Too few women are reaching the top of their organizations, and a big reason is that they are not getting the high-stakes assignments that are prerequisite for a shot at the C-suite. Many companies have halted formal sponsorship programs, citing push back from executives who feel they are being asked to advocate for people they don’t know well or don’t think are ready.
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 Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is an online and in-person resource centre that helps newcomers to Canada find the information they need to get a job, explore careers or start a business. All of our services and resources are free and are created by staff at Vancouver Public Library. We help you find the information you need to start working in British Columbia. We offer Employment Guides that include: labour market outlook, wages/salary information, industry associations, employment outlook, credential, evaluation links, industry journals, and industry websites.
Most companies say they’re committed to advancing women into leadership roles. What they may fail to recognize, though, is that systemic barriers are holding women back. As a result, women remain disadvantaged at every stage of their employment and underrepresented in positions of power. Companies can level the playing field by identifying patterns of gender bias in the way they treat people and then systematically making appropriate changes.
While resilience, resourcefulness and leadership among Indigenous peoples is nothing new, these Indigenous women leaders are trailblazing their way to a better tomorrow, today. Whether they’re in the realm of the environment, education, beauty, fashion, media, Indigenous cuisine, and beyond, these women are affecting change, pushing for a more just world, and leading the way for future generations.
(French only resource) Chaque initiative du Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec (RFAQ) est créée pour donner aux femmes les moyens de leurs aspirations. Leur objectif est d’offrir tous les outils et ressources nécessaires pour que les femmes relèvent leurs défis professionnels.
Build knowledge and capacity within your organization, sport, or community to successfully engage girls and women as participants and leaders. Whether you’re just starting the conversation or taking it to the next level, the sessions offer easy professional development solutions to help women and organizations to meet their goals.
Lean In Canada is a community of professional women empowering each other to build purposeful and fulfilling careers. They built their organization for professional women who are passionate about driving their careers forward to the next level and beyond, and who want to achieve greater success not only in work, but in life as a whole.
WE Canada offers many opportunities for sponsors to gain recognition – internally and externally – as a leader in supporting women in financial services. They aim to: increase the proportion of women joining the ETF industry, build a pipeline of women leaders for the ETF and broader Investment Industry, and amplify the voice of women leaders including prominent roles at conferences, sitting on boards, and holding senior leadership positions.
A psychologically safe and healthy workplace is one that promotes workers’ mental well-being and doesn’t harm employee mental health through negligent, reckless or intentional ways. Here is an overview of what workplace wellness is and why it is important.
I have been reflecting a lot lately about my experiences in Canadian workplaces when I was a newcomer to Canada. Back then, I was not aware of my rights. I wanted to provide for my family, and I was told by my colleagues to never complain or speak up, otherwise I would be fired.
Here are some useful Canadian resources that can help equip Canadian women in business for continued success, including networking opportunities, financial support, government programs, and more.
Since 1992, the RBC Indigenous Student Award program has provided post-secondary scholarships to driven, community-oriented Indigenous youth across Canada. With students heading back to school in unprecedented times, RBC has doubled the number of scholarships it offers for the 2020 school year. Awards offer 4000 to 5000 dollars to Indigenous students for each academic year. Awards are offered yearly.
About The Forum: Giving women entrepreneur the resources & community they need to thrive. The Forum has supported over 10,000 women entrepreneurs since 2002 and are committed to making sure women-identifying entrepreneurs like you feel equipped to achieve anything you set your mind to. Our educational programs, mentorships, and deeply collaborative, connected community are all focused on helping you set and achieve big goals in your business.
If you’re a disabled entrepreneur, there are some fantastic disability business grants that can help you start or grow your business. While there may not be large number of programs available, there’s a good mix of programs, from grants for disabled entrepreneurs to tax deductions for creating accessibility.
The importance of personal and professional development for current and aspiring leaders can’t be overstated. It’s the secret to separating yourself from the pack, the bridge that carries you toward the goals you have yet to reach. And the only way to continually forge a path people will follow you down.
A Corporations Canada report on the results of the first year of mandatory diversity disclosure on corporate boards highlights the underrepresentation of women and visible minorities in public companies and the absence of any significant representation of Indigenous peoples and those with disabilities in public company leadership positions.
Statesmen or cheerleaders? Using topic modeling to examine gendered messages in narrative developmental feedback for leaders
This inductive study extends scholarship on gender, feedback and leadership by drawing on a large naturalistic data set of 1057 narrative developmental feedback comments to 146 political leaders in the UK. The findings chart novel dimensions of gender bias that go beyond the widely theorized tension posed by agency [male] and communion [female].
The percentage of VC deals that went to female-led startups declined in 2020. This development, which comes as women are leaving the U.S. workforce in droves, is especially bad news. Research shows many positive things occur when VCs choose to fund women, and investors must take conscious steps to increase funding for this underrepresented group of entrepreneurs.