Canadian Women Among Most Risk-Adverse Investors

Canadian Women Among Most Risk-Adverse InvestorsIt’s been nearly a decade since Kelly Jansen of Ottawa took her first tentative steps into the world of financial investment. She was, at the time, admittedly cautious. Overly so. Fresh out of a marriage where she took a backseat on financial matters, Jansen didn’t know how to build a portfolio, nor did she have much confidence in her ability to make the right decisions around money and her future….

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Why Women Get Less for Wrongful Dismissal

Why Women Get Less for Wrongful DismissalA seven year classroom study followed by an analysis of Court of Appeal cases  by a B.C. professor found that women typically get from 1.5 to 1.7 months less compensation in wrongful dismissal cases than men, whether settlements are negotiated or cases are litigated. Although at first blush it may appear that the reason is discrimination against women, in fact the key reason for this gender-based discrepancy in negotiated wrongful…

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Why Men Make More Money Than Women

Why Men Make More Money Than WomenWe often hear statistics about how men and women doing the same jobs aren’t paid the same. I’ve heard that women make anywhere from 60% to 90% of what men make. I don’t trust these figures because the people who quote them often have axes to grind, but I do believe that a gap exists. I don’t think this gap is likely to close completely any time soon. The reason…

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