05May 17
Report On The W20 Summit In Berlin, April 2017

Report on the W20 Summit in Berlin, April 2017

Laurel Douglas, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre and a director of Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), was part of the two-person Canadian delegation at the 2017 Women20 Summit in Berlin, Germany in late April. WEOC is Canada’s only national organization dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs, and the authority on women’s entrepreneurship in Canada. Douglas is pleased to support Canada’s important role at the W20, and ensure that the interests of Canadian women entrepreneurs and women in business are represented. The W20 is the newest permanent engagement group of the G20, established in 2015. It was created to help advance…

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28Mar 17

WEOC Response to Budget 2017

As the Chair of Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), I would like to note the many aspects of the 2017 budget that address current issues of gender inequality. Among other things, we are very pleased to see the recognition of the importance of measuring gender disaggregated data that will have a significant influence on policies designed to ensure women’s equal access to government programs. The gender lens will clarify many of the underlying inequities in our systems and we are grateful that this government has heard our voice in establishing this very important metric. We applaud the availability of debt…

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15Aug 16
Opening A World Of Opportunity For Women Through The G20

Opening a World of Opportunity for Women through the G20

When women succeed, the global economy grows. The crucial role of women in achieving prosperity and the need for gender equality was acknowledged by the world’s 20 leading economies (G20) in 2015, with the launch of an engagement group W20. Established in 1999, the G20 meets annually to discuss key financial issues affecting the global economy. The W20 was formed in Turkey in 2015 as a permanent engagement group of G20 to focus on encouraging gender equality and economic growth.  Canada was invited to attend the inaugural summit in 2015. This year, about 200 delegates participated in the May 2016 W20…

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