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You won't find them in the history books.
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"I definitely can remember being called a squaw and a man assuming that he had access to me, to my body, to my hair."
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The key to building self-confidence is repeated practice coupled with persistence. Help women on your team overcome self-doubt by inviting them to contribute to the conversation, whether they are in classroom or the boardroom.
The Global Gender Gap Report, which was introduced by the WEF in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the scope and size of gender-based disparities around the world. In order to close the gender gap in Canada, Status of Women cannot be a mere token with a budget of just $29 million and only four offices to address the needs of half the Canadian population.
October is Women's History Month -- a chance to highlight the past and present contributions of women. We recognize their achievements as a vital part of our Canadian heritage. It gives us the chance to reflect on how we've benefited from women activists in the fight for women's equality. Most importantly, it gives us a sense of pride in our historic origins, while providing role models for Canadian women everywhere.