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Author: Jessica Howard

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.

Q&A: Anita Hill Wants You to Believe Change is Possible

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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 […]

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No, Moms, the gender pay gap is not on us

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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 […]

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5 Ways Gender Equality Benefits Everyone

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As Canada’s inaugural Gender Equality Week kicks off, there are many actions we can ALL continue to take to advance equality.

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Q&A: Keynote Speaker Denise Donlon Wants You to Find Your Power

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Back in 1985, when MuchMusic asked a young music promoter named Denise Donlon to jump on board as a host and producer, she grappled with serious self-doubt. “The last thing I’d ever imagined was seeing myself on television,” she wrote in her memoir, Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances). “TV personalities were perfectly groomed, self-possessed, […]

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