Closing the Gender Gap: A Roadmap to Equitable Employment

How can we create more equitable and safe work environments that allow women and gender-diverse people to access and retain meaningful employment?

The post-COVID-19 restructuring of work environments provides employers with a critical opportunity to boldly adopt policies and practices that empower and anticipate women and gender diverse people’s needs in the workforce.

Join YWCA Canada in a panel discussion on how employers and HR Specialists can address common barriers women and gender-diverse people face in attaining and retaining employment and advancing and thriving at work.

Featuring speakers including:

  • Bonnie Douglas, Project Manager, Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades & Technology
  • Lindsay Amundsen, Director of Workforce Development, Canada’s Building Trades Unions
  • Candace Shaw, Senior Managing Director & Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Sun Life
  • Letecia Rose, Vice-President, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Canadian Tire
  • Alicia Pachano, Employment Counsellor, YWCA Montreal
  • Tracy Boyer, Project Coordinator, YWCA Halifax

The event consists of three portions:

  • Panel discussion featuring employers who have successfully implemented gender-equity focused initiatives and workforce development leaders from YWCA Montreal and Metro Vancouver.
  • Interactive knowledge exchange around the implementation of promising practices (4 breakout rooms, with the opportunity for participants to join two 30-minute sessions).
  • Group discussion on key learnings, emerging themes and ongoing needs.

This free event is hosted online via Zoom. Live English to French translation is provided.


Jul 14 2022


Eastern Time (EDT)
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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