Cultivating Space: Women of Colour Leadership


There are many barriers faced by women who wish to take on leadership roles within the union or community. In addition to gender-based discrimination, women of colour also face barriers linked to race and their marginalization within the workforce.

HEU recognizes that this intersectional identity can be a barrier to participation in leadership roles, and has designed a workshop to encourage women of colour within the HEU membership to succeed in taking on the challenge of leadership and succeeding in these roles.

This workshop is being held May 5-7 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel - Application deadline: March 26

The workshop topics include (to reflect, to learn and to take action):
•    Creating space for personal reflections, hope and sense of belonging
•    Understanding our multi-faceted and layered identity
•    Exploring our whole beings, lived experience and location in social and systemic structures
•    Challenging existing power structures
•    Growing our strengths, capacity, skills, solidarity and collective power

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