Carleton University’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership promotes equitable representation of women in democratic institutions at all levels of government and in all positions of leadership within the public, private and non-profit sectors.
This non-partisan centre works to strengthen public leadership by providing outstanding education, training, dialogue and research. The centre works with a wide range of partners to enhance women’s influence and leadership in public life, in Canada and internationally.
- Produces scholarly research, and articles for newspapers, magazines and journals to create greater knowledge and understanding about women’s participation in and contribution to the democratic life of this country, and to foster critical dialogue around the significance of inclusive public leadership.
- Collaborates with political parties, governments at all levels, universities, private sector and civil society on research, outreach activities and best practices to building equitable representation.
- Builds sophisticated leadership talent through professional development in public leadership.
- Cultivates young women leaders by offering leadership training and development for university students and young women wishing to pursue positions of leadership.
- Provides a space for encouraging bi-partisan meetings of women politicians and public leaders, to discuss issues of concern to women.
- Hosts high-profile speakers, conferences and other events that highlight women in politics and public life.
- Develops focused programming for women from minority and Aboriginal communities.
- Promotes leadership capacities of women in developing and transition countries by working in partnership with international organizations and governments to provide culturally-relevant education, training and learning networks.
Cambridge—Carleton—HarvardA network of centres will be created that can share information, speakers and research. Currently, Carleton is working closely with similar centres at Cambridge University and Harvard University’s Women and Public Policy program at the Kennedy School of Government. Links have also been made with Equal Voice, a multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women in Canada; and other organizations working to advance women in business, politics and media.
Are you [Gender] Intelligent? Find out with Barbara Annis, Co-author of Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots between Men and Women
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Executive Director spoke at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) on April 23 as part of a panel of female Public Service Executives
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