Stay up-to-date so you can be part of this impactful initiative:

We mean business

On March 8, the world celebrates women’s economic, social, cultural, and political achievements on International Women’s Day. From March 6 - 16 (and beyond!), our community will run the 5th Annual International Women’s Week (IWW) 2023.

Throughout IWW, choose from over 25 powerful events to participate in; there's truly something for everyone. So keep an eye on our calendar!

IWW is far more than a set of activities. It is a powerful driver for long-term, sustainable change. Individuals and organizations have joined forces under the same goal - to inspire, equip and empower more women. Together, we strive to help create a critical mass of successful women leaders from every walk of life who significantly impact our economy and society.

Stay up-to-date

We are here for all women

When we use the term ‘women,’ we refer to all individuals who identify as women. This includes women of colour, transgender women, and women with gender-diverse identities, including non-binary and gender non-conforming women (as we know that gender is fluid and can change throughout one’s lifetime). These women have historically and systemically been excluded from many mainstream programs, services, and opportunities. Invest Ottawa is making a concerted effort to prioritize equity, access, and inclusion in everything we do. Our goal is to ensure that anyone who would like to access our programs and services truly feels welcome and supported.

Information is power

Our mission is to help create a critical mass of successful women leaders from every walk of life who significantly impact our economy and society. To achieve this, it’s essential to reflect on where we are today.

Here is some of what we know:

31.4%

is the average gender gap that remains to be closed globally.

Global Gender Gap Report 2020, World Economic Forum

2%

of venture capital raised in 2021 was raised by female founders.

Bloomberg article by Lizette Chapman

3%

of C-Suite executives are women of colour.

Women in the Workplace 2020, LeanIn.Org in partnership with McKinsey

13.5%

the percentage of venture capital partners that are women.

The Untapped Potential of Women-Led Funds, Women in VC

IWW yellow banner

To advance the status of women, it will take
all of us working together.

Ways to get involved

Calendar icon orange

Get excited!

Event registration opens soon in 2023.

Sponsor icon orange

Host an event and promote it here.

Submit the details of your event →

mail icon orange

Have updates sent straight to your inbox.

Sign up for our mailing list →

Ambassador icon orange

Become an ambassador. Share our message.

Social media kit coming soon in 2023.

Reach more people

You're hosting an event or initiative, or maybe an application deadline is approaching. Whatever it is, our community should know about it. So send us the details through our online form, and we'll promote it in our calendar and through our email blast.