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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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The 5 Characteristics of Good Facilitation (and How to Get Them) | Effective Meetings Series Part 4

Not having good meeting facilitation is like blindly sailing a ship without a captain. However, all you need are some tools for your facilitation toolkit and you’ll be sailing in no time. Let’s dive into the essential role of facilitation and show you how to utilize this skill set to get the most out of meetings. We will cover what makes professional facilitators so great and share practical AND fun ways you can begin honing your facilitation skills today.

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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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5 Steps for Tackling Difficult Conversations

According to Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, we often make 3 major errors in our conversations. We assume we already know all we need to know to understand and explain a situation. We hide our feelings — or let them loose in ways we later regret. We ignore who we are, acting as if our identity is separate from the issues.

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GEM Girls E-Mentorship

Developed with educators, social workers, and policy experts in conjunction with high school girls. Each GEM girl is matched with a qualified and trained GEM mentor for a 9-month period running concurrently with the academic year. GEM delivers one-on-one mentorship, leadership, and professional development workshops, enrichment opportunities, scholarships, and paid internships

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Board Ready Women

We are a team of people who actively network to support Board Ready Women to obtain Board Positions. We offer recruitment opportunities, skill-building programs and thought-provoking events to support women with their Board Career journey.

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WinSETT

The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre) is an action-oriented, non-profit organization that aspires to recruit, retain and advance women in science, engineering, trades and technology (SETT). Their focus is on delivering workshops to advance the retention and leadership of women in SETT fields and to create a positive culture for women in the workplace; partnering on specific projects with like-minded organizations; and promoting and celebrating the leadership of women in SETT organizations as role models and mentors.

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Minerva BC

Minerva BC offers several targeted programs for women in BC such as Learning to Lead, Emerging Leaders, Face of Leadership, Women Leading the Way, and other such events focused on women in Leadership.

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When More Women Join the Workforce, Wages Rise — Including for Men

Most of the conversation about women and work revolves around how the economy impacts women; we know comparatively less about how women in turn affect the economy. Research looks at Census data from 1980 to 2010 to study how women’s participation in the workforce influences wage growth in approximately 250 U.S. metropolitan areas. It found that as more women joined the workforce, they helped make cities more productive and increased wages.

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RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards: Nominations

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is the premier national awards program celebrating the achievements of the most successful in this inspiring group. Over the last 29 years, thousands of women have been nominated and recognized for demonstrating excellence — from economic growth to social change, from local to global reach, across multiple sectors and throughout the nation. Now it’s your turn to celebrate an extraordinary woman entrepreneur!

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The world needs more women leaders — during COVID-19 and beyond

With the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic top of mind for most of our leaders, economic recovery plans are being studied and analyzed by researchers. As with any plan, success hinges on certain conditions being put in place. The one we consider most important is the gender balance in positions of power and influence within our societies.

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Orient Action

OrientAction is a French site that helps Canadians with career development and helps professionals stay on top of the latest news and trends, by offering articles and publications relevant to the labour market.

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How She Hustles

How She Hustles does social networking events for diverse professional women – from entrepreneurs who are making their mark in the start-up ecosystem, to corporate professionals who are changing the leadership landscape.

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Programs for women’s economic empowerment and financial security

The Ontario Government supports the following programs which aim to help women get the jobs and entrepreneurial training they need to increase their financial security. Available programs include the Women’s Economic Security Program (WESP), Investing in Women’s Futures, and Building Indigenous Women’s Leadership. The WESP program has four main streams: women in skilled trades, women in information technology, entrepreneurship for women’s self-employment.

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Evidence‐loving rock star chief medical officers: Female leadership amidst COVID‐19 in Canada

This article presents a feminist poststructuralist inquiry perspective on how news and social media discourse around the COVID‐19 pandemic is presenting a potential shift in hegemonic representations of masculine leadership. I am informed by organizational rules and sense-making theories, and consider how Canadian and international female leaders are showing resilience, emotion and vulnerability as they help lead their countries through these uncertain times.

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The 50 – 30 Challenge: Your Diversity Advantage

The 50 – 30 Challenge is an initiative between the Government of Canada, business and diversity organizations. Together with project co-creators, many of whom have been striving to increase corporate diversity for decades, the government has developed a plan to improve access for racialized persons, people who identify as LGBTQ2, people living with disabilities, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis to positions of influence and leadership on corporate boards and in senior management. The goal of the program is to challenge Canadian organizations to increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace while highlighting the benefits of giving all Canadians a seat at the table.

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Build a Dream

Build a Dream delivers specialized programs to encourage and empower female students to explore careers where women are under-represented, while also working to create a gender-balanced workforce, and change global perspectives on women’s contribution to society. Focused programs include hands-on learning camps, advancement workshops, and high-demand career discovery expos, highlighting opportunities in skilled trades, STEM, emergency response, entrepreneurship, and leadership.™ 

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