Only of topCEOs in Canada’stop 500 companiesare women
Since women account for slightly, empowering women meansmaking the most of all of our talent.“The most importantdeterminant of a country’scompetitiveness is itshuman talent – theskills, education andproductivity of itsworkforce.”- Worlds Economic Forum
2 years ago…EconomicOpportunities forWomenStatus of WomenW.E. $UCCEED:Beyond the Status Quo
3. In 30 seconds, explain how you plan to takethe first step in influencing change.1.Choose a statistic you find surprising.2. Introduce yourself and theorganization/company you represent.
1. What do you consider to be the benefits in participatingin the “We Succeed: Beyond the Status Quo” project?2. What barriers do you feel girls and young women face inbecoming economically independent? How do you feel yourorganization/industry contributes to these barriers?3. What specific actions will you commit to, in order toimprove opportunities for girls and young women in ourcommunity?
http://www.upworthy.com/shes-not-just-destined-for-greatness-shes-destined-to-do-great-things-for-women?c=mrp1Women in STEM:http://youtu.be/IppTdkRcoXshttp://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?sitelang=en&ref=I074907Gender Balance on Corporate Boards:
Empower girls and young women to pursueopportunities leading to economic prosperityCommit to action that will improve opportunities forgirls and young women to learn, access and engage inentrepreneurship, stem related occupations and trades.Capture media attention both locally and acrossCanada that will create a culture movement.
“Giving women and girls a chance for a better life is an intelligent investment in abetter world.”- Canadian Women’s FoundationGIRLS & YOUNG WOMEN FACEADDITIONAL BARRIERS
“I would like to participate in the program to develop my leadershipskills, explore new career opportunities, network and connect withprofessionals in my chosen field. I would like to share my knowledge withothers. I feel this a great opportunity for young girls to become engaged intheir community and stimulate change.”FROM THE MOUTHS OF OUR GIRLS& YOUNG WOMEN
FROM THE MOUTHS OF OUR GIRLS& YOUNG WOMEN“I would like to participate in this program because Ibelieve it will be helpful to me and my future. It will helpme learn new skills and meet new people. I also want to bepart of the amazing change it will create in ourcommunity”
“I would like to participate in the Youth Leadership Council, becauseit will allow me access to opportunities, gain valuable skills andnetwork with people who would allow me to advance in the field ofmedicine. I would love to be part of a council which wouldencourage young women to be become leaders”FROM THE MOUTHS OF OUR GIRLS& YOUNG WOMEN
GOVERNMENT POLICIES• Develop women Centered policies• Improve Family Leave and Childcare Availability• Invest in Funded Programs• Corporate Boards: “Comply or Explain”-Laurel Broten
GENDER AND SOCIALIZATION• Breaking down stereotypes• Moving away from “non-traditional”• “Women Scientist”, Women “CEO”• Starting as young as 4• Educating Parents on Career Choices• Media
SCHOOL-BASED FACTORS• Encourage girls and young womento pursue a variety of opportunities• Provide female role models• Create programs enhancing self-esteem, leaderships skills• Tech-Savy, Trades Camp• Support Experiential Learning
Empower girls and young women to pursueopportunities leading to economic prosperityCommit to action that will improve opportunities forgirls and young women to learn, access and engage inentrepreneurship, stem related occupations and trades.Capture media attention both locally and acrossCanada that will create a culture movement
What is the vision of success youwould like to see for girls andyoung women?