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20Feb 18
Gender Equality In BC? Announcing The 2018 WE FOR SHE Call To Action

Gender Equality in BC? Announcing the 2018 WE FOR SHE Call to Action

Contributed by Women's Enterprise Centre BC Gender equality is a hot topic and it’s inspiring to know that the BC business community is leading the country in collaborating to help achieve it here – while also equipping and encouraging youth to explore their career options. Now in its fifth year, the WE FOR SHE movement has touched thousands of people across BC, sharing issues and best practices relating to advancing women in corporations, as entrepreneurs and in emerging industries and fields.  In November 2017, almost 1500 business leaders and students came together to discuss and update their top five strategies…

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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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