The provincial government has created the Premier’s Women’s Economic Council to offer advice on how to expand women’s business opportunities in key sectors.
“I want women to have every opportunity to thrive as entrepreneurs and business leaders in B.C.,” said Premier Christy Clark.
“That’s why I’ve asked some extraordinary women to bring fresh ideas on ways to grow and develop economic opportunities that will benefit the whole province.”
The PWEC will offer advice to the premier and the ministers of jobs, labour, and tourism and small business on issues, strategies, policy changes and potential actions to tap into economic opportunities for women that will help strengthen B.C.’s economy.
“From mining to forestry to digital media, the women on this council all bring a unique perspective on a wide variety of key sectors in our economy,” said Shirley Bond, the province’s jobs minister.
“By finding ways to break down barriers and create new opportunities for women in business, we’ll ultimately create more jobs and a stronger economy for everyone.”
The PWEC and its chairperson will be appointed by the premier and will consist of 11 members from various regions and industries, including business leaders representing the key sectors.