Women Leading Change is an ongoing series of events aimed at helping to raise awareness around gender inequality and support positive action through dialogue and engagement. Women have made great strides in the labour force, but there is still much to address in order to close the gender gap. The Women Leading Change series highlights powerful voices leading change across industries in which women remain underrepresented.

Learn more about Women Leading Change and find out about upcoming events.

Women Leading Change is a partnership between the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the University of Victoria.

Business Innovators

On January 11, 2023 leading entrepreneurs Mandy Farmer (CEO, Accent Inns Inc.), Katie Gamble (Founder, Nature Bee), Sage Lacerte (Founder & CEO, Sage Initiative) and Tessa McLoughlin (Founder & Director, KWENCH) shared their experiences and strategies for supporting, inspiring, and empowering women as innovators and business leaders.

Break the Bias 

On March 9, 2022, in celebration of International Women’s Day, Women Leading Change – Break the Bias highlighted powerful voices leading change across industries in which women remain underrepresented. 

Christina Clarke, Allison Greaves, Sophie Lui and Ruth Mojeed Ramirez shared their experiences and discussed how we can support, inspire and empower people, and create more equitable access to opportunities in the workplace.

Women Leading Change in STEM

The first event took place on October 13, 2021 and focused on women leading change in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Four phenomenal leaders (Mina Hoorfar, Sue Paish, Denise Williams, and Julie Angus) came together to discuss their experience in making change and how we can support others along their journey.