Edmonton Entrepreneurs Celebrate International Women’s Day and Share Advice on Closing the Gender Gap
Celebrate International Women’s Day at the second annual Women and Wealth Conference on March 8th, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Edmonton (it will also be live streamed across Canada). This year the theme is “Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship”. Women play a major role in driving the world economy. According to the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, women control about $20 trillion in annual consumer spending – a number expected to rise to nearly $28 trillion by 2020. They make up 40% of the global workforce, are earning professional degrees in record numbers, and companies have implemented programs to remove organizational biases in order to increase the number of women in leadership positions. Yet a gender equality gap remains.
Edmonton to Join in Solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017
In the spirit of diversity, equality and inclusivity, Canadians across the country will rally in the United States and over 20 countries on Saturday, January 21, 2017, in support of the Women’s March on Washington. The recent U.S. election is a reminder for all of us that the rights, freedoms, and sense of safety we cherish are not to be taken for granted. We will gather to say loudly and clearly that we will not tolerate discrimination, and that we will stand in support of all those who have been (and continue to be) the targets of hatred and closed minds. By marching and rallying in solidarity on January 21, 2017, we are saying that we intend to remain vigilant, here in our country to ensure that the hard-fought gains that have been achieved are not reversed or diluted.
Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology (Wisest) Announces Annual Lecture & Symposium
WISEST announced that their 2016 keynote speaker is Dr. Anne Condon, a Professor of Computing Science at the University of British Columbia, where she has served as Department Head and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Science. Dr. Condon’s research in computational complexity theory and algorithms currently focuses on DNA programming – the art and science of writing programs that are realized and executed by DNA. She is an ACM Fellow, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, has held the NSERC/General Motors Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, and received the Computing Research Association’s Habermann Award for her work on increasing the numbers and successes of women in computing research.
The 2016 Edmonton Comedy Festival to Deliver Laughs on Thanksgiving Weekend
The Edmonton Comedy Festival is proud to present another 4 days of funny from October 5th through 8th, 2016. This year’s Festival will feature over 30 comics from across North America performing at venues throughout the city and St. Albert. In addition to 8 gala performances to include a ladies night, a cabaret series, a masters series, a media challenge and free shows for both children and adults. The line-up of performers for 2016 includes world famous acts like Hollywood star Tom Arnold, as well as some festival favourites like John Wing (America’s Got Talent), Rondell Sheridan (That’s So Raven), Mitch Fatel (The Howard Stern Show), Andrew Grose (Just For Laughs), Louis Ramey (The Tonight Show) and Monique Marvez (Showtime) and many many more. Take in a Gala at The ATB Financial Arts Barns to watch headliners or stroll down to the Varscona Hotel for the Master’s Series.
Calling All Men: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in Support of Violence Prevention | 11:30am on September 21 | Edmonton
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a pledge-based fundraiser where men walk in women’s heels to raise awareness of family violence, and funds to support YWCA Edmonton violence prevention and recovery programs. Only men can participate in the walk; however, women play a big role as a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ally. Women can encourage and challenge men to participate and raise funds to help women and children walk away from family violence. Men can register as an individual, create a team, or join an existing team. Each walker is encouraged to raise $1,000 in pledges to help us meet our goal of $160,000. Proceeds from this event fund YWCA Edmonton counselling centre and violence prevention and recovery programs. YWCA Edmonton needs your help to raise funds to support critical programs and services that help women and families walk away from domestic violence.