Empowering Women is Good Business - a Canadian First
12 Jun 2012
London ON ~ On June 6th 2012 the London Chamber of Commerce will be signed an official Memorandum Letter of Support for the principles of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women.
"We are so very pleased and honoured to be the first Chamber in Canada to sign an accord of this kind, said Chamber CEO Gerry Macartney. But, what is truly important is not that we are the first but rather that this event, we hope, will be catalytic in convincing Chambers across the country as well as corporations and not for profit institutions to really hone in on this tremendous talent pool that already exists, we simply have to get better at knowing how to tap into it."
In addition to this signing the London Chamber also hosted a sold-out seminar entitled "Empowering Women is Good Business". Featuring keynote speaker, Doris Hall, President of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women along with a panel comprised of some of London's leading professional women, this seminar focused on why gender-based economic equality matters as well and also showcased some of the contributions that women in business have made to our local economy.
Panelists included: Andrea Feddema (Ernst & Young), Julie McMullin (Western University) and Pam Waeland, (3M).
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