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Growing Women in Senior Leadership

Canadian women represent 47% of the workforce, yet only 5.3% are CEOs and 15.9% are board directors.

Growing Women Entrepreneurs

There is much work to be done in supporting women’s entrepreneurial ventures. A strong entrepreneurial sector is

Growing Women in Trades and Emerging Sectors

According to Status of Women Canada, in 2012, women represented only 4% of those in construction trades


We’re Making Progress! See Our Impact So Far

2015 BC Economic Forum Progress Report This report shares the journey and outlines the progress made between...

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Investing in women is not just the right thing to do—it is the smart thing to do.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki‐moon, March 8, 2011

At a time when the world needs high-growth entrepreneurs more than ever, the Kauffman Foundation has declared this to be the Decade of the Woman Entrepreneur to pursue opportunities that will inspire women to seek advisors, training, and networks that will help them unleash their potential and fundamentally change lives.

The Kauffman Foundation Thoughtbook 2011, Decade of the Woman Entrepreneur