Together, we can create gender equality for the next generation.
In October 2016, more than 1,500 business leaders and Grade 10-12 young women from around BC came together in Vancouver at WE FOR SHE: Championing the Next Generation. Their focus: how to support women in the workplace and inspire young women to be bold in their careers.
The Business and NextGen Leaders identified that they could affect change by:
- leveraging the conversation to support young women
- providing sponsoring and mentorship
- championing rising stars
- sharing knowledge with peers
- asking tough questions; and
- continuing the discussion
The NextGen Leaders Program is a response to these calls for action. Together we will create an environment of mentorship, empowerment and conversation to promote equal opportunities for women.
In 2017/18 the Province of BC funded the NextGen Leaders program to provide resources for high schools to develop valuable relationships with local business leaders, implement mentoring programs and host leadership events for young women in grades 10-12.
Through strong partnerships with WE FOR SHE BC, women’s support organizations and community business leaders, we want to create a meaningful impact for girls in high schools across BC by:
Background on the WE FOR SHE Initiative
This program is built on several years of activity, advocacy and action in BC. Learn more about WE FOR SHE BC.
The WE FOR SHE NextGen Leaders Program is a continuation of the initiative with a specific focus on supporting young women with mentors, champions and support. Building on the success of these events, we are making toolkits available around the province and teaming up with organizations that are specialists in school programming and community collaboration.
Pictures of the 2016 WE FOR SHE Event
Let’s work together to grow high school girls into BC’s women leaders.