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Indigenous Leadership CIRCLE

WIL was awarded a contract with the Government of Canada, for a project called "The Indigenous Leadership Circle", which was ed by a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women with the intent to explore the barriers, create tools and showcase best practices to help place and support Indigenous women in Senior Management and Board positions. 

 

Objectives of the Program:

  • Increasing understanding and awareness of employers regarding Indigenous women’s barriers in accessing senior management and board positions; and

  • Creating tools, providing research, resources and highlighting best practices.

 

We  showcased best practices for stakeholders on how to address barriers and enable employers to engage more Indigenous women in leadership opportunities. We are passionate about being in service to Indigenous women by listening, hearing and providing these sectors the knowledge to target inequities in their practices so they may transform workspaces.

 

We value the opportunity to collaborate with employers, educational institutions, and stakeholders to engage and grow Indigenous women’s leadership.  If you are interested in participating in one of our surveys we would value your input. Our survey's for each target category can be found here below:

 

Professional Indigenous Women Employees Survey

Indigenous Women in the Education System Survey

Employer and Industry Stakeholders Survey

 

For more info contact:

Maureen McKinnon or Natasha Neufeld 

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The Indigenous Leadership Circle project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Workplace Opportunities: Removing Barriers to Equity program, created and managed by the Women in Leadership Foundation, and is led by a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women. 

Meet The Team

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Sxwpilemaát Siyám
(Chief Leanne Joe)

PROJECT TEAM LEAD

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Maureen McKinnon

PROJECT TEAM MEMBER

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Natasha Neufeld

PROJECT TEAM MEMBER

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Julie John

PROJECT TEAM MEMBER


Speaker Series
 

We are excited to share the first Indigenous Leadership Circle Project Speaker Series Event.
 

With the Women in Leadership Foundation's support and guidance from our Indigenous Advisory Council, we have created an intentional space for sharing the lived experiences and heartfelt stories of Indigenous women in the post-secondary education system! Our sincerest gratitude for the participation, time, and commitment from our guest speakers, moderators, and audience for supporting our work.

Speaker Series "Education" To view the video, please go HERE

Speaker Series "Executive Leadership" To view the video, please go HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker Series "Transportation" To view the video, please go HERE for Part 1 and HERE for Part 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker Series "Communication" To view the video, please go HERE

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Mentorship Program
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!  


The Women in Foundation is excited to announce the launch of our inaugural Indigenous Women Mentorship Program with our first cohort of ten (10) mentor partnerships.

We are immensely proud of the award-winning WiL Mentorship Program with over 2,000 graduates, our 5 month program matches emerging women leaders with mentors to build confidence and develop leadership skills.  All mentees are matched 1-1 with an exceptional Indigenous woman leader.

THIS IS CALL FOR MENTEES & MENTORS TO APPLY!

MENTEES AT ALL CAREER STAGES WELCOME.

 

What is the impact of mentoring?

In general, for the mentees, it is linked to improved academic, social, and economic prospects and increased knowledge.  For the mentors, the relationship can build leadership and management skills, expand a mentor’s professional network, and provide an empowering opportunity to give back to the community.  The relationship is based on trust, confidentiality, mutual respect, safe space for conversation and sensitivity.  This can be a life changing experience!

 

WIL INDIGENOUS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • February – June 2022 (3 1/2 Month) Virtual Mentorship

  • Mentors and Mentees required to meet minimum one meeting per month for one to two (1-2) hours

  • WiL Mentorship Committee will check-in monthly with Mentors and Mentees

  • Opening Ceremony February 24, 2022  & Closing Ceremony June 16, 2022

  • Professional Development and Networking Events throughout the program

  • Complimentary access to the Indigenous Women Forum – March 30, 2022

  • Complimentary access to the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Forum & Career Fair – June 2, 2022

  • A specific LinkedIn group for the cohort

  • Certificate upon completion

  • Networking with an amazing group of professional women from diverse industries

For any questions, contact maureen@womeninleadership.ca