Here at FlexHub, we get excited about initiatives that aim to create more inclusive workplaces and make work a place where we can all succeed and thrive. That's why we're so happy a grassroots initiative called Works for Women supported by our friends at Catalyst and the University of Alberta has launched for International Women's Day (March 8th).
This initiative is important, especially here in Alberta. In a recent report titled The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2016, Edmonton and Calgary are ranked near the bottom of the list, 22nd and 23rd, respectively, out of the 25 largest cities in Canada. We think Albertan’s can do better and hope to inspire others to engage to improve their workplaces.
By being part of the initiative, individuals are showing their support for women and starting a conversation around how we can start to make Alberta a better place for women to work. Change will not happen overnight, but by uniting our community, we can take direct action to impact change.
If this is something YOU believe in, you can join the cause. On March 8th:
1. Wear purple and/or the #BeBoldForChange wristband
2. Snap a photo of you wearing your #BeBoldForChange wristband
3. Post it to social media and tag a friend, using the hashtags: #WorksForWomen #IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange up to March 8th.
Learn more about how to get a wristband and the growing community at #worksforwomen.
We look forward to seeing how this community connects individuals, experts and workplaces in Alberta to accelerate progress for women in the workplace!