In Canada, women represent almost half of the working age population, yet they represent only 23% of tech workers and 38% of entrepreneurs. Technology is the ultimate equalizer and we want to ensure that Canada's tech industry mirrors the incredible diversity of our country. According to a recent report by McKinsey & Co., Canada's progress as a global leader on gender equality has stalled over the past 20 years. Published in June 2017, The Power of Parity: Advancing Women's Equality in Canada, suggests that gender parity could lead to an incremental $150 billion for Canada's GDP by 2026. Companies have an incentive to align with this goal, as more and more studies show the correlated benefits of gender diverse leadership and improved financial performance.
BCTech has created a short video to help spark change and open up discussions on how we can reach gender parity, they've brought together industry leaders dedicated to supporting women in tech to launch a place to share content, tips, and career advice. We're honoured that our very own Chief Growth Officer, Jill Earthy was highlighted based on her career journey and work at FrontFundr. We are proud to be apart of this campaign and look forward to empowering female entrepreneurs and leaders to start a conversation that better represents our community.
We’re all in for equal opportunities in tech.