COVID-19 has amplified the existing economic vulnerabilities that women face while giving rise to the rate of unemployment and continuing the gender wage gap. The need for a feminist economy has never been more apparent than now. Think Women: Peer Network for a Feminist Economy will support a feminist response and recovery from the current impacts of COVID-19 by implementing a systemic change to support the inclusion of women’s voices, particularly equity-seeking groups, in the planning for economic recovery.
The goal of Think Women: Peer Network for a Feminist Economy is to address systemic barriers by advancing inclusive policies and practices, encouraging more equitable and effective sharing of resources, increasing networks and collaboration to accelerate systemic change, and supporting the positive distribution of authority, voices, and decision-making power to support women’s equality.
What you can expect during this national conversation:
An opportunity to network and share your organization’s experiences and the challenges it faces during the pandemic and learn about the experiences of other organizations. In a group discussion, we will reflect on how COVID-19 impacted the nonprofit sector and the demographics they serve. This meeting will be highly collaborative and participant-based. WEC facilitators will ensure that the space that holds this conversation is engaging, insightful, and safe! This is what we do, we provide knowledge-sharing spaces for Canadian organizations to connect.