September 18, 2023
The role of women in Canadian Hospitality industry.
Short article with some infographics including statistics on the proportion of women employed within each tourism sector in Canada. Because of their disproportionate position in the hardest-hit tourism industry, women are disproportionately affected by business closures and decreased operations, resulting in job losses and/or reduced working hours.
Retaining & Developing Women of Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality + Gender Equity Audit.
Findings on Retaining and Developing Women of Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality. Includes WORTH equity scan: a checklist for Recommendations and Best Practices From Industry Leaders from the Gender Equity Audit.
Gender Decoder – Finding subtle bias in job ads.
Without realising it, we all use language that is subtly ‘gender-coded’. Society has certain expectations of what men and women are like, and how they differ, and this seeps into the language we use. This site is a quick way to check whether a job posting has a subtle male/female coded language.
How to Use the What Works Toolkit.
Government of Canada
The What Works Toolkit offers resources, supports and leading practices to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion within your organization. Includes Mapping Your Journey to 50 – 30, 10 Actions You Can Take, Starting the Conversation, Talent Processes Tool, Board and Leader Guidebook, and the Guide to Sustaining Organizational Change.
wmnsWORK Tourism Accelerator.
A tourism industry’s business accelerator for women and non-binary early-stage entrepreneurs. Despite making up the majority of the industry, women are disproportionately represented in leadership. wmnsWORK’s mission is to grow economic ownership by women and non-binary folks in our sector, by supporting them in starting their own ventures.
Supporting transgender and gender-diverse employees in the workplace.
BC Public Service
Developed by the BC Public Service with contributions from the Employee Resource Group on Transgender Awareness, this guide provides definitions, employer responsibilities, and other resources on how to best support transgender and gender-diverse employees.
Make Your Meetings a Safe Space for Honest Conversation.
Harvard Business Review
Meeting Management Highlights the benefits of speaking openly in meetings. People don’t just want to belong, they want to contribute. You can give your team the opportunity to do so by applying some key principles.
Why Company Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs Need Intersectional Approaches.
Business for Social Responsibility
BSR takes a closer look at why Company DEI programs need a more meaningful approach. Why an intersectional lens is necessary when looking at solutions to close the pay gap.
All Talk And No Action: Why DEI Efforts Are Falling Short.
This Forbes Leadership article explores the topic of DEI in the workplace. The lack of DEI involvement from men in managerial positions is detrimental to DEI efforts within companies.
Women in Travel CIC Blob.
Women in Travel CIC
A website an blog that focuses on women in the travel/tourism industry & how to best support them.
Gender Equity in Travel 2021 Study Highlights.
Statistics on the issue of gender equity in the travel industry. Phocuswright is the leading authority in travel, tourism and hospitality market research. They are the most quoted and trusted source for data, information and analysis.