Leadership

Leadership involves motivating a group towards a common goal and is a practical skill that includes the ability to guide others, whether individuals or entire organizations. 

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RISE Empowerment Program

RISE: Empowerment Program engages girls, trans and non-binary youth in weekly programs to support them to build self-confidence, create social connections, and develop critical thinking skills. Activities include team building, indoor and outdoor physical activity, preparing and sharing healthy snacks, media literacy skills building, arts activism and special events. This free program is open to all girls, trans and non-binary youth ages 9-13.

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Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people living in 634 First Nation communities and in cities and towns across the country.

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Young Women in Law

Young Women in Law (YWL) is a not-for-profit organization for women lawyers in their early stages of practice. Our goal is to help women lawyers connect with other lawyers, enhance their skills and give back to their community.

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Celebrating Female Entrepreneurs in Edmonton

Entrepreneurship is the backbone of our resilient city and we are proud to continue to showcase the local trailblazers who work to open-up a world of possibility to the next generation of female groundbreakers. One thing is for certain – there is no shortage of inspiring women in this city.

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Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not for profit organization to empower and support all Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario through research, advocacy, policy development and programs that focus on local, regional and provincial activities.

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Research: Women Are Better Leaders During a Crisis

There has been a lot said about how women have done a better job leading during the Covid-19 crisis than men. According to an analysis of 360-degree assessments conducted between March and June of this year, women were rated by those who work with them as more effective. The gap between men and women in the pandemic is even larger than previously measured, possibly indicating that women tend to perform better in a crisis. In fact, women were rated more positively on 13 of the 19 competencies that comprise overall leadership effectiveness in the authors’ assessment

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Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women

The Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) is a non-profit organization that recognizes the role, value, and achievement of Aboriginal women in society and raises awareness about the challenges and obstacles they face. IAAW is based in Edmonton and operates in chapters across Alberta.

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Diversity Among Board Directors and Officers: Exploratory Estimates on Family, Work and Income

This study provides the first socioeconomic profile of women board directors and officers in Canada from an intersectional lens. The study analyzes disparities in family, work and income characteristics, mainly by gender and visible minority status. Further, it informs on the types of businesses in which diverse women executives contribute to corporate governance and strategic decision making.

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Sister2Sister: A Leadership Program For Immigrant Women To Become Leaders In Their Community.

NEW’s Sister2Sister program is a six-month leadership training program that will help you find your voice and build your network. You’ll spend time with other remarkable multicultural/multi-ethnic immigrant and refugee women who want to make a difference in their lives and their communities. The program activities include leadership training, workshops, community development and violence prevention programming. Plus, you build a new network of strong women and you’ll grow together in a supportive and safe environment.

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Young Women in Business

Young Women in Business is a community for emerging female leaders and young professionals who want to create their own success. Provides young women with programs that promote career success, skill development workshops, panels and discussions and networking opportunities, through Universities, and provincial chapters across Canada.

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Tellent

Tellent is a diversity recruitment and social impact company striving to close the talent gap in the new work economy. Tellent work with flexible work opportunity seekers and businesses to make work, work better for everyone. Tellent’s mission is to increase women’s economic contribution, progress gender equity and prepare companies for evolving workforce trends to stay competitive in the Future of Work.

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eWomenNetwork

The eWomenNetwork produces a Women’s Entrepreneur Conference & Business expo in North America annually.The eWomenNetwork Foundation has awarded cash grants to 108 deserving non-profits and scholarships to 161 emerging female leaders of tomorrow. They are a network of over 500,000 women connected through 118 chapters across United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom and they conduct nearly 2,000 events.

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CatalystX

Free online courses from Catalyst. Catalyst is a nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. They are dedicated to creating more inclusive workplaces where employees representing every dimension of diversity can thrive.

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Excerpt: Lauren McKeon’s ‘Women of the Pandemic’

In her new book, the author examines the unequal toll of the pandemic — and how women have been leading the way through COVID-19. As stay-at-home orders were issued across North America in early March, it became clear that the story of the pandemic would be different for women — that, in many ways, the story of the pandemic was the story of women. 

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Braiding Stories to Live By

Reaching out to parents/families of young Indigenous women in and around the Wood Buffalo region. Do you have a young woman (pre-teen or a teen) that would benefit from joining a local, online intergenerational community of Indigenous Women? Then you might be interested in Braiding Stories to Live By. It is a gathering space for Indigenous young women to learn from each other by weaving culture, story and connection into each other’s lives.

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Learning to Lead STEM Program

This online program (delivered through Zoom) is for self-identified girls who are curious about STEM fields and want to develop the confidence to follow a non-traditional path. They are looking for 25 curious problem-solvers in Grades 10-12, ready to connect with themselves, other STEM curious students, and to a network of inspiring mentors working in STEM fields.

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