Girl Connect Conference

Back for a second round, our annual Girl Connect Conference is coming up on Saturday, October 12th from 10am to 4pm at the Women’s Centre Calgary. Coinciding with #InternationalDayOfTheGirl this is an event organized and run by girls for girls. All girls in grades 5 to 12 are welcome to attend for free! Girls will …

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Women Lead YYC – Spring Update

This post was written by Emma Dresen, practicum student at the Women’s Centre Women Lead YYC is a free, six-week leadership program offered at the Women’s Centre. Women Lead YYC aims to connect, inspire and empower women who want to develop leadership skills and implement change in their communities. During my practicum at the Women’s …

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Women’s Voices Wanted

There is still time to apply for a position on a City of Calgary Board, Commission or Committee! Did you know women make up only one third of the members of the City’s boards, commissions and committees? Diverse representation is one of the first steps in ensuring women’s voices are heard in the local decision-making …

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A Summer of Girl Power

This post was written by Grace Millar, Girl Programs Coordinator at the Women’s Centre. “Girls are powerful.” These are the words of Kailan, age 10, a participant in our Girl Power activism camp this summer for girls going into Grades five and six. It’s been a wonderful summer for the Girl Programs at the Women’s …

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Women Lead YYC Cohort 2

This post was written by Rhoda Mitchell, Team Leader and Women Lead YYC Coordinator at the Women’s Centre. If more women saw themselves as leaders, what sort of difference could they make?  Every Thursday night in Spring, a group of diverse women came together to answer this, and other questions. These women were a part …

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Introducing Women Lead YYC –  A Space Where Women Work For Change

If more women participated in decision-making, what kind of difference would they make? That is the question the UN asked in 2005, at the beginning of the getting to 30% campaign, a project aimed at increasing the number of women in leadership positions around the world. The target of 30% of women in decision making is …

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August Social Issues Discussion Re-Cap: Women & Work

On Wednesday, August 2nd, the Women’s Centre’s Social Issues Discussion topic was on the challenges faced by women who work in male dominated industries. We had six panelists from a range of industries – legal, trades, oil and gas, and public services. The discussion started with Lawna who is General Counsel for a transportation company. …

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