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Blueprint for Women's Leadership


Today in Canada women are significantly underrepresented in the workforce, particularly in senior management positions in the CMT sectors. In fact, according to ICTC, women represent less than 25% of the workforce in this space and the numbers decline with more senior positions. A white paper, Solutions to Women’s Advancement by Women of Influence identified that career advancement was the weakest area for career success. Without a focus on gender diversity and the need to advance careers in the CMT sector, smart leaders know that the Canadian economy won’t achieve its growth potential. The time for action is now and WCT is invites you to be part of the solution.

With support from Status of Women Canada, WCT facilitated a series of roundtables across the country bringing together Canadian leaders from the communications, media and technology sectors to work together to create a Blueprint for Women’s Leadership. The Blueprint for Women's Leadership is a framework for organizations to use to attract, retain and advance women in Canadian CMT industries. Consulting well over 200 business, diversity and human resources, Let's Talk About Closing the Gender Gap: A Blueprint for Women's leadership provides tangible strategies that any organization can implement to increase the number of women in senior roles and to realize the positive business benefits gained from gender diversity. Increased gender equality at leadership levels will create a sea change for a more diverse workforce in Canada.

This is good for business and good for Canada.




Recap From the Roundtables

Taking the Next Step in Toronto, with keynote Vanda Vicars,President Capgemini Canada, Head of Projects and Consulting North America Infrastructure Services at Capgemini 

The Outlook is Sunny in Vancouver, with keynote Anne Giardini, Chancellor, Simon Fraiser University, Order of Canada.

Culture and Stories in Calgary, with keynote Margot Micallef, Founder and CEO, Oliver Capital Partners Inc.