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Women In Business Team Application and Terms of Reference


MEETINGS

November 2022: Meeting Agenda

September 2022: Meeting Agenda

June 2022: Meeting Agenda

Surrey Women in Business Team Meeting – Pay Up for Progress June 2022

 February 2022: Meeting Agenda

September 2021: Meeting Agenda

November 2021: Meeting Agenda


SURREY WOMEN IN BUSINESS E-NEWSLETTER JULY 2022

SURREY WOMEN IN BUSINESS E-NEWSLETTER MARCH 2022


DEMOGRAPHICS

Female Statistics


MEDIA RELEASES

MAY 10, 2022

Surrey Board of Trade Asks TransLink for More Safety Measures for Women on Public Transit

The Surrey Board of Trade issued a letter to TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn, calling for immediate action to improve safety measures for women on public transit.

“To ensure that all women are part of the workforce, we need to address the needs of women on transit,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “Women, in most cases, are the primary caretakers of their children, taking them to and from appointments, going to work, daycare, and school, and grocery shopping, which requires frequent trip chaining. The Surrey Board of Trade has heard firsthand incidents of harassment and fear from our members while using transit. This fear for safety is not easily understood.”

The Surrey Board of Trade and their Surrey Women in Business Team recommend that:

  • TransLink research the transit needs of women and conduct a women’s safety audit;
  • Ensure that the time for one fare during the day is extended to 3 hours, reducing the financial burden placed on women;
  • TransLink implement a family-only cab, compartment, or section of a transit vehicle;
  • More female staff be hired to provide a level of comfort for women; and,
  • Install better lighting at all transit stops, and on all transit vehicles.
Read the Letter-to-Translink

Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342, anita@businessinsurrey.com


RESOURCES

Women in Business

Work-Life Balance

10 Things the Federal Government Can Do to Fully Engage Women in the Workforce

Understanding the Impact of the Pandemic on Working Women

WOMEN IN TRADE

WOMEN AND THE PANDEMIC

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUPPORT

WOMEN, WORK DISRUPTION AND THE PANDEMIC

NEW RESEARCH: Despite a lack of supports, Canada’s women entrepreneurs are finding new and creative paths to growth

Report – Growing Their Own Way

BREAKING BARRIERS: A decade of Indigenous women’s entrepreneurship in Canada

REPORT – Breaking Barriers

Championing Women in Business in Canada: A practical toolkit for Canadian employers to recruit, retain and promote more women into leadership positions and bring them onto boards of directors.

International Women’s Day: Recruiting, retaining, and promoting more women into leadership positions key to Canada’s sustainable economic recovery and growth

Business leaders sound alarm, say working women need help now

10 Things the Federal Government Can Do to Fully Engage Women in the Workforce

Five Things the Federal Government Can Do Right Now to Support Women and Foster Economic Growth

Women and the workplace – How employers can advance equality and diversity – Report from the Symposium on Women and the Workplace

Women in the Workplace 2021

Organizations that Help Women to get started in the Construction Trades

Women In Capital Markets: Resource for board chairs, senior leaders, and recruiters to identify and locate qualified women for board positions in finance

What’s Really Holding Women Back?

Workplace Mental Health


WOMEN IN BUSINESS ACTION PLAN

What it’s about:
Funding, growth and leadership for female entrepreneurs
The Surrey Board of Trade believes that women leaders are integral to high-performing work teams. We know that by propelling women with high-growth entrepreneurs and their ventures one by one, we are leading a transformation of the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a whole.

We know that:

  • Women-run companies create new jobs 4 times faster than the national average.
  • Women create companies at the double the national average
  • The number of women with incorporated businesses more than doubled in the past decade

Surrey Women in Business Team
Under the umbrella of the SBOT’s Business Centre, a community of experts committed to propelling female entrepreneurship and young women entrepreneurs – not career-focused – but building entrepreneurship for today and tomorrow to ensure full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fuelling innovation and driving economic growth.

Advocacy – Events – Projects – Services through the Surrey Board of Trade’s Business Centre

We actively identify women-led ventures in our Surrey market positioned to be the largest city in British Columbia.
We are blazing new ground with a differentiated and holistic model that provides inclusive teams and ventures with the services/support they need to propel growth through collaborative partners.


The Surrey Board of Trade has positioned itself to reduce the gender gap, actively support female entrepreneurship, and know that we need to work together to improve access to and quality of programming that empowers women with equal opportunity for success and champions them as the next great leaders in business.

WIBProgram


Surrey Women in Business Leader Connector

April 2021 Edition


Canadian Chamber Women in Business Summit