Okanagan Edge: Why the gender gap matters

  • March 08, 2018

In honour of International Women’s Day, Okanagan Edge today presents the first of a series of blogs examining the place of British Columbian women in the workplace.

Penned by authors at the Business Council of B.C., the six-part series explores issues such as the gender pay gap; women’s labour force participation; the link between education, child care, and missed opportunities; and women’s entrepreneurship and self-employment.

As the president of BCBC, Greg D'Avignon, points out, “women’s labour force participation is not simply a women’s issue. It is a complex topic with broad economic impacts.”

In this series, authors Denise Mullen and Kristine St-Laurent break down some of those impacts, starting today with the gender gap, and why it matters.