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Women help fuel Canada's economic engine

Showcasing women as entrepreneurs, business executives and corporateinnovators reveals fascinating stories from Canada's history.

Showcasing women as entrepreneurs, business executives and corporate innovators reveals fascinating stories from Canada's history.


“Inspired by the success stories from Canada's past, our government wants the women of today and the future to have opportunities to tackle challenges in every sector, to become leaders and to strengthen their economic situation,” says federal Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose.


“Those are key priorities of Status of Women Canada — encouraging women's leadership and democratic participation, and advancing women's and girls' economic security.”


Women have always played a vital role in commerce in Canada. Despite the challenges facing women in non-traditional occupations, Canada has produced many successful businesswomen — including Rose-Anna Vachon, whose distinctive packaged cakes can be found in most corner stores in Canada

 
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