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      Introducing the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women new Logo.

Special thanks to the Edwards School of Business - University of Saskatchewan, a founding member of the CCEW for their inspiration and support.

This logo captures the essence of the CCEW collaborative national strategy to empower women in Canada.    

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Join us by signing the CCEW Statement of Support!

Business and Professional Women came together to at the BPW Canada National Convention in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday August 13, 2016 to celebrate the CCEW progress in building collaborative partnerships across Canada with stakeholders from business, labour, government and civil society to promote women's economic empowerment.   

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Congratulations Edwards School of Business in Launching the Empowering Women Leaders Program.

                             

      

 

                                                                      

            Edwards CCEW Award

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Jill Salamon (right) with the Edwards School of Business receives the CCEW Empowerment Award on behalf of the University of Saskatchewan Executive Education Program. Doris Hall BPW Women's Empowerment Chair (left) and Sheila Crook UN Global Champion for Women's Economic Empowerment (centre)

 

Check out why the time is now to invest in yourself or in the women in your organization. 

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Join the CCEW in making change by signing the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women statement of support. To learn more about the benefits to achieving 50-50 by 2030 explore the resources below and contact a CCEW representative. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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BPW Canada Launches the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women 

BPW Canada has spearheaded the establishment of the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women to advance equality between men and women; boys and girls recognizing it is essential to build strong economies, establish more stable and just societies, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.

The coalition will refer to the UN Women and UN Global Compact Women's Empowerment Principles as a general framework and promote the EmpowerWomen.org online platform when engaging in dialogue with any stakeholders about their role in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Our work will encourage all stakeholders to consider corporate commitment to the Principles when making decisions about which businesses, organizations or governments to partner with or to procure from.

BPW Canada, following discussions with the UN Women and UN Global Compact Women’s Empowerment Team determined that much could be gained by broadening efforts beyond the UN WEPs focus on large corporations to include collaboration with small business owners, civil society organizations, government representatives across our nation, and individuals.  

Watch this Video to see why businesses leaders support the 7 Women's Empowerment Principles.

 

 


 

In keeping with our mandate BPW Canada commends the collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact for their efforts to bring the business case for gender equity to the forefront.

The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of principles for businesses offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

BPW Canada, inspired by the BPW International Project WEPs campaign has made the WEPs a top organizational priority and we invite all stakeholders in Canada to demonstrate their support for the WEPs and encourage business leaders to implement them to demonstrate their commitment to gender equality in Canada.

The empowerwomen.org is an a on-line global movement for women's economic empowerment where you can connect-contribute & colaborate.

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 What are the WEPs?

WEPs Vision:        WEPs Objective:

Transform corporate behavior and intentionally position gender and women empowerment as essential core business objectives.

 

Motivate and guide business to take wide ranging actions to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community and to view such action as an integral and necessary part of corporate sustainability.

 

The Women's Empowerment Principles - Equality Means Business initiative provides seven steps that companies, government and civil society can take to empower women in the workplace and the market place. They were launched by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact following a multi-stakeholder consultative process in which BPW International was an active participant.

 
freda Miriklis      BPW International inspired by the WEPs
introduced the Project WEPs Campaign
to promote and bring awareness to the
potential of moving Women’s
Empowerment to the top of the agenda
for its affiliates worldwide.                                                      
      Liz Benham                                             

 

The 7 Principles are:

  1. Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality. 

  2. Treat all women and men fairly at work - respect support human rights and non-discrimination.

  3. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers.

  4. Promote education, training and professional development for women.

  5. Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.

  6. Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.

  7. Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.

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Learn More About Women's Empowerment in Canada

BPW Canada is pleased to assist corporations with 10 or more employees to take the important first step in signing the UN Global Compact and UN Women Women’s Empowerment Principles CEO Statement of Support.

In addition, BPW Canada encourages other stakeholders to demonstrate their support for Women’s Empowerment by signing the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women statement of support.

BPW Canada Women's Empowerment Introductory Letter

Become a Signatory to the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women

Become a UN Global Compact/UN Women WEPs CEO Signatory

Benefits to joining the Women's Empowerment Movement

Women's Empowerment Resource Page

Why Women's Empowerment and Why Now?

Women's Empowerment Women's Empowerment Self-assessment tool

Canadian Coalition to Empower Women Signatories Quotes

A Guide to Launching a National Strategy to Empower Women

 

Contact a Women's Empowerment Implementation Coach: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BPW Club Resources to support Women's Empowerment in your Community

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