Minister Leitch Encourages Canadians to Celebrate #IWD
Hello, Bonjour, I'm Dr. Kellie Leitch.
I'd like to invite you and all Canadians to join me
in celebrating International Women's Week
from March 2nd to 8th.
This year's theme is Strong Women, Strong Canada:
Creating Jobs One Business at a Time!
This theme was chosen because it highlights the important role
women entrepreneurs play in creating jobs,
and helping grow the Canadian economy.
We know that when women-led businesses succeed,
all of Canada benefits.
That's why Economic Action Plan 2014 includes measures
to increase mentorship among women entrepreneurs.
As the Minister of Status of Women,
I will lead our Government's efforts
and consult with Canadians on how best to increase
the number of women entering into and succeeding in business.
During International Women's Week,
I encourage all Canadians to celebrate
the tremendous contributions women entrepreneurs make
to our country's growth and prosperity.
By working together, we can deliver on the promise
of Strong Women, Strong Canada,
creating jobs one business at a time!