What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day in Montreal than attending an elegant event by Women in Governance at The Ritz-Carlton? Check out the fun video by our new filmmaker Amandine Navarro to see and hear what you missed!
On March 8, more than 250 guests attended a delightful cocktail, at the iconic hotel, for the 13th anniversary of the Women in Governance foundation and its proud unveiling of a new cohort of Parity certified organizations, such as CBC/Radio-Canada and Ville de Montréal.
This evening event was a great opportunity to network among the Montreal business community.
Several prominent corporate, political, and diplomatic figures attended, including:
Jun Saito, Consul General of Japan;
Pascale Déry, Quebec Minister of Higher Education;
Chloë Jayne Adams, Consul General of the United Kingdom;
Ana Escrogima, Consul General of the United States;
Caroline Codsi, founder of Women in Governance;
Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, first woman to be elected Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke;
Brigitte B. Garceau, Quebec Official Opposition Critic for the Status of Women;
Martine Musau Muele, first black woman to chair Montreal’s City Council; and
Doreen Assaad, Mayor of the Ville de Brossard.
Among many impressive attendance prizes – such as a pair of round-trip tickets to any destination in the world, courtesy of Air Canada! – each participant had the chance to win a Tea Experience for 4 at The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal.
What a great opportunity to escape winter in their glamorous Palm Court, while enjoying the most coveted afternoon tea in the city.
Here is what you need to know about Women in Governance
The alarming statistics on the number of women in senior management positions or on Boards are what motivated Lebanese-Canadian businesswoman Caroline Codsi to create Women in Governance (WiG) in 2010. The mission of this non-profit organization is to support women in their career advancement and leadership development. With its Parity Certification, it also supports organizations working to close the gender gap in the workplace, while accounting for the multiple impacts of diversity in women’s career advancement.
Created in 2017, Parity Certification is a valuable tool helps organizations assess what their current status is as it relates to gender equity, diversity, and inclusion. WiG provides a comprehensive analysis of strengths and opportunities to close the gender gap and become a more inclusive workplace, giving particular attention to intersectionality. So far, 700,000 employees across Canada and the United States work for an organization that holds Women in Governance Parity Certification, and the program is now about to expand over the Atlantic.
Featured image: Caroline Codsi | Photo Laurence Labat
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