Let’s Talk Advancing Gender Equality

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) in partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is pleased to announce a webinar series on advancing gender equality in the workplace. Building on and supporting EHRC’s Leadership Accord and NRCan’s Equal by 30 Campaign, the webinars will equip organizations with best practices and tools to help their own organizations expedite the process of bridging the gender gap. They will guide potential or existing signatories on the development of actionable commitments to advance gender equality.

About EHRC’s Leadership Accord

The Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity is a public commitment by Canadian employers, educators, unions and governments to promote the values of diversity and inclusion within their organizations.
There are two prominent ways to be involved and take action towards change, either as an Accord signatory or an Accord advocate. Both acknowledge that united action is required to ensure the support and advancement of women. For more information visit EHRC Leadership Accord.

NRCan’s Equal by 30 Campaign

Equal by 30 is a public commitment by public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030.
Signatories to Electricity Human Resource Canada’s Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity, have already demonstrated their commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion, and are seen as a leader in the Canadian electricity sector.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders who have proven success stories, forward-thinking approaches to strategy, and measurable actions plans that organizations can adopt to tie efforts to tangible results.

Webinar Schedule:

Webinar #1: Moving the Agenda Forward at Alectra Utilities

Speaker: Kathy Lerette, SVP Business Transformation at Alectra Utilitie

When: Wednesday, January 16th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

Becoming a signatory means you are committing to benchmarking current organizational practices and identifying areas for action. Kathy Lerette will share Alectra’s experience and what signing the Accord has meant – in real terms – for their organization.

Webinar #2: Taking a New Approach

Speaker: Jennifer Ladouceur, President & Co-Founder, Women Leadership Nation

When: Wednesday, February 13th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

Everyone has a role to play in working towards gender equality. Learn how to inspire and motivate male and female champions to share their commitment with others and demonstrate where they stand on gender diversity.

Webinar #3: Now let’s Celebrate Success!

When: Wednesday, March 6th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

Learn how to analyze the effectiveness of your organizations’ diversity practices and identify any gaps. This will give you the context you need to build a business case around your organization’s diversity needs, and will serve as the yardstick for which your organization’s return on investment can measured.

Register now to ensure your spot!