Toolkit to Support Women in Leadership
This toolkit explores how municipalities across Canada can work to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the leadership gap.
Practices, such as outcome mapping, that are designed, implemented and evaluated using participatory and collaborative approaches, and foster the active participation of women and allies across diverse stakeholder groups, are effective and empowering methods of evaluation. The outcome mapping methodology helped develop a gender equity and diversity action plan for two of Diverse Voices’ participating municipalities, Halifax Regional Municipality and the City of Montréal. A workshop was conducted in each respective municipality, involving community and municipal actors to develop a “road map” towards greater leadership from women from diverse community in municipal governance. The road map addressed many of the barriers to women’s civic engagement that were identified throughout the project.”
The toolkit outlines a number of sample indicators to monitor progress over time.
About / Lessons Learned
Women are consistently underrepresented in leadership positions across the political and professional spheres, filling only 26 per cent of the seats in the House of Commons, Provincial and Municipal governments. Diverse Voices: Tools and Practices to Support all Women explores how municipalities across Canada can work to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the leadership gap. Using examples from select municipalities, it provides resources and tools for local action to support women as leaders and agents of change.
Level of government:
City; Provincial; National