The business case for diversity is clear. Diverse organizations are better run and post better results than homogenous ones. And they are more innovative. A recently released Accenture study shows that diversity, combined with a culture of equality, helps maximize organizations' capacity for innovation.
Yet many sectors such as information and communications technology, energy and natural resources still struggle to attract and retain women in their workforces and corporate leadership. They can do better and they must. Research shows that persistently ignoring the contribution that women make to the workforce has a negative impact on our overall economic performance.
WCT can help your company build a more inclusive and equal workforce.
WCT's Closing the Gender Workshops deliver employers a professional, third-party assessment of their strategies for attracting, retaining and advancing female employees. Through an interactive, 90-minute live session, the workshop will help employers prioritize diversity and inclusion initiatives and align them with the company's business goals. The workshop will also identify overlooked opportunities for encouraging women's inclusion and advancement.
WCT's Closing the Gender Gap Workshops will help employers:
Understand current "best practices" in diversity and inclusion
Increase the effectiveness of their own diversity and inclusion practices
Do a better job of recruiting and retaining women and other under-represented groups in the workforce.
Develop an action plan to help the employer achieve its diversity goals.
Registration is limited and based on a first come first served basis. Participants will be asked to complete an anonymous assessment tool to help WCT tailor the workshop to the specific needs of each participant. Once you have filled in this this registration form, WCT will send you a self assessment tool. Once this anonymous questionnaire is completed and submitted, you will receive confirmation of your registration from WCT.
WCT gratefully acknowledges funding support for these workshops. The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services. Funding is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Alberta Job Fund. We are also grateful to TELUS for its sponsorship.
Established in 1991, Canadian Women in Communications and Technology's (WCT) mission is a national organization dedicated to the advancement of women through a coast to coast network of professional women, men and companies in communications and technology.
Headquartered in Ottawa, WCT empowers women in broadcasting, cable, telecommunications, digital media and technology to achieve professional success, to aim higher and to be recognized for their achievements.
Through partnerships with organizations such as Information Communications Technology Council, Information Technology Alliance of Canada and Wired Women, WCT has increased its efforts to strengthen the leadership role of women driving innovation and smart growth in Canada.
Our vision is to be the leading organization that inspires and advances women as leaders and contributors to Canada's digital economy.
We will achieve our vision through leadership and skills development, mentorship, recognition and by building and promoting a national community for women in communications and technology.
To be the catalyst for advancing women's leadership in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors
To facilitate women's career advancement through mentorship, skills and leadership training, networking, and recognition
To help companies access female talent
1500 members across Canada from all sectors of the communications and technology sectors. Ten Chapters coast to coast: British Columbia, Edmonton, Calgary, Manitoba, Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec, New Brunswick.