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W.E. $UCCEED Community Advisory Committee June 19th

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Presentation from W.E. $UCCEED: Beyond the Status Quo 1st Community Advisory Committee June 19th

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W.E. $UCCEED Community Advisory Committee June 19th

  1. 1. While you enjoy breakfast, why not "like" the W.E. $ucceed Facebook page?Our GOAL is to have 1,000 likes by the end of the year.www.facebook.com/WeSucceedBeyondTheStatusQuo
  2. 2. Onlyis on Canada’sTop 100 CEO List
  3. 3. Women onlymake upof corporateboards
  4. 4. Only of skilledtrade workers are
  5. 5. outPremieres arewomen
  6. 6. In the top, less thanare women
  7. 7. Men outnumberwomen in Canada’selected representatives
  8. 8. More thansingle mothers inCanada are raisingtheir children in poverty.
  9. 9. of minimumwage workers arewomen
  10. 10. Women holdof STEM-relatedoccupations
  11. 11. of thevictims of policereporteddomesticviolence arewomen
  12. 12. of singleparents arewomen
  13. 13. Women makeup of theavailableworkforce
  14. 14. Only of topCEOs in Canada’stop 500 companiesare women
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 2 years ago…EconomicOpportunities forWomenStatus of WomenW.E. $UCCEED:Beyond the Status Quo
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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?
  19. 19. 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:
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. “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
  22. 22. “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
  23. 23. 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”
  24. 24. “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
  25. 25. Identifying the Barriers
  26. 26. COMMUNITY FACTORS• “Special Interest Group”• Raising Awareness• Outreach Programs• Mentorship
  27. 27. GOVERNMENT POLICIES• Develop women Centered policies• Improve Family Leave and Childcare Availability• Invest in Funded Programs• Corporate Boards: “Comply or Explain”-Laurel Broten
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES• Policies• Workplace culture• Recruitment• Leadership Programs
  31. 31. BreakingDownthe Barriers
  32. 32. FOCUS ON GIRLS & YOUNG WOMEN
  33. 33. ADDRESS THE GREATEST NEEDS
  34. 34. TAKE A POSITIVE APPROACH
  35. 35. WORK HOLISTICALLY
  36. 36. SHARE POWER
  37. 37. BUILD A COMMUNITY
  38. 38. THIS IS OUR CALL TOACTION
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. What is the vision of success youwould like to see for girls andyoung women?

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