Webinar Recording: Equality Matters: Explore #MyFeminism with BC Changemakers

On March 8, 2018 Women’s Enterprise Centre hosted a timely dialogue unpacking what feminism means in 2018 and the status of gender equality in BC today. To view free upcoming sessions visit wec.ca/MAF

In this teleconference, we wanted to unite all regions of our province to rally for progress as part of the push for gender equality around the world.

In 2017, ‘feminism’ was declared Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster. And in 2018, the Canadian theme for IWD is #MyFeminism. Our panelists explored this hot topic in an accessible dialogue that will educate and inspire you to take action.

Fiona Macfarlane is EY’s Chief Inclusiveness Officer, an external role where she spreads the message about how diversity and inclusion in the workforce are important for the health of all businesses. Jill Earthy and Lois Nahirney are two advocates who have tirelessly led the WE FOR SHE movement in BC since it started in 2014.

In this recording, you’ll learn the four P’s of parity so you can improve your own community:

  • Problem – The gender gap and some stats that may surprise you
  • Progress – Our achievements in BC as a leader in gender equality
  • Plan – Actions you can take in your own life, business and community
  • Praise – Examples of successful diversity programs and what you can learn from them

Facilitator: Laurel Douglas, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre


  • Fiona Macfarlane, Chief Inclusiveness Officer, Managing Partner, BC, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Jill Earthy, WE FOR SHE Co-Chair, Chief Growth Officer, FrontFundr
  • Lois Nahirney, WE FOR SHE Co-Chair, President & CEO, dnaPower Inc.