Author: Jessica Howard
Jessica Howard is Senior Writer at the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Having worked as a journalist, blogger, content strategist and university instructor, she believes that storytelling is key to social change. As a mother of two sons, she is also highly knowledgeable about Lego, Star Wars and Superheroes.
Did you know that, if you’re a woman in Canada, it’s as if you’ve been working for free since the beginning of the year? April 9 is It marks how far women, on average, need to work into the new year to earn what men earned by December 31. The is real, it can’t simply […]
Without looking, can you guess what tops CTV’s list of the eight biggest Canadian It’s “#MeToo Hits Parliament Hill” – this year’s coverage of revelations about inappropriate behaviour by some Canadian politicians, as well as changes to sexual harassment policy and regulation in the federal sphere. Even those of us who aren’t in politics have […]
Do you remember where you were when Anita Hill took the stand? Many of us can still picture her groundbreaking testimony in the Supreme Court justice confirmation hearings of 1991. Even if that historic moment happened before your time, you got a crash course this year as the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings unfolded in an […]
Is the gender pay gap a product of women’s own choices? That’s one of the enduring myths about the disparity between male and female earnings — that it primarily results from women’s choices to structure their careers around having children. Or because they choose careers in less lucrative fields than men. This was the key […]