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20Feb 18
6 Ways Unconscious Bias Could Be Hurting Your Business

6 Ways Unconscious Bias Could Be Hurting Your Business

Contributed by Women’s Enterprise Centre BC “Unconscious bias” is a popular business topic right now. But what is it and what does it mean for your business? Unconscious bias refers to the attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes that unconsciously affect your decision-making and influence your actions. Here’s the deal – if you have a brain, you have unconscious bias! Because people tend to prefer things that are like them, or things that remind them of something positive they’ve experienced before. But these biases can be a significant barrier to diversity and a stumbling block for businesses that want to foster an…

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01Aug 17
WBENC 2017 Trade Mission: So Much More Than Just A Tradeshow

WBENC 2017 Trade Mission: so much more than just a tradeshow

The WBENC Trade Mission in June was an opportunity for Canadian women-business owners with exporting goals to connect with corporate supplier diversity specialists, as well as export-oriented support organizations. The WBENC Trade Mission is composed of a number of different events offered by a number of different agencies, all of whom focus on assisting women business owners in expanding and attaining their exporting goals through learning and networking opportunities. The feature event, of course, is the WBENC Business Fair, where women business owners walk the trade show floor and connect with buyers and supplier diversity specialists from corporations that are…

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31Jul 17
WE FOR SHE Goes National: Join Us To Step It Up For Gender Equality Across Canada

WE FOR SHE goes national: Join us to step it up for gender equality across Canada

On November 17, the WE FOR SHE movement is launching Canada’s commitment to gender equity at WE FOR SHE: Step it up for Gender Equality in Vancouver. You’re invited to come to Vancouver and be a part of this incredible event! This forum is one of North America's largest gatherings of women's organizations, companies, experts, business leaders, advocates and young women and we encourage WEOC members to get involved at this important juncture as the initiative expands across the country. The WE FOR SHE movement was launched in 2014, as a result of years of advocacy and action to increase…

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