OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of
Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women
today saluted the Women's Executive Network (WXN) for more than a
decade of work to advance the leadership of women in Canada.
"The Government of Canada is committed to the advancement of women in
leadership in roles throughout our country. All of Canada benefits when
women participate as leaders in all sectors of society," said
Minister Ambrose. "The Government of Canada salutes the Women's
Executive Network for its outstanding work inspiring a generation of
women to succeed in Canada."
The Women's Executive Network Breakfast Series continued today in
Ottawa. Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated
to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive,
professional and board roles. WXN is a Founding Member of the Canadian
Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of
Canada's corporate boards.
"In Economic Action Plan 2012, our government announced an advisory
council of leaders from the private and public sectors to promote
women's participation on corporate boards," Minister Ambrose added.
"Having more women in positions of economic leadership simply makes
sense for our country and our economy."
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that yield
concrete results for women and girls in Canada while strengthening
families, communities and the country. Through Status of Women Canada,
the government's support for community-based projects has nearly
doubled since 2006-2007, from $10.8 million to close to $19 million,
its highest level ever. Since 2007, more than $20 million in funding
has been approved for projects that promote women's leadership and
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
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