The Gender and Public Sector Leadership



On January 21, 2016 IPAC-NWT and Dene Nahjo held a panel discussion moderated by Nina Larsson, author of “Mind the Gender Gap” (2015) & Founding Member of Dene Nahjo, a policy paper published through the Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship.

“Mind the Gender Gap” is a policy analysis which identifies ways in which the GNWT can ensure that Indigenous women have access to and occupy decision making roles. Drawing on the Scandinavian model, this report shines light on gender equality in the Northwest Territories (NWT) public sector. To address the lack of diversity and inclusion in senior management positions, the report examines gender equality policy; the representation of Indigenous women in senior management positions; and breaking the barriers to work/life balance.

The Gender and Public Sector Leadership in the NWT event examined and expanded on the issues put forward in “Mind the Gender Gap” by presenting current GNWT initiatives, visions for the future, and the lessons and best practices that can be drawn from the lived experiences of Indigenous women in the public service.

Read the policy paper here:

You can check out the full-length recording of the January 21, 2016 event held with Dene Nahjo & IPAC on Gender and Public Sector Leadership in the NWT on this YouTube channel. You can find it, and recordings of other recent events here.

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