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An inclusive community challenging one another to #BeBoldForChange in Alberta's Workplaces
An annual report, ​​​
The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2016 
ranked Edmonton and Calgary
22nd and 23rd, respectively, 
out of the 25 largest cities in Canada.

​We know we can do better!

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the June Works for Women Alberta Challenge and celebrated organizations who are using the strategy of flexible work. We hope this challenge inspired you to continue to support and empower female leadership in Alberta. 
The month of June also saw Works for Women learning they were an award recipient for ​​​Canada 150in150; a project designed to showcase Albertans’ ideas, experiences and stories. Works for Women was honoured in the category of Community – Heritage & Culture and our commitment to the development of diverse cultural communities. Stories in this category explored, celebrated, and built upon as we express and build on collective aspirations for the diversity and inclusiveness of our cultural communities and Works for Women is truly honoured to have been an award recipient for their work to accelerate progress for women in the workplace. Now to share our summer challenge with you.

Works for Women Alberta – Summer Challenge
Celebrate summer and #BeBoldForChange

In March, at the beginning of this journey, we joined together many individuals who wanted to help create change in Alberta.  We worked with all of you to distribute purple wristbands and spread the word on the need for change around women’s leadership in Alberta. 

The goal of the purple wristbands was to create awareness and to inspire you to be a change agent.  At Works for Women Alberta we all wear our wristbands daily as a constant reminder we are leading a change in Alberta.  Over the past few months we have travelled many places with our wristbands.  It has been a great reminder to challenge ourselves in living the change we are trying to create.  In the spirit of storytelling, we thought it would be fun over the summer to see where your wristbands go and have you share the story of Works for Women across the globe! Our community can continue to celebrate the Works for Women story not only as an Canada150in150 award recipient here in Alberta, but around the world.

For the months of July and August, join the #WorksForWomenAB community in wearing your wristband and reminding yourself that you can be a great change agent and lead change. As summer is a time to relax, spend time with family and take time off, we hope you share the Works for Women story during your downtime. 

To join the challenge, simply:

  1. Wear your #BeBoldForChange Wristband: Every morning while you head out on vacation, a day of relaxation or a day at work, slip on your wristband (or something purple).
  2. Snap a Photo: Snap a picture of one of your summer adventures near or far while wearing your wristband.
  3. Share: Share your picture on social media and broaden our reach using the hashtags: #WorksForWomenAB #BeBoldForChange
  4. Connect: Ask others in your own network to join our community

Thank you for helping to spark dialogue, build awareness, and inspire action. We are reminded that change does not happen overnight, but by uniting our community we can take direct action to impact change. On behalf of Works for Women, thank you for helping us drive change in Alberta. 

Finally, please stay tuned for our September Challenge – more information to come in September.

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