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international women's day 2014

Before the end of today, you might notice a few small media stories mentioning that it's International Women's Day. If you're like many Canadians, you might wonder why we still need a day like this, especially in a country like ours. It's tempting to believe gender discrimination is a thing of the past. But unfortunately, women and girls in Canada still face disproportionate levels of violence and poverty simply because of their gender. And we all pay the price -- whether we know it or not.
2014-03-06-Womensdaybanner.jpg This year's International Women's Day theme, "Equality for women is progress for all," spilled over into an impassioned conversation or all-out fight about male roles in feminism and women's health. In short, whether we like it or not, men hold considerable power over women and our sexual relationships.
Facebook's, Sheryl Sandberg, Yahoo!'s Marissa Mayer, Virginia Rometti, the CEO of IBM and others are proof that women can perform at the same level as male business leaders. Why are women still being treated differently in the workplace, and why do women oftentimes have lower salaries than men for similar jobs?
As we celebrate International Women's Day, I want to write about the impact my mother had on me. Like millions of women around the world, my mother worked incredibly hard when I was young. Her main motivation was ensuring my brother and I had opportunities.
WestJet is making news again with one of its online videos but rather than celebrating a fat man in a red — er, blue suit
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As International Women's Day rolls around on March 8, it's a reminder of the strength of women throughout the world, whether
Your advice to women today who want to work in this industry? Hold your head high, be prepared to push yourself mentally
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