AC2021 - 205: The Workplace Business Case for Gender Equality

2021 Annual Conference

Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $35.00

Qualifies for CPD hours - Employment Law & Labour Relations

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering people from under-represented genders fuels economies, spurring productivity and growth. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) worked together to develop the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which provide guidance for empowering women in the workplace, marketplace & community.  These principles may be used for all genders that are under-represented in the workplace. This session includes real-life examples of businesses and organizations empowering women and other under-represented genders – to illustrate how your workplace can take practical actions based on the seven Women’s Empowerment Principles. How does this apply to building a business case?  This session outlines the business case for gender equality in your organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how leaders can “Walk the Talk” with the Leadership Promotes Gender Equality Principle
  • Learn how Flexible Work Arrangements help increase Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Non-discrimination
  • Learn how organizations should consider gender in relation to Health, Safety and Freedom from Violence
  • Learn how stereotypes can negatively impact people from under-represented genders access to Education and Training
  • Learn how your organization can be more inclusive beyond HR policies through Enterprise Development, Supply Chain and Marketing Practices
  • Learn how organizations create opportunities for people from under-represented genders’ empowerment through Community Leadership and Engagement
  • What gets measured gets done – learn the importance of Transparency, Measuring and Reporting

Chantal Fraser

Founder and President
Empowered Path Inc.

Chantal Fraser founded Empowered Path Inc. in August 2012, to help people learn how to help themselves, their organizations, and communities thrive. She quickly realized that her experience as a Canadian Armed Forces officer gave her a highly transferable skillset.

Chantal is a professional speaker, coach, and mentor. She also leads teams and manages complex projects for strategic partners. Chantal holds an MBA from the Royal Military College of Canada and received the HRPA Honourary Life Award in 2019. For more information see