THE FIVE PILLARS

Turning opportunity into advancement

We are focused on five key pillars

Growing women-owned businesses

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Pillar One

Supporting and growing women-owned businesses

ELYSE ALLAN & ANNETTE VERSCHUREN

A great opportunity lies before both our countries—one that can unlock significant economic growth. By investing in women entrepreneurs, and helping them get to the next level, we stand poised to…

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Increasing women in STEM roles

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Pillar Two

Increasing the number of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

MARY BARRA & LINDA HASENFRATZ

The U.S. and Canadian economies need more entrepreneurs and more leaders to create businesses based on exciting advances in technology. An education in science, technology, engineering or math, collectively known as STEM…

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Encouraging women entrepreneurs

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Pillar Three

Attracting women entrepreneurs, encouraging women to start businesses

DAWN FARRELL & DEBORAH GILLIS

Businesses owned and operated by women are the lifeblood of our cities, towns and villages. Vibrant as these enterprises are, the large majority remain small with limited prospects for growth. Vast opportunity remains for women to start and lead more high-growth businesses with national and global ambitions.

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Enabling women's access to capital

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Pillar Four

Increasing women’s access to capital

MONIQUE LEROUX & TAMARA LUNDGREN

Over the past decade, women have started successful businesses at a significantly faster rate than in the past, and currently, own 40% of private businesses (with or without employees). Studies also show that new businesses with at least one female founder outperformed their all-male counterparts over the past 10 years.

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Advancing women as leaders

Pillar Five

Advancing women as leaders in the private sector

TINA LEE & JULIE SWEET

Report will be published in October, 2018