As part of the UN Women’s innovation strategy to drive action in this area, UN Women has created the Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC). The GICC is a dynamic partnership between UN Women and key representatives from the private sector, academia and nonprofit institutions focused on developing the innovation market to work better for women and to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
SHEInnovates Alberta is the first Canadian Chapter and a pilot for the GICC. The project will be documented and shared with the GICC and UN Women so that the learnings can be shared and adapted for other regions globally. SHEInnovates Alberta will celebrate and inspire women innovators and entrepreneurs in Alberta.
We have the can-do attitude to get things done. We are the fastest growing population in North America, with the most high-growth companies in Canada and the highest rate of post-secondary completion in Canada. We are growing and growing fast. We’re incubating innovation and supporting entrepreneurship province-wide. With so much opportunity in front of us, this is the right time to ensure we empower and support women in their endeavors to succeed.