Mind the Gap: Strengthening Gender Diversity in the Canadian Economy

You are invited to NCWIB’s 2 day virtual summit – Mind the Gap: Strengthening Gender Diversity in the Canadian Economy. NCWIB is bringing together stakeholders to prepare young women for the workforce by building confidence in advocating for themselves. The Summit connects the advocacy and national programs arms to explore the intersection of policy and business for young women in Canada.

Evidence has been gathered on the “gender confidence gap” – the tendency of women to underestimate their intelligence compared to male counterparts. This lower self-perceived ability has the potential to deter female students from pursuing economics beyond high school which has an impact on potential economic outcomes for the country.

To combat this gap and many others, NCWIB’s Mind The Gap Summit serves as a “self-advocacy business bootcamp” for gender diverse young people across Canada. With diverse programming streams catered for young women in university and high school, this multi-demographic experience will foster peer-to-peer mentorships and networks of support.

Event Details

  • When: Friday, September 16th & Saturday, September 17th
  • Where: Online (Zoom)
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Event Schedule (Calendar): Coming soon
  • Language: Our conference is currently only available in English, but we can provide French closed captioning. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

You should attend this Summit if…

  • You’d like to do some professional development! This is a chance to develop a network that spans Canada-wide.
  • You want flexible professional development. For this summit, you don’t need to attend everything–only the sessions you’re interested in. We also have breaks in between sessions and 24/7 mental health supports
  • You want to receive tangible advice that equips young women with skills and confidence to enter the workforce
  • You want networking opportunities with the speakers and other delegates
  • You’d love to develop your Business Bootcamp Skills such as resume building, interview, appearance, dress codes, combatting work stereotypes, taking up space and championing diversity, learning techniques in advocating for yourself.
  • You want a certificate of participation signed by our Executive Director for your resume!


Sep 16 - 17 2022


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