BPW Calgary, Canada participated on a panel presentation with BPW Germany and BPW Australia to update the audience on Canada’s progress to advance the issue of equal pay. The side event was planned during the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. According to the World Economic Forum Report of 2014, Canada ranks #27 on Wage Equality (an improvement from 2012 and 2013 when it ranked #35). View the presentation here 2012 to 2014 Equal Pay Day Journey Final
The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women and its supporters participated in the march for gender equality in New York City on March 8th, 2015 to advance the issue of Equal Pay. Immediate Past President of BPW Calgary Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla was interviewed by CBC radio correspondent, Steven D’Souza, just prior to the march where she reiterated that “it is important that wages become an acceptable subject of discussion in Canadian workplaces”.
Check out BPW Calgary’s “Equal Pay Day” Journey from 2012 to 2014.
BPW Canada’s First Vice President, Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla and Alberta Liaison and 2016 Convention Chairperson, Dawn Nason attended the Women’s Policy Development Workshop that focused on Leadership, Economy and Security. The issue of Equal Pay was shared passionately with women in Edmonton at the Manor Bistro. “It is time to move from discussions to evaluating our existing policies”.
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