diversity is more important that their male counterparts do. Since the women themselves are beneficiaries of that diversity, this might seem like a no-brainer. But here’s another fact, surfaced in a new survey by consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers: female directors also think racial …

29
Sep

Pillar Launches DiverseCity onBoard

Published on September 28, 2015 The Londoner London is diverse but our leadership is not. In response, Pillar Nonprofit Network held their public launch of the DiverseCity onBoard program on Tuesday, September 15th.   Pillar is the provincial lead on this national program that has been operating in Toronto since 2006. The Ontario collaborative partners include …

9
Sep

The City of Toronto Takes Action to Diversify its Boards: How YOU Can get Involved

In Conversation with John Elvidge, Director, Secretariat, City of Toronto In Fall of 2014, responsibility for coordinating citizen appointments to public boards at the City of Toronto was centralized, shifting a frenzied six-week election-time application process to a longer-term recruitment approach. The City of Toronto’s Public Appointments Secretariat now coordinates the appointments of residents and …

9
Sep

New Report On Why Decades of Promises to Diversity are Falling Short in the Mainstream Environmental Movement

Green 2.0, an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and government agencies in the U.S., released the findings of a recent comprehensive report, “The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations & Government Agencies”. Some key findings include: 1. The Green Ceiling Despite increasing racial diversity in the …

27
Aug

How Sitting On a Board Can Lead To Success

Published on August 21, 2015 Leah Eichler, The Globe and Mail “Eighty per cent of success is showing up.” That quote, often attributed to Woody Allen, gets bounced around a lot as a meme on social applications like LinkedIn or Twitter but I never paid it much thought until last New Year’s Eve, when a …