The inaugural Women as a Catalyst for Growth forum occurred last year as an initiative to support British Columbia (B.C.) women in business and advance the conversation into action strategies for economic growth. The second annual B.C. Economic Forum: Women as a Catalyst for Growth hosted by the Vancouver Board of Trade takes place this Friday, October 23 and Communica is excited to attend.
The foundational event resulted in feedback to create the Women as a Catalyst for Growth: A B.C. Action Plan. The key recommendations in this action plan are designed to grow the impact of women and their economic output in B.C. and Canada. The recommendations include:
- Promote and advocate diversity
- Champion women
- Foster positive & self-affirming mindsets
- Incorporate a diversity focus in early education
- Activate men
We’re eager to attend the forum this Friday to learn more about these recommendations and how they are being implemented.
Funded in part by Status of Women Canada, the Catalyst for Growth project is organized by the Women’s Enterprise Centre in collaboration with the WEB Alliance, the Premier’s Women’s Economic Council and other supporting organizations throughout B.C. The project seeks to find solutions to increase the impact of women in the B.C. economy by growing women in senior leadership roles, entrepreneurship, and in trades and other emerging sectors.
If you cannot attend in person, join us as we tweet along @CommunicaPA using the hashtags #econwomen and #VBOT.
- Kyla Humphreys
Canadian women represent 47% of the workforce, yet only 5.3% are CEOs and 15.9% are board directors. This imbalance of women in senior leadership roles has a significant impact on the competitiveness and success of Canadian companies across all sectors and industries
– Catalyst for Growth Project