women in business

A woman walks through Toronto’s financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. Women remain underrepresented in boardrooms of Canadian companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange despite the introduction of disclosure requirements intended to boost their numbers, a study by the Conference Board of Canada has found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Women still underrepresented in boardrooms despite ‘comply-or-explain’ rule: study

The study found more than half of the board seats that became vacant in 2018 went to men

 

Saanich employees (left to right) Annie Robinson, Kathleen Warren and Helen Elliott sit outside the former municipal hall on West Saanich Road in 1920. (Photo courtesy Saanich Archives)

PHOTOS: Saanich looks back on more than 100 years of stand-out staff in honour of women’s history month

Photos depict some of the women who contributed to district’s history

 

The shirts sell for $45, with 30 per cent of proceeds from each sale going to Battered Women’s Support Services in Vancouver. (Madame Premier/Sarah Elder-Chamanara)

Canadian company launches ‘hysterical’ T-Shirt to combat health officials’ use of word

A partnership with Tamara Taggart will see women broadcast the word on a T-shirt or tote bag

 

A woman pushes a baby stroller through a gentle snow fall on a sidewalk just below Parliament Hill in Ottawa Saturday, January 8, 2011. A new report from Royal Bank of Canada says more than 20,000 women left Canada’s workforce between February and October, but about triple the number of men joined it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Women leaving workforce faster than men, childcare playing big role in exodus: study

The study warns that this pattern could slow down the economic recovery

A woman pushes a baby stroller through a gentle snow fall on a sidewalk just below Parliament Hill in Ottawa Saturday, January 8, 2011. A new report from Royal Bank of Canada says more than 20,000 women left Canada’s workforce between February and October, but about triple the number of men joined it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
A traffic light on Bay Street in Canada’s financial district is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. A new report says a culture of inequality continues to persist in Canada’s capital markets and the brunt of it is felt by women and people who are racialized, Indigenous or identify as LGBTQ2S+. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Inequality in capital markets sector continues to hurt women, BIPOC and LGBTQ: report

Study revealed that Black women were the least likely to say they were treated equally by firm and manager

A traffic light on Bay Street in Canada’s financial district is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. A new report says a culture of inequality continues to persist in Canada’s capital markets and the brunt of it is felt by women and people who are racialized, Indigenous or identify as LGBTQ2S+. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
‘You’re my first female driver’: B.C. women hit the road in male-dominated ride-hailing sector

‘You’re my first female driver’: B.C. women hit the road in male-dominated ride-hailing sector

Women driving for Uber and Lyft open up about safety, licensing and why they’re in the minority

‘You’re my first female driver’: B.C. women hit the road in male-dominated ride-hailing sector
Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser brings her stories about life in and out of hockey to the Mary Winspear Centre Speaker Series, March 26. (Photo by Dave Holland)

Hockey royalty Hayley Wickenheiser skates into Sidney this spring

Hayley Wickenheiser, Canada’s greatest women’s hockey player, to speak March 26

  • Feb 21, 2020
Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser brings her stories about life in and out of hockey to the Mary Winspear Centre Speaker Series, March 26. (Photo by Dave Holland)
Angela Mangiacasale, president of Wear2Start Society; Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity Mitzi Dean and Dress for Success Vancouver program coordinator Sydney Budgeon get a handle on some handbags. Thursday, MLAs from both sides of the legislature donated purses to Wear2Start. (Photo courtesy Carolyn Jack)

MLAs donate handbags with notes to inspire women in the workforce

Purse drive organized by charities Wear2Start and Dress for Success

Angela Mangiacasale, president of Wear2Start Society; Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity Mitzi Dean and Dress for Success Vancouver program coordinator Sydney Budgeon get a handle on some handbags. Thursday, MLAs from both sides of the legislature donated purses to Wear2Start. (Photo courtesy Carolyn Jack)
(The Canadian Press)

Majority of Canadian boards had no female members in 2016 and 2017: StatCan

Statistics Canada says 18.1 per cent of director seats were held by women in 2017

(The Canadian Press)
Camosun College president Sherri Bell said the partnership between the college and Songhees Nation has produced many opportunities for students. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Women in Business: Meet milestone woman Sherri Bell, president and CEO, Camosun College

Saanich resident is also part of a local refugee sponsorship group

  • Oct 28, 2019
Camosun College president Sherri Bell said the partnership between the college and Songhees Nation has produced many opportunities for students. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Women in Business: Humaira Ahmed finding balance in life and business

Women in Business: Humaira Ahmed finding balance in life and business

Victoria News celebrates Women in Business

  • Oct 24, 2019
Women in Business: Humaira Ahmed finding balance in life and business
Women in Business: Milestone woman Victoria Pruden ‘someone who takes risks in leadership’

Women in Business: Milestone woman Victoria Pruden ‘someone who takes risks in leadership’

Victoria News celebrates Women in Business by catching up with Saanich’s Victoria…

  • Oct 22, 2019
Women in Business: Milestone woman Victoria Pruden ‘someone who takes risks in leadership’
Women in Business: Artist Sierra Lundy answers your questions

Women in Business: Artist Sierra Lundy answers your questions

Black Press Media celebrates women who are making a difference

  • Oct 21, 2019
Women in Business: Artist Sierra Lundy answers your questions
Hazel Braithwaite, winner of the Black Press Community Initiative Award. (Black Press Media file photo)

Women in Business: Heartwarming work rewarded with Community Initiative Award

Victoria News celebrates women making a difference

  • Oct 21, 2019
Hazel Braithwaite, winner of the Black Press Community Initiative Award. (Black Press Media file photo)
Women in Business: Kost a rising star in hospitality industry

Women in Business: Kost a rising star in hospitality industry

Black Press Media celebrates women making a difference

  • Oct 20, 2019
Women in Business: Kost a rising star in hospitality industry
Black Press Media celebrates women who are making a difference

Black Press Media celebrates women who are making a difference

Helping others is the cornerstone of the work Shannon Drew does in…

  • Oct 19, 2019
Black Press Media celebrates women who are making a difference
Victoria city hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Women in Business: Hub makes life less daunting for entrepreneurs in Victoria

Victoria News celebrates women in business

  • Oct 18, 2019
Victoria city hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Women in leadership roles from across Greater Victoria gathered at the Parkside Hotel and Spa Thursday afternoon for Black Press Media’s annual Women in Business Gala. The event honours ‘women who make a difference’ in the region. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

WATCH: Women who make a difference gather for annual Black Press gala

Black Press Media’s Women in Business Gala connects local leaders

Women in leadership roles from across Greater Victoria gathered at the Parkside Hotel and Spa Thursday afternoon for Black Press Media’s annual Women in Business Gala. The event honours ‘women who make a difference’ in the region. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)