Honourable Teresa Woo-Paw attended the 2015 Candle-lighting ceremony just weeks before International Women’s Day to celebrate Women’s achievements and progress. During her keynote delivery, she stressed the importance of the work that still remains, including Equal Pay. “The Government of Alberta recognizes the contributions of women in the workforce” she reiterated to BPW Canada First Vice President Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla and BPW Calgary’s President Sophie Blais-Yalbir . Read Premier Jim Prentice’s Candle lighting message here Premier’s Message 2015 candle lighting ceremony
BPW Calgary First Vice President Nancy Stapely and Resolutions Chairperson Sonia Suire present the “You Are Worth It” workshop in partnership with Wendy Joy from the Women’s Equality and Advancement Unit, Alberta Human Services in preparation for Equal Pay Day. Details at http://ucalgary.ca/women/wlc/sessions
Access BPW Calgary Resources on Equal Pay at https://bpwcalgary.com/equal-pay-day-march-18/
Read Honourable Jim Prentice’s message about empowering women and the importance of a diverse workforce. Premier’s Message 2015 candle lighting ceremony
On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 Coach Nadine Bannerman, graduate of the Harvard Negotiations Program of Instruction for Lawyers will focus on how women can become expert negotiators in their workplaces to narrow the wage gap. Remember to wear red at the office on March 18 to acknowledge the gap and show your support for Equal Pay. Together we can narrow the gender wage gap to line up with peer countries.
BPW Calgary has been invited to present an update on the efforts to narrow the gap in Canada at the United Nations Headquarters during the 59th Commission on the Status of Women in New York at the German House on March 10th, 2015. Check out our journey from the streets to the schools and boardrooms and into the House of Commons this past Fall. 2012 to 2014 Equal Pay Day Journey Final
This ceremony conducted at BPW clubs globally is a symbolic event to recall the past accomplishments of women and honour today’s achievements. Alberta’s 16th Premier, Honourable Jim Prentice will be represented by Honourable Teresa Woo-Paw. She will join us in lighting an inclusive path to progress on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. We will come together to participate in a special tribute to the International Federation of Business and Professional Women, uniting women around the world.